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The New BMW X7

Breaking new grounds in the luxury car segment.

Thu 19 May 2022 10.00

The new BMW X7 breaks new ground in the luxury car segment, with impactful styling that showcases the latest BMW design language, a new M Performance model, plus light-alloy wheels up to 23 inches – a first for BMW. The new BMW X7 also comes with enhanced standard equipment, additional driver assistance systems and 48V mild hybrid technology for all engine variants for the first time.

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The largest of all BMW X models offers generous levels of on-board space, equipment, and a high-class cabin for up to seven occupants. The new design of the interior with BMW Curved Display and a new instrument panel including an ambient light bar in its lower section create an innovative and exclusive ambience. Comfort seats, upholstered in BMW Individual Extended Merino Leather, come as standard, with heating for both driver and front passenger, alongside the four-zone automatic climate control system, ambient lighting and a panoramic glass sunroof.

The latest generation of iDrive, BMW Operating System 8 and new digital services underscore the modern and progressive mission statement of the new BMW X7, while the functionality of the automated driving and parking systems has been significantly expanded.

The new BMW X7 is available in a choice of Excellence, M Sport and M Performance versions - combined with powerful yet efficient six and eight-cylinder engines, a new eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission, state-of-the-art chassis technology and BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive. Top of the range is the potent V8-powered M60i xDrive.

Produced at BMW Group Plant Spartanburg, a facility powered by renewable sources, the new BMW X7 brings a new focus on sustainability. Many parts, including the air ducts for the heating and cooling systems, are made from 50 per cent recycled plastic, while others – such as the cable channels and luggage compartment trim – are made from entirely recycled plastic.

This is the first time that split headlight units have been employed as both the daytime driving lights and the lights used to illuminate the road ahead. The daytime driving lights also adopt the function of turn signal indicators.

The low-beam and high-beam headlights are generated by two LED units in separate modules below the daytime driving lights. The updated adaptive matrix LED headlights - which also include the Adaptive Headlights and cornering light functions, as well as BMW Selective Beam non-dazzling high beam - are standard for the new BMW X7. Adaptive light distribution with automatic bad weather light now also provides the functionality of front fog lights.

The updated front-end design showcases BMW's signature kidney grille to prominent effect. The "Iconic Glow" BMW kidney grille which is standard across the range, features understated cascade lighting for the two grille elements. The illumination is activated when one of the doors is opened and whilst driving at night (this can be switched on or off manually by the driver via the iDrive menu if required).

The front apron’s generously sized surfaces, the precisely integrated air curtains and its finish in body colour underscore the exclusive appearance of the new BMW X7. Aluminium satin inlays border the lower air intake on either side. Alternatively, M Sport models feature a bespoke front apron with a large lower air intake and High-gloss Black trim on the outer edges of the air curtains.

When viewed from the side, large window surfaces and the long, dynamically flowing roofline steer the eye to the spacious, light-filled interior of the new BMW X7. The rear doors are longer than the front doors, making it easy for passengers in the second and third rows of seats to climb in and out. Clearly sculpted surfaces and the striking character line rising up to the rear are expressions of the new BMW design language.

Light units with three-dimensional sculpting add a striking accent to the rear of the new BMW X7. The L-shaped rear light strips generate significantly greater intensity, which means they can double up as brake lights and the light units can therefore be kept extremely slim. The turn indicators are housed in their upper sections, and these also generate visually effective pulsating light signals.

The new X7 sees 23-inch light-alloy wheels made available as a factory­fit option for the first time. The aerodynamically optimised BMW Individual bi-colour light-alloy wheels with diamond polished surfaces combine with contrasting Midnight Grey to create an elegantly sporty V-spoke design.

A total of 14 exterior colour shades will be available for the new BMW X7 from launch, including the new Sparkling Copper Grey metallic variant. This cool grey tone is complemented by copper particles which generate vivid effects when light hits the car's body.

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