BMW had announced a few years ago that they were working on a new flagship SUV that would rival the Mercedes-Benz GLS and Range Rover. Based on the same CLAR (Cluster architecture) platform as the current 7 series flagship, the upcoming SUV could be called the X7.
Now, for the very first time, the upcoming full size SUV from BMW has been spied testing in the region of Europe. Being an early prototype, the test-mule is completely camouflaged, thus not revealing any details about the X7. Reports suggest that the model, which is likely to be launched early in 2019, will be manufactured at the company’s facility in the Spartanburg region of South Carolina, United States.
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It is said that the upcoming BMW X7 could be offered with a three row, 7 seater option for the base trim while the higher trim levels could receive captain seats for the second row. Although details remain scarce, it can be safe to assume that the X7 would borrow a few features from the 7-Series sedan such as power adjustable seats with massage function, foldable tables, BMW’s iDrive infotainment system with gesture control and a few autonomous driving aids.
Power for the upcoming BMW X7, although unconfirmed, could be drawn from an in-line six cylinder engine or a V8 engine seen on the 7-Series sedan. Speculations suggest that the top-end performance trim could come equipped with a V12 motor while a plug-in hybrid powertrain is also likely to be under consideration.
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