BMW X7 confirmed for Oz

BMW Australia has confirmed it will sell the X7 here, even though the SUV won’t make its global premiere until 2017. A rival to the Audi Q8 and Mercedes GLS, the new dedicated seven-seater will be based on a stretched version of the current X5/X6 and built in the same South Carolina, USA, factory. It will also form the basis of the long-rumoured super-luxury SUV from Rolls-Royce, which will take on rivals including the as-yet unreleased Bentley Bentayga and recently confirmed Mercedes-Maybach SUV.