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The X7 is the undisputed king of BMW’s SUV fleet and the big Beemer has just received a massive overhaul ahead of 2023. The mid cycle facelift brings plenty of changes both inside and out but the ginormous grilles remain untouched.

Front view of the new BMW X7
It still has the biggest nostrils in the game

On the exterior, the major changes include a new colour of ‘Sparkling Copper Grey Metallic’ as well as illuminated grilles and 23 inch factory wheels! The M Sport and M Sport Pro packages have been updated as well. The lights have also undergone design changes with the front units being horizontally split and the rears including a 3D design and graphics. Lastly, what’s a luxury BMW without chrome? You can guarantee that the refreshed X7 has plenty of it!

Side view of the new BMW X7
The 2023 X7 looks more aggressive than ever!

Under the bonnet, there have been some quite significant changes too! All power units now include 48V mild hybrid technology and a brand new eight speed Steptronic transmission. The engine options themselves have also been reworked with more power thrown into the mix.

The xDrive40i features a petrol inline six with 280kW and 380hp on tap while the xDrive 40d packs a diesel inline six with 259kW and 352hp! Lastly, the piece de resistance, the M60i xDrive. Adding the M badge brings a V8 as well as 390kW and a colossal 530hp.

Rear three quarters view of the new BMW X7
The M60i also gets quad exhausts as visible above

Shifting focus to the interior which features BMW’s latest operating system 8 (OS 8) exhibited through two screens. The 12.3 inch information display and 14.9 inch control display are curved as well! The instrument panel has also been redesigned with slimmer air vents and either an X7 or M graphic on the passenger side. BMW’s latest iDrive system can also be controlled via the signature knob in the centre where the level has been reshaped and can also be optioned with BMW’s Crafted Clarity design.

Extra standard equipment now includes a panoramic sunroof as well as heated seats for both the driver and passenger. BMW’s Merino full leather trim is also available in an optional shade of Ivory White and Atlas Grey as shown below. You can also have the Sensafin (vegan) trim as standard!

Interior of the new BMW X7
The plush cabin has been elevated even further

Be warned though because the list of standard equipment will change across the world. However, us in New Zealand have generally benefitted from very high spec cars so let’s hope the same applies here!

Thanks for reading! For more BMW news and reviews, check out Tarmac Life.

Pictures courtesy of BMW PressClub Global.
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