Frankfurt Auto Show: BMW's largest SUV to date - The X7

Frankfurt Auto Show: BMW's largest SUV to date - The X7”

German carmaker BMW has unveiled the BMW X7 iPerformance SUV concept at the ongoing 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Now, with the X7 SUV concept, the grille is at its largest, signifying a new flagship SUV slotting in above the X5 as a uber-luxury model for those who want more elevation than the 7-series sedan.

BMW is trying to signify how imposing the new X7 is and seems to be doing so in nearly a Rolls Royce sort of way. With a third row as an option, the X5 was never really a seven-seater. What's interesting is that it looks similar to the design language used on the BMW 8 Series Concept.

In terms of design, the BMW X7 is quite a departure from any of the current design language used on production models. The exterior is big, bold and brash, with sharp lines and massive features.

At the front we have a new look to the kidney grilles - not only are they wider than ever before - but they also feature mesh inside rather than the traditional BMW slats. Whether this will be toned down for the actual X7 remains to be seen, but just as BMW-owned Rolls billed the Phantom a "dominant symbol of wealth", so the Concept X7 "projects the exclusive experience available inside the auto confidently to the outside world".

The concept is packed with luxury tech - panoramic roof, dynamic lighting, leather and new-age materials - and the production version is expected to retain most of it. Expect the production-ready BMW X7 to have seven-seats as-standard, with the option for six, single seats like the Concept.

The new SUV that will be derived from the X7 iPerformance concept will be revealed sometime early in 2018 and will be available for sale by the middle of 2018 in European markets. You can see the charge port on the front, driver's side fender, showing off that this auto is, indeed a hybrid. This will enable it to travel in electric-only mode for petrol-free commutes, with the conventional engine joining in the fray and helping take care of longer journeys.

One aspect that's likely to make it into production is the Concept X7's petrol-electric iPerformance hybrid powertrain. BMW has fitted the Concept X7 with 23-inch alloy wheels.

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