BMW has a sterling reputation for innovating, from the exceedingly bold BMW X lineup to the exhilarating take on efficiency that is BMW i. That standing only continues to grow with the introduction of the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance, a bold plug-in hybrid concept study that debuted this past fall at IAA Cars 2017 in Frankfurt and teases the forthcoming BMW X7.
More than perhaps any other BMW design study before it, the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance synthesizes current design language with a sense of tangible distant futurism. On the outside, the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance reimagines the stance and style of the BMW X family with bolder lines and dynamic, flowing accents, uniting it all beneath a breathtaking panoramic glass roof that runs nearly the length of the vehicle.
Inside, the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance creates an unparalleled sense of atmosphere with dynamic ambient and contour lighting. This is further enhanced by Smoke White leather seating surfaces, matte and polished aluminum elements and an all-around emphasis on luxury, modernity, spaciousness and craftsmanship that informs a “reduced to the essentials” aesthetic.
Ian Robertson, former member of the BMW AG Management Board responsible for Sales and Brand BMW notes that the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance “demonstrates [that] it’s perfectly possible to combine a large sports activity vehicle with an electrified drivetrain.” Indeed, the Concept X7 is powered by a BMW TwinPower turbo engine mated to BMW eDrive technology, which enables it to operate on zero emissions for urban driving situations.
The all-new BMW X7 is set to make its world premiere this year, and if it bears the style and finesse of the Concept X7 iPerformance, it will be a groundbreaking vehicle that will take its segment — and the luxury auto industry itself — by storm.