BMW’s all-new X7 is the company’s largest SUV ever, larger and more luxurious than the redesigned X5, the production model closely echoes the X7 iPerformance concept which was introduced last year. At 203.3 inches long, 8.7 inches of ground clearance, and three rows of seats, the X7 is massive.
Engine options include a 4.4-liter V8 or a 3.0-liter inline-six, both mated to an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. The V8 is rated at 456 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. Zero to 60 mph is achieved in 5.2 seconds. BMW distinguishes the X7 with a new crisp, hard-edged take on the family styling theme, along with the biggest twin-kidney grille to come from the company.
The interior X7 has a luxurious cabin which features a stylish blend of leather, wood and metallic trim, with flowing lines on the center console and door panels that work their way up toward the dashboard. Two standard screens sit in the driver’s field of view. Vehicle modes, gears and the start button are located alongside one another on the center console, and in the right trim, you can get a shifter made of crystal-clear glass. A three-panel panoramic glass roof is standard, and third-row passengers have their own control for the shade that can cover it.
The X7 also comes with all the tech BMW has to offer, with an active air suspension that individually controls all four corners of the car, and driving and parking assists. The Executive Package adds a wild panoramic sunroof that uses embedded LED lights to act as a starry sky. The xDrive50i adds a head-up display, a surround-view camera system and something BMW calls Active Driving Assistant Professional.
The 2019 BMW X7 will be arrive at US dealerships next March and pricing starts at $73,900 for X7 xDrive40i and $92,600 for X7 xDrive50i. The 2019 BMW X7 will be built at the automaker’s facility at South Carolina, in the US and will be exported to other markets from there.