After years of waiting, the Bavarian carmaker has finally entered the segment of full-size SUVs. The new model has been presented few months ago at the LA Auto Show and latest reports suggest it will hit the market this March. Both experts and crowd have huge expectations from this model. We count on a large, super-luxurious vehicle, which will also feature plenty of power and deliver astonishing performances. At this point, pretty much everything is known about the upcoming models. Judging on the info we have, this should be an amazing vehicle.
- Stylish exterior
- Lots of standard equipment
- Comfortable ride
- Powerful engines
- Not particularly capable
- Tough competition
The 2020 BMW X7 will be a full-size SUV. Of course, it will ride on a modern unibody platform, unlike most models in this class. Probably the only true rival will be Mercedes GLS. The new X7 features 1-inch longer wheelbase compared to the GLS, but it is still smaller than body-on-frame SUVs. For comparison, the Navigator features a wheelbase longer for about 7 inches. Of course, the 2020 BMW X7 won’t be designed for some spectacular off-road capabilities. Moreover, it is all about comfort, so air suspension on both axles is no wonder at all. In terms of the styling, the new model takes a lot of inspiration from the recent X7 performance concept. Still, it comes with a little bit more conventional approach, so parts like headlights and the famous kidney grille are still closer to the new X5.
Considering its size, the 2020 BMW X7 is expected to offer plenty of space and overall comfort. Three rows of seating will be standard, while a max capacity will go up to 7 passengers. Higher trims will offer second-row captain’s chairs, which would reduce capacity to six. In terms of the dashboard design, expect the same approach we can see in the 7 Series sedan and recently redesigned X5 mid-size crossovers. This means familiar dashboard lines, spiced up with a bunch of interesting details. Count on two larger 12.3-inch screens, one on the instrument cluster and on other on the center stack, which will be touch-sensitive.
The initial version will come with two engines in the offer. Base 2020 BMW X7 models will feature a well-known 3.0-liter inline-six engine, which is good for about 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. Higher trims will be equipped with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 unit, which is good for about 455 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. Soon after, we should see an M-badged version as well, though specs are still unknown.
2020 BMW X7 Release Date and Price
The 2020 BMW X7 will hit the market in a couple of months. Base models should go around $75,000.