Slated to be the biggest ever SUV built by BMW, X7 will be produced from the company plant in Spartanburg, North America. The announcement to this new offering was made to mark the 20 year celebrations of Spartanburg plant. Though details of the upcoming BMW 7 seater X7 SUV is not yet revealed it can be expected to be built on the same wheelbase as that of the X5 and X6 while it will be offered as a four wheel drive. The company has confirmed that the X7 SUV will sit above the X5 in its lineup and will be fuel efficient Sports Activity Vehicle with better driving performance in keeping with the BMW’s DNA.
BMW X7 will receive three row seating arrangement and a spacious cabin with the latest of luxury and comfort features. Engine options could include 6 cylinder and 8 cylinder units promising both fuel economy and reduced auto emissions. To be launched by 2018, the new X7 could come in with a price tag starting from £65,000 while it will compete with models such as the Mercedes GL, Range Rover, Infiniti QX80 and Cadillac Escalade.
While announcing launch of the new X7, the company has also announced added investment to the tune of $1 billion upto 2016 at the company’s Spartanburg plant. It is from this plant that the company produces the X3, X4, X5 and X6 models while workforce is slated to increase by 800 workers and annual capacity will be boosted from a current 300,000 units to 450,000 units.