BMW is gearing up to launch a new flagship SUV and we had our artists put together a render of what the X7 could look like.
The BMW X7 will be built in South Carolina and will sit on the same platform as BMW’s 7 Series sedan. Carbon fiber reinforced plastic, aluminum and magnesium were used heavily in the platform to make it as light as possible. As the penultimate vehicle in BMW’s lineup of “sports activity vehicles,” the X7 will feature the most luxurious cabin of any BMW product.
The nose seen on our X7 renders takes styling cues from the controversial 3.0 CSL Hommage Concept, while the body looks similar to the X5.
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Under the hood, familiar BMW engines are expected, including a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder unit, a 4.4-liter V8 and, sitting at the top of the range, a 6.0-liter V12. A plug-in hybrid model could also be in the cards, borrowing the powertain from the X5 PHEV.
Rumor has it that BMW is also planning a Grand Klasse (GKL) model that will start at over $100,000 and top out somewhere under $200,000. This is to make sure it doesn’t cut into the Rolls-Royce Cullinan’s territory.
The X7 should arrive as a 2018 model, sometime in late 2017.
[Render Artist: Tobias Buettner]
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