2019 BMW X7 Outed Ahead Of Possible LA Debut

The 2019 BMW Z4 got outed by the patent office last month and now it’s the X7’s turn.

First noticed by Allthecars, the images reveal the upcoming Mercedes GLS competitor will resemble a super-sized version of the X5.  Despite the styling similarities, there are a handful of differences between the two models.

While both crossovers share a massive grille, the headlights on the X7 are unique and notably slimmer than the ones used on the X5. The X7 also adopts a more conservative front bumper with a chrome bar that extends into the air intakes.

The sides of the crossover reveal more differences as the X7 has a chromed lower accent which mimics the one used on the 7-Series sedan. That isn’t the only change as the model has a more traditional character line and a flatter beltline than the X5.

The biggest differences – figuratively and literally – can be seen in profile as the X7 is longer and adopts massive rear doors which will help improve entry and egress from the third row. The roofline is also a tad flatter and there’s a unique third quarter window which is more squared off than the one used on the smaller model.

Out back, the only notable styling features are a dual exhaust system and unique taillights which are connected by a thin strip of chrome trim. These features are hardly worth mentioning, but a closer look at the roof suggests the model will have a traditional panoramic glass roof as well as a smaller sunroof above the third row.

While the X7 will look different than the X5, the two models will share a number of the same engines. These are expected to include a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six with 335 hp (250 kW / 340 PS) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque.  There should also be a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 producing 456 hp (350 kW / 462 PS) and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque.

In Europe, the X7 could be offered with a couple of diesel units including a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder with 261 hp (195 kW / 265 PS) and 457 lb-ft (620 Nm) of torque. There could also be an X7 M50d with a quad-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine developing 394 hp (294 kW / 400 PS) and 560 lb-ft (760 Nm) of torque.

Further down the road, we can expect a plug-in hybrid variant and, possibly, even a high-performance model with the M850i’s V8 engine that develops 522 hp (390 kW / 530 PS) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque.

Thanks to Faire Tyago for the tip!

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  • LeStori

    I guess the B in BMW stands for Boring.

    • Mike Gonzalez

      I would say it’s more like Body Made Wrong

      • caddy45

        LOL

  • ErnieB

    This is such a shame! This is a huge fail!

    • lagunas3ca

      It’s a patent, ffs.

      • Andrewthecarguy

        Please tell them.
        patent pics NEVER look amazing.

  • caddy45

    Backend looks nice, see a little LR Discovery in it (the new one). Front end — surprised to see the headlights stretching to the grill, I thought BMW saw the light and was going to stop doing this on new models? Ugh.

  • Ermal Morina

    God it looks awful

  • salamOOn

    so? big and boring, current GLS looks better…..

    • Earl Scheib

      GLS?? A Sorrento looks better.

  • Dude

    Don’t bully the X7 guys. It’s not fat it’s big boned.

  • Finkployd

    👁🐽👁

  • Matthew Daraei

    Looks like a love child of a pig and an elephant.

    • PK

      The G Class is the Elephant! This new 7 Series looks like a Hippo that looks wrong!

  • Able

    So sick of the teaser and spy images, just reveal the bloody thing already!

    • Mike anonymous

      It’s not just with this car, I’m getting sick of this around the web. Remember the good old days when a company would show a teaser, and then you’d wait for the reveal to see ANYTHING else regarding the car.

      It seems now a days we know more (or enough) about the car before it’s even been officially released.

  • Elmediterraneo

    I read from german sources that the line-up will be the same as the 2019 updated 7 series.
    X7 30d : 6 cylinder diesel 265 PS
    X7 40d : 6 cylinder diesel 340 PS
    X7 40i : 6 cylinder 385 PS
    X7 50d : 6 cylinder diesel 400 PS
    X7 50i : V8 530 PS
    X7 M60i : V12 620 PS

    • Andrewthecarguy

      So for the US market we can expect:
      X7 40d
      X7 40i
      X7 50i
      X7 M60i

      That the 50d is not coming is a REAL shame IMO.

      Also think BMW will make an M7 along with an X7 ///M. Just a feeling…

  • PK

    wtf am i looking at????

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    same boring as Cullinan

    • lagunas3ca

      Right, but the X7 isn’t going to cost $325K.

  • Yilmaz Yasar

    I think it looks pretty good. the only bad side headlights unnecessarily long, grille should be wider

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Wider grille?
      It’s already one of the largest in the industry and the largest BMW makes.

      • Yilmaz Yasar

        Yes but not enough. if they make a powerful and large suv the grill must be imposing and large in accordance with it. Look BMW rivals on big suv class infiniti mercedes range rover or any others

        • Andrewthecarguy

          True, and I think that is part of BMW’s design issue. The grilles have grown significantly since the E70 X5. I remember that grille and thought it was huge.

  • exeptor

    Not pretty, but we have to agree that these patent images does not give us a proper picture of what it will look like in person. Not sure that GLS will look better if presented this way.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      You know I think it looks like a GLS with a BMW theme.
      I am not sure the Germans know how to do the big SUV thing.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Oh no! It looks exactly as boring as we thought it would be.

    I didn’t expect that!

  • Andrewthecarguy
  • adambravo

    I would love to see this drawing alongside the X7 concept we saw in 2017…

  • Matthew Boyd

    That’s pretty cool as it has the 7 Series eyes and rear lights. Making it look similar to the 7 Series will help buyers identify it on the road as the flagship of BMW SUV’s.

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