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The 2019 BMW X7 offers plenty of interior space which should deliver the genuine seven-passenger capacity that the brand has always lacked. It has one of the largest cargo holds of any crossover regardless of class, and the automaker claims that normal sized adults can comfortably fit in the third row. We will have to wait on some real-world tests, to determine if BMW has succeeded with this feat.

When compared to the X5, the X7's wheelbase has grown by 5.1 inches and the overall length has increased by 9.1 inches. This makes it slightly bigger than its main rival, the 2019 Mercedes GLS and several inches larger than the Audi Q7. Something that's not offering on the GLS is optional second-row captain chairs, which are power adjustable and plush in the X7. The middle row seats can also power slide on a track for taller individuals, and tilt forward allowing for better third-row access.

Behind the third row there isn't much cargo space and at just 11.5 cubic feet, it's less than you would find in a compact sedan. This improves behind the second and third row at 48.6 cubic feet of space and a capacious 90.4 cubic feet with everything folded flat. Storing all the cargo is made easier by the air suspension that lowers the car 1.6 inches, as well as the optional hands-free power tailgate.

The cabin, when properly equipped comes in beautiful two-tone Merino leather and wood accents which can be had in a variety of different colors. There is a full range of electrical adjustment that's standard throughout the interior, but the nicer materials come at a cost. Based on comfort and color preferences, its fairly easy to spend a few thousand on upholstery alone.
 

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nice run down of cargo
till recently the only obvious fact is it'll be better than the X5 but this and reviews rolling out right now are dropping important points, especially for those planning to use all 3 rows....

If you plan to road trip the X7 with anyone in the third row, though, go ahead and buy a roof box. With the third row folded, there's plenty of luggage space, but with it up, there's really only room for two carry-ons. Also, although the X7 comes with six USB ports, there's only one USB-A port, and it's located up front in the center console. The rest are all USB-C, which should be a benefit if you plan to keep your X7 for more than a few years, but right now, it will probably require many owners to invest in dongles.
 

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Putting a roof rack/carrier on the X7 is only going to make its fuel economy even worse. Guess that's a compromise that will need to be made depending on the amount of stuff you need to haul. I know the Motion XT, Force and Pulse models from Thule are meant to be a bit more aero friendly.
 

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Yeah it will make fuel economy worse but who will that matter to? The X7 is fundamentally terrible with fuel economy and its a price people buying these know they're getting into. Why do you think high displacement AMG's still sell well?
 

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The price bracket for any vehicle in this segment dictates that owners can afford the cost of frequent fuel ups. It's on a matter of time before BMW expands upon their hybrid versions and that could easily address these shortcomings.
 

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Just discovered the iX3 concept and given how production ready it looks and what we're seeing in spy shots, it'll be a slight change in design from regular X3's. Wondering how this will play out with X7's

 

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Don't expect those wheels to come standard.

I know for a fact Tesla charges a premium and BMW is likely to follow suit
 

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Don't expect those wheels to come standard.

I know for a fact Tesla charges a premium and BMW is likely to follow suit
Well if the production vehicle looks as simple as the spy shots above, aero wheels will look out of place. They're better on designs like the i3 and i8.
 

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It might seem slow now but BMW's EV development across all mainstream models is quite linear. Soon an iX3 will be here. I can't imagine the rest launching too long after that.
Might get the iX3 for my wife.

If anyone is good at photoshop, this "turbine" aero wheel from BMW should do the trick ;)
 

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Can I also have the Length of boot floor - all back row of seats folded down and the Length of boot floor - second row of seats upright & third row of seat folded down? Many thanks.
 
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