BMW X7 First Look Review: Keeping It In the Family

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It is due to go on sale from February and is expected to make its global debut at the LA motor show next month.

BMW has unveiled the 2019 BMW X7 SUV, the new flagship crossover from the German automaker.

Visually, the X7 has changed very little from the X7 iPerformance concept auto revealed in 2017.

The 2019 X7 has the largest grille we have seen on all BMW models.

Esthetically, anyone familiar with the brand's usual visual cues won't have any trouble recognizing the X7, big as it may be.

The X7 comes with seven seats as standard, and unlike the latest X5, whose rearmost seats are best reserved for teenagers or small adults, the X7's should be spacious enough to be comfortable for long journeys.

The largest BMW X model is 5,151 millimetres long, 2,000 millimetres wide and 1,805 millimetres tall, and has a wheelbase of 3,105 millimetres. That said, the cabin layout and design are more in line with the new X5 as there two 12.3-inch displays - one works as an instrument cluster, while the other is for the infotainment system.

Standard kit on all variants includes four-zone automatic AC, soft-close doors, a three-piece glass sunroof and front and rear parking sensors with a reversing camera. The middle row can be specified with two individual comfort seats as an option.

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Boot capacity stands at 326 litres with all seven seats in place, but can be expanded to 740 litres with the two rearmost seats folded into the boot floor.

The company's first proper seven-seater will start rolling out of its SC plant early next year, offering a choice of two petrol engines and even an optional off-road package. Well, at launch (across the world) the range of engines available will include a 340 kW/650 N.m 4,4-litre V8 in the X7 xDrive50i, a 3,0-litre six-cylinder in-line petrol unit worth 250 kW/450 N.m in the X7 xDrive40i and a pair of 3,0-litre six-cylinder in-line diesels with outputs of 195 kW/620 N.m in the X7 xDrive30d and 294 kW/760 N.m in the X7 M50d.

At the business end of things, BMW will have four engine options from launch.

The performance leader of the initial line-up is the X7 M50d. The M50d will be powered by a 3.0 L quad-turbo diesel engine with 395 hp and 760 Nm. This is sufficient to propel BMW's largest SUV from 0-100kph in a claimed 5.4secs and on to a limited top speed of 250kph.

To push it down the road you can equip an X7 with a straight-six or a V8; both options come with an eight-speed Steptronic automatic and all-wheel-drive.

While most likely to be found in your local gated community, the X7 is capable of getting dirt in its treads when fitted with an optional off-road package, which enables xSand, xGravel, xRocks and xSnow driving modes.

Suspension duties are handled by fully independent dual wishbones at the front and a five-link setup at the back.

This balancing act, the Bavaria with a complex technology package: you build a progressive steering system and an electronically controlled limited-slip differential, there is the steering rear axle and anti-roll stabilisation.

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