BMW says the X7 SUV won’t arrive before 2019

BMW X7 | March 7th, 2016 by 9
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Ludwig Willisch, CEO of BMW of North America, says the company’s largest SUV to date – the X7 – won’t arrive before 2019. Previous reports …

Ludwig Willisch, CEO of BMW of North America, says the company’s largest SUV to date – the X7 – won’t arrive before 2019. Previous reports put the X7 SUV in dealer showrooms in 2018. A concept version of it is likely to be introduced in advance.

BMW and Rolls Royce have been working on two SUVs for two years. In 2013, when world plunged into a major economic crisis, BMW felt it was not the time to announce the production of both models, but they were being developed, trying on different systems, running on various engines and materials were assessed for chassis and bodies. The X7 even received the internal codename F17.

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Today, the BMW X7 is known as G07.

The BMW X7 will feature the suspension and running gear of the new X5 and X6, although the flagship X could also sell a version with rear-wheel drive as well as intelligent xDrive. The range of engines will vary from TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder and V8 gasoline and diesel, to a plug-in hybrid version. The top model will be a V12, which will mean being the first production model of the X range with an engine of this type.

Inside, the BMW X7 will be the most luxurious model of the brand, even more than a 7 Series, the same level as the reference model and main rival: the Range Rover, and with room for seven passengers and a large volume boot.

BMW plans an average annual production of 45,000 units. The base version will cost around 130,000 euros.

9 responses to “BMW says the X7 SUV won’t arrive before 2019”

  1. TheBingoBalls says:

    Pretty surprising and disappointing that it took BMW this long to come out with a 7-seater, especially since they’ve been pushing crossovers/SAV’s left, right and centre. Now it won’t be released for another 2 years, allowing Mercedes and Audi to keep increasing their lead. This wouldn’t be a big deal but since SUV/SAV’s are the latest craze, BMW seriously dropped the ball on this one.

  2. Kenny says:

    They better hope gas remains cheap. How hard is it to stretch out an X5 and incorporate the 7-series innards?

    • John says:

      What I don’t understand, is why is the i5 taking so long??? Didn’t they say that the i3 was built on a platform that could be stretched? The i3 is too small for a lot of people, and the i8 is an expensive sportscar. Maybe they aren’t selling well?

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