The all-new BMW X7 SUV is set to launch in August 2022. Ahead of this and to build up the excitement, the Bavarian company has pulled the wraps off the updated flagship, showcasing a whole host of changes. BMW was also recently in the news after it announced its plan to have a whopping 24 launches this year!
Starting with the design, the new BMW X7 gets a redesigned bumper with a split headlight design. The units now sport a sleeker silhouette, compared to the single-unit headlights seen on the older X7.
The DRLs just sit below the headlamp unit, giving the whole front end a rather busy look. Along with the front, the back also features a slight revision with what BMW calls a “3D design.” Also important change on the upcoming X7 SUV are the optional 23-inch alloy wheels, a first for the company.
On the inside, the BMW X7 gets a major design and equipment overhaul. For instance, the controls and air vents look more polished and modern. There’s also a new ambient light bar on the passenger side of the dashboard along with a new gear selector. The biggest change here though comes in the form of a single-piece curved display, which houses both the 14.9-inch digital instrument console and a 12.3-inch driver’s display unit.
Of course, being a top-of-the-shelf SUV, extra attention has been paid to the bells and whistles. This includes more optimized gesture and touch controls, along with new features such as an exit warning function, which alerts the passenger if there’s a risk of collision while opening the door. Speaking of which, BMW claims the X7 can also be unlocked by an Apple iPhone.
Under the hood, the BMW X7 will come with three different engine options. All are paired with a 48V mild-hybrid system. The top-of-the-line M60i xDrive variant comes with a 4.4-litre V8 petrol motor which makes 537hp, while the 3.0-litre inline-six diesel and petrol trims make 356hp (up by 47hp) and 385hp, respectively.
Transmission duties are handled by an 8-speed Steptronic Sport unit, which comes with paddle shifters. The new X7 SUV also gets adaptive air suspension with electronically controlled dampers as standard.
BMW currently sells the X7 SUV in four different variants, ranging from Rs 1.18 crore to Rs 1.78 crore (all prices, ex-showroom). While it is not been confirmed yet, we do believe that BMW will bring the updated model to our shores.
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