The German based automaker BMW is currently considering the development of the X7 luxury crossover once again.

After the financial crisis has began back in 2008, BMW has dropped its plans on developing a full-size SUV to sit above the X5 and the X6 and it has mostly focused on new generations of the models already found in its lineup or even on smaller crossovers, such as the recently unveiled X4. But with emerging markets having a bigger and bigger demand for luxury SUVs, BMW is considering the addition of the X7 to its lineup, which will go on sale against some big names.

If it will indeed hit the market in the nearby future, than the BMW X7 will compete with models such as the Land Rover Range Rover, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, the Cadillac Escalade and the upcoming SUVs from Lamborghini, Maserati and Bentley. The model in question will be riding on a new modular platform which will debut on the next 7-Series generation and rumors are saying that it might be produced in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Some of the underpinnings of the new X7 will probably be shared with the recently announced Rolls-Royce SUV. The engine lineup is said to include a 12-cylinder unit and even a plug-in hybrid.

Source: handelsblatt


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