BMW X7

  • 2019 BMW X7 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    BMW is working on a full-size SUV with third-row seats called the X7. Prototypes have been testing for a while and a world debut is expected at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show this November. While most owners of the X7 will likely never venture off the pavement with their luxury SUVs, for the few that may, BMW's engineers have gone to great lengths to ensure the vehicle is up to snuff. This has meant prototypes have been taken across challenging terrain all over the world. For example, earlier winter test drives on snow and ice at the edge of the Arctic circle were followed by long-distance...

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    BMW X7 full-size SUV leaked via patent drawings

    BMW is working on a full-size SUV with third-row seats called the X7. Prototypes have been testing for a while and a world debut is expected at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show this November. We've got an early look at the design thanks to patent drawings submitted by BMW to a patent office in...

  • 2019 BMW X7 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 BMW X7 spy shots and video

    After years of sitting on the sidelines, BMW is about to jump into the full-size luxury SUV segment with the new X7, previewed in concept form just last year. Talk of an X7 dates back more than a decade but BMW was reluctant to launch such a model for most of that time, focusing instead on smaller...

  • BMW X7 pre-production at plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina
    BMW X7 pre-production starts at US plant, debut in late 2018

    The BMW X7 has now reached the pre-production stage in its long journey to market. BMW originally announced plans for the full-size, 3-row SUV in early 2014, and now almost four years on near-production ready examples are rolling off the line at the automaker’s plant in Spartanburg, South...

  • BMW X7 iPerformance concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    BMW X7 concept previews new full-size, 3-row SUV

    BMW’s a bit late to the full-size SUV party, but as they say, “better late than never.” The German automaker has used its home show, this week's 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, to present the X7 iPerformance concept, a hulking SUV with typical BMW design cues coupled with a plug-in...

  • 2015 BMW X5
    BMW confirms extra-luxurious, four-seat X7

    Rather than sit idly by and watch its rivals lure in well-heeled buyers with new luxury SUVs, BMW will join the fray with an extra-exclusive, extra-luxurious version of its upcoming X7 full-size SUV. The X7 will launch on the market in 2018 as a rival to the likes of the Cadillac Escalade...

  • BMW vehicles in production at the Spartanburg, South Carolina plant

    The BMW lineup was grown exponentially in the last few years, with new models popping up to fill in the numerical gaps in the lineup--or old models taking on new names. Soon, an all-new model will join the range, to be BMW's largest SUV yet: the X7. Confirmed as part of an expansion of BMW's manufacturing activities in the U.S., the X7 will be built in the company's Spartanburg, South Carolina plant for export to all world markets. BMW Group chairman of the board of management Dr. Norbert Reithofer said, simply, "I have been asked many times: Why don’t you offer a BMW X model beyond the...

  • 2014 BMW X5 xDrive50i
    BMW X7 Full-Size Luxury SUV Back In The Spotlight

    Prior to the global financial crisis of 2008, BMW was working on a full-size SUV to sit above its X5 and X6 models and compete against the likes of the Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and Land Rover Range Rover. The crisis caused BMW to rethink the strategy, with the German automaker...

  • 2011 BMW X5 M Sport Package
    BMW X7: Seven-Passenger Full-Size SUV Rumors Resurface

    It's been almost eight months since the last round of talk about a seven-passenger BMW X7 arose, so it's probably time for another go. Answering the call, the pot-stirrers at Automobile Magazine have spilled some digital ink on the matter. Said to bear the codename F17, the X7 would effectively be...

  • 2011 BMW X5
    Chinese Demand Spurs BMW To Rethink X7 SUV Plans

    Prior to the start of the global financial crisis back in 2008 BMW was working on a new full-size SUV positioned above the X5 and X6 to take on rivals like the Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. However, plans for the new model, which was to be called the X7, were quickly dropped as BMW...

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