BMW X7 launched at Rs. 98.90 lakh

BMW has launched the X7 in India. It is positioned above the X5 in the company's SUV model line-up and is available in two variants - xDrive40i and xDrive30d Design Pure Excellence Signature, both priced at Rs. 98.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The petrol version will be imported as a completely built unit (CBU), while the diesel version will be assembled locally.

The BMW X7 measures 5,151 mm in length, 2,000 mm in width and 1,805 mm in height with a wheelbase of 3,105 mm. Its luggage capacity ranges from 326 to 2,120 litres.

The X7 features a large twin-kidney grille finished in chrome and has slim twin-pod LED headlamps on either side. The front bumper has chrome inserts and houses a dual-slat air dam with vents on either side and a silver skid plate. It has wraparound tail lights and twin chrome exhaust tips.

On the inside, the new X7 gets a dual-tone dashboard with a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and gesture control, 4-zone automatic climate control, wireless charging, ambient lighting and a panoramic sunroof. It has a 3-spoke multi-function steering wheel and a digital instrument cluster. The diesel variant gets a 5-zone climate control system and BMW Laserlight headlamps. 

The X7 is available in 6 or 7-seater configurations. All three rows of seats get reclining function. Rear seat passengers get 10.2-inch screens as part of the Rear-seat Entertainment Professional package.

The X7 xDrive40i is powered by a 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine that produces 335 BHP and 450 Nm @ 1,500-5,200 rpm, while the xDrive30d comes with a 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder diesel engine that makes 261 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and 620 Nm @ 1,500-2,500 rpm. Both engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system. The SUV is equipped with air-suspension that can be raised or lowered.

Safety features offered in the X7 include 6 airbags, Attentiveness Assistance, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Cornering Brake Control (CBC), electronically controlled ‘Automatic Differential Brakes/Locks’ (ADB-X), traction control, Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control, 360-degree camera and Reversing Assistant among others.

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