BMW has yet to reveal details for the new model, but a new rendering from independent designer Theophilus Chin offers one preview of what we might expect when the X7 appears sometime in 2015 or 2016.
Chin’s rendering points to an X5-inspired profile, with a practical and spacious cabin and powerful character lines through the body.
There’s a lightly flared wheel arch at the rear, and a large brake vent at the front guard (which would prove useful with a powered-up X7 M model).
The front-end wears one of the largest-ever executions of the familiar kidney grille design, taken directly from the recent Future Luxury sedan concept.
It is expected that the X7 will offer seating for seven, with six- and eight-cylinder engines to provide motivation.
We could also see the underpinnings of the next-generation 7 Series sedan shared with the X7, along with long-expected Rolls-Royce SUV.