After years of sitting on the sidelines, BMW is about to jump into the full-size high-end SUV section with an X7. Talk of an X7 dates back more than a decade but BMW hesitated to release such a model for most of that time, focusing rather on smaller vehicles. Strong need for an SUV positioned above the X5 and X6, specifically from China, lastly in 2014 encouraged supervisors to give the project the thumbs-up.
The brand-new model will compete against rival full-size SUVs in the luxury arena such as the Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes-Benz GLS, Land Rover Range Rover Long-Wheelbase, Lincoln Navigator and upcoming Audi Q8 and Jeep Grand Wagoneer.
Taking a look at the prototypes, there are no surprises concerning the style. The 2019 BMW X7 looks like an extended version of models already seen for BMW’s next-generation X5, albeit more muscular, particularly around the front area. Note that the grille and lights are test units and should be changed on advanced models.
2019 BMW X7 Platform
The platform of the X7 is BMW’s versatile CLAR design, a modular platform that will eventually underpin most of the automaker’s models sized from the 3-Series up. It made its launching in the 2016 7-Series and has actually since appeared in the 2017 5-Series. Lightweight building is central to the CLAR platform, with exotic products consisting of some carbon fiber-reinforced plastic anticipated.
Another key element is the compatibility with amazed powertrains. We can expect the brand-new X7 to feature a plug-in hybrid powertrain in addition to routine V-8 and inline-6 alternatives. It’s possible a V-12 will likewise be offered, most likely in M760i M Performance trim. Inside the X7, there will be 3 rows of seats and a cockpit design just like exactly what’s discovered in the 2016 7-Series. Expect a driver-focused layout and an advanced infotainment system total with gesture control.
2019 BMW X7 Release Date
Production will happen at BMW’s plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The car manufacturer has actually confirmed the vehicle will go on sale in 2018, which means we’re most likely to see it show up as a 2019 model.
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