Spanish media has managed to obtain new details about the BMW X7 expected to come out in late 2017 or early 2018.

Spanish media has managed to obtain new details about the BMW X7 expected to come out in late 2017 or early 2018.

According to Motor.es, BMW started development of the X7 and Rolls-Royce SUV almost two years ago and the cars will share many of the components. The X7 is codenamed "G07" and will reportedly ride on the HPLC (or CLAR) architecture previously known as "35up" which will make its debut in a few months with the next generation 7-Series.

The suspension and some of the other bits and pieces will be sourced from the X5 while both rear-wheel drive and xDrive AWD systems are going to be offered. The engine lineup will encompass six- and eight-cylinder units as well as a plug-in hybrid derivative which will likely be an adaptation of the system installed in the X5 xDrive40e. On top of the range is going to be a large V12 motor which will probably be an upgraded version of the 6.0-liter unit inside the outgoing 760i where it churns 544 HP (400 kW) and 750 Nm (554 lb-ft) of torque.

As far as the interior is concerned, the seven-seater is believed to provide the most luxurious cabin ever seen in a BMW and is set to be even more posh than the new 7-Series.

BMW has already announced the X7 range-topping SAV will be assembled at their Spartanburg factory in South Carolina, United States where they plan on investing $1 billion until late 2016 to boost capacity and also get everything ready for the new model. The X7 will reportedly kick off from €130,000 and will be built at an annual production rate of 45,000 cars.

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BMW X7 rumored to start from €130,000; will be offered with V12 engine