BMW X 7 steam rolls into the arena

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Naturally the X 7 can take on just about anything as it redefines presence, exclusivity and spaciousness with the go-anywhere capability of a Sports Activity Vehicle.

By RUBIN VAN NIEKERK

The luxurious BMW X7 is the flagship X-series with an outstanding powertrain and chassis.

Cutting-edge technology is impressive, while generous levels of space in each of its three rows of seats were not designed by a committee of accountants.

Behind the wheel the driving experience is faultless, and the dynamic capabilities transcended my wildest expectations regarding such a massive vehicle. It is also rather hard to be humble when you are seated in the command position! Getting this beast to move fast is ridiculously easy and reaching 100km/h from standstill takes between 4,7 seconds to 7 seconds depending on the model.

Clearly this offensive in the luxury segment has sustainability in mind as it’s part of a strategy to ensure ongoing growth in the world’s car markets in the future.

It is built at the BMW Plant Spartanburg in the US state of South Carolina where the BMW X3, BMW X4, BMW X5 and BMW X6 also hail from.

At 5,151mm in length, 2,000mm wide and 1,805mm tall, and with a wheelbase of 3,105mm, the X7 establishes itself very clearly as the big daddy of the BMW X model family. A domineering presence is ensured by a massive kidney grille that accentuate its bold character supported by ample ground clearance.

Pricing ranges from R 1562 849 for the X7 xDrive30d to R 1 862 308 for the X7 M50d. Later in the year the X7 M50i will be available at R 1 871 542. Pricing includes a 5-year Motor Plan.

www.bmw.co.za

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