Though we’ve seen minimally disguised prototypes cruising around frequently we haven’t seen a whole lot of the 2019 BMW X7’s interior until now. However, our colleagues at Autoblog have spotted one, jumped on it and snapped away – inside and out!
Thanks to one of their spy photographers, we now have the best look yet inside the flagship SUV. And it seems to follow in the footsteps of the 8 Series and Z4 with an interior that’s pretty typical BMW, but with sharper corners. The basic layout is classic BMW.
The centre stack is canted toward the driver. The dials showed on the LCD instrument cluster mirror each other. Most of the lighting is in the default BMW red-orange. This example is also finished in a classic BMW light tan and black colour scheme.
But the differences are in the details. The instruments have a bevelled, hexagonal design shared with the Z4 and 8 Series. Also like those sporty cars, the air vents adopt the hexagonal design. Looking down at the centre console, the X7 gets those two-door cars’ fancy new shifter with glass and the familiar iDrive control wheel.
This prototype gives us our first peek at the X7’s available third-row seat. Since this example has captain’s chairs in the middle row, this one is just a six-passenger vehicle. We also know that BMW will offer a version with a bench seat for three-across seating. We expect BMW will also offer a high-end version of the X7 without a third row in order to give second-row occupants ultra-adjustable, luxurious seating.
The new X7 is slated to go on sale early next year and should make its debut this fall. It will be available with either a 3.0-liter inline-six or a 4.4-liter V8. The former will be in the £70,000 range, and the latter will approach six figures, competing directly with the full-size Range Rover and the likes.