Green-lighted for production in Germany by the end of 2020, the low-slung 4-door is a sister model to the Porsche Taycan, with which it shares a platform as well as key elements of its electric drivetrain and chassis.
One of the key attractions at this week’s Los Angeles auto show, the new Porsche adopts revised horizontally opposed 6-cyl. gasoline engines. The rear-mounted, turbocharged 3.0L units offer slightly more power than their predecessors.
Conceived to give BMW a greater presence in the growing upper-luxury SUV market, the X7 aims to provide both the comfort and luxury of the German automaker’s 7-Series sedan and the versatility and off-road prowess of the new fourth-generation X5.