It may be something, it may be nothing. But these BMW X8 rumours are clearly not going away. Several times before, INRIDE has reported on X8 talk and so far we have no physical evidence to back them. Well today may be the first instance we do. According to the highly reliable Bimmerpost, German automotive authorities are currently sitting on a patent application for something called a BMW X8 M.

Now before we get all excited, it is worth noting that manufacturers often do patent and register certain names, just in case they need them in future. However, given all the past rumours about the X8, it seems unlikely that BMW would do this for no reason. So an X8 would essentially be a coupe version of the X7 and the X8 M the hi-performance model of that range. All will hopefully be revealed in good time.

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