German luxury automaker BMW has announced the official date of launch for the upcoming X7 in India. The premium vehicle is all set to be launched on 31st January 2019. This will be the brand’s first seven-seater luxury SUV and the manufacturer is bringing its top- of- the- line M50d variant first, while the other trim levels will be introduced around September 2019.
The upcoming BMW X7 measures 5,151 mm in length, 2,000 mm in width and 1,805 mm in height. The huge dimension makes the SUV biggest among other competitors. In terms of design and features, the exterior of the 2019 X7 comes inspired by both the X5 SUV and the 7- Series sedan. The huge kidney grille and BMW’s new design headlamps with laser lighting make the front look striking, while the sides get massive wheels and the rear offers the look based on the 7- Series sedan.
At the interior, the upcoming luxurious SUV get features from the X5. The list includes a multi- layered dashboard housing a standard 12.3- inch touchscreen infotainment display and a completely digital instrument panel. Apart from these, the standard kit is expected to include four- zone climate control system, soft- close doors, a three- piece glass sunroof, a park assistant function with a reversing camera and a reclining function for all three rows. The three- row SUV offers seats for seven people as standard with conventional second- row bench seat configuration. However, customers can go for individual middle row seats alternatively, reducing the capacity to six people. When all the seats are in use, 326 litres of load capacity is available, while folding down the backrests of the second- and third- row seats increases this capacity figure to 2,120 litres.
Under the hood, the international version of the BMW will sell the X7 in four mechanical configurations at launch, with 8- speed Steptronic transmission and xDrive AWD system as standard. In India, the SUV will be available with the 3.0- litre inline six- cylinder diesel engine that produces 400 bhp and a colossal 760 Nm of torque with the top- spec X7 M50d. Other engine options that come with this SUV include 3.0- litre six- cylinder petrol which produces 360 bhp, 3.0- litre six- cylinder Diesel engine with 265 bhp and will come in the xDrive30d for the diesel and xDrive40i for the petrol variant. All the variants will come with an eight- speed transmission and with four- wheel drive as standard. The car is also expected to get an off- road package and four other driving modes on offer.
The automaker plans to localize the production of X7 SUV in order to keep the pricing lower. Positioned above the BMW X5, the new X7 was unveiled at 2018 Los Angeles Motor Show in November. We can expect the BMW X7 price to be around Rs 1.6 crore (ex- showroom). When launched, the 2019 BMW X7 will take against the likes of the Land Rover Discovery and the Mercedes-Benz GLS n the segment. Stay tuned to V3cras.com for further updates on the upcoming 2019 BMW X7 in India.