2020 BMW X7 Model of great luxury, this monumental vehicle crowns the range of SUVs of the Munich manufacturer and comes to hunt on the grounds of the Range Rover and the Mercedes GLS.
BMW’s offensive in the high end is taking a new turn with the arrival in March of the 2020 BMW X7, an XXL SUV designed to compete with the Audi Q7, Mercedes GLS and Range Rover LWB (long chassis). With a length of 5.15 meters including 3.10 meters just for the wheelbase, the X7 exceeds a Series 7 by nearly 60 mm! The Mercedes GLS is also beaten by 20 mm in length. As for the Audi Q7, it is almost a dwarf with its 5.05 m. Add a width of 2 meters and a height of 1.80 m and you will have the impression to evolve in another dimension. It is so true that the lines betray a clear evolution of the style deflowered by the concept of the Frankfurt show of 2017.
The most visible feature of this revolution that is brooding in the Munich style office and which we could have a glimpse with the Vision Next concept unveiled last September, the grille in double bean becomes very massive and gains height. To be honest, it’s the biggest ever sported by a BMW.
Close to the 2020 BMW X7 concept, the production car keeps the work on the flanks as well as the imposing glass surface that brings this recreational vehicle closer to a minivan. The resemblance stops there. Set on standard 20-inch wheels, but up to 22 inches in size, the X7 makes a strong impression. It adds a piercing look based on light emitting diode headlights that can be optionally coupled to laser headlamps with a range of up to 600 meters. By opting for the M Sport version or the Individual personalization program, the X7 still wins in exclusivity.
2020 BMW X7 Interior & Trunk Capacity
The spacious interior is a model of refinement. It can accommodate seven standard people in three rows. Two individual seats at rank 2 will, however, be offered as an option. In this configuration, the seats guarantee the same comfort as those of the front seats. In all cases, the row 2 slides on a length of 14.5 cm. This helps to improve the leg length of the passengers of rank 3. The seat backs of all the rear seats are modulated by several degrees. And since we are on board BMW’s ultimate luxury, all the adjustments take place electrically.
The manufacturer has decidedly left nothing to chance: adjustments can be made from the driving position. In its 7 seater family vehicle configuration, the 2020 BMW X7 claims a trunk volume of 326 liters. It is certainly not exceptional but no SUV of this type can compete on this level. The Audi Q7 admits 295 liters in 7-seater version. Row 2 and 3 retracted, the loading surface increases to 2,120 liters. In the 5-seater version, the trunk can hold 750 liters of suitcases. To facilitate the loading of bulky and heavy objects, the air suspension with controlled dampers can be lowered by 40 mm with a button and the tailgate deploys in two parts, as on the X5.
Designed to deliver first-class travel experience, the X7 is equipped with advanced air conditioning for every row, cupholders that can keep your beverage at the right temperature, and three panoramic glass roofs that flood the interior. from light. The leather upholstery adopts an embossing, symbol of luxury models.
The dashboard is that of the 2020 BMW X5 but is covered with a Merino full-grain leather and the inserts mimic the marble. Fully digital instrumentation abandons round counters. The driver finds himself facing him two half octagons for the tachometer and the tachometer. More and more connected, this SUV will give access to new services.
2020 BMW X7 Engine Specs, Hybrid, Performance & Fuel Economy
Produced in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the X7 will be offered in Europe with three engines, the 4.4-liter V8 turbo is not available at home. The entry-level version will be the 2020 BMW X7 30d powered by the 6-cylinder inline 3-liter diesel of 265 hp. It has a standard consumption of 6.5 l / 100 km, which is equivalent to CO2 emissions of 171 g / km according to the EU6d-TEMP standard. His brother with three turbos, the M50d, displays a power of 400 horsepower and a torque of 760 Nm. Its performance is close to that of a sportswoman with a 0 to 100 km / h shot in 5.4 seconds.
The only gasoline model, the X7 40i, cannot compete. Its 6-cylinder 3-liter turbo claims 340 hp but the 100 km/h is reached in 6.1 seconds. All versions are associated with an 8-speed automatic transmission. A plug-in hybrid version should be released a few months after the launch of the model. The platform borrowed from the X5 has been largely overhauled. Adaptive suspensions allow the height of the body to be varied over an amplitude of 80 mm. The box can be raised by 40 mm to get off the beaten track and lowered by 40 mm to facilitate the loading of the trunk. The agility of this monumental SUV is based on active steering, four-wheel steering, and electric anti-roll bars. An off-road package will also be part of the additional equipment.
The 2020 BMW X7 is equipped with the latest technological refinements and embeds a range of driving aids that bring us a little closer to autonomous driving.
2020 BMW X7 Price
This seventh SUV of the Bavarian brand will be marketed early next spring from 94.400 euros version 3.0d. It will cost 1 900 euros more to access the 40i version. As for the model M50d, it will be available in M Performance version at 120.450 euros.