SUVs reign and BMW doesnt want to fall behind for not having a full-size luxury SUV in their portfolio. BMW has been developing the BMW X7 which is expected to debut globally by the end of 2017. This will be the flagship BMW SUV the 7 Series sedan equivalent.
In terms of design, the X7 has been cast in the typical BMW mold with the kidney-grille up front and the twin-barrel LED headlamps and the signature corona rings around them. The hood sits high for the big-burly SUV and the lines are square. The three-cab profile makes no bones about its size. The tail design will also to the design cues of BMW.
Inside, the X7 will be like all the 7 Series of the BMW SUVs. Being the flagship SUV, it will get all the bells and whistles like massaging seats, separate zone climate control and a panoramic sunroof. The interior will be premium and upholstered in leather with power seats in the front and foldable split seats in the back. It will get the latest iDrive interface that helps set up the car, ambient lighting and other settings with a unique controller.
Under the hood, the BMW X7 will get the 3.0-litre X-drive diesel engine in different states of tune depending upon the trims. It can develop 258bhp of power or 310bhp of power or 377bhp of power depending upon the state of tune. Amongst petrol, you might get both the 300bhp 3.0-litre straight-six and the 444bhp 4.4-litre V8 options as well. All the engines will come mated to the XF eight-speed gearboxes and will get all-wheel drive as standard.
The X7 is expected to debut globally by the end of this year which means it will arrive at the subcontinent by 2018. The X7 will be the flagship SUV and will compete with the likes of the Mercedes GLS, the Land Rover Discovery, Audi Q7 and the Volvo XC90 amongst seven-seater SUVs. It will be positioned above the BMW X5 and we can expect it to be priced between Rs 80 lakh to Rs 90 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.