As far back as 2014, German car manufacturer BMW had already confirmed that the x7 bmw was coming to town. It was that year that BMW’s Spartanburg, South Carolina celebrated their two-decade anniversary. As part of the ceremonies, it was announced by Chairman of the Board Norbert Reithofer that the 2018 BMW X7 is indeed going to be a reality. This came with the statement that BMW was going to pour a billion dollars in investment into the plant. The 2018 BMW X7 is meant to be a seven-seat, all-terrain flagship vehicle for the car maker’s series of off-road X models, mean to go head-to-head with the Infiniti QX80, Mercedes GL, Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator, and Range Rover. This vehicle is primarily targeted at the United States market, especially with the rising demand for mid-size to large SUVs, although it is also predicted to do well in China because of its increasingly richer population, Russia, and the Middle East.
2018 BMW X7 – Exterior and Interior Specs
As is customary with BMW, vehicles are tested while covered with black and white swirls as camouflage. A test mule was spotted in Germany, showing a more elongated rear compared to the older model X5. The top lines still are still sloping. The trunk, on the other hand, is still stubby, even though previous rumors had touted this to be larger than the previous models. There are, of course, some similarities to the 2018 BMW X7 predecessors, and especially the X5 and X6. It is expected to be as heavy as the X5, mostly because it’s going to be largely made of aluminum, high-strength steel, carbon-reinforced plastic CFRP. There will also be some carbon fiber, but that’s only going to be aesthetic. More than any other vehicle model, the bmw x7 2018 is meant to rival the Range Rover. Using this as basis, the interior of the car is expected to be the most luxurious model that the brand has ever made. There’s going to be a fully usable third row, which means there will be enough space for seven passengers, plus the driver.
2018 BMW X7 – Modifications in the Engine
The United States car market will be provided with turbocharged V6, V8, and V12 gasoline engines. There are also going to be three-liter, Twin Power Turbo straight-six diesel and plug-in hybrid diesel variants. This latter version is expected to have more than 50km of electric range. The top, most featured-packed model will most likely get the V12 engine – this will be the first production model of the X range to be coupled with this engine type. A rear-wheel drive and an intelligent xDrive may also be produced. The bmw x7 will be fitted with air suspension – this is calculated to give the vehicle superb off-road handling.
2018 BMW X7 – Competition, Release Date and Pricing
The 2018 BMW X7 is expected to be released in the latter part of 2017, with a price tag of at least $60,000. This will put it in direct competition with the Mercedes-Benz GL-class and the rumored Audi Q9.