BMW has officially unveiled their all new full-sized SUV. Bimmer fanatics have been waiting in anticipation for nearly a decade. As rumors of a range-topping three row SUV have been swirling for quite sometime. Finally it has made its final production version debut. The X7 will be bigger than the X5 by nearly every measurement. The X7 will deliver an improved third-row, more spacious cargo space.
The BMW X7 will ride on what is essentially a stretched version of the X5 RWD-based platform. The X7 is in total 9 inches longer, and and a 5.1 inch wider wheelbase. Furthermore the X7 is a few inches taller than the X5. This will make the BMW Xy7 slightly larger than its chief competitor the Mercedes Benz GLS-classe. However, unlike the GLS, the X7 will have an optional second-row captains chair setup which will reduce seating capacity to six. It is worth noting that the X7’s individual chairs which are quite opulent, featuring power adjustments and plush headrests.
The interior of the X7 is extremely lavish. Featured in these photos is the optional two-tone blue-white leather color pattern. On the exterior, the X7 is reasonably identical to the concept model. Upfront is a set of massive kidney grilles. There will be two versions of the BMW X7 in the U.S.; the six-cylinder xDrive40i and the twin-turbo V8 xDrive50i. Both models will come with standard all-wheel drive. The 40i will feature the turbocharge inline-six with 335 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque. The 50i will feature the twin-turbocharge 4.4 liter V8 with 456 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. Eight-speed automatic will be the sole transmission option. Either model will be rated to tow up to 7500 pounds when you opt for a factory hitch.
As you’d expect, this type of luxury doesn’t come cheap. The X7’s price will start at $74,895 for the 40i and $93,595 for the 50i V8. The BMW X7 will go on sale in March of 2019, and will be available for preorder on the BMW website.