In an exciting new reveal, BMW have introduced us to their largest and most luxurious SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle) ever – the BMW X7. Taller, wider and longer than nearly all of its competitors, this luxurious new model looks to set a new benchmark for the class.
Wearing familiar BMW X model exterior design, the new X7 certainly isn’t shy; both size and dynamic proportions promoting its presence in any situation. Looking through the various press shots, you’ll probably note that prominent new one-piece kidney grille that dominates the front end and acts as a starting point for the X7’s bold lines that flow to the rear. There’s no debating that X7 is an extravagant beast.
Despite the bold exterior styling, however, the highlight of BMW’s new X7 has to be the spacious interior that comes as a benefit of the car’s large size. Easily seating seven adults in its standard configuration, the BMW X7 can profit from additional luxury and space thanks to an optional six-seat configuration that removes the middle seat in the second row.
Regardless of configuration, BMW have very much focused on making the new X7 the very pinnacle of luxurious travel. To that end, BMW have used nothing but the very best materials – such as Individual Extended Merino leather upholstery – to make sure that all occupants are suitably comfortable whilst they enjoy the smooth air suspension and Panorama Glass Sunroof (both of which come as standard with the X7).
As you’d imagine, technology also plays a big part in the X7’s array of impressive features. An all-new operating system has been combined with the latest BMW digital live cockpit to bring information and infotainment to occupants quickly and easily. Everything displayed on a large central screen, the new operating system allows for operation through the touchscreen, iDrive controller, steering wheel buttons, voice control or gesture control.
Power comes from BMW’s TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder inline engine that is available as either a petrol or diesel. Performance wise, the X7 xDrive40i petrol offers 340hp and a 0-62mph time of 6.1 seconds whilst the X7 xDrive30d diesel variant offers 265hp, 620nm of torque and a 0-62mph time of 7 seconds whilst still managing 43.5mpg.
For those that wish for some additional power, the M50d variant promises 400hp and a 0-62mph time of just 5.4 seconds – highly impressive when you consider the X7’s size.
Going on sale from April 2019, the all-new BMW X7 is most definitely a statement of both extravagance and refinement. We’re very excited to see the all-new X7 in the flesh when it starts appearing in our dealerships but, until we can bring you that, we’d like to hear what you think of BMW’s new X7 SAV – let us know your thoughts on Facebook, Linkedin or Instagram.