The Bavarian manufacturer told, through what severe tests is the new flagship crossover before entering the market.
The camouflaged test prototypes of the BMW X7, as part of a rich test program, traveled virtually all types of terrain in different parts of the world. There were early test drives on snow and ice in the Arctic Circle, long “races” through the deserts and gravel under the scorching rays of the South African sun, sudden slowdowns-accelerations in the urban jungle, alternating with trips to windy country roads and highways and much more .
The serial cross-section of the BMW X7 is based on the concept of the X7 iPerformance, presented last fall at the Frankfurt Motor Show. In late 2017, the manufacturer announced the start of production at the facilities of an American company in Spartanburg.
The appearance of the production model is similar to the concept: large “nostrils” of the radiator grille, head optics and tail lights are practically the same as those that were installed on the prototype, bumpers and external mirrors were revised, simplified door handles were installed. By the way, the appearance of the serial version has recently been disclosed in patent images.
X7 is based on the modular platform CLAR, used by a number of BMW models – 7 Series, BMW X3 and BMW X5. By the way, the X7 will not only have the largest dimensions in the brand line, but also a three-row saloon. Dimensions, however, are not yet disclosed, but the concept had 5 020 mm in length, 2,020 – in width, 1,800 mm in height, and the wheelbase is 3 100 mm in size.
Also, there is no information on the exact composition of the X7 power scale. It is expected that at the initial stage the car will be offered with a three-liter six and eight–cylinder engines with a capacity of 4.4 liters. In the future, probably, there will be a hybrid version. Does the manufacturer intend to equip its future flagship with the V12 engine is still unclear.
Most likely, the BMW X7 will be presented in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Probably, the crossover before this will be solved on the Net. The key markets for the cross are the United States, China. It is already known when a crossover will appear in our country.