It’s been four years in the making. Yet after a lengthy wait, BMW’s very first seven-seat full-size Sport Utility Vehicle, the X7, has finally arrived.
Looking like a typical BMW Sport Activity Vehicle (as the brand likes to call them), the X7 flaunts a large version of the company’s trademark kidney grille up front. This is flanked by slim headlights that give the fascia a distinct yet still familiar appearance. Moving on, keen observers will notice the larger rear doors (vis-à-vis the fronts) that aid in ingress and egress for back seat passengers. Things are finished off by an electrically-operated two-piece tailgate.
As mentioned earlier, this is a full seven-seat SAV. The three rows of seats are covered in the some of the best materials, complemented by a host of toys for driver and passengers. Front seat occupants get a 12.3-inch instrument cluster for the driver and another 12.3-inch touchscreen for the centrally-located infotainment system. Buyers can choose from the standard seven-seat configuration or an optional 6-seat setup, with captain’s chairs for the second row. As for utility, cargo volume is pegged at 1,376L with all seats up, and 2,560L by folding the second and third rows.
Either way, they get stuff like a standard four-zone climate control, a plethora of electronic doodads, and the like. There is even a five-zone climate system to keep everyone comfy while on the move. And of course, mobile connectivity is standard.