BMW today launched the all-new X7 SUV in the country. Positioned above the X5, the BMW X7 comes in two variants – xDrive40i and xDrive30d DPE Signature – priced at Rs 98.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Pan India). While the former derives its power from a 3.0L, straight-six, turbocharged petrol engine, that latter one uses a 3.0L, straight-six turbocharged diesel motor.
Both powertrains get an 8-speed automatic gearbox along with BMW’s xDrive four-wheel drive system. The gasoline unit pushes out a peak power of 340bhp and 450Nm of torque and the oil burner delivers 265bhp with 620Nm of torque.
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In India, the xDrive40i variant will come via CBU route and the xDrive30d DPE Signature trim will be assembled locally. The carmaker has also confirmed that it will bring in a top-end, high-performance variant of the SUV – BMW X7 M50d – to take on the Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz GLS. It will come with a 3.0L in-line, 6-cylinder, quad turbocharged diesel engine generating 400bhp and 760Nm of torque.
BMW X7 is the company’s first SUV to offer three rows of seats, in 6 and 7 seats configurations. While the petrol model can be had either with the 6-seats or 7-seats layout, the diesel version is available with 6-seats configuration only.
Some of its key features include BMW’s Laserlight headlamps, a large 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay connectivity and gesture control funtion, five-zone climate control, a digital instrument cluster, reclining function for all-three rows, ambient lighting and park assist.