2019 BMW X7: Here’s The Interior Of The 7-Series Of SUVs

BMW is putting the finishing touches on the 2019 X7 ahead of a possible unveiling at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this year.

The flagship crossover was previewed by the X7 iPerformance concept and retains many of its styling details. Starting up front, the model has a massive twin kidney grille which ensures there’s no mistaking the crossover for anything but a BMW. Designers also installed LED-infused headlights, slender fog lights and a sporty front bumper with honeycomb mesh inserts.

Moving further back, we can see a familiar profile which resembles a supersized X5. The camouflage hides a lot of styling details but this particular prototype appears to be equipped with the M Sport package as it features a monotone appearance as well as a braking system with blue calipers. The model also has long rear doors which should help to improve entry and egress from the third row.

The rear of the crossover is relatively plain as the only notable styling details are dual exhaust tips, a tailgate-mounted spoiler and slender LED taillights that appear to be connected by a thin strip of chrome trim.

Given the model’s status as the company’s range-topping crossover, it comes as little surprise that the X7 is loaded with technology. A quick glimpse at the interior reveals drivers will find a digital instrument cluster, a freestanding infotainment system and new switchgear which features a small LCD display that likely shows the interior climate control settings.

We can also see a leather-wrapped steering wheel, metallic accents and an assortment of controls around the gear selector. Speaking of the latter, there’s a familiar iDrive controller as well as dedicated buttons for Sport, Comfort and Eco Pro modes.

Like the X5, the X7 will ride on the CLAR architecture and offer an assortment of different engines. Choices remain unconfirmed but are expected to include a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder with around 335 hp (249 kW) and a 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 developing approximately 455 hp (339 kW). We can also expect plug-in hybrid and diesel variants.

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  • U8INIT

    That looks like a 4 door coupe in the dash?!

    • Autoexperte

      yes, it´s the BMW 7-series

    • pjl35

      probably because they haven’t started using the production software in it yet…this is still pre-production.

  • DM

    So what’s the point in hiding it? All their interiors look the same

    • Jay

      Its hiding the fact they are similar so you aren’t sure 100% til it’s released.

  • salamOOn

    looks pretty chaotic…. do they really need a separate button for every driving mode…? why not single toggle switch?

  • pjl35

    Completely predictable and dated looking. It’s time for BMW to get a new interior design theme…their flagship X7 would’ve been the perfect time for one…

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  • gibgibgib

    I think BMW’s interior styling is more stagnant than their exterior styling. This styling theme works OK for the cheaper models, but looks so out of place and cheap in the high-end cars. These photos could be from a 1 or 3-series

  • benchara yanis

    The interior looks a decade old and all those plastic buttons, climate
    vents, that gearshift :/ ;in a luxury segment you expect a high level of
    quality materials
    disappointed !

    • Autoexperte

      in Europe we have no Lincoln Navigator, Escalade, Lexus LX or Infiniti QX80, we have the more outdated Mercedes GLS
      so the BMW dealers can then say that if the “best” in the market is not good enough they buy the sister model Rolls-Royce Cullinan

      • PK

        Mercedes GLS is be redesigned in couple more years and bmw will be back to outdated.

  • Dennis James

    Buttons galore…

  • Denis Dowen

    Totally bland. BMW has became the USA Chevy / European Ford as far as zero originality is concerned. What could get you excited at buying that, a spruced up 3 series copy cat interior

    Used to love them. Now can’t even be bothered to look.

  • GE90man

    Audi-style start/stop button… interesting

  • Mynameis Taylor

    that Range interior is of the best

    • botornot387

      i wouldn’t go as far as best. Ergonomics are horrible and there is a lot catching up to do to make this software any good. But the interior choices in materials are very good and the design is very nice!

      • Autoexperte

        ergonomics aren´t horrible IMO, the center console touchscreen can be adjusted

        • botornot387

          when its actually working and not shorting out. also the left side steering well controls continuously have issues since launch. the reaction time of the screen is slow, and the sensitivity is not well weighted so it requires too many touches to complete what you want. This system still doesn’t have android auto or apple carplay. the version of Here maps isn’t the best, and Land Rover simply turned voice commands off for navigation because they couldn’t get them to understand anything you say.

          When you put it up against other touch screen systems, yes ergonomics is a sore spot for this brand. I will give credit though, these systems are light years ahead of anything JLR has ever done.

  • fathornyblackandjoe

    This is either a joke, or a huge disappointment. Isn’t this supposed to be a game-changing flagship? I mean…it’s not like the luxury SUV flagship segment hasn’t already existed for years already…so BMW should know that, in order to stand out, they needed to be bold and visionary. This doesn’t look like either. So instead of “starting off with a bang” and capturing a lead position, BMW will be blowing their wad (so to speak) of attention to achieve “also ran” status.

    It looks like Audi will be widening their already vast lead in interior design.

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