Here are the first videos of the newly unveiled BMW X7. The new seven seater luxury SUV is designed to compete with the Range Rover and Mercedes GLS. Standing at 5,151 millimeters (16.8 ft) in length, 2,000 millimeters (6.5 ft) wide and 1,805 millimeters (5.9 ft) tall, and with a wheelbase of 3,105 (10 ft) millimeters, the X7 isn’t just BMW’s biggest-ever SUV, it’s one of the biggest in the segment since it’s longer, wider and taller than a Range Rover.
The longer wheelbase allows BMW to add a third row of seats as standard — unique in the BMW lineup. The Bavarians promise the electronically controlled rear seats are full size, enhanced with armrests, cup holders and USB ports.
BMW will launch four versions of the X7 — 40i, 50i, 30d and M50d. For America, there will only be two X7 variants and powertrains; the BMW X7 xDrive40i, which will pack BMW’s famous B58 3.0 liter turbocharged inline-six, making 335 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque and getting from 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds; and a BMW X7 xDrive50i, which will pack a 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8, making 456 hp and 479 lb-ft while hitting 60 mph in 5.2 seconds.
Europe will get those engines as well but will also get two new diesel options; the BMW X7 xDrive30d, which will get a 3.0 liter turbocharged I6 diesel engine that makes 256 hp; and a BMW X7 M50d, which will get a quad-turbocharged I6 diesel making 400 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque.
The luxury theme is present inside, with a three-part panoramic glass roof, crystal-look glass controls, wood-grain trim pieces and multimedia screens aplenty for front and rear seat passengers.
As expected in a high-end SUV, driver assistance systems are featured including active cruise control, steering and lane control assist, lane change warning, lane departure warning, lane keeping assistant with side collision protection, evasion aid, cross traffic alert, priority warning and wrong-way warning.
Here are some videos of the new BMW X7: