- The all-new BMW flagship SUV has been leaked in a design patent.
- Most likely to break cover at the 2018 Los Angeles Motor Show.
- BMW will surely bring in the all-new X7 in India.
BMW has been busy revamping its entire product portfolio. One of the models to arrive in this rejigged line-up is the all-new X7 SUV. The flagship X7 is expected to be revealed later this year. However, a few images of the car’s design patent have been leaked online.
BMW previewed the new SUV in the X7 iPerformance Concept at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. As the nomenclature suggests, the X7 will be positioned above the X6 in the Bavarian carmaker’s line-up. It will spearhead the X-range as a luxurious three-row SUV and will take on the likes of Mercedes-Benz GLS and Land Rover Discovery.
As can be seen in the images, the X7 will sport a bold new Kidney grille which will be bigger than any other grille in the BMW models to date. The luxury SUV will also have a sleek pair of headlights, which will be similar to the upcoming 7 Series facelift. The same can be said about the taillights at the back. The overall silhouette of the X7 will be boxy in order to provide more cabin room, akin to the GLS.
The new Luxo-barge in the German carmaker’s line-up will also be based on the same CLAR platform which currently underpins the 5 Series, 7 Series and M5. The three-row SUV will be powered by a host of petrol and diesel engines ranging from 2.0-litre four-pot to a monstrous 6.6-litre V12. An eco-friendly plug-in hybrid variant is also on the cards.
The production of the X7 will commence later this year and it will hit the markets sometime in 2019. BMW will launch the X7 in India in the latter half of next year, first via the CBU route and then through local assembly.