BMW has modified its massive X7, which is recognizable by the new design with a light design with separate units for daytime running lights, turn signals and headlights, and will also be found in the subsequent 7th series. All three engines now available as mild hybrids are equipped with a 48-volt electric system, and their electric motor’s path delivers 200 Nm of torque.
Thanks to its V8 engine with a power of 390 kW, the top model BMW X7 M60i xDrive accelerates to 100 km / h in 4.7 seconds and a torque of 750 Nm. The straight-six cylinders in the BMW X7 40i deliver 280 kW and 540 Nm.
The X7 40d gets 259 kW and 720 Nm from the diesel engine. They can reach speeds of 243 km / h and consume 7.6 to 8.7 l / 100 km according to WLTP. 20-inch wheels, two-axle air suspension, adaptive chassis and an eight-speed automatic transmission are standard on all engines. All-wheel steering is available, wheels up to 23″ or roll stabilization are available for an additional cost.
Organized with a rug of light
The latest generation of infotainment is introduced with iX’s 12.3″ curved screen inside. The 14.9-inch screen in the middle acts as a control center, and voice or gesture commands are also accepted.
More princely standard equipment than the X7 already offered – with an extended leatherette or three-panel glass sunroof – also allows for subtleties such as “waterfall lighting” for the giant kidney or a welcome light show that includes a carpet of light. The base version of the BMW X7 xDrive 40i will cost no less than 97,700 euros and will be available from August. If you can accept a larger SUV, you may be advised to go with a Mercedes GLS.