Rumors of a BMW X7 is nothing new. There have been speculations going all the way back from 2011. However, those rumors can now be confirmed after spy shots surfaced of a test mule being driven on a road near Munich, Germany.
The BMW X7 is a three-row SUV. From what can be seen in the pic, the vehicle appears more or less a stretched version of the 2017 BMW X5. The car is almost completely camouflaged, so not much other details can be made out. However, most people believe the front-end styling will mimic that of the BMW 7 series. There may also be some styling cues taken from the BMW X2. The photos do reveal slightly longer rear doors than the BMW X5. The rear overhang has also been extended a bit.
The BMW X7 is also expected to utilize the same rear-wheel drive platform for the BMW 7 series. The latter currently uses the Cluster Architecture platform, which is expected to eventually underpin the entire BMW lineup except for models below the BMW 3 series. The Cluster Architecture platform is also built in a way that accommodates a hybrid plug-in engine and components. In fact, do not be surprised if you see a BMW eDrive X7 later down the line.
Even though the spy shots were taken in Germany, the BMW X7 is expected to be built at the BMW plant in South Carolina, the very plant that makes all of the German automaker's crossovers.
You can stop by BMW of Asheville today and look up the current BMW X5, which is the closest model to the upcoming BMW X7. Speak with our North Carolina BMW dealers to learn more about the latest BMW news.