BMW has unveiled the updated flagship X7 crossover, which is being produced at BMW’s U.S. facility in Spartanberg, South Carolina. Sales of the car should start this fall.
The new BMW X7 gets a redesigned two-tiered front optics: on top are narrow split LED units that serve as daytime running lights and dynamic turn indicators, while underneath them are the main sections of matrix headlights. The car also gets new taillights, different bumpers, as well as wheel rims in a fresh design.
The interior of the redesigned BMW X7 features the BMW Live Cockpit Plus digital dashboard, which includes a 12.3-inch digital dashboard with a 14.9-inch multimedia infotainment screen. Also important to note is the abandonment of the traditional oscillating transmission selector, which has been replaced by a small electronic switch. It is located next to the rotating “puck” that is used to select iDrive driving modes.
All versions of the BMW X7 come with a moderate-hybrid system with a 48-volt starter-generator that provides an extra 12 hp and 200 Nm of torque during hard acceleration. The base version has a 3-liter turbocharged diesel engine with 352 hp and 720 Nm of torque. The petrol version has 380 hp and 520 Nm of torque.
The top version gets a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 petrol engine with 530 hp and 750 Nm of torque. This car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 s.