All-new BMW X7 revealed

BMW has revealed its new flagship model, the X7 SUV. It is the brand’s largest model and will arrive in the UK from next April with prices starting from £72,155.

From launch, it will be offered with three six-cylinder engines – one petrol and a pair of diesels. The most frugal variant is the entry-level 30d model, which has a power output of 265hp, emits 171g/km of CO2 and returns 43.5mpg.

The other diesel, meanwhile, is badged M50d, has a power output of 400hp, emits 185g/km of CO2 and returns 40.4mpg, while the petrol option consists of a 340hp unit that emits 198g/km of CO2 and returns 32.5mpg.

As standard, the model is fitted with three rows of seats, with the third row having space between each seat, which BMW claims is a first in the SUV segment, while the second row of seats can be optioned with two seats instead of three if the customer desires, BMW said.

Boot space is rated at 326 litres and increases to a maximum 2,120 litres when the backrests of the seats in the second and third rows are folded down, while the vehicle has a split tailgate to help make loading and unloading easier. The car can also be lowered to make loading and unloading easier.

Inside, the vehicle features the firm’s BMW Live Cockpit Professional system as standard, which comprises two 12.3-inch screens. This package also features an adaptive navigation system and a hard-drive-based multimedia system with 20GB of memory, while Apple Carplay is fitted as standard, however, it is only included for the first year and customers will need to extend the subscription after that.

BMW’s digital key can also be used with compatible smartphones. It allows the car to be unlocked and locked using a smartphone, while the virtual key can also be shared with up to five other people.