2019 BMW X7 Pricing Starts At $74,895

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, Automotive Editor - October 17, 2018

BMW has officially unveiled its first full-size seven-passenger SUV: the X7. Measuring in at 203.3 inches long and 71.1 inches tall, the new X7 is larger than the X5 in nearly every respect, though the X5 is slightly wider. More critically, the X7 is slightly larger than its key opponent, the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, but it's more expensive, as well. Pricing for the 2019 BMW X7 starts at $74,895 (all prices include the $995 destination charge).

At the time of launch, BMW will offer the X7 in two trims: xDrive40i and xDrive50i. A 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine that produces 335 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque is standard for the xDrive40i trim. Moving up to the xDrive50i, which starts at $93,595, brings a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 to the SUV. This engine is rated at 456 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. Both motors come with an eight-speed automatic transmission, while all-wheel drive is standard.

Over the smaller X5, the X7 is, obviously, larger, offering even more interior space. The X7 can also tow more cargo and has a seven-passenger layout as standard over the X5. The X5, though, can be fitted with a third row as an option.

When it comes to pricing, the X7 is right there in the full-size luxury segment. The X7 is more affordable than the Lexus LX 570, which has a two-row setup as standard, and the Cadillac Escalade. The GLS 450, Infiniti QX80, and Lincoln Navigator are all cheaper than BMW's new three-row SUV. The Navigator, Escalade, and LX 570 are all longer than the X7, too.

While BMW won't have the largest or the most affordable option on the road, it's really pushing the fun-to-drive aspect of the SUV. While all-wheel drive is standard, selecting Sport mode alters the drivetrain's power delivery, opting for a more rear-biased distribution. With air springs and adaptive dampers as standard, the SUV's ride height and powertrain can also be altered. Consumers wanting more performance can opt for the available Dynamic Handling Package that brings things like upgraded brakes, rear-wheel steering, and an electronically controlled rear differential.

2019 BMW X7

BMW will also offer a lot of technology on the X7. The latest safety features are standard, while a head-up display and a surround-view camera system will be available on the xDrive50i. Active Driving Assistant Professional, which is standard on the range-topping trim, is a combination of adaptive cruise control and other safety features to handle the majority of driving at up to 37 mph. A driver-facing optical camera that's in the digital instrument cluster keeps an eye on the driver to make sure that they're still paying attention. While you can keep your hands off the wheel, taking your eyes off the road will cause the system to relinquish control.

The 2019 BMW X7 will make its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November before going on sale next March. If you don't want to wait, BMW will let consumers pre-order the new SUV online. Consumers that choose to pre-order their SUV will get priority in terms of production. Speaking of which, the X7 is being built at BMW's plant in Spartanburg, S.C.

, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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