BMW has taken wraps off the LCI(Lifecyle interchange) facelift of their flagship SUV, the X7. It gets refreshed and thoroughly facelifted exteriors as well as completely new interiors as well as a bump up in power figures.
Starting off with the design, the new X7 gets a refreshed front fascia with a new split LED Matrix headlamp setup and a new, more aggressive front bumper. At the rear, it gets reprofiled sculpted LED taillamps along with a sleeker chrome strip.
It also becomes the first BMW to be offered with 23 inch wheels as an option which can be upgraded from the standard 20 inch alloys as standard. The top spec variant, the M60i gets blacked out treatment on various exterior elements and wheels.
The interiors have also been a part of the redesign and it gets a new layout as well as an updated i-Drive system, a full digital instrument cluster housed in the same panel as the new infotainment system. BMW will offer 7 seats as standard with an option to switch it for a captain seat variant with 6 seats. All seats are electrically adjustable.
The BMW X7 M60i xDrive flagship variant is powered by a 530HP twin-turbo V8. A new 380HP 6 cylinder petrol is also being offered in the xDrive 40i variant. The xDrive 40d diesel variant gets a reworked version of its 6 cylinder diesel which now produces up to 352HP. The engines are mated to a new 8 speed StepTronic Sport transmission as standard. In addition, the diesel and V8 also receive a 48V mild-hybrid system that adds an additional 12HP of power and 200NM of torque. BMW claims to have made the xDrive AWD system suited for sporty driving with a rear power bias for a better driving experience. Air suspension at all 4 ends along with adjustable dampers are standard as well.
BMW is also offering two new colours- Sparkling Copper Grey Metallic and M Marina Bay Blue metallic. Also on offer are 40+ more BMW Individual Colours available on special request.
The new X7 is expected to launch in India by end 2022. It competes globally with the Porsche Cayenne, Mercedes GLS and Volvo XC90 among others. The pre-facelift version is currently on sale in India with prices starting from Rs.1.15 Crore (Ex-showroom Delhi)
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