The Magnificent X7

The Magnificent X7
BMW X7: cruises along with a graceful, easy effortlessness

BMW readies its seventh SUV, with seven seats – and we’re in seventh heaven after driving a prototype

Next year, it will be the 20th anniversary of BMW’s brave decision to enter, for the first time, the world of the sports utility vehicle – or the SUV. The original entrant to the SUV fold, wearing a blue-and-white propeller badge, was the X5 and it has gone on to be a huge commercial success for BMW. Both it, and the X6 that is derived from it (and which launched in 2008), have sold in excess of two million units worldwide in just shy of two decades.

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