The BMW X7

November 7th, 2018 by

 A glance

– The BMW X7 is the BMW X family’s new range-topper. Fourth
BMW SAV/SAC premiere in 2018, following the X2, X4 and X5.
– World premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show (30 November to
9 December 2018). Market launch in March 2019.
– Exterior with exceptional road presence, high-end interior with
sophisticated workmanship and very generous amount of space.
– The BMW X7 is 5.15 metres long, comes with seven seats as
standard, luggage capacity up to 2,120 litres, largest X model.
– Market launch with four engines: BMW X7 xDrive30d,
X7 xDriveM50d, X7 xDrive40i and X7 xDrive50i (not EU28).
– Exceptional ride and seating comfort, two-axle air suspension as
standard, four different off-road modes.
– Comprehensive standard equipment: 20-inch light alloy wheels,
sport steering wheel, sport seats, panoramic roof, four-zone air
conditioning.
– Very comfortable access to the third seat row, quick seat and
backrest adjustment from the driver’s seat.

The BMW X7 expands the BMW product offensive in the luxury
class.
The 1999 launch of the BMW X5, the first Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) on the market,
started a veritable boom for this type of vehicle that was to spread across all vehicle
classes: from the compact BMW X1 to the BMW X5. To date, BMW has sold over
six million BMW X models in total, Sports Activity Coupés (SAC) included. The X7 sees
BMW expanding its product portfolio into the class of large, particularly luxurious SUV
models. In so doing, it will attract new customers to the brand. The BMW X7 will thus
compete in a segment that is experiencing strong growth. Currently, the segment is
dominated by the Range Rover and its long-wheelbase (LWB) variant, along with the
Mercedes-Benz GLS and the massive Cadillac Escalade. These luxury off-roaders are
particularly popular with wealthy customers in the US and Canada, China, Russia and the
Middle East.

Exterior: new luxury liner with exceptional looks.
The BMW X7 is the 7 Series among the BMW X models, an SAV that combines an
exceptionally luxurious appearance with superb abilities as a leisure and family vehicle. As
the new range-topper in the X family, it raises the profile of BMW as a luxury brand. This
commitment is immediately obvious from the car’s impressive visual presence. The
imposing front with the massive upright kidney grille, the tall rear, substantial ride height,
spacious dimensions and sophisticated proportions result in a car that has a unique stature
within the BMW model range, with a design that is also clearly different from the BMW X5.

Sophisticated interior, with a wide range of exclusive equipment
details.

The interior of the BMW X7 features a cockpit marked by typical BMW driver orientation
and the high seating position with very good all-round visibility that is characteristic of X
models in general. Equipment includes a sport steering wheel, sport seats and a choice of
materials that meet the highest expectations in the luxury segment. The instrument panel is
divided into several horizontal layers and fully upholstered in leather, visually maximising the
interior’s width. An exclusive option is “Crafted Clarity”: this adds handmade, diamond-cut
glass trim elements to the gear selector, volume control, Start/Stop button and iDrive
Controller.

BMW Live Cockpit

The BMW Live Cockpit Professional with BMW Operating System 7.0, included as
standard in the BMW X7, ensures effortless control of vehicle functions. It combines the
fully digital, user-configurable 12.3-inch instrument cluster with an equally large central
Control Display with touchscreen functionality and a state-of-the-art user interface.
Together with the optional BMW Head-Up Display, this means that drivers now find all the
most important information in their normal field of vision as they look at the road ahead.
The ability to display functions like navigation maps in the instrument cluster means that
the Control Display can take on an even greater amount of extended vehicle and
infotainment functions.
Depending on personal preferences, certain driving functions can be controlled in a number
of different ways: in addition to the touchscreen display and the iDrive Touch Controller, the
BMW X7 also comes with the voice-controlled BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant as
standard. This digital assistant understands natural speech, performs many functions and
answers questions about the vehicle (Product News 19/2018). BMW Gesture Control is
available as another option and now recognizes and responds to seven different hand
movements.

Highly advanced driver assistance and connectivity.

In addition to these innovative chassis control systems, BMW X7 drivers can also select
from a comprehensive range of optional driver assistance systems with BMW Personal
CoPilot technologies offering pleasant support in many situations. These include the
Parking Assistant Plus, with automatic manoeuvring in and out of parallel parking spaces,
Reversing Assistant, Surround View and Remote 3D. The features of the optional Driving
Assistant Professional are especially comprehensive. They include, for example, ACC with
Stop and Go function, the Steering and Lane Control Assistant incl. Traffic Jam Assist
(supports drivers in motorway stop-and-go traffic at speeds up to 60 km/h without requiring
them to actively steer the car), Cross-Traffic Alert, Evasion Aid, Emergency Stop Assistant,
Intersection Assistant including braking when the driver fails to notice that other road users
have priority and the Narrow Road Section Assistant – especially helpful in a vehicle of this
size

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