New BMW X7 iPerformance Concept comes out of the shadows prematurely
By: Fedora Atjeh | September 07, 2017
BMW has long planned to launch a BMW X7. This full size model, according to US standards (and huge according to ours), will be positioned above the current BMW X5. The brand already confirmed that the model would hit the market in 2018.
And like many other manufacturers, before launching on the market such a disruptive model in its range, it first presents it as a concept car. Here is the BMW X7 iPerformance Concept, leaked ahead of time. And yes, he comes with his huge kidneys in the front.
I can not help it. It is to see the front of the BMW X7 iPerformance Concept, with its huge calender of two kidneys and very fine headlights, and is to see Bane, the character of 'The Dark Knight Rises' played by Tom Hardy. And is that, the photos filtered by Bimmerpost, is the first thing I see. It's a very personal interpretation and you do not have to agree with me.
In the forum of Bimmerpost where the images were filtered, participants agree on their perception of the design of this SUV - which we still do not know anything at technical level, except that it is hybrid thanks to its name. They just do not like it. Beyond the feeling of repulsion or pleasure that can cause its design, it also conveys a message.
The BMW X7, which the German brand will manufacture in Spartanburg (United States), is the seven-seat full size SUV that they love on the other side of the pond. If in its design and proportions we see winks to the Volvo XC90, the Chevrolet Suburban / GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade (everything is square and vertical in the design of the X7, as in the trio of GM) is simply because BMW goes for them. It is a strip of market in which, at the moment, the Mercedes GLS and the Range Rover are the only European representatives with the Volvo XC90 in discord.