The Magnitude of Elegance | The New BMW X7Jan 3rd, 2019
Source: BMW PressGroup Canada and BMW.ca
A statement of the luxury class: the new BMW X7 is the elegant fusion of presence and personality. Despite its majestic appearance, it gives an impression of lightness and agility thanks to the puristic design and athletic styling. At the same time, the considerable spaciousness of the interior offers a pioneering interplay of exclusivity, functionality and freedom – incomparable comfort all the way to the third row of seats. Charm is its essence. Elegance is its character.
The new BMW X7 not only adds a new top model to the X family but also defines a progressive approach to luxury for the BMW brand.
The 2019 BMW X7 offers standard three-row seating for 7 with optional Second-row Captain’s Chairs, offering an exclusive seating arrangement for 6. Standard two-axle air suspension, 21-inch alloy wheels and advanced driver assistance systems ensure that the BMW X7 lives up to expectations of style, driver engagement, passenger comfort, and all-weather/all-terrain capability.
BMW X7 Interior: More Space for an Exclusive Ambiance
The impressive open expanses of the BMW X7 interior bring a new sensation of space to the luxury segment. The three rows of seats treat the driver and passengers to an exceptional feeling of roominess within the X7’s appointed interior surroundings. Expansive surfaces and clean structures give the instrument panel a modern look and its lines flow smoothly into the door panels. Large trim surfaces framed with electroplated accents on the instrument panel and center console enhance the interior’s elegant and exclusive aura.
Grouped together clearly in the center console are the iDrive Controller, newly designed gear selector, the start/stop button, the Driving Experience Control switch controls, electronic parking brake switch and controls governing the settings for the air suspension and optional off-road modes. The control panel for the heating and air conditioning system also has a new modern design.
A standard three-panel electronically controlled panoramic glass sunroof floods the interior with light. Combined with the large windows, the all-new BMW X7 offers an airy environment to all vehicle occupants, irrespective of which seat they are in. Electrically controlled sliding headliner shades are standard for the front, center and rear sunroof with the third-row passengers having their own controls for the rear sliding shade.
In either standard or optional configuration, the second-row seats in the X7 slide fore and aft through 145 mm of travel. Adjustment of the fore/aft position – like all other seat positions and backrest angles – is electric for the first, second and third row of seats. The backrests of the seats in the second and third rows can be folded down and raised electrically via switches located on the driver’s side as you enter through the rear doors and in the cargo area. The seats in the second row can also be tilted forward fully to make getting in and out as easy as possible for third-row passengers.
Power and Performance
The BMW X7 launches with a choice of two updated gasoline engines. Heading up the range is the BMW X7 xDrive50i, with an extensively updated 4.4-liter V8 engine. A 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine, found under the hood of the new BMW X7 xDrive40i rounds out the model line-up. All engines channel their power through an eight-speed Steptronic transmission, while BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive is on hand to ensure that power is transferred into secure progress – on or off-road.
The BMW TwinPower Turbo technology in both gasoline engines features turbocharging, High Precision Injection, VALVETRONIC fully variable valve timing, and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing.
BMW X7 Exterior: A New Dimension in Luxury
BMW has pulled back the covers on a new definition of automotive luxury. The BMW X7 blends presence, exclusivity, and spaciousness with the versatile and agile driving properties customers would expect from a Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV). The newest and largest model in the BMW X line-up uses outstanding powertrain options and chassis technology, plus generous levels of space in each of its three rows of seats, a luxurious ambiance and advanced equipment features, to deliver unparalleled experiences for the driver and passengers.
BMW’s new design language brings the modern elegance characteristic of the brand’s luxury-segment models to the exterior of the BMW X7, and adds visual poise, assurance and an overriding sense of authority. The all-new BMW X7 represents the next stage in the premium carmaker’s ongoing model offensive in the luxury segment.
At 5151 mm in length, 2,000 mm wide and 1,805 mm tall, and with a wheelbase of 3,105 mm, the X7 displays harmonious proportions and establishes itself as the new head of the BMW X model family. New use of forms, dominated by clearly structured surfaces and precise lines, lends the BMW X7 its modern aura. The largest kidney grill ever designed for a BMW model features very prominently at the front of the all-new BMW X7. Together with the slim twin headlights extending up to the grill, it emphasizes the width of the car and creates a presence.
The sizeable dimensions of the all-new BMW X7 are also expressed at the rear, which is broken up by horizontal lines and bordered by vertical separating edges. The slim LED rear lights provide a clear segmentation of the rear. Bridging the space between the two units is a chrome bar – a design cue only previously encountered at the rear of the BMW 7 Series luxury sedan.