The X7 is BMW’s newest (and largest) member of its luxury SUV lineup. The X7 isn’t meant to be a successor or replacement to the X5, and the automaker claims that it’s the most spacious luxury vehicle it has to offer, which is perfect for America’s “insatiable” lust for crossovers and SUVs.
Powering the new X7 is the buyer’s choice of a single-turbo 3.0-liter inline-6 in the xDrive40i or a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 in the xDrive50i. The six-cylinder makes 335 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque, and the V8 makes 456 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. Both are connected to an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. The all-wheel-drive system can send 100 percent of the power to the rear wheels.
Suspension on all X7s is fully independent with dual wishbones at the front and a five-link setup at the back. They’re coupled with air springs that can raise and lower the ride height. It will even lower for easier loading if you wish. BMW also adds some trick handling features with the Dynamic Handling Package, including rear-wheel steering, active roll mitigation, and an adaptive suspension system that uses a forward camera to firm things up for corners and to prepare it for road imperfections.
The 2019 BMW X7 hits dealers this coming March, but BMW will start taking pre-orders this month. Those who take advantage of early ordering, a first for a BMW product, will be able to spec the car as desired and have it be a priority vehicle when production begins.
BMW will begin taking orders on the X7 soon, but be warned; it won’t be cheap. Expect to shell out $73,900 for the xDrive40i or $92,600 for the xDrive50i, plus optional equipment.