The U.S. market will receive only 75 examples and each one is priced at $120,000

It looks like we’re going through some ‘dark’ days lately. A couple of days back,Ram introduced a Black Edition package for its heavy duty trucks, and now BMW has come up with one for the X7 SUV. Called the Dark Shadow Edition, this appearance package will be limited to just 500 examples worldwide and the U.S. will receive 75 of those. BMW is asking $120,490 for this exclusive edition X7.

  • 2021 BMW X7 Dark Shadow Edition
  • Year:
    2021
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Transmission:
    8AT
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    523 @ 5500
  • MPG(Cty):
    15
  • MPG(Hwy):
    21
  • Torque @ RPM:
    553 @ 1800
  • Energy:
    Gasoline
  • Displacement:
    4.4 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4.5 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph
  • Price:
    120490
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How Different is the X7 Dark Shadow Edition Outside?

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First up, the Dark Shadow Edition will be based on top-spec M50i.

It will be finished in a dark gray matte color, which is called Frozen Arctic Grey in BMW’s speak. The SUV is supplemented with the Shadow Line trim that includes extended features and adds gloss black finish to the roof rails, B- and C- pillars, window sills, kidney grille, and partially on the wing mirrors. The X7 rides on 22-inch matte wheels that come with a Jett Black finish. Even the exhaust tips are finished in black chrome.

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What’s New On The Inside?

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On the inside, the Dark Shadow Edition comes with two-tone Night Blue and Black Merino leather upholstery with contrast stitching on the seats.

The door panels, dashboard, and the armrests are finished in Night Blue leather, while the lower dash and front seatbacks are wrapped in Black leather.

The X7 Dark Shadow Edition can be had in either a six-seat or a seven-seat layout. It also comes with ventilated front massaging seats and heated rear seats

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A few optional packages like the Driving Assistance Professional Package, Cold Weather Package, Luxury Seating Package, and Executive Package are offered as standard on this SUV. So, stuff like a panoramic LED sunroof, heated and cooled cupholders, and glass controls are present here.

The BMW X7 Dark Shadow Edition Has Familiar Performance

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The BMW X7 M50i is powered by a 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V-8 engine that churns out 523 horses and 553 pound-feet of torque.

Power is sent to all the wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. The SUV takes 4.5 seconds to sprint to 60 mph from a standstill and goes all the way 155 mph before the speed governor kicks in. You can choose to unlock the speed limiter that will allow you to hit a top speed of 155 mph. Being based on the M50i, it also comes equipped with M Sport exhaust, brakes, differential, and adaptive M suspension.

BMW X7 M50i Drivetrain Specifications
Engine 4.4-Liter Twin-Turbo V-8
Horsepower 523 @5,500-6,000 RPM
Torque 553 Lb-FT @1,800-4,600 RPM
Transmission 8-Speed Automatic
Driveline Intelligent AWD
0-60 mph 4.5 Seconds
Top Speed 155 MPH (Electronically Limited)
Fuel Economy (cty\hwy\cmb) 15/21/17

How Much Does The BMW X7 Dark Shadow Edition Cost?

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BMW has priced the X7 M50i Dark Shadow Edition at $119,495 plus a destination charge of $995, which adds up to $120,490. The standard X7 M50i, on the other hand, starts at $99,600. For Almost $20,000, you get a few additional packages and a limited-edition vehicle which, you can say, makes it worth it.

Conclusion

Bookings are open in the States and you can reserve yours for a refundable deposit of $1,000. Production for the same will begin here in the fourth-quarter of 2020, whereas the other markets will have it in August itself.

What are your thoughts on the BMW X7 Dark Shadow Edition? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Press Release:

Imposing presence, exclusive charisma: the BMW X7 Dark Shadow Edition.
24.07.2020 Press Release
Edition model of the first Sports Activity Vehicle in the luxury segment offers unique, exceptionally high-quality BMW Individual design and equipment features – produced in a limited edition of about 500 units at the BMW plant in Spartanburg – special BMW Individual paint finishes available for the BMW X7, BMW X6 and BMW X5 from August 2020 for the first time.

Munich. The experience of luxurious driving pleasure has reached a whole new dimension in the BMW X7. The first Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) in the luxury segment combines a striking appearance with generous interior comfort combined with the brand’s hallmark sporty flair. An edition model now brings out the imposing presence and exclusive charisma of the BMW X7 in a particularly concentrated form. With its unique BMW Individual design and equipment features, the BMW X7 Edition Dark Shadow underlines both the sporty appearance and the luxury ambience of the largest SAV. The most striking feature of the edition model is the BMW Individual special paint finish in Frozen Arctic Grey metallic. This particularly high-quality and elaborate variant of the body finish is now used for the first time in a BMW X model. Additional selected variants of the special BMW Individual paint finish will be added to the range of optional equipment items for the BMW X7, BMW X6 and BMW X5 to coincide with the start of production of the edition model.

The precisely coordinated details of the design and features for both exterior and interior give the BMW X7 edition model the status of a collector’s item. The BMW X7 Edition Dark Shadow will be produced at the BMW plant in Spartanburg/USA from August 2020 onwards in a limited edition of about 500 units. The edition model is available worldwide and can be combined with all engines offered for the BMW X7.

The expressive paint finish of the BMW X7 Edition Dark Shadow is supplemented with the BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line including extended features. This means that in addition to the side window surrounds, the covers of the B and C columns and the exterior mirror bases, a black chrome finish is also featured on the frame and the bars of the BMW kidney grille, the Air Breathers and the tailpipe covers of the exhaust system. This creates a subtle contrast to the matt shimmering body surfaces, also emphasised by the BMW Individual Roof Rail High Gloss Shadow Line and the sun protection glazing. The dynamic character of the SAV is emphasised by the aerodynamically optimised bodywork elements of the M sports package, which also forms part of the equipment package for the edition model. Another exclusive feature of the BMW X7 Edition Dark Shadow is the 22-inch M light-alloy wheels in V-spoke design with a Jet Black matt finish and fitted with mixed tyres. The superior performance of the engine is accompanied by the emotionally powerful sound of the M sports exhaust system.

An impressive combination of sporty flair and luxurious ambience also characterises the interior of the edition model, which is available with either six or seven seats. The driver and front passenger enjoy the superior sporty flair of the luxurious SAV on electrically adjustable comfort seats with memory function. An M leather steering wheel and BMW Individual equipment details specially developed for the BMW X7 Edition Dark Shadow bear witness to the very highest level of exclusivity. A contributing factor here is the BMW Individual Merino full leather upholstery in the specific two-tone variant Night Blue/Black with contrasting seams, as is the BMW Individual roof liner in Night Blue with Alcantara finish. The upper part of the instrument panel and the armrests of the doors are covered with nappa leather in Night Blue. Black merino leather is used in the lower section of the instrument panel and on the front backrests. In addition, BMW Individual interior trim finishers in Fineline Black with aluminium inlays contribute to the fascinating aura of the edition model’s interior. In the centre console area, the unique design is underscored by means of BMW Individual interior trim finishers in Piano Black finish bearing an edition logo.

In addition to the Frozen Arctic Grey metallic version available exclusively for the BMW X7 Edition Dark Shadow, additional special BMW Individual finishes will be integrated into the production process at the BMW plant in Spartanburg from August 2020. This means that the BMW X7, BMW X6 and BMW X5 models can now also be given a particularly high-quality finish in Urban Green and Grigio Telesto metallic.

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