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BMW X7 Spied In India; Likely To Launch In January

BMW’s flagship SUV sports a gaping grille and seven seats!

BMW X7 Spied In India; Likely To Launch In January
BMW X7 Spied In India; Likely To Launch In January
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2018-12-31T20:16:01+05:30

After showcasing its flagship SUV, the X7, at the 2018 LA Auto Show, BMW is now gearing up to launch it here in India. The seven-seater ‘SAV’ (BMW speak for SUV) was recently spied wearing a light camouflage somewhere near Chennai. Hence, it’s highly likely that it could be launched in early January.

BMW's first ever seven-seater takes the company's X-series design philosophy and expands them to accommodate three rows of seats and a host of high-end technology. And it commands quite a bit of road presence too with its 3105mm wheelbase, which makes it even larger than the Land Rover Discovery and the Mercedes-Benz GLS. At the front, there’s a taller and more square-shaped rendition of BMW's iconic kidney grille. Accompanying it are sleek LED headlamps which come standard across all variants. The rear houses sleek LED tail lights and a split tailgate for easier access to the boot.

Unlike the X5, the upcoming X7 is a proper people hauler. It even comes with the option of captain seats or a bench for the middle row. What’s more, all seats get armrests, cupholders, USB ports and electric adjustability. Quite impressive, eh?

Creature comforts include a four-zone automatic climate control, ambient lighting and a panoramic glass roof as standard. Splash some cash and you can get a five-zone automatic climate control, ambient air package, panorama glass roof sky lounge, glass covered controls, a Bowers & Wilkins diamond surround sound system and rear-seat entertainment package. Not to forget, all this comes with a large 12.3-inch twin screen panels at the front. 

The BMW X7 is offered with four different engine options - two diesel (M50d & xDrive 30d) and two petrol (xDrive 40i and xDrive 50i). While the inline-six petrol churns out 335PS of power, the 4.4-litre turbocharged, twin-turbo V8 makes 456PS. Among the diesel offering, the 3.0-litre motor makes 256PS of power while its gruntier sibling makes 400PS. The above-mentioned powertrains come mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, with all-wheel drive as standard.

As mentioned earlier, we expect BMW to bring the X7 in January 2019. Considering the overall package, don't be surprised to see it cross the Rs 1 crore mark. When launched, it'll go up against the Land Rover Discovery, Mercedes GLS  and the Volvo XC90


Source: zigwheels.com

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