TANTALISING first glimpses of the new BMW X7 sports activity vehicle, a big car for business, have been released as the first pre-production models roll off the line at the BMW Group Spartanburg plant in the United States.
Ahead lies 12 months of testing under extreme conditions from Death Valley desert to the icy wastes of Scandinavia prior to launch at the end of the year.
With the BMW X7, a total of five BMW X models will be exported from Spartanburg around the world. BMW Group’s largest plant, Spartanburg produces BMW X models for the USA and the global market with record production figures of more than 411,000 units in 2016.
The plant employs more than 9,000 people; a further 1,000 jobs are to be added by 2021. Each day, 1,400 BMW X3, X4, X5 and X6 models come off the assembly line.