There are some things you should know about the new BMW X7 before you get dazzled by its shiny and gargantuan grille.

At 2,460kg it’s the heaviest BMW ever. It has permanent all-wheel drive and cribs from the Mercedes-Benz GLS by having room for six or seven passengers. If that doesn't sound anything like your average BMW X5, that’s because it’s unlike it. ..

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