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BMW News: 2019 BMW X7 Joins the Large 3-Row Luxury Crossover Fight

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1 minute ago, riviera74 said:

Only they have moved to $90K+ crossovers rather than fast sports sedans (and sports cars).

Yes, changing times.  But they are also still doing high powered sports sedans and sports cars also..

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16 hours ago, riviera74 said:

Only they have moved to $90K+ crossovers rather than fast sports sedans (and sports cars).

More people are willing to spend $90k on an SUV than are on a sports car.

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10 minutes ago, smk4565 said:

More people are willing to spend $90k on an SUV than are on a sports car.

Yep....I will happily watch companies like Porsche build SUVs if they keep building 911s.

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28 minutes ago, smk4565 said:

More people are willing to spend $90k on an SUV than are on a sports car.

Yet let's admit that auto's period are all overpriced. If our salary went in sync with auto prices, we all would be making $500,000 a year.

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WHAT IS SHE GLARING AT.. and WHY???

I can't believe I'm the first to comment on the fact that these BULLSHIT commercials make me want to hurl. Is luxury really about just be STRAIGHT FACED and STARK??? YUCK!!! Its like what has society gone to? FUCK THESE PEOPLE!!! It's almost as bad as the Verizon commercial with the guy walking his dog and he keeps asking .."Is this a test?" to the other weaker looking male. or every GOD DAMN Subaru commercial that pulls on the heart strings of society.. except this is like Gattaca.. which was a great concept of a movie, and the art direction was stunning..  but it shouldn't be emulated in real life.

 

BTW.. despite Cadillac coming out with the XT6.. the Escalade (Navigator, LX470, GL and Denali) is this X7's direct competitor. That is literally why BMW finally, after 10 years of talking about it.. came to the market with it. 

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21 hours ago, balthazar said:

So... the V8 is a $19,000 option??

The V12 will probably be a $50,000 option.

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13 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

Does BMW even have a truly modern V12? Is it ancient like Mercedes'? 

N74.  Dates to 2008, but has had some revisions since then.  Used in the 7 series and Rollers. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_N74

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Interesting first drive of the new X7 and wow some big draw backs for what is supposed to be a full size SUV but clearly is NOT.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2019-bmw-x7-preview/

Surprised that for two carry on suitcases and backpacks, the reviewers had to fold down the 3rd row seats as there is no cargo room. Interesting the tight cramped quarters that are mentioned no matter where you sit especially for big tall guys. 🙄

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FWIW, there isn't much space behind most 3rd rows, even in the big boys.

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1 hour ago, ccap41 said:

FWIW, there isn't much space behind most 3rd rows, even in the big boys.

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Yes, but they comment and your pictures show that two carry on suitcases and a couple back packs would go back there without folding down the 3rd row seats and in the BMW they had to fold them down, so that space must be tight right up against the rear glass.

Which the picture William posted on this thread seems to confirm that.

 

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18 minutes ago, dfelt said:

Yes, but they comment and your pictures show that two carry on suitcases and a couple back packs would go back there without folding down the 3rd row seats and in the BMW they had to fold them down, so that space must be tight right up against the rear glass.

Which the picture William posted on this thread seems to confirm that.

I can't help but think they're either full of sh!t or their carry on's are larger than a carry on is supposed to be. 

 

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It's not going to be as wide as a Tahoe but it sure doesn't look like it's any tighter back there than in a Tahoe. 

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On ‎10‎/‎18‎/‎2018 at 5:12 PM, Cmicasa the Great said:

 

WHAT IS SHE GLARING AT.. and WHY???

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Im guessin' the same stupid shyte that Vincent Vega is glarin' at...

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At least he's glaring at it with style...

Here, you wanna see?

No need for the gun tho!

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But you cant have it...catch my drift?

 

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1 hour ago, Drew Dowdell said:

The X7 is big, but it's not Escalade or Navigator big.

Well, yes. My point in using the Tahoe as an example was that it is larger than a X7 but the area behind the rear seat does not look much larger, at all. The reviewer saying they can't fit two carry on bags and backpacks behind the 3rd row would also struggle behind the 3rd row of a Tahoe. 

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44 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

Well, yes. My point in using the Tahoe as an example was that it is larger than a X7 but the area behind the rear seat does not look much larger, at all. The reviewer saying they can't fit two carry on bags and backpacks behind the 3rd row would also struggle behind the 3rd row of a Tahoe. 

True. The Tahoe has the advantage of also having the bigger brother Suburban if such hauling duties are required. 

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I thought that the Navigator or the XT6 would be direct competitors to the X7, not an Escalade.  Are we comparing likes with likes?

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17 minutes ago, riviera74 said:

I thought that the Navigator or the XT6 would be direct competitors to the X7, not an Escalade.  Are we comparing likes with likes?

I think you mean Aviator.... but no, both of those are a bit smaller than an X7.    But we're now in a stage where there is a crossover for every 1" in length. 

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