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      09-25-2020, 08:24 AM   #23
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The year is 2042, BMW just unveiled their X16 and X17



Is this their line of tractor trailers?
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      09-25-2020, 08:25 AM   #24
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It's marked as a electric test vehicle. Exhaust is covered up. Rumor has it the X8M was getting the new S63 electric motor, also destined for the next M5.
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Looks huge but maybe it's a prime candidate for bullet proofing and other safety features. Ya know, things we all need as we haul groceries to safety.
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The proportions look way off. I am sure some of that is the cladding, but it appears too long after the back doors for that drooping rear end.
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It's marked as a electric test vehicle. Exhaust is covered up. Rumor has it the X8M was getting the new S63 electric motor, also destined for the next M5.
With current trends, the X8/M does not make without electrification. Also, the interior has to be spectacular to differentiate it from the X7.
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      09-25-2020, 09:53 AM   #35
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Because people will buy it.
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Because people will buy it.
Like there aren't enough "SAV's" in the BMW lineup.
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Gotta compete with Tesla model X in California now that Gruesome Newsom has put a ban on gas cars starting 2035. All hail the great dictator and his mighty electric flock.
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Like there aren't enough "SAV's" in the BMW lineup.
They study the market before making those SAVs. They obviously think that there is a demand for such vehicles. X7 is selling like hotcakes in South Florida.
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They study the market before making those SAVs. They obviously think that there is a demand for such vehicles. X7 is selling like hotcakes in South Florida.
X7 is all over DC region as well. i see bentaygas around here a lot more than i would've expected as well...not like south beach or socal, but they're here. hell there's two SQ8s that park next to each other at the marina where i keep my boat. X8M will sell.
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Gotta compete with Tesla model X in California now that Gruesome Newsom has put a ban on gas cars starting 2035. All hail the great dictator and his mighty electric flock.
I'm a Californian and I approve of Newsom's direction.
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I drive an SUV, and it's one seen as a "money grab" by most, so I'm not too sure how much my opinion matters here. I digress. I see the point in SUVs. I understand why people buy cars such as the X1, X3, X5, and X7. It's when you start to seriously cut the roofline where it doesn't make sense anymore. i.e. X4 and x6. The x2 and what is claimed to be an X8 here (But I personally think it looks more like a Mercedes-Benz than a Bimmer, I mean look at the size of those headlights) aren't culprits of it to the same degree. Like the Porsche Cayenne and Porsche Macan, the cargo compartment is cut somewhat shorter due to a higher rake in the rear glass.

Here's what I don't get. Why produce such a gargantuan SUV but then only give it four seats. Realistically, since this is the range-topping car, it'll feel similar 7 Series wearing high heels - Taller, and, to some, looks prettier, but it lacks the mobility of regular shoes. Sorry for the terrible analogy.

Companies are committing financial suicide by cutting down on sedans and wagons and instead focusing on SUVs. I'm a culprit of this, too. I drive an SUV. They're so damn tempting, but the issue is that SUVs are so much more wasteful than sedans and wagons. Car manufacturers get away with it since gas prices are ridiculously low at the moment. The second we have another oil crash, or by the time governments start to push heavier emissions/efficiency standards, manufactures such as Ford and GM will need to spend billions in R&D to rapidly develop new sedans and wagons since SUVs will be seen as wasteful.

The issue isn't just gas. There's also the fact these vehicles cost more to produce due to the simple need for more material. They're bigger.

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The X8 at least makes more sense than an X6. However, it still hardly makes sense. An X8 would be extremely wasteful, and I don't see why people would buy one over a 7-series sedan or an 8-series Gran Coupe. BMW isn't Range Rover.

Anyways, I probably just wasted everyone's time. Sorry about that. Feel free to criticize. I won't feel attacked.
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Love it! Assuming the interior will be the rumored luxury 2nd row, this is exactly what I've been waiting for, compared to the X7 I already have on order. I just don't know if (1) I can wait for another 2 years with my personal vehicle purchase plan, and (2) if I'll be able to afford it with the rumored price of most expensive production BMW ever
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