Will be manufactured at Spartanburg, SC plant.
Though details are still limited, BMW is set to announce theproduction of its large X7 SUV at an official event at their South Carolinaplant later today. The large Mercedes-Benz GL-battling sport utility is expectedto offer three rows of seats, and also take on competition from Cadillac’sEscalade and Lincoln’s Navigator. The announcement is set for Friday at 4 PM,and will take place at the Spartanburg plant where production of the vehiclewill commence.
The Spartanburg factory already manufactures approximately350,000 X models per year, including the popular X5 SUV and the smaller X3 andX4 crossovers. The X7 has been on the drawing table since 2008, but was droppedafter the global economic crisis hit. Now, BMW is sure that it can sell enough7s to justify the production, and will be increasing the plant’s output to400,000 units per year. Expect the X7 to hit American roads in 2017 or 2018.