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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 02-15-2013, 02:44 PM
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BMW X7 spotted!

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B i m m e r boost has posted images of what they believe to be the long-rumored 2014 BMW X7. Rivals like Mercedes-Benz and Audi both have been very successful in the large SUV market, especially in the United States. It would only make sense financially for BMW to at least make an attempt to enter and compete in the large SUV market.

The X7 is reported to be a main rival to the widely popular 7-seat variant of the Mercedes-Benz GL SUV range. The photos were snapped in the California mountains, where the car was testing. No surprise really, as California remains one of the regions of the United States with the highest year-to-year SUV sales.

The car looks markedly larger than the recently spotted next generation BMW X5, with the test driver reportedly stating the car is a 2014 X7. While little additional information is known beyond the realm of pure speculation, the pictures appear to show a non-M variant X7 prototype, which fits logically with BMWs historical release schedule. No word on if a X5M-style variant will be offered
It's about time BMW brought out a Mercedes GL competitor
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:53 PM
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Looks like a F15 (3rd Gen) X5 test mule.

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Old 02-15-2013, 03:01 PM
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I wonder if it will be like Hyundai's Santa Fe "Sport" (2 row) or the Santa Fe (3 row) - same name, different configuation and wheelbase. I hope they don't try to follow Jeep and stuff a third row into the Cherokee platform (i.e. Commander). A "real" three rower is long over due for BMW IMHO. the VA(P)G is already on track with a large three rower of their own.

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Old 02-15-2013, 06:17 PM
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Good Post.... But that just seems like the X5 prototype.

The angle of the shots is terrible, in regards to concluding that this is the X7.

If it is the X7, wow talk about SMALL. The GL will wipe the floor with this BMW, its terribly undersized.

BMW probably is subscribing to the "Size doesn't matter, what matters is how you use it" philosophy
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Apparently this was noticeably longer. dunno
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This aint no X7.. this is X5. Just a hoax.
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