Restyled BMW X7 (2022): The seven-seater behemoth gets a mid-race facelift

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Three years after its launch, the BMW flagship is already entitled to a mid-race restyling. The restyled BMW X7 was presented by the German manufacturer on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. This facelift modifies some design elements of the seven-seater SUV and significantly changes its dashboard to make it more modern. The range of motors also undergoes modifications, but it does not yield at the moment to the sirens of the rechargeable hybrid.

Visually, it’s at the front of the X7 that this redesign is most noticeable. Narrow daytime running lights have been installed above the adaptive Matrix LED headlights, to provide a double-decker view of this imposing vehicle, which is still 5,151 meters long, 1,805 meters tall and 2 meters wide. BMW says it has also redesigned the double grille, which can be discreetly illuminated. The bumper has also been redesigned.

New body colors in the program.

Restyled BMW X7 (2022)Credit Photo – BMW

At the rear, 3D light signature LED lights serve as indicators. The central chrome bar is still present. Out of the box, the X7 comes with 20-inch wheels, but customers can still opt for optional 23-inch wheels if they want. BMW says there are 40 custom body colors available to order, adding Sparkling Copper Gray Metallic as well as M Marina Bay Blue to the base colors.

The dashboard receives the BMW Curved Display

Restyled BMW X7 (2022)

Restyled BMW X7 (2022)Credit Photo – BMW

On board this restyled X7, BMW has integrated BMW’s famous curved screen associated with the latest version of the BMW iDrive infotainment system. This curved slab is actually made up of a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch center touchscreen. The dashboard has been slightly restyled and is now adorned with a standard wood insert, larger air vents and a light strip.

In addition to these developments, the X7’s cabin is now fitted with heated seats as standard. A Comfort Package lets you take advantage of these heated second- and third-row seats, a heated steering wheel, heated armrests, or even cupholders capable of keeping beverages warm. And in the European market, leather upholstery can now be configured in four different colors.

Hybridization at all levels under the hood

Restyled BMW X7 (2022)Credit Photo – BMW

On the engine side, buyers of this restyled BMW X7 can first opt ​​for the M60i xDrive version, whose 4.4 V8 engine still develops 530 hp for 750 Nm of torque. Now it is associated with a 48V hybridization technology whose electric motor develops 12 CV for 200 Nm of torque, and an eight-speed Steptronic automatic gearbox. Its top speed is still limited to 250 km/h and its acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is done in 4.7 seconds. The diesel engine in the range is the xDrive40d 3.0 TwinPower Turbo. This in-line six-cylinder is always associated with 48V hybridization. It develops 340 CV for 700 Nm of torque, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds and its maximum speed reaches 243 km/h.

Outside our regions, a second petrol version called xDrive40i will be offered to customers. This version has a 3.0 TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder in-line engine with 380 hp for 540 Nm of torque associated with a 48V light hybrid system. Enough to allow the X7 to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 250 km/h. As the name suggests, the three engines are associated with the xDrive all-wheel drive.


The new BMW X7 will go on sale in August 2022. Like the previous version, this facelifted model will be produced at the plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA. The price is set at €133,500 for the M60i version. xDrive and €101,900 for the xDrive40d version.

Soon

A more refined look, restyled bumpers, restyled interior… The first facelift of the BMW X7 brings some changes. The seven-seater SUV from the German manufacturer is updated to start the second part of its career serenely. Its dashboard receives in particular the famous BMW Curved Display, this double curved screen associated with the BMW iDrive infotainment system. Under the hood, the inline six and V8 are now all paired with a 48V mild hybrid system. Marketing of the new restyled X7 should start in August 2022.

Quentin Gueroult

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