The Borgward BX7 is the first production vehicle from the revived German luxury car maker, and has been revealed ahead of its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show.
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These photos were initially provided to AutoBild and the German publication understands that the new SUV measures 4.7 metres in length. (Update: an overall length of 4713mm has been confirmed.)

Under the bonnet, initial versions of the BX7 will be powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with around 167kW of power. An electronically controlled multi-plate clutch all-wheel drive system will be available.

It's believed that the company will also have a plug-in hybrid version on display at Frankfurt. The BX7 PHEV is said to feature a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel driving the front wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and an electric motor for the rear axle.

The plug-in BX7 should have a total of 300kW at its disposal and an electric driving range of 55 kilometres.


Tech features available on the BX7 include adaptive cruise control, braking assistance, pedestrian detection and a surround view camera system. The infotainment system, at on high-end models, will have a 12.3-inch touchscreen at its heart and will include a Wi-Fi hotspot.

The BX7 will be available in five, six and seven seater configurations. Depending on the seating layout, the BX7 has a maximum boot capacity of 1344 litres when the second-row seats folded down.

Borgward has ambitious sales targets, with the company reportedly targeting 800,000 sales worldwide by 2020, and a raft of new models to follow hot on the heels of the BX7.

The Borgward brand revival is being funded by Foton and the new BX7 will be built in a facility in China. Sales will begin in China in 2016, with a European launch said to be on the cards for 2017.