This is not any kind of the 2019 BMW X7 testing prototype, nor the production version of the vehicle. No, this time, we’ve got several patent images which reveal the exact exterior design of the upcoming full-size SUV and hint at the imminent arrival. According to the newest reports, the Bavarian carmaker picked the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show as the most suitable place for the official debut. How come and why not the 2018 Frankfurt Motor Show? Well, this is the full-size luxury SUV and as such it will be very interesting to the North American public.
In any case, wherever it arrives the 2019 BMW X7 will definitely be one big start, so to say. The production version is going to look almost the same as the attractive concept version that had been introduced last year. The images reveal a mighty exterior design with an awesome front end that gets a large, perhaps oversized kidney grille and a pair of slim headlights. The air intakes in the corners maybe not as big as concept’s, but they will be able to suck enough air to cool off every available engine. The roof image reveals a big panoramic glass roof and a smaller sunroof above the third row. The rooflines appear to be pretty flat, so the 2019 X7 looks more serious and elegant from the X5. In the rear, the SUV features an interesting hatch with gorgeous taillights and a pair of exhaust tips which have been divided with a skid plate.
The production version of the SUV will maintain concept’s dimensions. With 118.5 inches between wheels and 197.2 inches of length, the full-sizer provides plenty of room for three row of seating. Plus, the profile of the vehicle reveals quite long rear doors which will enable an easy entry and exit from the third row. The cabin will definitely be made of the best quality materials and fitted with the fully-digital instrument cluster. Tech-wise, the 2019 BMW X7 will probably mirror the new 7-Series.
The large SUV will ride on a reworked version of CLAR architecture. The platform includes lightweight materials which will make the X7 light enough to cope with rivals’ performance numbers, as well as almost the countless number of combinations under the hood.
Some of the combinations will include plug-in hybrid options and even a totally electric model sometime later. Still, the 2019 BMW X7 will arrive at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show strictly with gasoline engines. The base model will rely on a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine with 335 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. The manufacturer may add one more six-cylinder mill beneath the hood. This would be the quad-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine developing 394 hp and 560 lb-ft. The SUV will have a couple of V8s, too. A 4.4-liter twin-turbo will be able to deliver 456 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque, while the amazing M850i’s V8 engine should be in charge for the topping model and will produce 522 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of twist.
Stay tuned for updates.