Report: BMW X7 under consideration once again

In an article about the next-generation BMW X5 and BMW X6, Automobile Magazine says that the Bavarian automaker is considering a ‘long-wheelbase X7 based on the X5/X6 platform.

Internally known as the F17, the 7-seater BMW SUV would take on the likes of the upcoming Audi Q9 and the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. However, BMW continues to face some issues, one being that SUVs of that size aren’t socially acceptable and they don’t look good on CO2 balance sheets either.

Nonetheless, BMW could make the X7 full-size SUV acceptable by building it on an aluminum space frame architecture. The model will only appeal to three markets including the United States, China and Russia.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about BMW considering a full-size SUV known as the X7. The model has been rumored many times before and BMW itself has continuously denied that it is considering such a model.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Automobile Magazine