This new design philosophy is a first for BMW, as this design philosophy has never been seen on any BMW model before. Hence, it will be the new staple for other BMW models, eventually leading up to the electric BMW i7 sedan and BMW 7 Series in the near future.
To highlight the straight stance of this SUV, BMW has placed the LED DRLs near the bonnet line while the headlamps have been mounted lower on the bumper. The base xDrive 40i variant of the BMW X7 gets an updated kidney grille with dark slats and silver trim on the bumpers.
Talking about other highlights of the BMW X7 xDrive 40i, it gets integrated cascade lighting elements inside the grille. On the other hand, the top-spec BMW X7 M60i variant gets the all-black gloss treatment on the grille and bumper-mounted air vents.
BMW has also blacked out the headlight fixtures on the BMW X7 M60i for a sportier look. The new BMW X7 will get 21-inch alloy wheels in the xDrive 40i variant and 22-inch alloy wheels in the BMW X7 M60i variant. At the rear, the SUV now gets a slimmer chrome bar.
The BMW X7’s base variant xDrive 40i will still continue to use the existing 3.0-litre, inline-six-cylinder engine and its top-spec variant M60i will continue to use the twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 engine. With both these engines, the company will now also use the 48V mild-hybrid system.
With an additional 40 Bhp power and 70.5 Nm of torque from the mild-hybrid, its 3.0-litre, inline-six engine now churns out a total of 375 Bhp and 519 Nm of torque. With this power, the xDrive 40i variant can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.6 seconds.
On the other hand, the M60i variant of this car with the twin-turbo V8 engine provides 523 bhp power and 750 Nm torque as before. Thanks to this power output, this variant can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4 seconds and has a top-speed of 290 km/h.
BMW has equipped the new X7 with its latest iDrive 8 infotainment system. This includes a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, previously featured on the electric BMW iX and BMW i4.