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2018-08-13 15:33

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BMW's new SUV, the X7, is undergoing strenuous testing ahead of its world debut at the end of 2018. Watch it take on gravel roads in South Africa. 

The Sports Activity Vehicle is heading for the luxury segment. And on its way there it is undergoing a true endurance test marathon. An equally extensive and diverse test programme takes the camouflaged prototypes of the new BMW X7 across challenging terrain all over the world.

Earlier winter test drives on snow and ice at the edge of the polar circle were followed by long-distance endurance tests on desert and gravel tracks under the South African sun. 

Due at the end of 2018 

Under extreme challenges and a wide spectrum of weather and road surface conditions the first luxury-segment X model has provided the ultimate proof of its supreme driving characteristics within the framework of driving dynamics testing says the automaker.

BMW said: "With its impressive appearance, exceptionally generous interior space, sophisticated drive and suspension technology and exclusive equipment features, the X7 is the latest interpretation of luxurious driving pleasure in the style of the Munich-based premium brand." 

With the upcoming presentation of the latest and also largest X model at the end of 2018, the automaker is continuing its current product offensive in the luxury class with a yet further fascinating vehicle concept.

The prototypes of the new X7 were produced at the Spartanburg factory. The competence centre for X models in the US Federal State of South Carolina will also become the place of origin for the production model. Despite conspicuous camouflaging, the pre-production vehicles reveal the imposing dimensions as well as the both clear and harmonious proportions of the X7.



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