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The new BMW X7 is a combination of exclusivity, exceptional dynamics, lush space and versatility

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Now, the brand’s largest Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) has been refined with extensive design refinement, especially a visually impactful front end, plus a new M Sport package, lightweight alloy wheels measuring up to 23 inches ( a factory premiere for BMW) and the latest generation iDrive control / operating system, which includes the BMW curved center screen and the BMW 8 operating system.

Split headlights make their debut on the new BMW X7. The horizontal LED light elements located at the top of the front house are position lights, daytime running lights, and turn signals. The LED units located below them, for the short and long beam, give the impression that they retract into the background through the dark housing and the position deeply embedded in the front spoiler and come to the fore only when activated. The new LED headlights with adaptive matrix function, with high beam anti-clockwise effect and adaptive light distribution, now also offer the functionality of front fog lamps with automatic weather for bad weather.

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The discreet cascading lighting for the two elements of the BMW grille brings a spectacular and exclusive image to the front of the new BMW X7. The BMW “lconic Glow” grille is a standard feature of the top of the range BMW X7 M60i xDrive and will be offered as an option for the other model variants.

At the back is the modern style of extremely thin optical blocks, which now have three-dimensional sculpture. The sleek chrome bar that connects the rear light units of the new BMW X7 is enclosed under a refined glass cover.

The top of the range and the cars ordered with the M Sport package come with 21-inch M alloys, made of light alloy. Optional 23-inch light-alloy wheels are available from the factory for the first time for a BMW model.

The generous feeling of space on board the new BMW X7 can be experienced on three rows of seats. The second seat accommodates three standard passengers and offers two particularly comfortable individual seats. The heated front seats are standard. In European markets, BMW Individual upholstery with extended Merino leather is also included as standard. In other markets, standard specifications include seat surfaces in the new Sensafin decoration (not available in Europe). This high-quality vegan surface material with skin-like properties has three-dimensional padding and surface perforation.

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Together, the newly designed instrument panel with slim vents and a standard included ambient light bar at the bottom of the passenger dashboard, and the curved BMW center screen bring a modern touch to the interior. The innovative light bar complements the ambient light. Efficient rear lighting with LED units and a graphic that includes the inscription “X7” (or the M logo on the new BMW X7 M60i xDrive) is an element that amplifies the aura of exclusivity inside the passenger compartment. The selector lever also has a new and modern design.

The extra extensive range of standard equipment for the new BMW X7 contributes to the comfort of those on board. In addition to the four-zone automatic climate control, the panoramic glass sunroof and the hi-fi system, it now includes comfort seats for the driver and front passenger, a leather-wrapped Sport steering wheel with shifting flaps, and a new mobile phone drawer. compatible with wireless charging. Highlights of the list of options include the Sky Lounge panoramic glass sunroof (lit by LED units), the Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround sound system and the new Travel & Comfort system for front seat backrests. Active seat ventilation and a massage function are available for the driver and front passenger. If the new Comfort package is ordered, the second and third row seats can also be heated, as can the steering wheel and armrests for the driver and front passenger.

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The engine portfolio is led by a new 4.4-liter petrol V8 for the top of the range BMW X7 M60i xDrive, which is derived from the engines that power the high-performance models from BMW M GmbH. The M TwinPower Turbo technology and a transverse exhaust manifold give the 390 kW / 530 hp unit, with a maximum torque of 750 Nm, an impressive power development.

A state-of-the-art inline six-cylinder engine makes its debut on the BMW X7 xDrive40i. It includes a variety of innovations for the combustion process, gas exchange, valve control, injection and ignition system that increase both performance and efficiency. The power of the new engine is 35 kW / 47 hp higher than the previous engine, reaching a maximum of 280 kW / 380 hp, while the maximum torque increases by 70 Nm to 520 Nm – and can increase to 540 Nm supported by the system mild-hybrid.

Detailed modifications to the in-line six-cylinder diesel engine in the new BMW X7 xDrive40d have also improved fuel economy and emissions. The maximum power of the propulsion system is 259 kW / 352 hp. The nominal torque of the diesel engine is 700 Nm, which can be increased to 720 Nm with the help of the mild-hybrid system.

The most important common feature of the three motors is the integration of next-generation 48V mild-hybrid technology. In the latest version, this form of electrification consists of a starter-generator integrated in the gearbox and which provides an additional power of 9 kW / 12 hp and an additional torque of 200 Nm. All engines are combined with an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission, which includes shift dampers and a Sprint function. Engine power is transferred to the road via the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system.

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