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First BMW X7 Spied in Bavaria

The newest, largest BMW SUV isn't due until 2017 or 2018.

In its first reported sighting since the company’s announcement last month, we have some very early spy shots of BMW’s upcoming X7, the full-size SUV that it plans to build in its Spartanburg, South Carolina plant. The X7 isn't expected to enter production until 2017 or 2018, but already, it was spotted while parked on a Bavarian street by a local fan. Slating in above the current X5, the X7 is expected to offer three rows of seating, taking on rivals like the Mercedes-Benz GL Class.

The luxury SUV is still heavily clad in camouflage, but it’s easy to notice the big rear overhang, elongated hood and large rear-quarter window. BMW has been skimpy on the details, so no engine or pricing specs have been released as of yet. However, it has expanded production at the Spartanburg plant to keep up with what will likely be high demand for this model, alongside its other X brethren.

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