BMW’s known to be working on a new large crossover to finally compete against the Mercedes-Benz GL and more closely now, the Range Rover as well.
But that’s not all that will be new for Munich’s lineup of crossovers as a new report from AutomotiveNews says BMW wants to make an extended-wheelbase super-luxury version of the X7. And to further showcase opulence and luxury, it will only have four-seats for the most exclusive lot.
This bit of news interestingly comes after Volvo just announced the XC90 Excellence, a similar approach to a gussied up crossover to compete with Mercedes-Benz’s Maybach version of the new GLS crossover, the future GL successor.
Anticipated to cost around $100,000, the new X7 and its long-wheelbased variant being mentioned will ride on a new platform that will also underpin the new expected 9-Series sedan, the BMW competitor to the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. Expect reclining seats, lots of amenities to spoil the rear and even the front passengers, headrest-embedded screens for the rear occupants, temperature-controlled cupholders, retractable tables and more.
The new X7 and its siblings are part of BMW’s new crossover initiative to build more soccer mom cars since people just don’t seem to want to stop buying them. Ultimately as well, we’d bet decent money that BMW’s probably going to look into making even a four-door coupe version of the X7.
Would you be surprised? I wouldn’t…
– By: Chris Chin