BMW launched their range topping model, X7 SUV in India in two variants. Apparently, both variants come at a price of Rs.98.90 lakh (Ex-Showroom India). The X7, technically an SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle) is based on the CLAR (Cluster Architecture) platform as the BMW X5, follows Design Pure Excellence (DPE) theme and is the biggest model in the brand’s portfolio.
Two variants in all new BMW X7, xDrive30d and xDrive40i are petrol and diesel trims respectively. While xDrive30d is powered by a 3L, six cylinder, turbo charged diesel unit that makes 256 horses and 650Nm, the xDrive40i is equipped with a 3L, six cylinder petrol engine that puts out 340bhp and 450Nm worth torque. The petrol variant sprints from 0-100kmph in 6.1 seconds and the diesel in 7 seconds. Both engines are mated to 8-speed automatic transmission box along with BMW 4WD system.
BMW xDrive30d Design Pure Excellence Signature is an indigenous variant while the xDrive40i reaches India as CBU units. The top end spec variant in X7, M50d will be launched in India on October 2019. This variant will feature a 3L inline six cylinder quad-turbocharged diesel engine that produces a whopping power figure worth 400bhp and 760Nm of torque.
New BMW X7 has a huge kidney grille as on the new BMW 7 Series, sleek adaptive LED headlamp cluster, wide yet slim LED tail lamps with a chrome strip connecting them and low rear bumper on the exteriors. Inside, the feature list goes endless with 12.3 inch display units for both the instrument cluster and the touch screen infotainment system, gesture control enabled infotainment unit, BMW’s laser light technology, five zone climate control, large panoramic sunroof, recliner seats for all three rows etc. The seats are arranged in six/seven seater configuration. However, the petrol trim does not feature all of these mentioned features.
BMW X7 will primarily compete with Mercedes Benz GLS and the Range Rover Seriesamong other models from the same price range.