With the unveiling of the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance at the IAA Cars in 2017’s show in Frankfurt, the BMW Group introduced a concept that demonstrated the perfect possibility to combine a large sports activity vehicle with an electrified drivetrain in a luxurious form!
Indeed, the BMW Concept X7 came to embody those 3 relatively elusive features and seamlessly fit them together in one vehicle, elaborately introducing a whole new take of extravagance for the BMW brand.
The Concept’s iPerformance badge denotes the presence of groundbreaking BMW eDrive technology allied with a BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine to create an exceptionally efficient and dynamic plug-in hybrid powertrain that excels in all driving situations – including running with zero local emissions –another perk for the environment we’re definitely happy to convey-.
Inside the roomy cabin of the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance, clear forms, warm colors and select materials blend to create a highly exclusive and sophisticated ambience. In addition to those features, a large panoramic roof provides a remarkable amount of room above the occupants’ heads while also giving the interior a light and airy, open-to-the-sky feel.
The six amply proportioned seats are arranged in three rows, and four of them have an exclusive individual design. Secured to the vehicle floor by nothing more than a slender seat base, the individual seats allow those sitting directly behind to enjoy generous legroom. The dark, olive-bronze leather – with discreet gold coloring – covering the seat bolsters, carries the air of exclusivity through to the finer details as the Smoke White leather adorning the remainder of the seats provides an intriguing contrast. The shell-like backs of the individual seats are likewise trimmed in leather and serve to enhance the high-class, contemporary radiance that only our German brand is able to pull off with finesse.
The expansive exterior of the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance projects the exclusive experience available inside the car confidently to the outside world. Clear, vertical proportions with significant ground clearance identify the Concept as an X model without the need to look twice. At the same time, the Concept speaks for itself, with an unmistakable design language through an array of details and design features, which clearly distinguish it from previous models. Viewed from any angle, the interplay between a small number of precise lines and artfully sculpted surfaces sends out a charismatic statement of modernity, presence and exclusivity.
The all new BMW 8 Series, BMW X7, BMW i8 and BMW i8 Roadster will join the BMW 7 Series in the brand’s significantly expanded luxury segment line-up. The identity and attitude shared by BMW’s elite models are echoed in a newly designed logo which combines a black-and-white version of the manufacturer’s roundel first used 100 years ago with the company name “Bayerische Motoren Werke” written out in full, stands out as a statement for further generations to follow down the same line.