We mentioned a couple of days ago that BMW was looking into creating a large X7 model. Well, that rumour has now been confirmed.
Not a lot of info has been revealed about what the vehicle will actually look like, but we know that it will be a larger vehicle than the X5 – something that can compete with the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.
Predictably, one of the main markets that the X7 will be aimed at is the US. Consequently, it will also be produced in America.
“With the BMW X7, we are developing another, larger X model, which we will produce at our U.S. plant for our world markets – once again underscoring our commitment to the U.S,” said BMW’s Norbert Reithofer. “This investment will increase annual production capacity by 50% up to 450,000 vehicles from 300,000 currently. Expansion at the site will create 800 new jobs, bringing the total workforce in Spartanburg to 8,800. It will also make Spartanburg the largest plant in terms of production capacity in our global production network.”
We can expect the X7 to be launched in 2017.