BMW X7

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BMW X7
BMW X7 Concept 2 IMG 0880.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerBMW
Production2018–present
Model years2019–present
AssemblyGreer, South Carolina, United States
Body and chassis
ClassFull-size luxury SUV
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutF4 (xDrive)
PlatformCluster Architecture (CLAR)
RelatedBMW X3 (G01)
BMW X5 (G05)
Powertrain
Engine
  • 609hp 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12 (petrol)[1]
  • 456hp 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 (petrol)[2]
  • 3.0-litre turbo (diesel)[1]
  • hybrid[2]
Dimensions
Wheelbase3,100 mm (122.0 in)[2]
Length5,150 mm (202.8 in)[2]
Width2,000 mm (78.7 in)[2]
Height1,805 mm (71.1 in)[2]

The BMW X7 is a sport utility vehicle manufactured by BMW. It is BMW's flagship Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), competing against the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class (and possibly the G-Class), as well as the Land Rover Range Rover, Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator, Lexus LX, and Infiniti QX80.

The X7 was first announced by BMW in March 2014. [3][4][5] It was officially unveiled on October 17, 2018, with pre-orders being taken online. The X7 will be available at dealers starting in March 2019. [6]

Concept X7 iPerformance[edit]

BMW provided a preview of the upcoming X7 with the showing of the Concept X7 iperformance at the 2017 International Motor Show in Frankfurt.[7]

Concept X7 iPerformance
Concept X7 iPerformance rear view

First generation (G07) (2018–present)[edit]

Production of the X7 starts in 2018[8] at the BMW US Manufacturing Company plant in Greer, South Carolina. The X7 has three rows of seats and is built on the same BMW CLAR platform as the BMW X5 (G05).[9][10]

BMW Luxury Lounge Event[edit]

The BMW Luxury Lounge Event was held on 151 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The event was a viewing of the pre-production BMW M850i / BMW 8 Series and the G07 BMW X7 40i. The vehicle was is its M-Sport trim with the 40i xDrive drivetrain, and had the standard 7 seat layout. No Photographs were allowed during the event, however the car looked much like the Concept X7 iPerformance, however much smaller. When released, the car will have a 40i and 50i engine and will later get the M50d and iPerformance Hybrid variants.

Models[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lette van Oostvoorne, Nick (21 March 2018). "2018-19 BMW X7 price, specs and release date". carwow Ltd. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Tudose, Sergiu (8 February 2018). "2019 BMW X7 Striptease Continues, Merc's GLS Might Need To Worry". carscoops.com. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  3. ^ "BMW X7 4x4 confirmed". Auto Express. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  4. ^ Boudette, Neil E.; Boston, William (March 21, 2014). "BMW Readies U.S. Factory Expansion". The Wall Street Journal. p. B3. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  5. ^ Kurylko, Diana T. (27 March 2014). "BMW X7 poised to make S.C. plant an even bigger manufacturing powerhouse". Automotive News. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  6. ^ https://www.autoblog.com/2018/10/16/2019-bmw-x7-three-row-crossover-revealed-9102wmb/
  7. ^ Stiler, Steve (September 2017). "BMW Concept X7 iPerformance – BMW's upcoming über-ute begins to take shape". Car and Driver. Hearst Communications. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  8. ^ "Zentrum BMW Museum". BMW Group Plant Spartanburg. Greer, South Carolina. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  9. ^ Undercoffler, David (March 31, 2014). "BMW announces expanded U.S. plant to build X7, plug-in hybrid X5". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  10. ^ Turkus, Brandon (28 March 2014). "BMW makes X7 in Spartanburg official". autoblog.com access-date=2018-05-23.