2023 BMW X7 flagship SUV unveiled

The new flagship SUV features an updated powertrain with the inclusion of a mild-hybrid system on both its petrol and diesel engines.

BMW has unveiled the latest iteration of its flagship SUV, the X7. The new BMW X7 now comes with a host of changes to both its exterior and interior. It also comes with an updated powertrain which includes a mild-hybrid system. The 2023 X7 SUV will be produced at BMW's plant in Southern California, USA, with its global launch expected sometime in August 2022.

In terms of design updates, the most significant change on the 2023 X7 is the front fascia, which now features split headlights with the LED DRL strip on top and the main headlamp unit below. The daytime running lights also integrate the turn indicators. The SUV also comes features a massive kidney grille at the centre. Other design updates include the slim 3D tail lights connected by a chrome bar and a refreshed set of alloy wheels.

The 2023 BMW X7 continues to pack its cabin with all the bells and whistles. This includes a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with connected tech, 4-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, individual captain seats in the second row and premium vegan upholstery all around with leather-like properties; among plenty of others.

The new X7 SUV comes with a choice of two petrol engines and one diesel unit. The petrol options include a 3.0-litre 6-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine producing 380 BHP and 520 Nm, which can be boosted to 580 Nm thanks to a 48V mild-hybrid system. The top-spec M60i xDrive comes with a 4.4-litre V8 producing 530 BHP and 750 Nm. The diesel option on the X7 comes in the form of a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged in-line 6 engine producing 352 BHP and 700 Nm, with a boost to 720 Nm from a 48V mild-hybrid system. All engines are paired with a standard 8-speed Steptronic sport transmission, sending power to BMW's all-wheel-drive system.

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