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Leaked patent images from Brazil show possible final looks of 2019 BMW X7 premium SUV

The final production model of the 2019 BMW X7 is already set to be unveiled to the global public at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Yet would-be customers are already hyped this early for the new sports utility vehicle from BMW. Now, the excitement grows bigger thanks to a purported leak of patent images showing how the BMW X7 might look like in production form.

Somehow, the resourceful people at Motor1.com Brazil managed to get a number of patent images from the Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial (Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property). Based on the leaked images, the new 2019 BMW X7 would be as expected – a more subtle version of the Concept X7 iPerformance show vehicle unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The reveal of the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance in September 2017 at Frankfurt essentially signaled the imminent arrival of a new flagship SUV from BMW. By December 2017, first pre-production models of the X7 rolled off the assembly line at the carmaker’s Spartanburg site in South Carolina.

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BMW skips Paris and instead will debut X7 at Los Angeles Auto Show

BMW has been pretty busy lately with the launch of several models including the M5, i8 Roadster and X2 as well as the facelifted 2 Series Active Tourer. Aside from those, they will also be joined by other models later this year such as the 8 Series, Z4, X4, and the X7 flagship, which is scheduled to make its debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show later this year.

The surprising thing is that we initially thought that the Bavarian automaker would unveil the CLAR-based SUV a little earlier at the Paris Auto Show. Though nothing has been confirmed yet, several reports indicate that the automaker has decided to bring it to the City of Angels instead.

Just so you know, the automaker is actually planning to sell the first-ever X7 to the U.S. and Chinese markets, although they also plan to offer this model in some parts of Europe as well.

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BMW X7 Concept is no-show in Detroit due to damages sustained in transit

If you had plans to head to the 2018 Detroit Auto Show this month to see cars like the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance, we have got some bad news for you. The concept car is currently not on display because it got into an accident on its way there.

The very first time we saw this concept was at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. It was then followed by another public appearance in the United States, just six weeks ago. The concept’s next schedule was then supposed to already be at Detroit, unfortunately, it is not meant to be.

In their statement to Autonews, the automaker just said that the X7 Concept got damaged while being transported to Detroit by delivery truck, though they did not share any more details regarding the accident or how it happened. We also do not know how heavily damaged it was. To replace the X7 Concept in the show, the automaker displayed a standard 7 Series sedan instead.

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Leaked specs of US-bound BMW X7 xDrive50i show wide array of standard and optional features

BMW has just started the countdown for the eventual launch of the BMW X7 in the end of 2018 by commencing the pre-production stage for the flagship sports utility vehicle. In a twist that waiting fans and potential customers would really appreciate, some juicy details about the new BMW X7 were recently leaked to the public.

All started when someone was able to get hold of the vehicle identification number (VIN) of a BMW X7 built at BMW’s Spartanburg site in South Carolina. This VIN is enough to uncover a number of details about vehicles produced by BMW Group’s brands like BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce. One just needs to input the last seven digits of the VIN into the BMW VIN Decoder accessible at the bimmer.work Web site, and the system would generate a list of information about the vehicle that includes its standard features and optional equipment.

By inputting the last seven digits of the VIN of this particular BMW X7 into the bimmer.work Web site, interesting specs were revealed. For instance, this VIN belongs to a BMW X7 xDrive50i made for the United States. This model has five doors and is powered by a twin-turbo DOHC V8 N63M engine with a displacement of 4.40 liters and power output of 340 kW (456 kW). This engine sends power to all wheels (xDrive) via an automatic transmission. The exterior is wrapped in Alpina White and as expected it is well-equipped as standard.

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The unveiling of the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September indicated the imminent arrival of a new flagship sports utility vehicle. Now, the German premium carmaker has started the countdown for the launch of the final model – the BMW X7 Sports Activity Vehicle -- after the first pre-production models rolled off the assembly at its plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

According to the carmaker, this signals the countdown for the final 12 months leading to the unveiling of the final production version in the end of 2018. The production of the pre-production models at the BMW Group Spartanburg plant will allow the premium carmaker to both secure and optimize future series production.

BMW Group Spartanburg plant is the current home of BMW’s X models – BMW X3, X4, X5 and X6 – and the addition of the upcoming X7 means that the assembly site would soon be producing five BMW X models. BMW X7 pre-production models are being assembled at the same line as the BMW X5 and X6 production models. The company has already assigned a team that would create the series production process for the final BMW X7.

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A lot of people have been questioning BMW’s design direction lately, albeit the beautiful Z4 concept and the alluring 8 Series concept are excluded from this narrative. This began after the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show when BMW revealed the X7 iPerformance Concept and i Vision Dynamics Concept that didn’t please many people, because they did not evoke the signature styling the automaker was hoping to see.

Having said that, an ex-BMW designer, Chris Bangle had to call them out regarding this matter, according to Automotive News Europe. For a total of 17 years, Bangle acted as the company’s Chief of Design, before leaving in 2009 to form Bangle Associates. This is a design firm that has delved in everything from liquor bottles to nursing homes.

In an interview with Bangle, he said that the concepts have a wonderful stand and use a great amount of technology. But from his point of view, and as a designer, he said that he is accustomed to a set of uniqueness, freshness and change. He further added that he does not want the concepts to be the subject of criticism.

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BMW has finally provided an official preview of the Concept X7 iPerformance just before it makes its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show this month. The concept is a combination of a chiseled exterior and a three-row interior surrounded with a lot of glass.

The company got the name “iPerformance” to refer to the SUV’s mix of plug-in hybrid powertrain and turbocharged combustion engine. This type of engine should work efficiently for such a large vehicle, by giving it just enough power.

The Concept X7 will be assembled and produced in BMW’s plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The company plans to release the production model by 2018. Moreover, the Bavarian company might even add an ultra-luxurious trim, wherein the third row of seats can be converted into a spacious area for passengers.

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A number of images of the concept version of its X7 luxury SUV – the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance – have been leaked just days before the opening of the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany.

For the past few years, BMW has been keeping its luxury customers on their toes over the arrival of its much-anticipated BMW X7 luxury sports utility vehicle. No official images had been released while renderings have sprouted left and right, further increasing the level of excitement over the new X7 luxury SUV. Although spy images of the BMW X7 have already been leaked to the public, these only reveal an SUV that was still fully wrapped in camouflage, making it quite hard to look closer at the details.

Likewise, the camouflage has made it hard to imagine the overall looks of the BMW X7 luxury SUV. Fans, enthusiasts and even potential customers have to rely on renderings to spice up their imaginations while waiting for BMW to unveil the true appearance of the BMW X7.

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What does the new BMW X7 look like? We still don’t know yet but recently rendered images of the luxury SUV by a Russian automotive graphic designer may provide us some ideas on how the BMW X7 would appear in real life.

It has been years since German premium carmaker BMW revealed that it was planning to release a new luxury sports utility vehicle in the persona of the BMW X7, but the company has yet to release official images of the flagship SUV. This could be a clever ploy to further heighten the interest of the driving public to the new BMW.

Today, quite a number of spy images of the new X7 have already been exposed to the public, but the SUV is fully wrapped in a camouflage. That makes it quite hard to single out the details or even imagine the overall appearance of BMW’s newest luxury SUV. Fans, enthusiasts and even future customers are excited to assess for themselves the true appearance of the new BMW X7.

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Carmakers usually leave us thirsty for information on whether they would introduce a new, refreshed or face-lifted vehicle and on when they intend to launch it. There are reasons for this. One, they want to make customers become excited for a new product. Likewise, they want to build hype for a certain vehicle one at a time.

BMW probably doesn’t like it, but it seems that its launch plans have been leaked. Somehow, Auto Motor und Sport was able to get hold of BMW’s launch plans and has reported it. The list seems pretty comprehensive and is good for the medium term, as it outlines the German premium carmaker’s vehicle launches starting this year to 2021.

For this year, BMW will be introducing 12 new and face-lifted models. First off will be the BMW 6 Series facelift, which will be followed by the BMW i3 facelift in the summer. Also coming this year – in July in particular -- are the face-lifted forms of the coupe and convertible version of the BMW 2 Series.

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When BMW revealed its X7 SUV, the goal was to make it a rival not only to the Range Rover but also to the GLS from Mercedes-Benz. The brand however appears to be taking it to the next level as a possible contender versus the Bentley Bentayga as BMW unveiled plans of coming out with a 4-seater version.

Given the change from a 7-seater to a 4-seater, this means that this new version will offer additional space for the two passengers sitting in the back. However, this is not the only change as some features of the exterior have been modified with the interior getting an upscale treatment.

BMW said though that even if the two versions of the X7 will be manufactured alongside the Rolls-Royce SUV, the former will be using a different platform altogether. Mainly the X7 will utilize the 7-Series as it will also be using the 6-cylinder engine or the 8-cylinder unit. It will be combined with an electric powertrain and maybe even a V12.

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Many are already expecting BMW to launch an ultra luxurious SUV that will serve at its new flagship by late 2018. Larger than the X5 and X6, the new X7 is targeted against the Mercedes-Benz GLS Class and Range Rover – both competing in the full-sized luxury SUV segment. Codenamed G07 by BMW, the new X7 will be built at the premium carmaker’s Spartanburg facility in South Carolina, with an average annual production of 45,000 units.

But even before BMW starts assembling the new X7 in Spartanburg, it is already thinking about building a super sporty version, which may mean a possible BMW X7 M in the near future. However, BMW has yet to come up with a final decision on that matter. After all, if the X7 isn’t received well, any plans for a sportier version may go down the drain.

Before we could speculate on what an X7 M could offer, a closer peek at the X7 itself would be a good idea.

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The new BMW X7 crossover will be available in two versions -- a seven-seater and a $100,000-plus uber-luxurious X7 four-seater. According to BMW brand sales chief Ian Robertson, the super-luxurious X7 is part of the German carmaker’s expansion plans for its GKL (Grand Klasse) models that already include the redesigned 7-series sedan.

Both X7 versions will feature a look distinct from the BMW X5 large crossover. He announced that BMW is planning to add more GKL models, but fell short of confirming the rumored 9 series.

Robertson, however, disclosed another model is well under way and BMW plans to unveil it in the not too distant future. He also did not say whether the uber-luxurious version of the X7 is BMW’s response to the Maybach version of the Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV.

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BMW officially announced the X7 seven-seat SUV earlier this year and all we know until today is that it will be based on the X5 SUV. As a result, the Master of Photoshop a.k.a. Theophilus Chin decided to make some renderings of the upcoming vehicle.

Honestly to tell you, the X7 looks pretty damn good and of course, clearly inspired by the smaller X5. The front end of the rendering is dominated by the big kidney grille, while the rear end resembles the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

The new seven-seat crossover will be built at BMW’s Spartanburg site in South Carolina and will arrive in 2017 or 2018. China and the United States are seen as the biggest market for this crossover.

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BMW approved the seven-seat X7 crossover especially for the United States simply because the German carmaker simply cannot just ignore a market for a BMW product, according to chief executive Norbert Reithofer. During a press briefing before a ceremony to disclose a $1-billion, 100,000-unit expansion at BMW’s Spartanburg site in South Carolina, Reithofer remarked one of BMW’s rivals is the only carmaker offering such a vehicle in the luxury segment, and the “competition needs at least a second one."

Reithofer is referring to the Alabama-built Mercedes-Benz GL, which sales surged 15 percent in 2013 to 29,912 units. He said that the decision to approve the X7 was made in 2013. BMW insiders said the X7 would be available to the public in 2017 or 2018 with the US and China seen as the biggest markets for the crossover.

Harald Krueger, BMW board member for production, remarked that the X7 will not account for the entire 100,000-unit capacity increase at Spartanburg. The site’s expansion will include an extended paint shop, which would allow the carmaker to build more X3, X4, X5 and X6 crossovers.

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BMW has disclosed a $1-billion investment at its Spartanburg site in South Carolina by 2016 to expand its production capacity by 100,000 units and add output of the X7 seven-seat crossover. According to chief executive Norbert Reithofer, Spartanburg’s annual output will top that of its Dingolfing site in Germany, which can produce 350,000 vehicles annually.

The expansion of the site’s current capacity of 350,000 units will make it the carmaker’s biggest factory worldwide. Spartanburg built 297,326 vehicles in 2013. According to Reithofer, producing 450,000 vehicles annually will mean "a whole new plant” of output beyond the total production in 2013. Manfred Erlacher, president of BMW Manufacturing Co., remarked the latest expansion will be the fifth since production started 20 years ago.

The site has already started output building the new X4 crossover that will be rolled out in the in the United States in June. The Spartanburg site also builds the X3, X5 and X6. Harald Krueger, BMW board member for production, remarked that the German group operates 28 sites in 13 countries. He noted that over 70 percent of the Spartanburg’s production is exported to over 140 countries.

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BMW is expected to announce this week the expansion of its Spartanburg site in South Carolina and the addition of the X7 crossover to its production projects. The site commenced its production operations around 20 years ago, and has grown to become the industry’s biggest producer of vehicles exported from North America, according to BMW.

Chief executive Norbert Reithofer remarked that the flexible, high-volume site is its “center of competence” for crossover production and has played a vital role in BMW’s nine-year rule as the best-selling luxury brand in the world. BMW was expected to detail plans to expand the site’s annual capacity to 400,000 units and build the X7 seven-seat crossover there, a person privy with the matter told Automotive News.

BMW will add about around units of production to build the X7. The X7 would be available primarily in the US while older models X3, X5 and X6, which are also built, in Spartanburg are being sold worldwide.

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BMW will produce its seven-seat X7 crossover at its Spartanburg site in South Carolina, a person privy with the plans told Automotive News. BMW is set to announce the plan on March 28, said the source. The Wall Street Journal, citing sources, reported that the German carmaker will spend several hundred million dollars to expand the Spartanburg site to build the X7.

BMW had been thought to be mulling a three-bench crossover to fill a void in its crossover lineup. The plant is currently being expanded to produce 350,000 vehicles annually, with an eye to further boost the figure to 400,000, the person told Automotive News.

BMW recently said that it is seeking to raise production capacity at its only plant in the US as it tries to post record global car sales. "The U.S. will stay a market with great potential for us,” chief executive Norbert Reithofer said.

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Rumors are circulating that BMW is set on creating a bigger X7 that is meant to become a major player on the SUV market in the US. BMW is pinning its hopes on the fast recovery in North America. It expects that as a result, new market opportunities will arise for the big BMW SUV to rival the Chevy Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon, Escalade.

In 2008, BMW junked the project to produce the X7 when the economic crisis affected all carmakers, causing BMW to increase the production of more fuel efficient vehicles instead.

But the situation has shifted and BMW now sees high demand for this vehicle in the US as well as emerging markets like China and India.

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