2018 BMW X7 is expected to be available in two different versions, to share same platform with the 7-Series sedan
Bavarian auto giant BMW’s upcoming flagship SUV X7 is taking shape fast. The SUV is well through its development phase and ahead of its expected launch in 2018, a test mule of the vehicle has been spied. The 2018 BMW X7 is being developed mainly for the US and Chinese market, where luxury SUVs and crossovers are extremely popular.
The BMW X7 is likely to be available in two different variants, a seven-seat model and a four-seat ultra-luxury model. It will be based on the Cluster architecture (CLAR), which is also shared by the BMW 7-Series flagship sedan. Once launched, the BMW X7 seven seater version will lock horn with Land Rover’s Range Rover and Mercedes Benz GLS. Also, the SUV will share several components with Rolls Royce Cullinan, which is being developed presently.
Upcoming BMW X7 gets a mammoth appearance, as the spyshots suggest. It looks very muscular and aggressive with its large BMW signature kidney grille up front. Apart from that, the sleek and wide headlamps with dual corona ring, a muscular front bumper with a wide air intake is there. Despite heavy camouflage at side profile, the muscular contours can be figured out.
The blackened multi-spoke alloy wheels give it a bold look. At rear fascia, the integrated roof spoiler, shark fin antenna, sleek LED taillamps, twin chrome tipped exhaust also enhance the car’s sporty appeal further. So far, the SUV takes design cues from its smaller sibling the X5 and also the 7-Series sedan as well. Interior of the SUV is yet to be revealed, but be sure that it will come with top-notch luxury.
On the powertrain front, the BMW X7 SUV is expected to get engines similar to those of the 7-Series. It could get six-cylinder and eight-cylinder engine, while a high-performance V12 unit is also possible. Apart from that, a hybrid powertrain is also on card. It will be available in both rear-wheel and All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) systems. BMW has revealed, the four-seater version of X7 will cost $1,00,000 more than the seven-seater version.
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Source: Autocar UK