BMW X7 teased at BMW’s annual press conference – IAB Report

Posted on: Mar 17, 2016 - 8:36pm IST

Could be shown as a concept in the coming motor shows.

The BMW X7 has been teased at BMW’s annual press conference. It is reported that Ludwig Willisch the CEO of BMW in North America has confirmed in an interview that the X7 will not be launched before 2019. A concept version of the model is expected to make debut in the interim.

BMW X7 teased
Ludwig Willisch, the CEO of BMW in North America, has reportedly said that the BMW X7 will not reach the market before 2019.

Initially codenamed F17, the BMW X7 has been under development since 2013 with the joint efforts of BMW and Rolls Royce. The model is now said to be known internally as G07. It will be based on the Cluster Architecture (CLAR) rear-wheel drive platform that the sixth generation BMW 7 Series uses. The X7 will be manufactured at the company’s Spartanburg facility.

The BMW X7 could be offered with a wide range of petrol and diesel powertrains including V6, V8 and V12 options. The four-cylinder units may not be considered for this vehicle considering its flagship status, and as it is rumoured to be more luxurious and powerful than the 7 Series.

2016 BMW 7 Series M760Li xDrive front three quarter at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show Live
It is reported that the BMW X7 would be more powerful and luxurious than the BMW 7 Series.

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A plug-in hybrid version of the model however can be expected, while the standard transmission across the range is likely to be the 8-speed Steptronic.

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