An official teaser pic showing the new X7 upfront.
An official teaser pic showing the new X7 upfront.
Alleged leaked patent drawings of the X7.
Alleged leaked patent drawings of the X7.
Alleged leaked patent drawings of the X7.
Alleged leaked patent drawings of the X7.
BMW X7 iPerformance Concept.
BMW X7 iPerformance Concept.

Munich - BMW’s first-ever X7 has shown its face in a teaser image, released by BMW ahead of the vehicle’s official debut, which takes place on Wednesday, October 17.

The frontal image practically confirms the accuracy of the leaked patent pictures that did their rounds on the internet back in August. With a design that remains relatively faithful the the X7 iPerformance concept of 2017, Bavaria’s new super-sized SAV avoids bearing too close a resemblance to the latest X5, standing apart with a blocky shape and an even larger grille, which is joined to the headlights.

Sharing BMW's CLAR platform with the aforementioned X5, the X7 will take on larger rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz CLS and Range Rover, and will no doubt offer more comfortable third row seating.

All the official X7 details are still under wraps for now, but it almost goes without saying that it’ll inherit much of its technological and electronic content from the X5, including the new BMW Operating System 7.0 and BMW Live Cockpit Professional.

On the engine front, the latest 340kW V8 and 250kW straight-six turbopetrols are likely contenders, along with that monstrous 294kW/760Nm quad-turbodiesel that’s fitted to the X5 M50d.

Stay tuned for the official lowdown on Wednesday.

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