BMW have introduced the X7, their new top of the line luxury SUV that sits above the X5 and features a bold aesthetic for the brand. The front is dominated by the largest kidney grille to ever appear on a production BMW, highlighted with chrome along the leading edge each fin. The chrome accents continue around the side windows, lower front bumper air dam, side sills and between the rear tail lights. Keeping with the large scale of the design, BMW have made a set of 22-inch wheels available as an optional extra to upgrade the standard 20-inch wheels.
Engine options consist of 2 petrol and 2 diesel engines. For the diesel options, the xDrive30d is good for 261 hp and the M50d coming in at 394 hp. On to the petrol side of the equation, the xDrive40i uses a straight 6 twin turbo providing 335 hp, and the xDrive50i stuffs a more powerful V8 under the hood. The M50i sits as the sportiest model in the X7 line-up, with BMW’s electrically controlled rear M Sport differential helping control traction and performance. Four different off-road driving modes are available with Snow, Sand, Gravel and Rocks selectable.
On the technology front the BMW X7 comes loaded with radar cruise control, lane assist, automatic parking and an alert system that detects if the driver has fallen asleep by using a special camera to monitor the driver's head. Inside the interior has a large 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster for the driver, and 2 10.2-inch screens for the rear occupants.