BMW's biggest sport utility vehicle X7 excels

Measuring nearly 5.2m long by 2m wide and standing just over 1.8m tall, the BMW X7 is the biggest BMW. The BMW X7 offers plenty of room in the first two rows, especially in six-seater form, while the third row does not offer as much legroom as a prop
Measuring nearly 5.2m long by 2m wide and standing just over 1.8m tall, the BMW X7 is the biggest BMW.PHOTOS: BMW, CHRISTOPHER TAN, UWE FISCHER
Measuring nearly 5.2m long by 2m wide and standing just over 1.8m tall, the BMW X7 is the biggest BMW. The BMW X7 offers plenty of room in the first two rows, especially in six-seater form, while the third row does not offer as much legroom as a prop
Measuring nearly 5.2m long by 2m wide and standing just over 1.8m tall, the BMW X7 is the biggest BMW.PHOTOS: BMW, CHRISTOPHER TAN, UWE FISCHER
Measuring nearly 5.2m long by 2m wide and standing just over 1.8m tall, the BMW X7 is the biggest BMW. The BMW X7 offers plenty of room in the first two rows, especially in six-seater form, while the third row does not offer as much legroom as a prop
The BMW X7 offers plenty of room in the first two rows, especially in six-seater form, while the third row does not offer as much legroom as a proper full-size multi-purpose vehicle.PHOTOS: BMW, CHRISTOPHER TAN, UWE FISCHER
Measuring nearly 5.2m long by 2m wide and standing just over 1.8m tall, the BMW X7 is the biggest BMW. The BMW X7 offers plenty of room in the first two rows, especially in six-seater form, while the third row does not offer as much legroom as a prop
Measuring nearly 5.2m long by 2m wide and standing just over 1.8m tall, the BMW X7 is the biggest BMW.PHOTOS: BMW, CHRISTOPHER TAN, UWE FISCHER

BMW's biggest sport utility vehicle offers luxury for up to seven and competent handling for the one at the wheel

It has taken 20 years for BMW to make a larger version of its trailblazing X5 sport utility vehicle (SUV), which was first produced in 1999.

The German marque says this has to do with changing consumer patterns, with the growing preference for SUVs now spilling over to the luxury segment.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 23, 2019, with the headline 'X7 excels'. Print Edition | Subscribe