Leaked Document: BMW X2, X7 Coming To US

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Based in India, Surya has been writing about cars for over two years now. His work has been published in popular online publications including BMWBlog and GTspirit. He is particularly interested in the business side of the automotive industry.


, Automotive Editor - August 18, 2017

According to a leaked document obtained by the SubaruMKV forum, the BMW X2 and X7 SUVs have been confirmed for sale in the United States.

The X2 is due to make its official debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September and will go on sale sometime next year. The X2 follows the same formula as the X4 and X6. Those vehicles take a conventional, two-box crossover SUV – the X3 and X5, respectively – and chop the body into a coupe-like four-door, the X2 will take a set of shears to the X1. Like that model, the X2 will be available as a front-wheel-drive sDrive 28i and an all-wheel drive xDrive 28i. Both will get the same 228-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine seen in the X1.

Meanwhile, the BMW X7 will challenge the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, Land Rover Range Rover, and Cadillac Escalade. Borrowing styling cues from the X5, the three-row, seven-seat SUV will become the company’s flagship SUV and will be the largest vehicle BMW has ever built. A 3.0-liter, turbocharged inline-six and a 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 will be borrowed from the 7-Series, with the X7 appropriating parts of the 740i and 750i names to create the xDrive 40i and xDrive 50i. Unlike the 7-Series sedan, though, the X7 will also allegedly be available with a 3.0-liter, inline-six turbodiesel. That model will wear the xDrive 40d badge. But with the diesel backlash, it may not make its way to the USA. The X7 is slated to go into production in early or mid-2018 at BMW’s facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Mercedes-Benz has been eating BMW's breakfast of late, moving 158,000 SUVs in 2016 to BMW's 130,000. While the X2 and X7 will be relatively low volume models in BMW's SUV lineup, the X2 will give the Munich-based automaker something Mercedes doesn't have – a swoopy, lifestyle-focused compact crossover – while the X7 will finally provide BMW with a competitor at the top of the luxury SUV market.

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, Automotive Editor

Based in India, Surya has been writing about cars for over two years now. His work has been published in popular online publications including BMWBlog and GTspirit. He is particularly interested in the business side of the automotive industry.