BMW X7 gets midlife makeover, priced at Rs 1.22 Cr
BMW has provided a mid-life facelift to the X7 in India. The flagship SUV is available in two variants– xDrive40i M Sport and xDrive40d M Sport, carrying a price tag of Rs 1.22 crore and Rs 1.24 crore (both ex-showroom), respectively. Both variants come with the M Sport package as standard.
Bookings for the seven-seat SUV are being accepted online via the company’s official website while deliveries are slated to commence in March this year. The X7 is locally assembled at the company plant in Chennai. In its latest iteration, X7 receives minute cosmetic tweaks on both inside and outside, and an updated set of powertrains.
The facelifted X7 sports a reworked front face featuring the signature BMW kidney grille flanked by a split LED headlight setup and a cascade lighting element. LED headlights are now housed in two separate modules giving the SUV a more modern look. The front bumper has been reprofiled to house triangular air vents with gloss black finish.
The side profile remains intact with similar 20-inch M-sport, dual-tone alloy wheel designs in use. The rear end is also unchanged, featuring sleek wraparound LED taillights connected by a thin chrome strip and twin exhaust tips.
Updated interiors and features
The interiors of the new X7 have been revised with sleeker central AC vents and a toggle switch that replaces the previously offered gear selector. The dashboard and upholstery get a triple-coloured layout featuring Tartufo, Ivory White, and Black shades, with a quilted pattern on the seats.
However, the biggest highlight inside the cabin is BMW’s latest curved display comprising a12.3-inch digital driver’s display and a 14.9-inch infotainment unit embedded with the brand’s latest iDrive 8 software. Other notable features in the package include four-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic sunroof, a 14-colour ambient light bar, ventilated and heated front seats, and head-up display.
Passenger safety is handled by multiple airbags, a 360-degree camera, cornering brake control (CBC), and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC). The SUV also comes equipped with advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) including features like adaptive cruise control, parking assist, and driver drowsiness detection.
The xDrive40i variant is powered by a 3.0-litre, inline-six-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that pumps out 375 bhp at 5,200-6,250 rpm and a peak torque of 520 Nm at 1,850-5,000 rpm. The xDrive40d variant is propelled by a 3.0-litre, in-line six-cylinder diesel engine that develops 335 bhp at 4,400 rpm and a massive peak torque of 700 Nm at 1,750-2,250 rpm.
Thanks to a new 48V mild-hybrid system, the petrol motor churns out an additional 41 bhp and 70 Nm while the diesel mill kicks out 75 bhp and 80 Nm more than their respective outgoing counterparts. Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission sending power to all four wheels via BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system.
As for performance, the petrol variant of X7 can accelerate 0-100 kmph in a claimed 5.8 seconds while the diesel variant can achieve the same in 5.9 seconds. The flagship SUV also benefits from adaptive air suspension and electronically controlled dampers as standard.
(Images courtesy: BMW)
Edited by Teja Lele