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BMW Concept X7 Offers a Big Counterpoint to the Classic 7-Series Sedan

Production version expected for 2019 model-year.

by on Sep.08, 2017

The BMW Concept X7 shares the same CLAR architecture as the current 7-Series.

Full-size luxury cars like the 7-Series may still provide the halo that helps define brands like BMW, but sales have been steadily dwindling in recent years, in large part due to the broader shift from passenger cars to light trucks.

That’s one reason why we saw Audi unveil the Q8 concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last January. And as we prepare for the big Frankfurt Motor Show next week, BMW is ready to follow suit with its Concept X7 iPerformance model.

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While officially being referred to as a “show car,” few observers doubt that what the Bavarian automaker has already begun teasing will soon join the BMW line-up as a counterpoint to both the 7-Series sedan, and the new 8-Series coupe.

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BMW May Add More Battery-Cars

New i5 crossover and larger SUV among options.

by on Aug.07, 2015

BMW is reportedly adding a new i3 battery crossover that would be similar in size to the current X3.

BMW’s CEO has added more evidence to suggest the Bavarian maker will expand its battery-based sub-brand, BMW i. While Chief Executive Harald Krueger didn’t offer specifics, a new electrified crossover is believed to be one of the options under development.

Meanwhile, sources suggest that BMW may add a big battery-electric SUV to its main brand in a direct challenge to the Tesla Model X sedan due to debut in the coming weeks. Separately, the German company is said to be reexamining the opportunities of working with Apple on the new high-tech vehicle the Silicon Valley powerhouse reportedly wants to develop.

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“Between the i3 and the i8, there is space if you look at it from the number point of view,” Harald Krueger said in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

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X-Files: BMW Expected to Add X7 to Product Line-up

Maker needs to expand S.C. plant to build SUV.

by on Mar.25, 2014

BMW is hosting an event at its Spartanburg, S.C. plant later this week where, it's rumored, it will announce plans to build the long-awaited X7 SUV.

BMW is hosting an event this week at its Spartanburg, S.C. plant where the German luxury maker is expected to announce it will build the long-awaited X7 at the plant.

The X7, a large, three-row SUV, has been in and out of BMW’s product plans over the past couple of years. However, with the popularity of other large, full-size luxury SUVs on the rise, BMW executives appear to have given the project a green light.

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The X7 would be the fifth SUV built in the Spartanburg plant. The plant now builds the X3, X4, X5 and X6 in the Spartanburg plant, which is now undergoing an expansion that will push the plant’s capacity from approximately 300,000 units annually to 350,000 units. Roughly, half the production from the Spartanburg plant is now exported to BMW dealers in an estimated 130 countries around the world. (more…)