BMW Teases X7 Flagship SUV As First Pre-Production Models Roll Off The Line

BMW’s Spartanburg plant has started churning out the first pre-production examples of the upcoming X7 full-size luxury SUV.

The Bavarian car maker is now putting the X7 through its final stages of development, with the production version expected to hit the market at the end of 2018.

“This is a very special vehicle and our employees are looking forward to yet a further member of the X family,” said Knudt Flor, head of the BMW Group Spartanburg plant. “Together with the BMW X7, a total of five BMW X models will be exported from Spartanburg to all four corners of the globe.”

The pre-production examples of the BMW X7 will be used for homologation and registration, as well as for endurance tests in extreme weather conditions. The production of the pre-production models also serves as a test for the Spartanburg plant, helping them optimise the future series production of the X7.

Cars will remain camouflaged with a striped-pattern wrap in a bid to hide the Bavarian flagship SUV’s final look. That didn’t stop BMW from releasing a few images of some naked cars sitting on the assembly line and showing off details of the front end which is dominated by the huge kidney grille and some sleek headlights.

The upcoming BMW X7 will rival models like the Range Rover and Mercedes GLS-Class once it hits the market.

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  • Leconte Dave

    Why make a huge grill?

  • ROLL IT BACK.

  • AxlRock

    Put all the camo you want. It’s still going to be ugly.

  • Honda NSX-R

    It’s looking better than the concept.

    • Stigasawuswrecks

      Genital watts looks better than the concept. It’s like BMW stole designers from Acura just for this.

      • WTF

        if youre going to be gross and an idiot at least learn to spell….

  • Moveon Libtards

    Boring BMW…And they keep getting uglier.

  • Yilmaz Yasar

    I like product version and huge grill. but dont get it why all new x families use old mirrors

  • PK

    I really really really really really hate that big ass grille!!!!

  • Carenthusiast

    Looks like an updated gear shifter and a new iDrive rotary controller

  • jsz00

    WOW that kidney grill looks like my wife’s behind

    • APPARENTLY FOUR OTHER’S ARE FAMILIAR ENOUGH WITH YOUR WIFE’S BEHIND TO AGREE.

  • europeon

    Anyone else feeling nostalgic after Chris Bangle?

    • John

      nope. he can stay away.

  • fathornyblackandjoe

    What…? I like it. Sure, the grille is large. It’s different than what we’ve seen before…but BMW had to do something different here; it’s a new flagship. I think it works. I think this thing looks better than the new X3 or upcoming X5, even. It’s too big and too pricey for me…but if I could afford it or needed 3 rows, I’d buy it for sure.

  • Elpatore

    i like it but its sad that i got excited by real exhausts.

  • David Lee

    Why show the photo of the fake exhaust tips like its a showing it off? Are they mental?

  • no25

    predictable looks.

  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    it seems new grill has it’s own car.
    Wait, WHAT?

  • MarketAndChurch

    It’s nice that people will have options other than the Range Rover and the upcoming G-wagon. I’d take this over both.

    • Ermal Morina

      Poor you

  • izzey04

    BMW’s ugliest car

  • DM

    No doubt it will be handsome, but oh my that huge grill is ugly. I keep seeing a big toothed mouth.

  • haudit

    The bodywork seems to be mostly generic BMW SUV, and the headlights certainly aren’t unattractive, but GOOD GOD, that grille! Why is it so big? It’s not only incredibly vulgar, but makes the car look like it’s both ready and willing to eat you, your family, and your friends too.

  • Navy P. Morroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Looks good.

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