The world is getting ready to see BMW’s first full-size SUV and expectations are definitely huge. While many markets expect to see the new flagship crossover in a couple of months, the crowd is already talking about the 2020 BMW X7 model, which is about to bring some interesting novelties, already for the second year of production. It looks like we are about to see its hi-performance version, under the famous “M” badge. For this occasion, we should see plenty of modifications, like a new engine, upgraded mechanics, new aesthetics and much more.
2020 BMW X7 Design
In terms of base design characteristics, it seems clear that the 2020 BMW X7 will continue to ride on a familiar CLAR platform, the same one that underprints the X5, just stretched for this occasion. Count on 122 inches in the wheelbase, which definitely makes this vehicle a full-size SUV. In terms of styling, the new model takes a lot of inspiration from the last-year concept called X7 performance. The upcoming M version will come with additional upgrades. As it is usual for all M-badged models, expect plenty of mechanical upgrades, like new suspension, brakes, additional chassis strengthening etc.
The upcoming model will also come with lots of visual details that will emphasize its sporty character. Of course, a sporty suspension will put the vehicle closer to the ground, but we will also see a lot of bodywork, things like new bumpers, new wheels etc.
While the 2020 BMW X7 interior of base versions is about to remain unchanged, we should see lots of the upgrades on the new hi-performance version. Our reliable source suggests that the cabin will be completely blacked. Also, count on lots of carbon fiber around the cabin, as well as on additional Alcantara leather surfaces. The overall dashboard design should remain unchanged, though a bit of a customization is possible. This refers to slightly reorganized controls, as well as on a little bit different screens. On the other side, tech features should remain pretty much the same as in standard models. This means that we can count on a large 12.3-inch touchscreen, 12.3-inch instrument cluster, wireless charging, premium audio system and similar things. On the other side, all those rear-seat entertainment and convenience systems like screens, DVD player, headphone jacks and similar things will be optional.
How many seats will 2020 BMW X7 feature?
The 2020 BMW X7 will keep the three-row layout and the second-row captain’s chairs will be optional. The new model will be also very practical. Count on 48.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the seats and 90 cubic feet of overall capacity. This is much more compared to the closest rival Mercedes-Benz GLS and almost on par with the class-leader, Cadillac Escalade.
2020 BMW X7 Engine
Of course, the most interesting novelty for the next year will be a 2020 BMW X7 engine for the new performance version. Expect to see a familiar 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 unit, tuned to somewhere around 600 horsepower. Rest of the engine lineup will remain the same. Expect to see a familiar 3.0-liter inline-six with 326 horsepower, while a small 2.0-liter unit in pair with the electric motor also seems possible. This system should deliver the same amount of power. Finally, count on a 4.4-liter V8 in its standard configuration with around 445 hp.
When it comes to diesel units, count on a familiar 3.0-liter unit, in versions with either 320 or 400 horsepower.
2020 BMW X7 Release Date and Price
The 2020 BMW X7 release date should be scheduled for late 2019. When it comes to the price, base models will probably go around 74.000 dollars. On the other side, the new 2020 BMW X7 M will probably go somewhere between 120.000 and 130.000 dollars.