BMW is about to jump into the full-size luxury SUV segment with this BMW X7! It is more muscular, especially around the front section, also note that the grille and lights are test units and should be replaced on more advanced prototypes.
The platform of the X7 is BMW’s flexible CLAR design with exotic materials including some carbon fiber-reinforced plastic. That modular platform is used on the already revealed 7 Series and 5 Series and will basically be used on everything from the 3 series and up. Another key element is the compatibility with electrified powertrains and we can expect the new BMW to feature a plug-in hybrid powertrain in addition to regular V-8 and inline-6 options. We are still unsure is however if there will be an V12 version.
With three rows of seats and a cockpit design similar to what’s found in the 2016 7-Series, there will be plenty of space for the passengers inside the X7. Also you can expect a driver-focused layout and an advanced infotainment system complete with gesture control.
Production will take place at BMW´s plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, starting during 2018. That means we’re likely to see it arrive as a 2019 model.