Time has come for BWM to produce a bigger full-size SUV. According to the German automobile manufacturer, the upcoming luxury car will be named 2017 BMW X7. News about this vehicle hit headlines in 2014, which means that the carmaker has been working on it for a long time. We expect the X7 to be a state-of-the-art car with sophisticated exterior, interior and engines.
2017 BMW X7 – Cosmetic Changes:
If you have seen the BMW X5 or X6, you can have a clue of how the BMW X7 will look like. The new car will share a lot of design elements with these two models. In fact, it will be built on the same platform as the two cars. The big difference will be on the size. The X7 will be longer, wider and taller. In other words, it will be a stretched version of the X5 or X6. Talking about the exterior features, you should expect the usual BMW kidney grille in the front end of 2017 BMW X7. A sturdy bumper and LED headlights will complement the grille. In the back-end, the car will look magnificent with a pronounced bumper and wraparound tail lights.
Being a full-size SUV, you can expect the 2017 BMW X7 to have three rows of seats. There will be enough space around the seats and below the roof, providing for a comfortable leg and head room. There will also be a roomy cargo compartment in the rear side of the cabin. Concerning materials, you can anticipate for leather upholstery and aluminum trim.
BMW will also bring in a myriad of technological features in the interior of the X7. There will be a high-tech infotainment system with a bigger touchscreen, an audio system and a navigation unit. The whole center console will be dotted by both mechanical and digital controls. Other anticipated tech features include a four-zone climate control system and connectivity options like Smartphone integration, Bluetooth and USB ports. In addition, 2017 BMW X7 will get a host of safety and security features, both basic and advanced. Some of the features include keyless entry, seatbelts, lane keep assist, cruise control, rearview camera, blind-spot monitor, airbags and stability control.
2017 BMW X7 – Powerful Engine and Performance:
Customers will choose between three engine options when it comes to the powertrain. You can look forward to a 6.0-liter V12 capable of cranking 545 hp and 618 lb-ft. The automaker will also bring in a 3.0-liter V6 rated at 325 hp and 308 lb-ft. The last engine option will be a 4.4-liter V8 capable of dissipating 435 hp and 485 lb-ft.
The three drivetrains will work with an automatic transmission system which will support a four-wheel drive. As for the fuel economy, the car will have EPA ratings of 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. On the side of pollution, the car is expected to emit lesser CO2 compared to similar SUVs out there.
2017 BMW X7 – Price, Estimate Date of Release and Competition:
Like other BMW cars, the 2017 BMW X7 will be a costly car. It will be more expensive than most full-size SUVs out there. You will be required to pay $65,000 to own the base model. And if you are looking for a trim level, you will be required to part with around $90,000. Asking about the release date? Well, the first bunch of cars will be released from the production plant at the end of 2016.