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BMW launches X7 flagship priced at Rs 98.90 lakhs


BMW has launched the new X7 full size SUV priced at Rs 98.90 lakhs (ex showroom prices). The new flagship is available in engine options – xDrive40i and xDrive30 dpe signature.

Built at BMW’s Chennai plant, the X7 speaks everything about sheer volume and large dimensions. Based on the now familiar CLAR platform, it measures 5151mm in length, 2000mm in weight and1805mm in height and has a ground clearance of 221mm.

Speaking about the design, the nose is dominated by a massive kidney grille which is the biggest version seen on a production BMW car until now flanked by slim LED headlights that look dwarfed by the massive grille. The bumper receives a well detailed chin with a chrome appliqué, air dam, fog lamps and a skid plate. The side profile is again massive and the immediate thing you notice is the length of the car which is considerably longer than what has been done on the X5 or even the X6 for that matter.

The doors and windows are large too and while the 21-inch alloy wheels fill the wheel wells perfectly, the pronounced shoulder line and roof rails help edge some character to the design. The rear on the other hand gets large LED taillights that stretch into the tailgate, while a roof spoiler completes things at the back, along with a bumper that gets dual exhausts and a skid plate.


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The interior of the first ever X7 comes finished in top notch high quality materials and double stitched leather. Being the flagship of the range it comes with three rows of seating with captain seats in the middle row and bench seats for the last row. The cabin shares a lot with the X5 in its overall design, however the 12.3 inch touchscreen infortainment system is larger in size and so is the digital instrument cluster. Boot space stands at 326 litres with all three rows up, however the second and third row can be folded down to electrically to reveal an increased boot space.

Features on the first ever X7 include a Laser lights with LED front and rear fog lights, panoramic sunroof, soft close function for doors, touchscreen infortainment system with Apple CarPlay and gesture control, ambient lighting, five zone climate control and reclining seats for all three rows. There’s also Wireless charging, Harmon Kardon audio system, electrically operated sunblind’s for rear side windows, 12 volt power socket for front centre console, rear centre console and rear luggage compartment and twin 10.2 inch rear entertainment tiltable screen.

Powering the massive flagship of the range is 40i petrol motor and a 30d diesel motor. The 3.0 litre 40i produces 340hp and 450 Nm of torque, this engine comes mated to an 8-speed steptronic transmission and can propel the large SUV from 0-100kmph in 6.1 seconds. The 3.0 litre 30d diesel churns out 265hp and 620 Nm of torque and comes mated to an 8-speed steptronic transmission that can propel the SUV from standstill to 100kmph in 7 seconds.


Speaking about safety the X7 is filled to the gills and offers Active park distance control, Anti-lock braking system with brake assist, automatic differential, Active protection with attentiveness assistant, dynamic brake control, dynamic stability control, cornering brake control, dynamic traction control, hill descent control electric and parking brake with auto hold function. It also gets dual airbags with head airbags for 1st and 2nd row, side airbags for driver and passenger along with knee airbag.

Other tech on offer includes ISOFIX child seat mounting, side impact protection, warning triangle for first aid kit, tyre pressure indicator, BMW condition based service intelligent mantainence system, crash sensor and dynamic brake lights and integrated emergency spare wheel. BMW has also loaded the X7 with safety tech such as lane keep assist, pedestrian and cyclist detection, 360 degree reversing camera, blind spot warning, lane departure assist, and head’s up display along with front and rear parking sensors.

BMW X7 is available in Tempera brown, Mineral white, Phytonic blue, Artic grey brilliant effect, sapphire black, carbon black and Terra brown. Buyers also have the option of choosing between Alpine white (non metallic), Vermont bronze (metallic) and Sophisto grey brilliant effect.

The X7 goes head to head against flagship rivals such as the Mercedes Benz GLS, Audi Q7, Volvo XC90 and Land Rover Discovery.

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