The first-ever BMW X7

The BMW X7 is the first car to fuse the presence, exclusivity and
spaciousness of a luxury model with the agile and versatile driving properties
expected of a Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV). The latest and largest model in
the BMW X line-up brings a fresh sensation of space to the luxury segment,
thanks to the impressive open expanses and top-class design of its interior
and its state-of-the-art equipment features. At the same time, the advanced
powertrain and chassis technology of the X7 ensures it offers all the off-road
prowess, excellent ride comfort and agile on-road handling for which SAVs are

Adding the BMW X7 to its portfolio forms part of the BMW Group’s ongoing
model offensive in the luxury segment, which is itself a key element in the
company’s NUMBER ONE > NEXT strategy. The X7 will be built at BMW
Plant Spartanburg in the US, and its market launch will begin in March 2019.
Precise design radiates presence, luxury and modernity.
At 5,151 millimetres in length, 2,000 millimetres wide and 1,805 millimetres
tall, and with a wheelbase of 3,105 millimetres, the BMW X7 displays
harmonious proportions and establishes itself very clearly as the new head of
the BMW X model family. The new design language, dominated by precise
lines and expansive surfaces, intensifies the car’s authoritative aura.
The prominent front end, with its exceptionally large BMW kidney grille, gives
the car an undeniable sense of presence. The BMW X7 comes as standard
with LED headlights, while the optional BMW Laserlight has a high-beam
range of up to 600 metres and can be easily identified by the blue x-shaped
elements inside the headlights. The car’s defining features when viewed from
the side are its large windows, high ground clearance and long roofline.
Horizontal lines, slim LED lights and the two-section split tailgate emphasise
the contemporary styling of the rear end.

A generous sprinkling of chrome elements adds to the luxurious elegance of
the BMW X7. The car is fitted as standard with 20-inch light-alloy wheels,
while 21- and 22-inch variants can be selected from the options list.

The interior: three rows of seats and a luxurious ambience.
The roominess and versatility of the interior are underlined by the standard
inclusion of three rows of seats (offering space for seven people in total) in the
new BMW X7. The two passengers in the third row settle into full-size seats
complete with armrests, cupholders and USB ports. The middle row can be
composed of two individual comfort seats as an option. All seats are adjusted
electrically at the push of a button. The boot capacity can be increased from
326 to a maximum of 2,120 litres, as required.
Carefully selected and meticulously crafted materials add to the feeling of
luxury, as does the extensive standard specification. The BMW X7 comes as
standard with Vernasca leather trim, four-zone automatic climate control, a
three-section panoramic glass roof, and ambient lighting including the
Welcome Light Carpet and Dynamic Interior Light. Among the highlights on
the options list are five-zone automatic climate control, the Ambient Air
package, the Panorama glass roof Sky Lounge, controls with glass
applications, the Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System and the
Rear-seat entertainment Professional system. Meanwhile, the Design Pure
Excellence equipment line, M Sport package and BMW Individual options
allow customers to tailor the interior and exterior design to reflect their
personal style.

Sublime powertrain technology with muscular engines, eight-speed
Steptronic transmission, BMW xDrive and M Sport differential.
The line-up of engines available at launch comprises a 340 kW/462 hp petrol
V8 in the BMW X7 xDrive50i (not available in Europe), a six-cylinder in-line
petrol unit with an output of 250 kW/340 hp for the BMW X7 xDrive40i (fuel
consumption combined: 9.0 – 8.7 l/100 km [31.4 – 32.5 mpg imp]; CO2
emissions combined: 205 – 198 g/km*) and a pair of six-cylinder in-line
diesels with outputs of 195 kW/265 hp in the BMW X7 xDrive30d (fuel
consumption combined: 6.8 – 6.5 l/100 km [41.5 – 43.5 mpg imp]; CO2
emissions combined: 178 – 171 g/km*) and 294 kW/400 hp in the
BMW X7 M50d (fuel consumption combined: 7.4 – 7.0 l/100 km[38.2 –
40.4 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 193 – 185 g/km*). All of the power
units in the line-up meet the requirements of the Euro 6d-TEMP emissions

All the engines are mated to an eight-speed Steptronic transmission, while
the task of transferring their power onto either asphalt or loose terrain falls to
the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system – complete with optimised
efficiency and rear-biased set-up. Ensuring even more dynamic handling is
the M Sport differential at the rear axle, which brings electronically controlled
locking. It is fitted as standard on the BMW X7 M50d and as an option on the
BMW X7 xDrive50i and BMW X7 xDrive40i.
Perfectly tuned chassis systems enhance comfort, agility and offroad

The BMW X7 boasts a wealth of chassis technology as standard, including
Adaptive suspension with electronically controlled dampers, and air springs at
both axles. The vehicle’s ground clearance can be varied by up to
80 millimetres to suit the situation at hand – by either pressing a button or
using the BMW Display Key. A number of chassis systems are available as
options to further enhance comfort, agility and off-road performance. Integral
Active Steering and the Executive Drive Pro system with active roll
stabilisation deliver even more nimble handling and greater poise. An OffRoad
package is also available for all model variants aside from the
BMW X7 M50d. This package includes an extra button for choosing between
four driving modes – xSand, xGravel, xRocks and xSnow. These modes
prepare the car for the surface in question by activating the ideal settings for
ride height, the xDrive system, accelerator and transmission responses, and
DSC inputs.

Live Cockpit Professional with BMW Operating System 7.0
(including BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant) as standard.
The BMW Live Cockpit Professional fitted as standard in the BMW X7
comprises a fully digital instrument cluster and a Control Display, each of
which have a screen diagonal of 12.3 inches. The BMW Intelligent Personal
Assistant included in the operating system from March 2019 – or available to
import by Remote Software Upgrade – presents the latest advances in the
field of digital connectivity. Once activated with the spoken prompt “Hey
BMW”, the digital companion helps the driver to utilise the car’s functions.
And the system will continue to acquire new capabilities all the time thanks to
updates transmitted seamlessly via Remote Software Upgrade.

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