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2019 BMW X7: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

, Contributing Editor - October 18, 2018

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The 2019 BMW X7 is an all-new model, the first seven-passenger SUV from this German luxury automaker. As a new model, the X7 joins six other BMW utility vehicles numbered from the X1 through the X6. It enables BMW to meet virtually every angle of the luxury utility vehicle market.

The new X7 features the largest twin-kidney grille to ever adorn a BMW model. Its lines blend strength and elegance. Large windows and a long, flowing roofline are evident. Notably, the rear doors are longer than the front doors, for ease of entry and exit for second- and third-row passengers. The X7 has an 8.7-inch ground clearance.

Two trims accompany the X7, which comes with standard all-wheel drive. The X7 xDrive40i features a twin-scroll turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine with 335 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. This model has an estimated 0-60 mph time of 5.8 seconds. The X7 xDrive50i makes 479 horsepower and 456 pound-feet of torque and has a 0-60 mph time of 5.2 seconds. Both engines work with an 8-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting capabilities.

Towing capacity measures 5,950 pounds with a third-party hitch, but 7,500 pounds with a factory-installed hitch.

Inside, the cabin meets and even exceeds customer expectations with generous amounts of leather throughout. The focal points are both the 12.3-inch instrument cluster display behind the steering wheel and the 12.3-inch center display measured diagonally. The cabin has an open feeling with plush seats everywhere.

Standard tech equipment includes a hard-drive-based media system with 20 GB of memory. This suite includes navigation, six USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, and available connected vehicle applications. The standard 10-speaker audio system on the X7 xDrive40i gives way to a Harman Kardon system on the X7 xDrive50i. Optionally, a 20-speaker Bowers & Wilkens Diamond Surround System is available with both trims.


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Among the standard features found on both models are adaptive full LED headlights with automatic high beams. BMW also includes 21-inch alloy wheels, a standard two-axle air suspension, four-zone climate control, and a three-panel power sunroof. On the safety front, park distance control joins the standard rearview camera. Safety upgrades include a heads-up display and a Driver Assistant Package.

Various packages accompany the new X7. Among the items available are heated front and middle row seats, a heated steering wheels and heated and cooled front drink holders. A panoramic sky lounge LED roof, glass controls and laser light headlights are optional. Customers can also swap out the middle-row bench seat for a pair of captains’ chairs, reducing overall passenger capacity to six.

Pricing & Release Date

BMW says the 2019 BMW X7 will arrive in U.S. showrooms in March 2019. Customers, however, may start the ordering process online now.

The 2019 X7 xDrive40i starts at $74,895 and $93,595 for the X7 xDrive50i. All prices include a $995 destination charge.

Main competitors for the 2019 BMW X7 include the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, Volvo XC90, Lincoln Navigator, Land Rover Discovery, Cadillac Escalade, and the Audi Q7.

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