BMW automaker has confirmed that it is releasing an all new X7 model in the year 2018. Rumors about its release began over 15 years ago, but the automaker was not ready to make this rumor a reality. However, despite the current state of rising fuel costs, BMW has decided to finally produce this model to try and satisfy the huge market’s desire for medium-to-large SUV’s. The 2018 BMW X7 series details are quite scanty. However, based on this model’s category, it is expected to be an ultra luxurious sports utility vehicle with features equitable to a 7 Series sedan.
2018 BMW X7: Redesign Exteiror and Interior
2018 BMW X7 will be offered with the third row configuration to enable it to compete with other models in its segment. It is rumored to share the same platform with the current X5 and the upcoming X6, but for the X7, the wheelbase will be larger. This upcoming model is expected to feature immense technology never experience before in BMW X series cars. This technology begins with plenty of driving assistance and safety features, and a multitude of luxurious gadgets in its cabin. The new 2018 BMW X7 is said to come in a more modern exterior design. It is expected to have a larger than usual kidney grille, a huge front bumper with large air intakes and an elegant appearance at it side. Owing to extensive use of aluminum and high strength steel in assembling this new SUV, its weight will almost be the same with that of the current X5. In fact, sources claim that it will be 150 kg’s lighter that the presently launched BMW X5. Other quality light weight materials like carbon fiber and magnesium are expected to be used as well.
The new SUV is said to be built at the Spartanburg Plant in South Carolina, U.S.A, alongside its siblings the X3, X4, X5 and X6. Inside, it will be quite spacious with highly luxurious equipments since this is the automaker’s main design point.
2018 BMW X7: Engine Specs
For the U.S market, the 2018 BMW X7 series will be available with the turbocharged inline six and the V8 gasoline power units. The most likely engine is a 3.0 liter six cylinder and the 4.8 liter V8 generating about 555 horsepower. Other than these engines, a straight-six diesel and a plug in hybrid variant are also highly expected. Furthermore, this new model’s vast parts would also enable the manufacture to offer even more engine options, possibly even a turbocharged four cylinder.
Also, 2018 BMW X7 is expected to get six and eight cylinder power-trains while the Petrol-friendly auto markets will enjoy a 400 bhp X7 45i and a 500 bhp X7 55i. Diesel friendly markets will not be left alone, as they will benefit from a four cylinder turbocharged engine. As for transmission, there will be a nine speed gearbox which will help in reducing fuel consumption. The all wheel drive system will be available as standard while all available engines will be mated to an eight speed automatic transmission.
2018 BMW X7: Release Date, Price, Competitors
2018 BMW X7 will be unveiled sometimes in 2017 as a 2018 year model. The expected price ranges from $60,000 and above. As for its main rivals, they include Audi Q7, Cadillac Escalade, Lexus LX 570, Lincoln Navigator, Mercedes Benz GL-Class, Toyota Land Cruiser, Infiniti QX80 and Land Rover Range Rover among others.