BMW will begin mass production of the X7 SUV at the end of the year

BMW will begin mass production of the X7 SUV at the end of the year

March 21, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

The car will differ from the junior BMW crossovers in the first place by a three-row saloon, which can accommodate six people – two in each row

The company BMW will begin production of a large crossover X7 at the end of this year. This was told by the chairman of the board of directors of the Bavarian brand Harald Kruger during the annual report conference in Munich.

The car will be assembled at the American BMW plant in South Carolina, where X3, X4, X5 and X6 are already produced for local and many export markets. Since the announcement of the crossover, the Germans have begun to modernize the plant, which will invest only about 1 billion dollars.

The main competitors are the newcomers Range Rover, Mercedes-Benz GLS, Audi Q7 and Cadillac Escalade. Bavarians intend to sell for 45 thousand BMW X7. As previously reported, the prices for the car can be about 130 thousand euros.

The novelty will receive a design in the style of the prototype Concept X7 iPerformance, which was presented at last year’s motor show in Frankfurt. The car will differ from the younger BMW crossovers (X5 and X6) primarily with a three-row saloon, which can accommodate six people – two in each row.

A large crossover will be built on the modular architecture of CLAR, debuting on the flagship sedan 7-Series of the new generation. With the same model, the X7 will have common diesel and gasoline engines, including the most powerful in the V12 lineup. Precisely, there will be a hybrid modification with a power plant from X5 xDrive40e with a total output of 313 horsepower. The all-wheel drive transmission is a habitual xDrive of the last generation.