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BMW X7 facelift revealed


BMW has updated its flagship SUV, the X7, with a new look, new technology and new powertrains.

The luxury model, which is priced from £80,890, now features BMW’s latest iDrive system, utilising a curved widescreen display.

All the X7’s powertrains use mild-hybrid technology. There’s a new 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol model, known as xDrive40i. It has 380PS and CO2 emissions from 210g/km. The xDrive40d uses a new six-cylinder diesel, producing 340PS and emitting 200g/km.

A flagship M60i xDrive variant is also offered, powered by a 530PS V8.

The new BMW X7 is available in a choice of Excellence, M Sport and M Performance versions. Comfort seats, upholstered in BMW Individual Extended Merino Leather, come as standard, with heating for both driver and front passenger, alongside the four-zone automatic climate control system, ambient lighting and a panoramic glass sunroof. An illuminated radiator grille is also fitted as standard across the line-up.

M Sport and M60i models also benefit from unique side skirts and rear apron. Together with the roof rails, the side window surrounds, air breathers and the adjoining trim strips along the door sills and at the rear also sport a High­gloss Black finish. The M60i model receives extended High-gloss Black finishes, including the kidney grille and black chrome tailpipes.

On M Sport models, M logos on the front flanks and standard 21-inch alloy wheels add further to the dynamic presence. The M60i xDrive model boasts standard 22-inch wheels in double-spoke design. For the first time, a 23-inch whee option is available.

The new BMW X7 can be ordered with six seats or seven. In six-seat configuration, the two individual seats in the second row are comfort seats with integral armrests and comfort cushions. In both the standard and optional arrangements, the second row seats can slide back and forward, up to 14.5cm in the seven-seater. All of the seat settings are electrically operated.

With all the seats in place, the BMW X7 has 326 litres of load capacity. With the backrests of the second- and third-row seats folded down, this expands to a maximum 2,120 litres.

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