- The SUV was previewed by last year’s X7 iPerformance Concept and has been leaked in patent images as well.
- BMW is expected to bring in the all-new X7 in India as well.
BMW is revamping its entire product portfolio. We have already seen the new-gen 5 Series, X4, X5, Z4 and the resurrected 8 Series. The upcoming line-up includes the new-gen 3 Series and an all-new X7 flagship SUV. According to recent reports, the latter is expected to be officially revealed next month.
The X7 will be the new flagship from the Bavarian carmaker which will sit above the X6 in the SUV line-up. BMW previewed the new SUV in the X7 iPerformance Concept at 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. When launched, the X7 will spearhead the X-range as a luxurious three-row SUV and will take on the likes of Mercedes-Benz GLS and Range Rover.
We know now, thanks to the leaked images, that the X7 will get the new 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. The overall silhouette of the X7 will be boxy in order to provide more cabin room. The cabin will carry typical BMW layout with added luxury and driver aids as seen in the 7 Series. Being a luxury offering like the Range Rover, BMW might also offer the X7 in just four-seat configuration
The new Luxo-barge will make use of 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 turbocharged 2.0-litre four-pot to a 6.6-litre V12 behemoth. The patented iX7 moniker also hints at an eco-friendly plug-in hybrid in the pipeline, but that will arrive a couple of years later. Even a fully-blown X7 M is also on the cards.
The production of the X7 will commence later this year at BMW’s factory in Spartanburg, South Carolina. It will hit the streets only in 2019. BMW is expected to definitely launch the X7 in India in the latter half of next year. Initially, it will arrive as a CBU but then will be locally assembled at the carmaker’s Chennai facility.