BMW hasn’t been shy about teasing its upcoming X7 — the next step in larger luxury SUVs. Now the teasing is over, and the X7 is for real, for real. No games; no take-backsies.
The 2019 BMW X7 will hit showrooms boasting a relatively straightforward look for a Bimmer SUV. The X7 will gain the newest take on BMW’s headlight styling — as seen on the new 3 Series — as they will go to to grill and feature new LED signature lighting. Unlike the 3 Series, though, the X7’s headlights will be thinner and wider, which combine with the super-sized kidney grille to widen the front end. Not that it needs any widening as the X7 is already massive at 203.3 inches long, 78.7 inches wide, and 71.1 inches tall. On top of its huge body, the X7’s 8.7 inches of ground clearance allow it to handle more than just light off-road duty.
Inside, the 2019 BMW X7 is as luxurious as anyone would expect. On top of being covered in premium materials, tech and more, the BMW X7’s cabin is roomy. Even your rear passenger will feel coddled with its adult-friendly third row and a sliding second row to accommodate taller passengers. And the driver can control the second row’s sliding function with a switch on the door panel.
With all this space comes the need for heating and cooling, and the X7 will deliver with standard four-zone climate control. Cargo gets the luxury treatment too with up to 48.6 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats up and 90.4 cubes with both rows folded.
Under its hood, the base X7 xDrive40i will feature a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder with 335 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. The xDrive50i upgrades to a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 with 456 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. These engines pair with the same eight-speed automatic transmission and sprint their respective models to 60 mph in 5.8 and 5.2 seconds.
Safety is key too, and the X7 will deliver with tons of standard driver-assist features, including blind-spot detection, lane-departure warning, rear-collision warning, forward-collision warning with pedestrian warning, automatic emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, and speed-limit information. The xDrive50i pushes safety further with a top-view camera, panorama view, 3-D view, a head-up display, lane-keep assist, extended traffic-jam assist.
The X7 will hit showrooms in March 2019. The xDrive40i model will start from $73,900, and the xDrive50i will base from $92,600.