BMW X7 to get V12 engine, 7-Series-beating interior – Report

Posted on: Mar 20, 2015 - 5:59am IST

Range Rover rival pegged to start at 130k Euros; 2018 launch.

Motor.es has published exclusive information on the BMW X7 which was announced last year at the Spartanburg plant in South Carolina USA, where the X5 is made. The flagship three-row SUV will compete with the Range Rover, and is codenamed BMW F17.

BMW X7 rear three quarters rendering sketch
The X7’s core markets would be USA, China and Middle East.

Motor reports that the X7 will launch in 2018, with 6-, 8- and 12-cylinder engines. Besides being the first ‘X’ model to have a V12 engine, the car could also receive a diesel plug-in hybrid version.

The average annual production is capped at 45,000 units and the most basic version would be priced at 130,000 Euros (INR 86.72 lakhs), claims the Spanish site. A “Vision” concept vehicle could be unveiled at a Chinese auto show two years prior to its market entry.

The car will sit on the CLAR platform debuting on the new 7 Series that is to be unveiled later this year. The lightweight platform uses aluminum, high strength steel, magnesium and carbon reinforced plastic CFRP which could lead to a 200 kg weight loss on the sedan.

BMW X7 side rendering sketch
Riding on the CLAR platform, 45k units of the three-row X7 would be rolled out of the Spartanburg plant annually.

Inside, the BMW X7 will be the most luxurious model of the brand, bettering even the 7 Series, and will come with a large volume boot concludes the report.

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[Source – Motor.es]

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