Familiar familial cabin design awaits for BMW's largest crossover yet

The interior of the new BMW X7 has been spied again, this time giving us an almost unobstructed look at the dashboard.

There's still protective coverings hiding the door trim and upper dashboard, as well as bits of tape over the badging and some trim pieces.

The dashboard looks almost identical to the one used in the new X5. The only change we can spot is the metal trim around the central air vents and climate control pod, but that may just be down to specs.

In the X5, this trim surrounds only the air conditioning pod, leaving it like an island floating in a sea of wood and leather. With the X7, the metal-like trim spreads out to envelop the bottom part of the wooden piece.

As is to be expected, the X7 features the company's latest infotainment and digital instrumentation screens, along with acres of stitched leather trim.

With a longer wheelbase, it'll offer third-row passenger more legroom than currently available in the X5. As we can see in these pictures, the X7 will be available as a six- or a (more practical) seven-seat layout.

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The BMW X7 isn't far away from the launchpad, with sales due to start some time during the first half of 2019.

A selection of turbocharged petrol and diesel drivetrains will be available initially, and a plug-in hybrid is likely to join the range at some time in the future.

The X7 will be produced in Spartanburg, South Carolina, alongside the X3, X4, X5 and X6 crossovers.