The rumors about BMW X7 began almost fifteen years ago, but BMW has never dared to create a vehicle whose concept is so far removed from the brand’s core values. In 2014, however, the company had announced that the X7 is in the design phase and will be released in early 2018. Interestingly, despite the rising fuel prices, the popularity of large SUVs has grown, especially in the US, which will be the primary market for the 2018 BMW X7.
2018 BMW X7 – Stylish Exterior and Rich Interior:
When it comes to the exterior, the 2018 BMW X7 may look like a cross between the X5 and the sedans of the brand’s 7 series. With BMW’s trademark dual-grill on the front and the brand logo in six different places (front, back, and at the center of each tire’s rim), the exterior will be nothing but gorgeous. Due to the liberal use of high-strength steel and aluminum, the SUV’s weight will remain close to that of X5’s. BMW may also use some carbon fiber, but its application would be more decorative than functional.
From the hand-stitched leather upholstery to the 12-inch screen for infotainment, every inch of the interior will be crafted to perfection. The officials at BMW confirmed that the X7 will be the most luxurious vehicle from the brand, even better than the sedans of the 7 series. It will have a spacious room with plenty of legroom before each seat. The seats are likely to be like full-size chairs with plenty of adjustment options.
2018 BMW X7 – Engine Specifications:
The BMW X7 will be the brand’s first SUV to sport a V12 engine. The base model is likely to arrive with the same engine that powers the X5. The engines will vary from TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder, V8 gasoline, and diesel to a plug-in hybrid version. The top-end models of X7 will have the same engine that powers the 7 series sedans. One of the smoothest and quietest V12 engines ever made.
2018 BMW X7 – MSRP, Release Date:
While BMW has not yet announced the exact date of release, industry experts predict that the X7 to come out in the final quarter of 2017 or in the first quarter of 2018. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of its base models will be higher than USD $80,000.
The BMW has been silently working on their X7 design for some years under the code name F17. The company has learned many things from the failure of the X6 and is eager to set everything right with their new seven-seater SUV. However, the 2018 BMW X7 will face stiff competition from already established luxuries SUV models such as the Audi Q7, Land Rover Range Rover, Lincoln Navigator, Infiniti QX80, Cadillac Escalade, Lexus LX570 and Toyota Land Cruiser.
Apart from the U.S. market, the 2018 BMW X7 will a tough competitor in the large SUV segments of Russia, Europe, and perhaps the Middle East.