New 2018 BMW X7 have emerged revealing what appears to be the bold new direction that the German automaker is taking the style of the car in which can disturb some people.
Described as a “new concept model for the luxury segment”, the Concept X7 iPerformance is changing the design of the big cars of the German automaker from the current 7 series with which X7 production will share its platform. The concept introduces a more exaggerated version of the BMW grille, pinched “laser” LED lights and a horizontal chrome bottom air intake. The shape of this intake is reflected on the rear bumper, while a one-piece light bar extends over the tailgate with a chrome strip. Previous spy photos lead us to believe that details will be reduced for production, including elaborate mirrors and flush handles. BMW suggests that the large greenhouse and the heavily sloped tailgate mean a light, airy cabin with spacious interior spaces. “The concept features three rows of two seats, with the second-row chairs pushed toward each other to allow passengers a better view of the windshield.We expect the production car also available in a seven-seater configuration.
The cab design adapts BMW’s current layout with more advanced materials and what is described as “interactive LED choreography” essentially ambient lighting strips that respond to the flow of communication in the car. Unsurprisingly for a concept car in 2018, connectivity is a dominant theme. A group of 12.3-inch instruments is connected to the central infotainment touchscreen through a single panel, with touch-screen monitors for the rear seats that are connected to the front screens. Passengers can transmit information to others in the cabin or transfer an address to the navigation system via any screen.
This powerful BMW will be powered by a range of six, eight and possibly 12 cylinders, ranging from a rather sober 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine to a 6.69-liter V12 twin-turbo engine (borrowed from the 7 Series) fast models X60i.
Another engine options will include a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 (if you can call it modest) and a hybrid iX7 that combines a four-cylinder gasoline engine with a powerful electric motor. Whichever engine you choose, the X7 will come with four-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox as standard.
The finished X7 should make its first public appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2018 and go on sale in February 2019. Entry-level cars are expected to cost around £ 75,000 while high-performance V8s could cost you more than £ 100,000. If you want a V12 model, get ready to receive a bill of up to £ 160,000.