This is makes the chances of an X7 M look MUCH brighter... - BMW X7 Forum
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post #1 of 12 Old 07-08-2014, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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This is makes the chances of an X7 M look MUCH brighter...

Seeing how a BMW X1 M test mule was spotted during winter testing and the fact that BMW M's sales boss said it himself that “all BMWs are eligible for an M model,” it makes the chances of us seeing an X7 M very high.

Plus Mercedes has a GL63 AMG (that you can get right now) that BMW can target.



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Compact crossovers are growing in popularity, so why shouldn’t high-performance variants be part of the craze?


BMW isn’t dismissing the idea of an X1 M model for the crossover’s next generation, targetting the likes of the Audi RS Q3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG. The all-new X1 is expected to launch next year and will be based on the company’s front-wheel drive architecture that underpins the 2 Series Active Tourer.

In a recent interview, BMW M’s sales boss, Jörg Bartels, said that “all BMWs are eligible for an M model,” and that the German automaker is keeping a close eye to see how successful Audi and Mercedes are within the segment. Both the X5 and X6 have M variants that have been considered successful in the marketplace.

Currently, the BMW X1 xDrive28i is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine with 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque while the X1 xDrive35i features the 3.0-liter inline-six with 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. The Audi RS Q3, which is available in Europe, is powered by a five-cylinder engine with 310 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque and the Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG features the most powerful production four-cylinder engine with 355 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque.

If an X1 M is to become a reality, expect its performance to best even the GLA 45 AMG to go along with more aggressive styling, better handling and braking performance.
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I will agree that there is a chance of this, but the X7 is hardly a "compact crossover." Do you think that there is a lot of demand for this? How high would the take rate be?
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I will agree that there is a chance of this, but the X7 is hardly a "compact crossover." Do you think that there is a lot of demand for this? How high would the take rate be?
I agree, the X7 is not even close to being a compact crossover, not that it was mentioned here or anything to be a compact crossover

take rate of a X7 M....probably not as much as any other M model.
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I agree, the X7 is not even close to being a compact crossover, not that it was mentioned here or anything to be a compact crossover

take rate of a X7 M....probably not as much as any other M model.
I think that they will do it as long as there is enough interest that it is worth it for them to do all that work. I am still not sure if there is that demand. What do you think?
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I noticed a trend with car makers continuing to make this big and expensive SUV's....one of them being BMW. So if they already see interest for an SUV like the X7 i think they probably also see demand for an M model.

worst case scenario, it's a low volume product with horrible sales and they chop it years down the line.
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I'm on board with this ONLY as long as they stuff the snarly V12 bi turbo from the 7 under the hood and call it a day
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I noticed a trend with car makers continuing to make this big and expensive SUV's....one of them being BMW. So if they already see interest for an SUV like the X7 i think they probably also see demand for an M model.

worst case scenario, it's a low volume product with horrible sales and they chop it years down the line.
I think that they get really good margins on this product and there also isn't a ton of competition, especially for an M model. BMW certainly would have the nicest full size SUV on the market when it comes out. 2nd would be the Escalade.
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Not related to this but it's confirmed that BMW will produce an M7
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Not related to this but it's confirmed that BMW will produce an M7
So they are going to build an M7. Interesting...

What kind of customer do you think that a M7 appeals to?

And do you mean a 7-series M model, or an M model of the X7. Just to be clear.
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The type of person that would buy an Audi S8 & S7, Mercedes S63 AMG and the like.

Yes, a 7-series M model.
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