BMW’s flagship SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle), the X7, has been spied testing in Disguise in India. The German carmaker will launch the X7 in the M50d guise on January 31, 2019, at the India Art Fair in New Delhi. The X7 will sit above the X5 in the line-up and will rival the likes of Mercedes-Benz GLS and Land Rover Discovery.
The X7, in the M50d variant, is powered by a 3L inline six-cylinder diesel engine. It has four turbochargers – two for the high-pressure stage and the other two used for tractability during low-pressure engine loads. The output stands at 400hp at 4400 rpm and a massive 760Nm of torque. Gearbox is an 8-speed auto with all-wheel drive as standard. The X7 measures 5151m in length, 2000mm wide and 1805mm tall. With a humongous 3105mm of wheelbase, interior space is aplenty in this first ever 7 seater Bimmer. The 2nd row can either be had as a bench seat or optional captain seats, that offers the same adjustability as the front seats. The large wheelbase translates into a fully utilizable 3rd-row space. All the 3 rows of seats have the reclining function.
BMW X7 Spied in India
The huge 3-piece panoramic glass roof creates a spacious and bright feeling to the already spacious interior. Throw in some moolah and you can have the optional Panoramic Sky Lounge LED Roof. You can also have optional glass control on the gear shifter, engine start button, and audio switches. It has extensive safety features such as Daytime Pedestrian Protection, Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, Active Blind Spot Detection. With the optional parking package, you can have a Surround view camera that provides a 3D, 360-degree view of the area around the vehicle. What else, you also can have remote engine start as optional.
The cockpit features a fully digital instrument cluster along with a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen. The BMW operating system also enables controlling the vehicle’s features via steering wheel buttons, iDrive controller, touchscreen, gesture control or even voice.
BMW X7 Spied in India
On the outside, it features the signature kidney grille, the LED headlights and LED taillamps. The tailgate is a split-unit that allows for easy access to the 326-litre boot space. With the seats folded, the boot space goes up to 2120 litre which should be enough to move homes. The X7 M50d will be yours for INR 1.6 Crores(ex-showroom). The X7 xDrive40i and X7 xDrive30d variants will arrive later as BMW is working on localising the assembly.
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