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
The photo you see here is the M60i, which sits in between the base xDrive40i and the big-cat Alpina XB7.
BMW's latest design language is a little controversial, and that is not because of the kidney grille, but the headlights themselves.
Beside the headlights are small air curtains to cool the disc brakes. The M60i sports a much aggressive lower bumper with broad intake grille.
The split headlights, however, make the X7 look a lot more aggressive than ever before. The upper LED DRLs double as turn signals.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
The seats, as you can see here, have a quilted effect and is available in either leather or a vegan material called Sensafin. Heated and ventilated front seats are standard features. Massage functions are available optionally.
The engine cover you see here hides the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 from the outgoing model year, but it is now assisted by a 48-volt mild hybrid system. The combined power output is 523 hp and 553 lb-ft.
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.
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.
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.