The BMW X5’s available third-row seat isn’t really something to rave about. Thankfully, BMW is advancing a much better alternative through the 2018 BMW X7. The full-size X7 will provide extra flair and a basic third-row seat much better matched for average-size grownups.
While rivals from Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz have actually been lapping up sales in the full-size high-end SUV class, BMW has been sidelined. Not anymore. A huge, high-grade BMW crossover fitted with 7-series levels of luxury plus space to haul around the entire household makes certain to almost print cash for the German manufacturer.
Platform and Engine 2018 BMW X7
A version of the “cluster architecture” (CLAR) initially presented on the existing BMW 7-series, a comfort-oriented chassis that gives us reasons to presume the X7 will be less a crossover than a high-end cruiser. BMW’s xDrive four-wheel drive will likely be a standard, however BMW will not equip the X7 with any off-road-ready features such as locking differentials or a low-range transfer case. Spartanburg, South Carolina is the place where X7 will be assembled.
The X7’s engine lineup will probably mirror that of the 7-series sedan, with a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six peaking at about 320 horse power acting as the entry-level engine in the X7 40i and a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 with about 445 horse power which will be reserved for X7 50i model.
Diesel and gasoline-electric hybrid designs should be offered as an option, while a V-12 design in theory would be simple to produce for markets like Russia (alright, the United States, too). If an Alpina-tuned X7 ends up being a thing, we do not expect it to be offered in the States.
Competitors: Cadillac Escalade, Infiniti QX80, Lexus LX570, Lincoln Navigator, Mercedes-Benz GLS-class.
Release and Price BMW X7
Keep an eye on the upcoming car shows in the first half of this year (maybe Geneva in March, but no definitive confirmation so far) for the X7 to be unveiled, with production arriving near the years end.
Provided the target audience, it makes sense for prices to begin around $70,000, with high-grade designs going well beyond $125,000.
According to caranddriver