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BMW brings long list of updates and a Drive Recorder to its 2020 lineup

The M550i makes a big bang, boosted to 530 hp and 553 lb-ft

The M550i makes a big bang, boosted to 530 hp and 553 lb-ft.

First Drive
2019 BMW X7 First Drive Review | Looking past the grille

BMW's biggest SUV outshines its biggest sedan

BMW's biggest SUV outshines its biggest sedan.

2019 BMW X7 vs luxury SUV rivals: Comparing specs and photos

New X7 vs GLS, Q7, XC90, Discovery, Navigator and new X5

New X7 vs GLS, Q7, XC90, Discovery, Navigator and new X5.

BMW teases X7 face before reveal later this month

Newest, biggest member of BMW family could be start of big-SUV onslaught

Newest, biggest member of BMW family could be start of big-SUV onslaught.

Spy Shots
2019 BMW X7 interior spied in detail

Our best look yet at the flagship SUV's interior

Our best look yet at the flagship SUV's interior.

First Drive
BMW X7 Prototype First Drive Review | What took so long?

Even unfinished, this big three-row crossover does the job well

The long-awaited, much-discussed BMW X7 finally enters the home stretch. Barely four months away from the start of production, BMW brought six early X7 prototypes to the Spartanburg, South Carolina, plant that will build the new crossover, and invited a small group to sample the driving dynamics. Munich's other full-sized SUV hopes to prove itself the lively, luxurious, and laudable answer to the question, "What took so long?"

Spy Shots
BMW X7 interior spied for the first time, takes design in new direction

Look for this to influence future BMW products

Last fall, we finally saw a preview of the three-row BMW X7 SUV. The Concept X7 iPerformance was, like so many other recent BMW concepts, a pretty good indicator of what the final version will look like. The production model is set to debut this year at the Los Angeles Auto Show, but until then we'll have to make do with spy shots, including some new images of the X7's interior.

BMW to decide on a posh X8 SUV this year

Could be up there in the Bentayga and Cullinan stratosphere

At the beginning of 2017 we heard reports that BMW planners were considering an X8 SUV boasting almighty luxury, and if approved, it could be ready for 2020 reveal. BMW didn't greenlight the X8 last year, but BMW Blog reports that the Munich carmaker will decide on production this year. Depending on the kind of X8 BMW decides to build, the upper end of amenities and options could mingle in price with entry-level SUVs in the Bentley Bentayga and Rolls-Royce Cullinan sphere.

Production BMW X7 with toned-down styling headed for LA Auto Show reveal

It might get a naturally-aspirated engine, according to a questionable rumor.

Autocar reports that the production BMW X7 will launch at the 2018 LA Auto Show with a naturally aspirated engine.

Spy Shots
2019 BMW X7 SUV spied, with its big grille partially obscured

For BMW, the Arctic Circle is a testing hotspot right now.

Our spy photographer caught the 2019 BMW X7 in winter testing near the Arctic Circle

BMW Concept X7 iPerformance revealed: It's a flagship plug-in hybrid crossover

It previews the production version coming in 2018

How do you like that big grille?

Spy Shots
Spy Shots
2019 BMW X7 nearly ready for potential Frankfurt debut 

Seven-seater takes aim at Mercedes GLS, Audi Q7, Volvo XC90.  

BMW's most critical vehicle in years is nearly ready.

BMW 3-row Crossover Spied | Autoblog Minute

If this looks a whole lot like a longer X5, it's because that is exactly what this is. The BMW X7 three-row crossover was spied near Munich.

Spy Shots
We finally get a look at BMW's X7 three-row crossover

This is basically BMW's unicorn, the oft-rumored three-row that's been frequently discussed but never seen.

BMW X7 to follow Volvo's lead with four-seat, $100k limo

There's a new trend emerging in the luxury marketplace, turning seven-seat crossovers into first-class limousines with fewer (but more luxurious) seats. And BMW could be the next to enter the fray with a version of the forthcoming flagship X7.

BMW strategy gets green with future i8 Roadster, PHEV Mini

BMW is planning a self-driving EV called the iNext for the early 2020s.

BMW will produce an autonomous EV called the iNext early next decade, and it will grow its green vehicle lineup, too, including finally adding the i8 Roadster.

Why you can expect lots more crossovers from BMW

Automotive News reports that more than a third of BMW's US sales were crossovers in 2015, and crossovers will be 40 percent of BMW's US sales in 2016.

BMW sees shortage of crossovers in the United States

BMW is working hard to keep up with the high demand for its crossovers. The expansion at the Spartanburg plant should help things by giving a big boost to annual capacity.

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