The range-topping SUV looks sharp.
BMW's big range-topper is on the way. The X7 will cap off the SUV lineup for the German automaker and should draw its cues from the concept that we saw in 2017. But with new spy photos and patent images on the web, this rendering imagines a realistic look at what could become of BMW's new range-topping option.
The image by IndianAutosBlog show a sharp, stylish SUV. The front fascia draws cues from the concept, while the rest of the body has a similar shape to one of its closest rivals, the Audi Q7. The headlights are sharp and adjoined to the dual kidney grille, and a single lower portion of the grille extends from one end of the bumper to the other.
The rendering shows a lot of similarities to the leaked patent image we saw less than a week ago. And though it shares a number of cues with the concept, there are some unique elements that distinguish the production model from the prototype. The door handles are no longer flush with the body, for one, and the dual kidney grille and side diffuser vents receive a toned down look.
The inside of the X7 remains a mystery, but we know that the big BMW will adopt the latest (and largest) infotainment system, including the same digital instrument cluster found on the 8 Series, and will come in both six- and seven-seat configurations. Power should come from BMW's biturbo 4.4-litre V8 paired to an eight-speed automatic ZF transmission. A diesel option could join the range.
The new BMW X7 will make its debut in a few months, likely at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Pre-production has already kicked off at BMW's facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina, but road-going examples won't hit the line for another few months.