The 2019 BMW X7 SUV has been spied testing looking nearly ready for production in Munich, Germany.
BMW’s three-row, full-size SUV is now quite far along in its development cycle, so the prototype pictured here is largely representative of the production X7. The big twin kidney grilles are on clear display and are joined by narrow LED headlamps – making for a soft, luxury-inspired front end that breaks the sporty BMW mold. The side profile appears flat and not all that different from other crossovers in the BMW range, particularly the X3 and X5. Things are fairly restrained out back, but it’s hard to ignore the large trapezoidal tailpipes.
As for powertrains, we hear the X7 will be available as a hybrid, which will feature 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder and electric motor providing a maximum output of around 320 hp. An M Performance version is also expected, which could be dubbed M50i and receive a version of BMW’s 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8. The X7 has been developed alongside the new X5 and will share a platform with the smaller BMW SUV, and likely powertrains as well. Both will be built at BMW’s Spartanburg plant in the United States.
The BMW X7 is expected to make its debut sometime this year before going on sale in early 2019.
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