German automaker BMW has announced its plans to launch the new X7, full-sized luxury SUV in 2018. The vehicle has already been spotted on-test a few times in cities abroad.. Post launch, this car is expected to take on the likes of the Audi Q7 and the Mercedes GLS. Additionally, the premium automaker will also launch the new X2 in 2018. Speaking about its future plans, the company also revealed that they might also introduce the all-new version of the X3 at a later date.
The upcoming BMW X7 is expected to carry forth a fair amount of interior detailing from the first upcoming SUV under the Rolls Royce badge. It is believed that the premium SUV will be offered in three-row/7-seat and two-row/4-seat options. The X7 is based on the CLAR architecture and will sit alongside the 7 Series luxury sedan. Along with six and eight cylinder units, the new SUV will also be offered with a plug-in hybrid option. As for the top-spec variant, it might get a 6-litre V12 engine which generates 544bhp and 750Nm of torque. The vehicle will be offered in both rear-wheel drive and xDrive AWD system, while its suspension system is expected to be borrowed from the X5.
The BMW X2 comes forth as the third crossover after the X6 and X4 from the company’s lineup. The crossover is based on the UKL front-wheel drive platform from the Mini. The vehicle will be offered in two engine options – 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine options. The engines will come mated to either 6-speed automatic and 8-speed Steptronic automatic options, while xDrive all-wheel drive system will be offered on higher variants.
The new second generation BMW X3 will also be introduced in 2018. Under the hood, the new X3 will continue to be powered by existing petrol and diesel engine options. Reports indicate that there might also be a more powerful X3 M variant that might be introduced at a later date. Additionally, the German automaker has also been working on an electric version which might be not be introduced anytime sooner than 2020. A spate of fresh launches in future will further help the premium automaker strengthen its footing across the globe.