The 2022 BMW X7 features a new inline 6-cylinder petrol engine, 23-inch alloy wheels and split headlights
For 2022, BMW has given its largest luxury SUV, the X7, a slew of updates, some of which make their maiden debut on the car. Assuring a global launch by August this year, BMW said, the new X7 would be the central pillar of its ongoing product offensive.
The brand is offering 2 petrol engines – a 3.0-litre unit (380 HP and 520 Nm) and a 4.4-litre V8 motor (530 HP and 750 Nm) in M60i xDrive grade – and a 6-cylinder diesel motor for the xDrive 40d variant.
BMW, for the first time, has introduced 23-inch alloy wheels on a production car. Though reserved only for the M60i xDrive grade, the new set of alloys come as part of the updated M Sport package the top variant features.
Also making their debut on the X7 are the new split headlight units in which the horizontal LED light elements at the top house the position light, daytime driving lights, and turn signal indicators.
The LED units located below them for the low-beam and high-beam headlights give the impression of retreating into the background. The new adaptive matrix LED headlights now take up the functionality of front fog lights too with their automatic bad weather light.
The car features a new-generation 48 V mild hybrid technology which consists of a crankshaft-mounted starter generator integrated into the transmission contributing additional 12 HP and 200 Nm. An 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission (with shift paddles) transmits power to an all-wheel drive system.
Coming to the design, the glowing BMW Kidney grille is now a standard feature of the range-topping variant while it can also be bought as an option on the other variants. At the rear, the slim light units now have 3D sculpting.
Comfort and safety are taken care of by a new selection of automated driving and parking systems. New features include the extended range of functions offered by the front-collision warning system, which now also reduces the danger of a collision with cyclists, pedestrians or oncoming vehicles when turning off.
If the optional active cruise control with stop and go function is specified, the automatic speed limit assist, route monitoring and traffic light recognition features will be included too. Also new is the exit warning function, which alerts occupants to a risk of collision when opening the door.
The standard Parking Assistant also includes the Reversing Assist Camera and Reversing Assistant. On cars with the optional Parking Assistant Professional specified, the Reversing Assistant can now take over the job of steering the car for a distance of up to 200 metres.
The standard BMW Live Cockpit Plus in the new BMW X7 includes the latest edition of the BMW iDrive control/operation system. It is based on BMW Operating System 8 and comprises the ‘Curved Display’, which is formed by a 12.3-inch information display and a 14.9-inch control display.
With the new display grouping in place and the continually expanding skillset of the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, the new BMW iDrive is geared squarely towards touch operation and gesture control as well as dialogue using natural language.