The X7 is an all new product from the Bavarian carmaker that aims to stretch and strengthen the BMW SUV market and offers three properly full size rows for seating. The dimensions speak for themselves, and its a special mention because this car, at 5150mm length is almost as long as the current 7-series, super wide at 2000mm and stands 1805mm tall.
The new BMW X7 is unveiled with four power train options – two petrol and two diesel. The xDrive 40i Petrol is powered by a 3.0 litre, in-line 6 cylinder, twin-turbo charged engine that develops 340bhp of maximum power at 5500-6500rpm and a peak torque of 450Nm at 1500-5200rpm. The xDrive 50i Petrol is powered by a 4.4 litre, V8, twin-turbo charged engine that develops 462bhp of maximum power at 5250-6000rpm and 650Nm of peak torque at 1500-4750rpm.
The xDrive 30d Diesel is powered by a 3.0 litre, in-line 6 cylinder, twin-turbo charged engine that develops 265bhp of maximum power at 4000rpm and a peak torque of 620Nm at 2000-2500rm. The M50d Diesel is powered by a 3.0 litre, in-line 6 cylinder, twin-turbo charged engine that develops 400bhp of maximum power 4400rpm and 760Nm of peak torque at 2000-3000rpm. All the engines are mated to an eight speed steptronic automatic transmission unit.
Suspension duties are handled by double wishbone axle air suspension with automatic self-leveling mechanism at the front and five-link axle air suspension with automatic self-leveling mechanism at the rear. Braking is done by single-piston fixed caliper ventilated disc brakes at the front and single-piston floating-caliper ventilated disc brakes at the rear.
The Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), as BMW calls it gets hoard of driving stability systems like Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), Dry Braking Function, Fading compensation, Start-Off assistant, DSC networked with the all wheel drive control, Automatic Differential Brake (ADB-X), Hill Descent Control (HDC), Adaptive suspensions and active roll stabilization.
The X7 gets endless safety nets like front, side and head airbags for driver, front and rear passengers, three-point inertial reel seat belts on all seats with belt stopper, belt latch tensioner and belt force limiter at the front, crash sensors, tyre pressure indicators and much more. The car is shod with humongous 20 and 21-inch wheels depending on the model you choose to buy.
Feature list? You name it and X7 will surprise you with a positive nod everytime. Not just that, it will offer you more per quest. The car gets a third generation heads up display with more information than the other Xs, the BMW live cockpit professional is offered as standard with two 12.3inch displays with increased user interface functionalities. The X7 offers Bowers & Wilkins Diamond 3D surround sound system with 3D audio with 20 speakers and a total output of 1500watt.
The car gets ambient air package with eight different fragrances, cooled and heated cup holders, wireless charging facility, ambient lighting with six colours that includes welcome light carpet and dynamic interior lighting. iDrive touch controller, multi function steering wheel, natural voice recognition and gesture control is offered as standard.
The X7 gets LED lighting system called as BMW Laserlight for improved light distribution and visibility. BMW claims that the headlamps have longer beam range (600m) compared to standard beam range (300m). The big grills hosts active air flaps for faster air intake to enhance efficiency. BMW claims that the X7 gets the largest kidney grill in the BMW history, personally, I feel it looks more like a dog’s nose than a kidney, period.
The driving assistance program that is provided comes with traffic jam assist to assist drivers in maneuvering through bumper to bumper traffic, lane keeping assistant, steering assistant, lane control assistant, automatic speed limit assist, etc. BMW has not listed the price yet though we expect it be stay north of Rs 1 crore. Stay tuned for more info on the car.
For more info refer BMW website.