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The 2023 BMW X7 Is The Lady Gaga Of The Automotive World

If you thought BMW’s design philosophy couldn’t get any more bolder, the 2023 X7 will prove you wrong

At this year’s New York Auto Show, BMW introduced its most anticipated luxury SUV - the X7 - which received a mid-cycle makeover. The 2023 model year comes with all the necessary changes to make it look modern for at least the next five years. Available in three models: the xDrive40i, the M60i, and the upcoming Alpina XB7, the entire X7 range is now powered by a mild-hybrid powertrain. The exterior design is not being taken seriously in the automotive world, but whether like it or not, it is the most aggressive-looking X7 to date. All the models now feature adaptive air suspension and an all-wheel-drive system. The interior is refreshed completely. You now get a new dashboard design with two curved screens which are reminiscent of the all-electric iX. As a whole package, the 2023 BMW X7 looks promising. It will compete with the Jeep Wagoneer and the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class.

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The photo you see here is the M60i, which sits in between the base xDrive40i and the big-cat Alpina XB7.
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BMW’s latest design language is a little controversial, and that is not because of the kidney grille, but the headlights themselves.
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Beside the headlights are small air curtains to cool the disc brakes. The M60i sports a much aggressive lower bumper with broad intake grille.
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The split headlights, however, make the X7 look a lot more aggressive than ever before. The upper LED DRLs double as turn signals.
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The lower part of the headlights have been tinted to camouflage with the exterior color, but they are Matrix LEDs with auto high/low beams.
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The grille remains majorly unchanged, except for the optional "Iconic Glow", which allows it to glow. This Cascade Lighting Element is similar to what you see on a Rolls-Royce
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The rear fascia sees more aggressive detailing with the M60i. You will have quad-exhaust tips, and 3D taillights which have got slimmer than before.
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As standard, the X7 will be fitted to 21-inch wheels. The M60i will come equipped with 22-inch wheels, but a bigger 23-inch set will be available as an option
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The newest addition to the cabin is the curved 12.3-inch MID and the 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment display. Other notable changes include the whole dashboard design, which has a slopping effect.
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The xDrive40i is powered by a 3.0-liter straight-six twin-turbo engine which gets mild-hybrid assistance from a 40-volt electric motor. The result is 375 hp and 383 lb-ft.
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BMW claims that the xDrive40i can do 0-60 in 5.6 seconds, and the M60i can do the same in 4.5 seconds. But we will keep you posted about how true the Bavarian carmaker is.
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BMW has confirmed that the prices for the X7 will start at $77,850, and the M60i will priced at $103,100. However, you have to pay $995 as destination charges, separately.
Amreetam Basu
Amreetam Basu
Automotive Journalist
After working predominantly as a freelancer at CarHP/CarIndigo, Amreetam joined the TopSpeed team as a journalist in September 2021. In a world where SUVs are booming, he favors sedans and adores BMWs and Mercedes, with a special spot for Lexus and Genesis. He is currently pursuing Master of Arts in History and is 23 years old.  Read full bio
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