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CarAdvice podcast 145: Discussing the 2019 BMW X7

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and Scott Collie. In car news, the 2019 Mazda CX-8 is getting Apple CarPlay and a price increase, Toyota Australia has announced a hydrogen filling station in Victoria, and the 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 has been unveiled. Plus, Ford has confirmed 5000 European job losses, and Volvo will be installing technology to control drunk drivers...

2019 BMW X7 pricing and specs

The 2019 BMW X7 will launch in Australia with a two-model lineup, both powered by diesel engines, and the most affordable variant available from the get-go. It's a change from recent policy, where BMW would launch a more expensive, mid-grade variant and then add the price leader after the initial launch...

2019 BMW X7 to launch in Australia with two diesel models

The 2019 BMW X7 will launch in Australia with surprisingly sharp pricing, and two diesel models initially. In a departure from recent new – or refreshed – model launches, BMW Australia has announced the entry-level model will be available from launch, starting under $120k, rather than launching with higher-spec models and parachuting the entry-level model in later...

2019 Alpina XD7 spied

Photographers have snapped images of what is believed to be the upcoming Alpina XD7 at the Nurburgring in Germany, giving us an early preview of the tuning arm's take on BMW's largest SUV model. While little distinguishes this camouflaged prototype from the recently-revealed BMW X7, trainspotters will notice the (normally fake) intakes on each side of the front bumper are open, feeding air into a pair of intercoolers...

2019 BMW X7 revealed

BMW has officially unveiled its new seven-seat SUV flagship, the X7, in four different trim grades. As you've probably gathered, the X7 is seriously big. Measuring 5151mm long, 2000mm wide and 1805mm tall, with a 3105mm wheelbase, it dwarves the already-massive X5 (4922mm/2004mm/1745mm) above which it sits in the range...

2019 BMW X7 interior spied virtually undisguised

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...

BMW X7 M under consideration - report

The upcoming BMW X7 flagship SUV isn't even on the market yet, but reports from overseas are already claiming a high-performance M version could be in the works. According to BMW Blog, "various sources" from Munich indicate BMW is considering an X7 M or X7 M Performance to duke it out with high-powered rivals such as the Mercedes-AMG GLS63, Bentley Bentayga, and Audi SQ7...

2019 BMW X7 leaked in patent images

The upcoming BMW X7 has been leaked in patent renderings this week, obtained by a Brazilian automotive publication. Motor1 Brazil found the filing on Brazil's National Institute of Industrial Property website, containing a series of images supposedly confirming the exterior design of the new X7...

2019 BMW X7 spied again

Photographers have captured images of a BMW X7 prototype on the back of a truck this week, before the new SUV flagship enters production later this year. Set to sit above the X5 in the Bavarian marque's global line-up, the X7 is being pitched by BMW as a high-riding 7 Series, and will compete with a variety of high-end SUVs like the Mercedes-Benz GLS, Range Rover, and Bentley Bentayga when it hits the market...

BMW X7 a ‘natural halo’ for Australia

The upcoming X7 will become a natural halo for the BMW Australia range, as it brings the latest technology and safety gear, plus the practicality and space of seven seats. Pitched as a 7 Series SUV, the X7 will go into production very late in 2018, with Australian vehicles set to arrive sometime in the first half of 2019...

2019 BMW X7 spied inside and out

The upcoming BMW X7 has been snapped inside and out, giving us a better peek at the upcoming SUV flagship. After previewing the production car with an eye-catching concept at last year's Frankfurt motor show, BMW is preparing to put it in showrooms likely late this year or early next...