BMW X7 flagship SUV rendered yet again

02/01/2017 - 11:33 | ,  ,   | Sagar Parikh

Will enter production in 2018.

Besides revamping the current models, BMW's next big project in its 'X' range of vehicles is an all new full-size SUV called the 'BMW X7'. German automobile magazine BILD has created a rendering of the BMW X7 based on recent spy shots and design cues from the current BMW 7 Series.

BMW X7 front three quarters left side rendering
The BMW X7 will be based on the CLAR platform.

The BMW X7, as its name suggests, will be the new flagship SUV positioned above the BMW X5. Like the BMW 7 Series and 5 Series, the BMW X7 will be based on the company's CLAR rear-wheel platform. The new platform will likely see usage of materials like aluminium and carbon-fibre for keeping the large SUV as light as possible without compromising structure rigidity.

The BMW X7 will reportedly measure 5.35 metres in length. It is expected to come with a 3.0-litre twin-turbo and 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engines from the BMW 7 Series. Additionally, a 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 engine could be offered in the top-end model(s). Three-row seating layout could be standard, and like in the Volvo XC90, luxurious two-row seating with two individual rear seats could be an option in the top-end model(s).

BMW X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid front three quarter right at IAA 2015
The BMW X7 will be built in Spatanburg, South Carolina in the USA.

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The BMW X7 is said to enter production in 2018. It will be built in Spartanburg, South Carolina in the USA. The top-end X7 is said to cost upwards of EUR 100,000 in Germany.

[Image Source: Bild]

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