BMW is about to make its largest SUV even more extravagant than it used to be. Fresh spy shots of the updated competitor Mercedes-Benz GLS can be seen up close.
The BMW X7, with its imposing dimensions, angular body and large radiator grille, is an SUV that is visually difficult to miss. The big brother, the X5, hit the market in 2018, and BMW is already testing an updated version of it. The so-called LCI (Life Cycle Impulse), which the Bavarian automaker implements on a 5.15 meter SUV, is quite radical.
X7 will get a completely new front end. The large grille appears to be retained, but otherwise the entire front fascia structure is undergoing an overhaul. The headlights have sunk much lower and therefore no longer adhere to the edge of the bonnet. It seems that the LED daytime running lights have been detached from the headlights and are now mounted slightly above the main units. The X7 will likely receive dual-stage lighting, as seen in various Hyundai, Kia and Nissan models.
The X7 SUV isn’t the only BMW to get a new front fascia – it looks like the new BMW 7-Series will get the same front, as well as the electric i7 based on this top sedan. In addition, BMW is working on a new flagship SUV, which will likely be called the X8 or XM. This colossus gets a similar front panel with split lights.