2017 Frankfurt Preview: The big-schnoz BMW Concept X7 iPerformance previews the company’s incoming full-size crossover SUV
Revealed ahead of its world debut at the 2017 IAA Frankfurt Auto Show, the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance previews the company’s long-awaited Mercedes-Benz GLS competitor.
What’s going on?
Some big nostrils! That’s what, or in this case, BMW’s ginormous kidney grilles on the all-new Concept X7 iPerformance. I mean, just look at them. They’re yuggggge and out of control!
Nonetheless, meet the Concept X7. It basically gives us a glimpse of what to expect with the company’s much-anitcipated full-size crossover. Long has Mercedes-Benz soldiered on with the full-size GLS, formerly the GL. BMW had yet to produce a competitor, focusing solely on the mid-range X5 and X6, along with the smaller, more compact and sportier, X1, X3, and the X4.
But now, they’re preparing to launch the X5’s big brother.
Due for a reveal at the 2017 IAA show in Frankfurt, the new X7 certainly boasts BMW’s new design language.
“The Concept introduces the BMW Sports Activity Vehicle DNA into the luxury segment. The new BMW design language employs just a few, extremely precise lines and subtle surface-work to raise the bar in terms of presence and prestige,” explains Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. “The BMW Concept X7 iPerformance has a luxurious and sophisticated feel to it, thanks to its understated use of forms and incredibly precise details.”
What powers it?
Specific technical details are unavaialble. But BMW promises the Concept X7 iPerformance sports a BMW TwinPower turbocharged gas engine mated to an electric motor. The result is a plug-in hybrid powertrain, offering zero emissions capabilities and all-electric power.
Expect plenty of tech and luxury as well
Building up to be BMW’s newest flagship crossover, you can expect the X7 to be loaded with state-of-the-art tech and lots of luxury. It’ll basically be a lifted BMW 7-Series. So you can definitely imagine the X7 to come with everything minus the kitchen sink.
– By: Chris Chin
Source: BMW USA News