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’sannouncement last month, we have some very early spy shots of BMW’s upcomingX7, the full-size SUV that it plans to build in its Spartanburg, South Carolinaplant. The X7 isn't expected to enter production until 2017 or 2018, butalready, it was spotted while parked on a Bavarian street by a local fan. Slating inabove the current X5, the X7 is expected to offer three rows of seating, takingon 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 largerear-quarter window. BMW has been skimpy on the details, so no engine orpricing specs have been released as of yet. However, it has expanded productionat the Spartanburg plant to keep up with what will likely be high demand forthis model, alongside its other X brethren.

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