German magazine BILD brings us another rendering of the future BMW X7. Compared to the previous renders, this one takes a moderate approach by building atop the current SUV lineup and the new 7 Series.
The X7 illustrated here features a massive kidney grille paired with equally large air intakes which give the car that look expected from a large truck. The headlights -which connect to the grille – are a combination of those found on the G01 7 Series and the G30 5 Series. The front bumper is adorned with chrome across the entire front fascia, while the nose is more upright than ever.
The side view is less exciting though, it only features a bland character line and the now the typical “hockey stick.” Based on the recent spy photos, we believe the actual X7 will be far more attractive, delivering that perfect mix of ultra luxury and sportiness.
One thing is certain though – the X7 shouldn’t be as heavy as it looks. Based on BMW’s new CLAR (cluster architecture) platform, the BMW X7 will feature extensive uses of carbon fiber, aluminum and magnesium in its construction, making it lighter than SUVs of its size typically are.
The BMW X7 will sit above the X5 and X6, competing with the Mercedes-Benz GLS Class and Range Rover, in the full-sized luxury SUV segment which simply dominates the luxury market, at least in America. Range Rovers, big Benzes and Cadillac Escalades are some of the most popular luxury vehicles in America, so it only makes sense that BMW would want in on some of the action.