The recent launch of the brand-new full-size crossover has been one of the most interesting novelties in the automotive industry for this year. We can finally see a full-size SUV from the Bavarian carmaker, a model that will compete with the famous Mercedes-Benz GLS, which is also coming completely redesigned soon. Still, this doesn’t mean we won’t see novelties in the second production year as well. Latest reports suggest that a hi-performance version is coming. Of course, it will get treatment from the famous performance department and come as the 2020 BMW X7 M.
This version will come with a fine number of upgrades, in various aspects, including a new engine. On the other side, standard models are expected to carry on in the same way, with familiar design characteristics that were introduced recently. The upcoming model is expected to hit the market sometime late in the year.
2020 BMW X7 Design
The upcoming model is about to continue with the design that has been introduced recently. The X7 is an all-new model, a flagship crossover of the Bavarian carmaker. It is quite large and be sure that the 2020 BMW X7 dimensions won’t change. Count on pretty long 122.2 inches in wheelbase and almost 223 inches in overall length. Such size ensures plenty of comforts but this model is much more than just a spacious SUV. It is a pretty dynamic, which rides on the company’s new CLAR platform. Which ensure pretty nice driving experience. Of course, there is also a new styling, which combines the brand’s famous kidney-grille styling philosophy with a lot of modern elements, especially in terms of sharp lines.
When it comes to the new M-badged model, count on a lot of upgrades, starting from a new suspension, brakes and other familiar chassis upgrades. Visually, it will come with a lot of new bodywork, with new bumpers, wheels and much more.
When it comes to the 2020 BMW X7 interior, there are no bigger changes to come in the next year. Count on the same layout, which is characterized by plenty of luxury and space. This is the first BMW model that comes standard with three rows of seats. Of course, the first row offers the highest comfort. Among many other qualities, it is important to mention that 16-way power-adjustable seats are standard, so finding the perfect driving position shouldn’t be hard at all. After all, you can even opt for 20-way power-adjustable seats. The second row is also quite spacious and you can also opt for second-row captain’s chairs. The third row is also quite decent in terms of space and can accommodate two adult passengers.
When it comes to the cargo area, there is no much space behind the third row, but once you fold down the third row, you can count on 48.6 cubic feet, while the overall capacity goes over 90 cubic feet.
No leather upholstery?
The overall interior quality of this crossover is great. It is by far the nicest cabin in BMW lineup, with hi-end materials and plenty of styles. Still, there is one big complaint. Base models come with simulated leather upholstery. It is quite good, but not something we would expect from a vehicle with such a high starting price. Still, a good thing is that you can get real leather in higher trim levels.
Other than that, the list of standard equipment is pretty long. All models come with things like 12.3-inch touchscreen, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, panoramic moonroof, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, four-zone automatic climate control, a Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless device charging etc. Of course, there is even more in higher trim levels, where you can get things like five-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic LED roof, heated and cooled cupholders, remote start, several types of premium audio systems and many more.
2020 BMW X7 Engines
The biggest novelty under the hood will definitely be a new engine reserved for the 2020 BMW X7 M version. We expect to see a well-known 4.4-liter V8, which will for this occasion feature a max output of more than 600 horsepower. Such numbers should ensure 0-60 sprint in less than five seconds.
Other than that, the count of two familiar gasoline units. Base models will carry on with a new 3.0-liter inline-six, which is good for about 335 horsepower. The engine ensures pretty decent performances, but the best thing about it is impressive fuel economy, which goes around 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
Higher trims will continue with a 4.4-liter V8, which delivers 456 horsepower. Both engines come with 8-speed automatic transmission.
2020 BMW X7 Release Date and Price
Despite there are interesting novelties to come, the 2020 BMW X7 release date should be scheduled for the end of the year.
When it comes to the 2020 BMW X7 price, base models will go around 74.000 dollars.