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.
As standard, this BMW X7 xDrive50i model is equipped by sports leather steering wheel, runflat tires, an alarm system as well as intelligent emergency call, teleservices and radio control systems. It also comes standard with acoustic belt warning and active protection systems for pedestrians.
Meanwhile, optional features include Remote Engine Start system, Integral Active Steering, Emergency Wheel and BMW Display Key as well as an off-road package, M Sport Differential, 22-inch runflat tires and Tire Pressure Indicator system. Also offered as options for the BMW X7 xDrive50i model are heating for front and rear seats, heat comfort package for the front cabin and massage function for front seats, as well as Comfort Access System and a five-zone Climate Control system. A Soft Close Automatic System for doors, Ambient Lighting, Panorama Glass Roof Sky Lounge, velour floor mats as well as Active Seat Ventilation for the front and electrically adjustable comfort seats are also available. The BMW X7 xDrive50i is also available with automatic headlights control, professional driving assistant, active guard, LED fog lights, Parking Assistant Plus, Head Up Display and Harman-Kardon Surround Sound System as well as more than a dozen optional features.
To note, since this BMW X7 xDrive50i was built in November 27, 2017, it is likely one of the pre-production models. This means the specs, standard equipment and optional features might still change until BMW unveil the final production model in the end of next year.