We're pretty sure this is the much-anticipated X7 Crossover Concept.
As the tweet says, we’ll know what this “something big” is on September 8 but we’re betting this is BMW’s X7 Crossover Concept. The evidence certainly points in that direction – the X7 would definitely qualify as something big, and though the vehicle featured in this tweet looks a bit small, that's probably due to the vantage point of the camera, which could be a spy satellite for all we know. It’s also been widely speculated for some time now that BMW is planning to reveal the X7 concept at Frankfurt. If it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck, well you get the idea.
But isn’t the X7 supposed to be a three-row crossover? At first glance, the see-through roof of this machine reveals just two rows. Take a closer look, however, and you’ll see there’s still plenty of room behind that second row of seats for a rear bench. A such, the little bit that we can see of the profile seems to be a good match for the X7 spy photos we’ve seen for some time now. As for that glass roof, the spy photos appear to confirm that as well.
Gallery: BMW X7 Production Light Spy Photos
If this is the X7 Concept, expect it to be a technological tour de force with luxury appointments that surpass the current 7 Series. It will mark the automaker’s first step into the seven-passenger segment, where competition already exists from Mercedes-Benz and Audi.
If it’s not the X7 concept, we’ll be eating crow with the rest of the automotive community. Either way, we’ll find out in a couple days.
Source: BMW via Twitter