This prototype would be powered by a fuel cell (developed in collaboration with Toyota?) fuelled by hydrogen. A technology that, according to Klaus Fröhlich, the BMW model development manager, only makes sense for the ranges above the series 5. Relatively costly, the fuel cell offers a great deal of autonomy for vehicles with largely carved jigs but do not need the more compact and urban models.
However, the range of the BMW X7 will not be confined to this “fuel cell” version, a petrol and diesel engine pallet will also be offered (six cylinders in line and V8). In addition, a refillable hybrid variant, associating a petrol engine with an electric machine, indispensable to conquer certain markets, finalize the offer. The latter could logically resume the mechanical architecture of the BMW 740th performance, namely a 2.0 turbo engine delivering 258 HP and an electric motor of 113 HP, the cumulative power reaching 326 hp. The latter offers an autonomy of 50 km in electric mode and a consumption of 2.1 l/100 km according to the NEDC cycle. The BMW x7 plug-in will have for main rival the Audi Q7 e-Tron.
The batteries are housed in the back seat and the fuel tank has migrated under the bottom of the trunk. So the BMW x 7 can accommodate three rows of seats. The batteries are housed in the back seat and the fuel tank has migrated under the bottom of the trunk. So the BMW x 7 can accommodate three rows of seats. By its format beyond 5 meters long, the BMW X 7 will logically position itself above the BMW X 5 (4.89 m). The X 7 will have a capacity for seven passengers – the X5 offers only seating points in its safe-and targets the Audi Q7 and Mercedes GLS. And even if it does not offer 7 seats, the Range Rover by its standings will also be in the sights of the BMW x 7.
Made in the United States, in the Spartanburg factory in South Carolina, the BMW x 7 mainly targets the North American market and China. Two territories where the mastodons are taken bear witness to the Volkswagen Atlas and Terramont that we do not have in Europe
The Release Date. The BMW x7 will be marketed at the beginning of 2019. Because in 2018, the SUV News of the brand will be the launch of the BMW x2.