From 14 to 24 September, 2017, the Frankfurt Motor Show is being held. Great attention is drawn to the information that the visitors of this event will be able to see the BMW X7 iPerformance Concept. Namely, this concept is the announcement of the future, long-awaited 2019 BMW X7 SUV. Before official promotions in Frankfurt, BMW displays this concept, on September 8, via an online presentation. According to the announcements from the company, the serial model arrives in 2018, as 2019 MY.
Since the 2019 BMW X7, it is conceived as a rival Mercedes-Benz GLS, Range Rover and Cadillac Escalade models. The company emphasizes that this is the most luxurious model in the range. Some people dare say that the X7 will be more luxurious than the 7 Series. This SUV will offer several different versions. The 5-seat and 7-seater versions, as well as the ultra-luxury version with a 4-passenger seat, are in the 2 + 2 configuration. In the end, it is not excluded that the Bavarians will offer a version with the “M” label.
BMW X7 iPerformance Concept
As we mentioned, the concept will have an online presentation on 8 September 2017, while the general public will be able to see him a week later at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Between these two dates, a presentation for journalists will also be held on September 12, also in Frankfurt.
Available photos of the concept, revealing some details of the appearance of the vehicle. Already at first glance, there are noticeable front “kidneys”, large wheels, as well as glass panoramic roof. Photos also reveal the interesting interior of the concept. The BMW X7 iPerformance has a luxurious interior. Interior features bright accents, leather seats (two-color), an interesting design and shaped steering wheel, a digital instrument panel, and an iDrive infotainment system.
Some details about the drive system of this concept are known, but not completely. Some information points to a plug-in hybrid drive, which is seen on the BMW 740e iPerformance model. It combines a 4-cylinder turbo engine, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. On the other hand, there are indications that this concept under the hood hides the drive train on the hydrogen fuel cell. This makes sense, because the BMW company had the indication to “borrow” such a system from the Toyota company.
2019 BMW X7 Specs
Serial model arrives 2018. The vehicle will be made on the BMW 7 Series platform and is developed under the code designation G07. The production of the X7 SUV is entrusted to the Spartanburg SpA in the United States. According to the available data, the 2019 BMW X7 will be made in 45,000 copies on an annual basis.
Previously known information indicates that the goal of the company is the lower weight of the vehicle. In this context, modern and lightweight materials for the manufacture of vehicles, such as aluminum, magnesium and carbon fibers, are mentioned. The length of the vehicle is about 5,250 mm, and a great comfort and outstanding luggage space should be emphasized.
As for the engine supply, some information has already appeared. The X7 will offer a 3.0-liter TwinPower turbo 6-cylinder petrol engine, a 4.4-liter twin turbo V8 petrol engine and a 6.6-liter twin turbo V12 engine. In addition to these petrol engines, a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder turbo diesel unit is also expected.
The offer should be found and the version of the Plug-In Hybrid powertrain. This hybrid system will be a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. Finally, the 2019 BMW X7 M version of the model is announced. This model will have a 4.4-liter V8 twin Turbo engine with more than 600 horsepower.
It is emphasized that all versions of the model will have standard xDrive drive system, 8-speed automatic transmission, as well as LED-laser headlights.
As a top-model in the X7 lineup, an ultra-luxury version of the model is mentioned. This BMW X7 offers seats for only four passengers, with a luxurious rear seat for two rear passengers. There is also an entertainment system for the rear, as well as individual rear seats with heating, ventilation and massage function.
As the target market for the 2019 BMW X7, the company lists the US market as well as the markets of China and Russia. According to some, unofficial, price estimates for the basic version of the model will not be less than 130,000 €.