The BMW X7 is nearing its debut, but before that we have more images of the luxury SUV from our spy photographers, including more of its interior. Here, we have sight of a test vehicle sporting a lighter coloured cabin, compared to the predominantly black setup that was previously seen.

So far, we know that the upcoming X7, like most current BMWs, will be built upon the group’s CLAR (Cluster Architecture) platform, and it will be powered by a 456 hp 4.4 litre biturbo petrol V8 as well as 3.0 litre petrol and diesel inline-six units. All engines will be paired with an eight-speed torque converter automatic transmission, sending drive to the xDrive all-wheel-drive system.

Inside, there will be six- and seven-seat accommodation options – we can see here that the test vehicle carries the six-seat option. At the front of the cabin, we can see that the dashboard follows a similar design architecture to that seen on the G05 X5, though there’s that bit more plush on show in the X7, with leather to be found not just on the dashboard top but also on the lower half, replete with more stitching.

This is contained within exterior dimensions measuring 5,100 mm tall, 2,020 mm wide and 1,800 mm tall, with a 3,010 mm-long wheelbase, which takes the new BMW up against the likes of the Range Rover and the Mercedes-Benz GLS. As noted before, the xDrive50i version of the BMW X7 will include BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Connected, as well as the Display Key.

These will be joined by options such as remote engine start, comfort access system, automatic soft-closing doors, electrically-adjustable comfort seats with massage function, rear-seat entertainment professional, a Harman Kardon surround sound system, panoramic glass roof with sky lounge and a five-zone automatic climate control. Produced in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the BMW X7 is set to debut in mid-October.