The flagship SUV from BMW is packed with lots of new technologies and features; India launch more likely next year
BMW has officially revealed the flagship X7 SUV ahead of its global premiere next month. The 2019 BMW X7 is manufactured at BMW plant in South Carolina and the plant also produces X3, X4, X5 and X6. The X7 follows the similar design theme of new X5, which debut earlier this year and the SUV is 228 mm longer than X5.
The flagship SUV from BMW measures 5151 mm in length, 2000 mm in width, the height of 1805 mm and wheelbase is 3,105 mm. The X7 comes with the largest kidney grille ever fitted to a BMW and the SUV gets small LED headlamps. The front bumper also gets a unique styling and the side design reveals the massive size of the SUV.
BMW has made the rear door bigger compared to the one on the front to make it easier for passengers to get in as the X7 is a proper seven-seat SUV. The rear gets LED tail lamps and the design is similar to what we have seen in 5 Series and 7 Series models. BMW has also given two exhaust on either side of the bumper.
The interior of X7 follows the new design theme debuted with 8 Series coupe and the company has given 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster along with another 12.3-inch high-resolution screen for the i-drive system. The centre console gets a wood finish and the plethora of shortcut buttons placed near gear shift lever makes it easy for the driver to choose different settings easily.
The X7 comes with four-zone climate control as standard and a five-zone is also available as an option along with a three-panel panoramic glass sunroof is also part of the standard package. BMW has given a split tailgate for X7 as it can be opened or closed electronically. To make it easier to load items, the suspension will automatically lower down.
The SUV is loaded with advanced driving assistance technologies like Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Collision Warning, Frontal Collision Warning, Pedestrian Warning with City Collision Mitigation, Cross Traffic Alert Rear, Parking Assistant Plus, Active Lane Keeping Assistant, and Extended Traffic Jam Assistant.
Depending on markets, BMW will offer different engine options as European buyers get two diesel motors – 3.0 L inline six-cylinder engine produces 261 hp and 620 Nm. The M50d will be powered by a 3.0 L quad-turbo diesel engine with 395 hp and 760 Nm. These engines will be mated to 8-speed automatic gearbox and the four-wheel system will be standard. BMW is expected to introduce new X7 sometime next year in India.