Already listed on the official BMW website, the X7 is expected to be launched in the third quarter of 2019.
With more than 11,000 units sold in 2018, BMW performed well last year. With a bunch of new cars coming in this year, looks like 2019 might just be better for the brand. Just a week into the New Year, the BMW has already listed the new X7 on their official India website. On its launch, the X7 will be positioned above the X6 to become the brand’s new flagship SUV.
The official website also reveals that the X7 will be launched in two trims levels – the Design Pure Excellence and the M Sport – the latter being the top-spec variant for now. In terms of design, the X7 M Sport will share some of the design elements of the more powerful X7 M50d sold in the global market. Like all the other M Sport variants, this one too will have a remoulded front bumper, a different set of alloy wheels and sportier interior trim. The X7 will go on sale in six exterior colour options, 10 varieties of upholstery to select from and three designs of alloy wheels. On the inside too, the buyer will be able to choose from seven kinds of wooden trims for the dashboard.
As far as the engine goes, the X7 will be powered by one petrol and two diesel motors. The X7 M50d, which will come to India via the CBU route, will be fitted with a 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder diesel motor that develops 400 horses and 760Nm. The XDrive40i will be a 3.0-litre gasoline turbo that pushes out 340bhp. This motor claims a 0-100km/h time of just 6.1 seconds. To make the X7 more accessible, BMW may also introduce an XDrive30d option with a 3.0-litre straight six diesel that pushes out 265bhp. The xDrive40i and the xDrive30d will be produced locally in India, while the M50d will be launched in India via the CBU route.
While there is no official confirmation on the price as yet, expect it to be in the Rs 1-1.5 crore range. This put it in direct competition with the likes of the upcoming Audi Q7, Land Rover Discovery and the Mercedes-Benz GLS.