All good things come to an end. Our BMW X7 road trip through the US enters its final week. Starting out from Las Vegas, we will make our way towards the west coast. Stay tuned to the BMW Group News Forum for travel diaries and to learn more about the BMW X7 and our company in the United States.
We would really love to tell you what happened in Vegas, but you know the golden rule. What we can tell you is this: The BMW X7 fleet is still complete and none of the keys ended up on a roulette table, a poker table, or were used in any other form of gambling!
A scenic route of 125 miles takes us right to the heart of the hottest place on Earth: Death Valley – an area of 3,000 square miles (7,800 square kilometers) located in eastern California in the northern Mojave Desert. Death Valley's Furnace Creek holds the record for the highest reliably recorded air temperature on Earth, 134 °F (56.7 °C) on July 10, 1913, as well as the highest recorded natural ground surface temperature on Earth, 201 °F (93.9 °C) on July 15, 1972.
When we reach Los Angeles after almost nine hours on the road, a slightly sentimental feeling sets in. We just realized that we have completed 11 states in less than five weeks on the road. California – the Golden State, is the last to host our coast-to-coast road trip. But, hey, there are still more exciting things to come: A few days from now, we will be taking the first-ever BMW X7 off-road.
Of course, we had to take the BMW X7 straight into Hollywood. We were surprised how many heads turned once we drove down the “Walk of Fame” on Hollywood Boulevard. Turns out BMW’s SAV is a real attraction. Well, maybe the BMW X7 will make it in Hollywood and become part of a movie one day, just like some of the other BMW family members did before it.
We are leaving Los Angeles and today’s trip is a fantastic scenic route to our final destination, Palm Springs. The route takes us through Huntington Beach and into Orange County and up to beautiful Lake Elsinore, too. As soon as we leave the Pacific Coast behind, we dive into a whole new world. The scenery around the San Bernardino Mountains reminds us more of New Zealand than California.
After roughly 200 miles on the clock and six hours on the road, Palm Springs gives us a sandy welcome. You might think this is the end of our tour, since Palms Springs is our final destination, but just getting here would not be a fitting finale for our BMW X7 coast-to-coast road trip.
So that is exactly why we take the BMW X7 off-road. Now that is a worthy finish after nearly five weeks on the road! About 40 miles from Palm Springs is 24,000 acres of wilderness, part of the Mecca Hills – the perfect playground to finally test the off-road capabilities of the BMW X7.
As much as we hate to admit it, the first-ever BMW X7 media launch, taking us all across the US, has finally come to an end. We conquered over 5,400 miles on the road, crossed 11 states, and have been out here for more than 30 days. But, now, the trip of our lifetime has finally reached
THE END OF THE ROAD.
The road trip continues: The first ever BMW X7 starts into the third week of its five week journey across the US. This time we are on our way from Houston, via Big Bend to El Paso. Stay tuned to the BMW Group News Forum for upcoming travel diaries and learn more about our company in the United States.
Our BMW X7 road trip through the US enters its fourth week. This is a very special one, as we drive from the Sun City of El Paso to the Sin City of Las Vegas. Stay tuned to the BMW Group News Forum for travel diaries and to learn more about the BMW X7 and our company in the United States.