BMW X7 gets significant updateSeptember 2, 2020
The luxury three-row SUV BMW X7 went on sale in 2018, but the Bavarian automaker is already working on a facelift. Since BMW has yet to begin testing a prototype on public roads, an updated version of the X7 crossover won’t debut until next year and may go on sale in 2022.
Competition in the premium SUV market is tough enough, even for a model like the BMW X7, and to keep the big luxury SUV looking fresh, BMW has already begun work on updating it. The mysterious prototype, which was spotted by photo spies parked next to the current model, offers a preview of the changes to the new BMW X7.
Judging by the disguised front end, this won’t be just a minor upgrade. The front fascia shares the same design cues as the 2020 BMW 7 Series, with lower headlights, an even wider grille and a new bonnet.
The camouflage at the rear also suggests that the restyling of the BMW X7 will bring updated taillight graphics and a redesigned rear bumper. Inside, an upgrade to the infotainment system and the latest in driver safety technologies are expected.
No information has yet been released on changes in the motor range. The current BMW X7 is offered with three engine options: a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder turbo with 335 horsepower and 447 Nm of torque and a more powerful 4.4-liter twin-turbo engine with 456 horsepower. and 650 Nm or 523 hp. and 750 Nm of torque in the M50i. Regardless of the powertrain option, power is transmitted to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission.
BMW has no plans to release a high-performance variant of the X7 under the M badge, but the Bavarian automaker is expected to build a new flagship X8 M crossover. Alternatively, the BMW X7 M, Alpina offers a 612-horsepower XB7 crossover, but as we previously reported, the 2020 model is already sold out.
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