WATCH: Status guaranteed - Take a look at the BMW's luxury new X7 headed for SA

<i>Image: BMW Group</i>
<i>Image: BMW Group</i>
The BMW X7 is the German marque's new flagship SUV. The new model focuses on luxury and exclusivity and is aiming squarely at the Range Rover.

Need a status family car that you can take off the beaten path? These are SA's most expensive 7-seater SUVs

Wheels24 contributor Lance Branquinho writes: "With BMW’s new seven-seater gravel traveller having made its international debut two weeks ago, the diversity of choice has expanded.

"The Munich brand’s largest-ever SUV and one which sits comfortable between the luxury offering and presence of a 7-Series and gravel travel ability of the new X5. It will arrive locally later in 2019.

"A very large car at 5.15m bumper-to-bumper but the benefit of that size is that BMW’s X7 can comfortably seat seven adults.

"Although the fourth-generation X5 also has an option for seven seats, it is quite a bit tighter in the back for those resigned to occupy the last row of accommodation. If you are in the market for a seven-seater luxury SUV, which are the most premium options?"

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