The all-new BMW X7 is ready to make the official debut. However, the carmaker will won’t introduce the three-row SUV before the 2018 Frankfurt Motor Show for sure. Now, since the job is done, the Bavarian car manufacturer started testing something similar, yet better. Yes, it’s a long-time rumored 2019 BMW X7 M50i and yes you are looking at the prototype while it’s checking its powerful mill around the Nurburgring.
Like the new generation X5 M performance, the 2019 BMW X7 M50i will also use an updated version of the twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The unit will reportedly deliver 600+ horsepower, which will power all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Of course, the high-performance SUV won’t get the larger engine only. No, the car manufacturer is also preparing a special suspension, which will push the topper closer to the ground. In addition, the front bumper will likely get big air intakes, while the rear bumper should feature up to four exhaust pipes. Although the prototype isn’t suggesting that, the production model will use larger wheels with a special braking system. Of course, the flagship SUV will receive a special treatment inside as well.
Like we said, the 2019 BMW X7 M50i won’t be introduced this year in Frankfurt. No, the carmaker is saving this hot SUV for the 2018 Geneva auto show.