At 5,151 millimetres in length, 2,000 millimetres wide and 1,805 millimetres tall, and with a wheelbase of 3,105 millimetres, the BMW X7 displays harmonious proportions and establishes itself very clearly as the new head of the BMW X model family. The new design language, dominated by preciselines and expansive surfaces, intensifies the car’s authoritative aura.
The prominent front end, with its exceptionally large BMW kidney grille, gives the car an sense of presence. The BMW X7 comes as standard with LED headlights, while the optional BMW Laserlight has a high-beam range of up to 600 metres and can be easily identified by the blue x-shapedelements inside the headlights. The car’s defining features when viewed from the side are its large windows, high ground clearance and long roofline. Horizontal lines, slim LED lights and the two-section split tailgate emphasise the contemporary styling of the rear end.
A generous sprinkling of chrome elements adds to the luxurious elegance of the BMW X7. The car is fitted as standard with 20-inch light-alloy wheels, while 21- and 22-inch variants can be selected from the options list.
The launch engine in the region is a 340 kW/462 hp petrol V8 in the BMW X7 xDrive50i.
All the engines are mated to an eight-speed Steptronic transmission, while the task of transferring their power onto either asphalt or loose terrain falls to the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system – complete with optimised efficiency and rear-biased set-up. Ensuring even more dynamic handling is the M Sport differential at the rear axle, which brings electronically controlled locking. It is fitted as standard on the BMW X7 M50d and as an option on the BMW X7 xDrive50i and BMW X7 xDrive40i.
The BMW X7 boasts a wealth of chassis technology as standard, including Adaptive suspension with electronically controlled dampers, and air springs at both axles. The vehicle’s ground clearance can be varied by up to 80 millimetres to suit the situation at hand – by either pressing a button or using the BMW Display Key. A number of chassis systems are available as options to further enhance comfort, agility and off-road performance. Integral Active Steering and the Executive Drive Pro system with active roll stabilisation deliver even more nimble handling and greater poise. An Off- Road package is also available for all model variants aside from the BMW X7 M50d. This package includes an extra button for choosing between four driving modes – xSand, xGravel, xRocks and xSnow. These modes prepare the car for the surface in question by activating the ideal settings for ride height, the xDrive system, accelerator and transmission responses, and DSC inputs.
The BMW Live Cockpit Professional fitted as standard in the BMW X7 comprises a fully digital instrument cluster and a Control Display, each of which have a screen diagonal of 12.3 inches. The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant included in the operating system from March 2019 – or available to import by Remote Software Upgrade – presents the latest advances in the field of digital connectivity. Once activated with the spoken prompt “Hey BMW”, the digital companion helps the driver to utilise the car’s functions. And the system will continue to acquire new capabilities all the time thanks to updates transmitted seamlessly via Remote Software Upgrade.