For the X7, BMW has decided to adopt its full name for the first time in history: Bayerische Motoren Werke. They also had to make larger badges for this car. These two details may seem minor, but they give a perfect idea of what inspired the Monaco-based company in the design of the gigantic new X7. Although BMW has always been a premium brand, it has in fact raised the bar further and created a model, the largest in the “X” series, to fit into a super luxury niche that it has not previously aspired to.
5.15 metres long, the car has a classic look and impeccable proportions. The front bonnet is high and it has large glass surfaces. The front has a characteristic design, with a newly shaped grille and slimmer headlights which are also available with laser technology as an optional extra. But its size makes all the difference. Just look at the wheel arches: they house rims sizes from 20 to 22 inches. If, on the outside, the car maintains an austere elegance, inside the cockpit the X7 features unbridled luxury. The interior is a riot of leather, fine woods and brushed aluminium finishings. The car also allows itself some fancy touches. Like the glass gear shift knob or the mirror-coated knob on the central tunnel.
The BMW X7 is offered as standard with three rows of seats. You can choose between the six-seater or seven-seater configuration. In both cases, they are all equipped with electrical adjustments. The car also boasts a sophisticated five-zone climate control system and a dual infotainment system that can be controlled by rear passengers via two tablets. It is based on the new 7.0 software: it updates remotely, has gestural commands and level 2 automated driving. The BMW X7 can handle steering and speed without human intervention. But it still requires the driver to keep their hands on the steering wheel and keep their eyes on the road. There are various sensors and a special camera set inside the digital instrumentation to ensure that whoever is sitting behind the wheel always has the situation under control.