BMW Says No To X7 M As Customers Aren’t Asking For More Power

Rumors about a possible M version of the BMW X7 emerged long before the full-size SUV broke cover last fall. The project, however, appears to have been shelved for now, if a new report is accurate.

Quoting undisclosed sources, BMWBlog says that there might not be enough demand to justify blowing millions of dollars on research and development.

That doesn’t mean that the X7 M has zero chances of seeing the light of day, as depending on the results of market research, BMW could give it a shot in the future. We did contact them hoping to find out more, and (unsurprisingly) got the usual “we do not comment on future products” answer.

Also Read: BMW X7 Vs Mercedes GLS: Which Full-Size German Luxury SUV Do You Prefer?

In the meantime, depending on where they live, clients can choose between several engines for the X7. The petrol-powered star is the xDrive50i, with its 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 that pushes out 462 PS (456 hp / 340 kW) and 648 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque; the huge SUV hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.3 seconds and tops out at 250 km/h (155 mph).

The xDrive50i is being kept away from the European market, where customers have to settle for the M50d diesel if they want the sportier derivative available. It gets 400 PS (394 hp / 294 kW) and 760 Nm (560 lb-ft) of torque, which translates into a very satisfying 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration of 5.4 seconds while top speed is again electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).

For the X7 M50d, BMW is asking £87,240 ($115,166) in the UK, whereas Americans have to pay at least $92,600 for the xDrive50i.

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  • Elmediterraneo

    That fully opens the door for an Alpina XB7 with the B7’s 600 PS V8.

    • mist

      They are in talks with BMW to export it to the US.

  • Able

    They’ve not heard of the AMG GLS63, have they? There’s clearly a market for an X7 M.

    • Belthronding

      ..which would have been really fast mini bus

    • Elmediterraneo

      The next GLS will have an AMG GLS 63 version and it’s 800 hp hybrid big-bro, an AMG GLS 73.

    • Maybe there could be an M60i version with the V12

      • lagunas3ca

        X8

    • driv3r

      BMW will wait and see first how the markets overall respond to the X7 before launching another variant.

  • sidewaysspin

    In due time it will come.

  • DM

    Just build it!

  • exeptor

    The real reason is that more power comes with more air and more air comes from … BIGGER grille and they simply run out of place :).

    P.S. Joke aside I like X7 … maybe more than any other BMW SUV (even if I’m not a SUV fan).

  • Cobrajet

    Will it have a V12?

  • AMG client probably would ask more and more power.

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