What would happen if you took the grace & composure of the BMW 7 Series and built an SUV with the same attention to detail? That is exactly what has happened, as the X7 was announced in a press release this morning. It has been under development at BMW USA’s plant in Spartanburg, SC, and they were forced to upgrade the assembly line to accommodate its unprecedented size.
The new “Sport Activity Vehicle” is the largest X Series to-date, with a length of 203″ with a 122″ wheelbase. Three rows of powered seats allow for 74 cubic feet of storage when folded. Fully-optioned examples will arrive with 5-Zone climate control, ambient fragrance A/C, and a panoramic roof. Air suspension is standard, and active sway bars are a nice option to have. Three engine options were briefly mentioned, but horsepower and torque figures will be released as production nears. Expect to see the X7 at your dealer around March, so stay with us for all of your BMW updates.