The 2023 BMW X7 dials luxury and wow factor

BMW on Tuesday unveiled an updated version of its X7 full-size SUV.

Due to this fall as the 2023 model, the updated X7 brings a radically new look that will also apply to BMW’s redesigned 7-Series and a new XM performance SUV, both of which are also outstanding for the 2023 model year.

The appearance is characterized by a split headlight design consisting of squinty daytime running light at the front end of the hood, with the main light cluster located beneath it and hidden behind a dark lens. The taillights also have a new look and a new graphic feature with gem-like details. You’ll also notice that the front grille also has some light accents.

2023 BMW X7

2023 BMW X7

The interior is also new, the dash adopts the floating curved display that was first seen in the iX electric SUV. The display combines both a screen that serves as a digital instrument cluster (12.3 inches) and an infotainment hub (14.9 inches). It is complemented by a newly designed center console with controls for a rotary dial controller, engine stop-start button and gear selection, parking brakes and air suspension settings.

Two grades will be available at launch in the US market, both with standard all-wheel drive. The base grade is an X7 xDrive40i powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-6 ​​with 375 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, compared to 40 hp and 52 lb-ft on the previous X7 xDrive40i. Prices for this grade start at $ 78,845, including a $ 995 destination charge, and owners can enjoy 0-60 mph acceleration in 5.6 seconds.

On top of that is the X7 M60i powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 that’s good for 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque, or 0-60 mph acceleration in 4.5 seconds. This grade will return you at least $ 104,095 including the destination.

2023 BMW X7

2023 BMW X7

2023 BMW X7

2023 BMW X7

2023 BMW X7

2023 BMW X7

In both grades the transmission is an 8-speed automatic, and a light-hybrid system capable of temporarily increasing performance is also standard. All-wheel steering and active roll stabilization are standard on the X7 M60i and available on the X7 xDrive40i.

An updated version of the Alpina XB7 will join the lineup in early 2023, BMW has confirmed. It will feature the same V-8 found on the X7 M60i but with dial output up to 630 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. You can see that 0-60 mph time will go down in 4.0 seconds. Alpina’s maximum speed is claimed to be 180 miles per hour.

Production of the X7, including the Alpina XB7 grade, will be conducted exclusively at the BMW Group plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

To learn more about the BMW X7, read the in-depth review here Car connection.

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