The BMW German based luxury automaker has recently announced that the future of the X7 has been already decided, while ruling out any chances concerning the launching an i8 Spyder or the 7-Series derivatives.
First, the BMW manufacturer will soon launch the X7 model, that would stand right above the X5 model and will not be based on the 7-Series flagship sedan.
But the future BMW X7 will be standing on the platform also shared by the future 5-Series, competing thus against the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and the new Range Rover.
The BMW X7 will be wider enough for seven passengers and will be launched on the market in late 2017 or early 2018 and will be introduced as the 2018 X7 model.
Secondly, the carmaker also stated that the i8 Spyder and the 7-Series with its derivatives will not be manufactured, the way its rival Mercedes-Benz did with the fresh S-Class.
The reason for not introducing the new i8 Spyder remains unknown, while in case of the 7-Series, the company does not want to launch other versions “outside of standard and long-wheelbase” versions.