The SUV lineup in BMW brand is constantly expanding with new additions from time to time.
The upcoming model named the X7 is about to go large and luxurious enough to take on the Bentley Bentayga and the Range Rover.
The automobile brand is associated with buyers as practical, reliable and affordable but it has seldom reached the point of being a luxury car manufacturer. While other brands go with exquisite designs and features with expensive price tags, BMW is yet to step into this uncharted territory. The new BMW X7 is expected to expand its X family of cars to enter the luxury SUV market. In order to appease buyers with varying requirements, the company has planned to launch two different models.
One of them will be a large seven seater SUV, an entry level model and another one is a four seater Ultra Luxury edition. Despite the fact that the X7 goes into production at the same time as the Rolls Royce first ever SUV, both models are going to be constructed on completely different platforms and doesn’t have any similarities. The seven seater car will be built on the 7 series limousine platform as it requires more space. The powertrain will still be the same and the SUV will have both rear wheel drive as well as all-wheel drive options to go for.
The SUVs are still in their early stages of production. However, inside sources confirmed that the company has planned to go with six-cylinder and eight-cylinder engines for the BMW X7 SUVs. Obviously, a model that gets launched in 2018 should have hybrid options and BMW will provide the same so as to cater to their eco-friendly buyers.
The most powerful version of the X7 will be powered by a V12 engine. The idea is still in concept stage and BMW engineers are yet to confirm whether they are going with a V12 for the flagship model. The production will take place in Spartanburg and about 45,000 vehicles will be built in the first lot. Pricing is expected to be well above $100,000 but BMW has no plans to exceed the $200k mark so as to showcase themselves as a worthy alternative for a Range Rover or a Bentley Bentayga. The model will find its way to stores in Europe first and will be available in the United States in the first half of 2019.