Anton Andres / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | August 11, 2017 12:17
Upcoming BMW X7 to be shown in concept form next month
It appears that BMW is getting closer to showing their largest crossover yet. Our spies have snapped the 2019 X7 sporting its production lights, as well as slightly less camouflage on the front fascia. According to our spies, the X7 will be shown in concept form next month at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
No longer running with rudimentary headlights, this particular X7 test car shows off the brand's 'Angel Eye' light signature. A closer look also reveals a full LED treatment for the headlights as well. With less camouflage, there is also a clearer look at the grill which appears to follow the 'upside down' kidney of the Concept X2. It also appears that the X7 will have some form of semi-autonomous driving capabilities, as evidenced by the sensor found on the lower air intake.
As reported in the past, the X7 will be riding on the long-wheelbase 7 Series architecture. Also known as the OKL platform, the X7 will have carbon fiber as part of its structure. It is also worth noting that the X7 has longer doors at the rear than at the front. While it is still heavily covered from the side, expect BMW's signature 'Hoffmeister kink' to make an appearance in the final design.
Like the sides, the rear is still wrapped in camouflage but a closer look reveals this test car is running with the production tail lights. While it does not show a lot of details, it appears to use LEDs for both the brake lights and turn signals. It is likely that the X7 will get the BMW signature 'reverse L' tail lights like the ones found in the 7 Series and 5 Series.
Being based on the 7 Series, expect it to come with a variety of turbocharged engines. If one were to base it on the current powertrain range of the 7 Series, the X7 would start with a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline six in both gas and diesel guises. This tester's quad exhaust pipes also hints at a V8 option just like the 7 Series. However, it is yet to be known if the X7 will get a V12 option. Given its positioning in the market, it is likely that there will be no two-wheel drive versions and, instead, get xDrive all-wheel drive as standard.