BMW will introduce its new flagship SUV at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. However, the German car manufacturer won’t reveal the production model, but the BMW X7 iPerformance Concept. We know that because we have a series of leaked images, which show what’s going on inside and out, while we’ve found out what’s happening beneath the hood.
The BMW X7 concept is bringing unique and bold exterior design. The three-row high-riding vehicle looks really attractive and features some pretty unexpected styling cues. Up front, BMW added an oversized kidney grille, which goes terrifically with a pair of narrow headlights. They haven’t said anything about lights, yet we suppose they are full LED. Below, the BMW X7 iPerformance Concept sports an impressive, striking bumper with a large air intake. Backwards, the SUV features think taillight design and unique rear hatch. X7’s rooflines reveal smooth design, while the large wheels just boost the overall impression.
We can’t really figure out what’s happening with the third row of seating. But it doesn’t look promising to us. Still, maybe we are wrong. Anyway, the dash and steering wheel are totally new and we think they will reach the production model. The subtle and luxurious design is stretching across the cabin largely thanks to smooth two-tone leather seats and wood trim, while all passengers seem to get a piece of amazing entertainment.
The BMW X7 iPerformance Concept will almost definitely come in a pair with a hybrid powertrain. It will likely combine a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an electric motor. The motor will get its power from a 9.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Altogether, the drivetrain should produce 321 horsepower and impressive fuel economy.
Some reports indicate that the carmaker prepares a fuel-cell drivetrain for the X7, but that’s not going to happen at all. Instead, you can expect a range of gasoline engines, as well as a few diesel options for markets outside of U.S.