The BMW X7 is the perfect marriage between athleticism and pure luxury.
BMW has redefined the luxury SUV segment yet again. They first achieved it with the X5 and now also with the X7. It’s a magnificent 7-seater, and we can’t get enough of it.
The X7 has been designed to stay true to what the brand stands for, delivering class, sophistication, agility and performance, all in one package. The flagship SUV model in the BMW stable has delivered on all the prerequisites that the brand demands.
The grille, BMW’s signature “kidney”, sets the tone for the meeting. The grille fills up the bulk of the nose, and the slim front headlights create a perfect balance between power and sheer elegance. Moving to the rest of the body, size does matter here. The body has been designed “upright” creating a proud dominant stance. The wheels are another feature not to be overlooked — they sit at 22inches, with light multi-spoke alloy they make a standpoint.
The presence on the exterior is brought forward in the interior. With ample space for both the driver and the passengers, this is the ultimate travel experience for the entire crew. There are numerous styling options for the interior, so the option is there to make it your own. Standard luxuries include a state-of-the-art surround sound system from the creative geniuses at Bowers & Wilkins. The infotainment system is packed with the latest BMW ConnectedDrive, ensuring you are optimally connected with communication, information and entertainment in the car. The atmosphere is set with ambient lighting throughout the cabin. Signature wood accents along with a metal trim, create an opulent and modern feel.
I don’t often quote movies, but this model calls for a Spider Man reference: “With great power, comes great responsibility”. To be called the biggest BMW, you need to bring it all to the party, not just in size, but in performance as well. There are three engines in the line-up — two turbodiesels and one turbopetrol. The petrol model is a twin-turbocharged 4.4l V8 that really gets the adrenalin pumping. The X7 xdrive30d is a 3.0l turbodiesel that kicks out 195kW and 620Nm. Last in the diesel offering is the X7 M50d, which is a 3.0l turbodiesel that offers an impressive 294kW and 760Nm. It does 0-100km in 5.4 seconds which is rather impressive for this giant!
The price of greatness. The X7 can be yours from a starting price of R1 730 400. All models come standard with a 5-year/100 000 km motor plan.