BMW’s newest edition in the SUV category is their largest yet. The new BMW X7 slots above the very popular X5, and competes directly against the Benz GLS, the Cadillac Escalade, and the Land Rover Range Rover. The X7 joins six other SUVs to complete a crossover lineup that ranges from subcompact to full-size models.
The standard wheelbase will be 20-inch wheels that come with 315/35 R22 Continental Premium SSR tires. You can upgrade to 21-inch or 22-inch varieties, plus the largest kidney grille ever designed for a production BMW. There’s LED lighting in the rear, plus a full set of adaptive LED headlights up front, both as standard. BMW also added longer rear doors, which allow easy access to the extra bench seat in the back. That makes the X5 sport a three row seating arrangement. With 48.6 cubic feet on offer with the rear benches up, and 90.4 cubic feet with them down, there is quite a bit of cargo space inside for all those grocery trips.
Under the hood, a 3.0-liter, turbocharged I-6 engine provides 320 horsepower as well as 330 pound-feet of torque. There is an optional 4.4-liter, twin-turbo, V8 engine that provides 445 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. Wow.
The newest edition to BMW’s SUV lineup is packed full of cutting edge driver assistance technology including:
- Lane Departure Warning
- Speed Limit Information
- Frontal Collision Warning
- City-Speed Automatic Emergency Braking
- Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection
- Blind Spot Warning
- Rear Cross-Traffic Warning
Also as a standard, electroplated interior accents and standard four-zone climate control keep it classy and comfortable. The suspension system will be a two-axle air suspension, with the height of the body adjustable up or down within 3.1-inches total, giving you optimum ride comfort flexibility.