The 2019 BMW X7 is the biggest vehicle the German automaker has made to date. While it’s similar in general appearance to the X5, it’s better adapted to moving big families around thanks to the three rows that make for a total capacity of seven or six occupants, depending on configuration.
BMW has corrected a lot of little flaws with this 2019 edition of the X7. And with two powerful engine setups to choose from, we’re a long ways away from a mere attempt at a luxury sport utility vehicle.
New heights of over the top
As mentioned, the X7 has much in common style-wise with the X5, except that it’s been drinking a lot of protein shakes. In any case, looking like the X5 is not exactly a drawback; this is a nice proportioned SUV, pleasant to look at and not overly boxy. The 2019 BMW X7 does more aggressively impose itself on the road, of course, which is only natural given its length (5,151 mm), width (2,000 mm) and wheelbase (3,105). This is BMW thinking big, or at least bigger than it ever has before.
BMW smartly places standard 22-inch wheels on this big guy, and other highlights include blue-tinged laser headlights and that enlarged version of the distinctive BMW double-kidney grille. Some might actually find that grille just too big, but from my vantage point it looks coherently proportioned to the mastodon that is the X7.