The days of BMW cars being the profit center of BMW are over. SUV's lead the charge and provide the greatest profit margin for BMW. That is why it is no surprise BMW spins off platform derivatives as quickly as possible.

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The G09 X8 will be the latest and essentially a 'four-door coupe' version of the X7.

Expect the same drivetrain at a premium price as the X8 will top the range. An X8M is unlikely but who knows these days.

Unless there is some major shift at BMW, the X8 is on the way.