Later reports stated that BMW carmaker would unveil the long-expected 2019 BMW X7 during the Los Angeles Motor Show, towards the end of November. However, according to recent statements, the model might hit celebrity a bit earlier.
Thanks to Allthecars magazine, we also have the first sketches which reveal the upcoming BMW X7. At a first glimpse, it does kinda look like the new X5, however, it is much bigger and longer, with notable features of its own.
From a visual standpoint, besides the massive grille both models share, the X7 stands out from the crowd with slimmer headlights and not that prominent front bumper with chrome bar extending into the air intakes. The sides of the X7 also come with a chromed lower accent, rather the same seen on the 7-Series Sedan.
Still on the sides, the X7`s profile reveal massive rear doors which improves entry for the third seat row. There is also a flatter roofline and a third quarter window, all revealing the massive size of the model.
Moving to the back, the most standout elements of the new X7 would be the dual exhaust system and the new taillights. More than that, at a closer look, you can also see the traditional panoramic glass roof or the smaller sunroof placed above the third row.
The overall design language is not the only similarity with the X5, as both models share a couple of engines. One of them is a 3.0-liter inline-six turbocharger with 335 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque, while the other one refer to a higher and much potent 4.4-liter V8 bi-turbo, with 456 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque.
On the diesel side, in Europe, the all-new 2019 BMW X7 might be equipped with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbocharged mill, with 261 horsepower and 620 Nm of torque. There is also a 3.0-liter six-cylinder pot with 394 horsepower and 760 Nm of torque. As expected, the German carmaker will also offer a plug-in hybrid, along with an M variant (possibly the long-rumored M850i), with around 522 horsepower and 750 Nm of torque. Stay tuned for more details in the upcoming period!