BMW has made an official announcement concerning its launch of the X7 series, the biggest ever SUV to be made by the German automaker. During the announcement, it emerged that the 2016 BMW X7 will be manufactured at the Spartanburg plant located in North Korea. Its production is bound to begin in 2016. This announcement was made by BMW’s CEO during the 20th anniversary celebrations. Not much was said about its changes, but there are various changes which are expected in this model.
2016 BMW X7: CHANGES
On top of the list in terms of its changes is that it will be a fully fledged seven seater. Another guess is that the 2016 BMW X7 will be built on a new platform. Still, rumors have it that it shall be a four wheel drive. This model is also expected to receive preferential treatment owing to its significant position as the company’s stronghold. Other expected changes include making it slightly larger than the outgoing model. It is also expected to take a different course in terms of its features, meaning that there will be a lot of noticeable changes. Given its new large size, this model is expected to be more comfortable to all its users. Another possible change which is likely to come with 2016 BMW X7 is a reduction in its weight. Despite it sharing the same platform with the X5, it is expected to be a lot lighter since it will have a longer wheelbase.
2016 BMW X7 : INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR
In terms of its design, this auto will also be quite different from other cars of its class. There will various power features which include the remote controlled power locks for its doors, reverse passenger mirror with a tilting ability which shall provide a proper view when the car is being reversed, and the 4 touch power windows. This auto will also feature various levels of instrumentation which include a compass, an external temperature display, a tachometer, a low fuel warning indicator, a clock and a trip computer. Moreover, there will be a number of convenience features in the 2016 BMW X7.
They include the telescopic tilt steering wheel, a hands-free calling, remote trunk release, cruise and transmission control, front console, storage space on its front seat and cruise control. Still on its innovative internal features, there are plans to include comfort features in this model. The rumored comfort features include high quality floor mats, sun sensor, turn signals in its mirrors, a leather steering wheel, light on the cargo area, and rear-view mirror with electro-chromatic and extended cabin’s cooling and heating abilities among others. There are also speculations about its telematics and entertainment features like USB connections, radio data systems, real time traffic updates and Bluetooth data among others. When it comes to its exterior, the 2016 BMW X7 is expected to come with a rear defogger and rear wipers with the ability to sense rain.
2016 BMW X7: ENGINE AND OPTIONS
Information concerning this car’s engine lineup also remains scanty. However, it is rumored that this model will use a 3.0 liter inline six and a V8 engine. Still, this car could come with several engine options in order to meet the specific demands of various countries. There is yet another speculation that 2016 BMW X7 could come with an eight speed automatic gearbox.
2016 BMW X7: Price and Release Date
In terms of its price, it is expected to cost above $60,000, but this price is also bound to change depending on the trim levels. 2016 BMW X7 is expected to be launched towards the end of 2016.