Little detail is yet known about the flagship BMW SUV, save for the fact that it would be built in the US and also possibly massively oriented towards America’s growing market of large SUVs.
BMW has today a big SUV line-up: X1, X3, X4, X5 and X6. Save for the first, all other 4×4 oriented models are built only in the Spartanburg, US plant – which has over the years become BMW’s center for X vehicles excellence.
Norbert Reithofer, BMW’s Chairman of the Board of Management, back in March also announced a new addition to the SUV lineup – the X7 model designed to compete at the top of the “food chain.”
“With the BMW X7, we are developing another, larger X model, which we will produce at our U.S. plant for our world markets – once again underscoring our commitment to the US,” he commented during the launch of the X4 model.
Of course, so far details are close to none, but we can expect the new X7 to slot in the 5 meters or above length range, with engine options like the outstanding 3.0-litre triple turbo diesel that churns out 381 hp and wears the M 50d moniker. The standard 3.0-lier diesel should also be offered, alongside the flagship 4.4-litre V8 among gasoline options.