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Judging from the whispers making their way around the interwebs, BMW may be interested in rekindling the X7 flame. The company was one of many corporations that took part in a global summit in Seoul to discuss how to rebalance global trade away from a U.S.-dependent market. But while many of the participants are keen to shift their attentions toward economies in China and Germany, BMW seemed to think that the U.S. would be back on its feet and buying sooner rather than later. The automaker even went so far as to say that it hadn't completely nixed the idea of introducing another larger SUV to its North American lineup.

That means that the X7, a massive vehicle killed off in 2008, may not be completely off of the table. Throwing another SUV into the company's portfolio wouldn't seem to be in keeping with BMW's new commitment to building ever more efficient vehicles, though you never know. Just because we like to think that we live in a post-SUV world doesn't mean American buyers don't love their massive machines.

[Source: Wall Street Journal via BMW Blog]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Do it!!!!!

      As long as it's not much taller than the X5 it will have a much more elegant profile, plus there obviously is a market for it.
      The X8 would be the sickest though.

      But first come up with a M7 and a new 8-Series Coupe!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      They are not dumb. They see larger vehicles outselling small cars in the US. Autoline has the research, poll results.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Mercedes has no problem selling it GL klass. Why not BMW step in the Large SUV territory.Also in countries like Russia large SUV sell even better than here
      • 4 Years Ago
      Have BMW considered they have lost their... minds ?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Pete DeLorenzo just popped a vein in his forehead.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Build a truck, any truck, and Americans will buy it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oooh.. I like the idea of a dually front axle. Now the rap singers can try to outdo each other in total tire count.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The perfect vehicle for your growing family of D-bags.
      • 4 Years Ago
      BMW. Just kindly leave that part of market for some others to profit please.

      Yes.. Benz has ridiculous GL. But you, BMW, have the power and discipline to say NO!
        • 4 Years Ago
        The R-class is less ridiculous than GL, but more failed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good job BMW. Wouldn't want people to have to squish themselves into a puny X5 now would we. So when is your crew cab diesel pickup coming out? full-size minivan? Any other markets you haven't covered yet?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm pretty sure they have more important things to focus on:
        - Audi R8/MB SLS competitor
        - MB CLS/ Audi A7 competitor
        - MB CL?

        Come on BMW, you know better than this.... but then again: supply and demand. And in their case, they supply and then advertise to create a demand.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Next generation x5 will grow and maybe become x7 in meaning of size,since the new x3 is the similar size to the previous x5 generation…and probably will have 2 seats extra option…
      i dont think bmw need very large suv,especially now with downsizing and efficiency program…
      if you need that much space in car better buy a truck or van or merc i guess or merc truck:)

      Vaybach Khan - Car Repair Houston PRO
      • 4 Years Ago
      BMW is constantly trying to find an answer to a Question nobody asked.

      Why do you take a company whose one keynote product is building sports cars on sedan bodies in three different sizes, and do something else? And then do it again. And Again. And Again. And again, seemingly and infinitum.

      Top Gear effectively revealed that the BMW Emperor has no clothes. The BMW SUV got stuck and needed a tow, in a mere flat grass meadow, not once but twice!

      It doesn't matter whether its an X-1, X-3, X-4, X-5, X6, or/and X-7, these SUVs wannabes are terrible and useless compromises. They have zero ground clearance for anything including merely rutted, on road use. The lowered CG with lowered roofs, eliminate any cargo or hauling utility that others SUV/CUVs possess.

      Yet their higher CGs prevent them from having sports car handling, which is the very essence of BMW.

      This company has lost its way, and is headed for a crackup, I fear.

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