If you have not noticed it, there’s a SUV boom right now, and models that have been around for a long time are finally being turned into production. If so, the BMW X7, which is expected to start at the end of 2018 as a model of 2019, finally finished first in the SUV range in Munich, was detected in testing in Germany. The 2019 Bmw X7 has now passed the stage of the mule, so what you see above is the camouflaged exterior of reality, which gives a good idea of the dimensions and profile, if not the design details.
Looking at the prototypes, there are no surprises in design. The 2019 Bmw X7 looks like a stretched version of prototypes already seen for the next generation BMW X5, although more muscular, especially around the front end. Note that the grid and lights are test units and should be replaced on more advanced prototypes. The X7 platform is BMW’s flexible CLAR design, a modular platform that will eventually support most 3-Series builders models. It debuted in series 7 of 2016 and appeared in series 5 2017. Lightweight construction is at the heart of the CLAR platform, with exotic materials, including carbon fiber reinforced plastic. For the first time since the start of its test, the X7 has shown its installed production lights, showing LED / laser headlights and all LED taillights that adorn the final version of the car.
The X7 is on track to debut in 2019 using an extended version of the platform that underlies BMW X5 and X6. BMWBlog reports that the model will likely be powered by TwinPower six-cylinder base engines, although the V8 and V12 engines are also present on the menu. That V12 and the X7 platform, by the way, will be shared with the Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV that will also begin at the same time. BMW will also offer a plug-in hybrid version to soften the remorse of environmentally conscious buyers on the purchase of a three-row SUV.
Production will take place at the BMW plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The automaker has confirmed that the vehicle will go on sale in 2018, which means we are likely to see it arrive as a 2019 model.