A new report by Motor.es says that the BMW X7 is likely to launch in late 2017 or early 2018. The brand’s range topping SUV has been under development for almost two years under the internal codename F17 and is now known as G07, as per the report.
The new SUV will borrow the suspension and running gear from the new X5 and X6. A rear-wheel drive version could also be offered along with the xDrive version, adds the report. Powertrain choices will include twin-turbocharged V6 and V8 petrol engines, a V12 engine and diesel plug-in hybrid electric. The Audi Q8 rivaling flagship SUV will have three-row seating with seats for seven passengers as per the report; captain seats may be offered optionally, in which case, the seats will reduce to six.
A concept model of the new BMW X7 may be unveiled at a future Chinese motor show, says the report. The luxury SUV will be built at the company’s plant in Spartanburg in South Carolina, USA, which is confirmed by BMW, and according to Motor.es, will be offered with prices starting from €130,000.