We have already met BMW`s most prestigious SUV – the brand-new 2017 X7 – in both exterior and interior disguises, revealing as well the car`s technology and the latest gadgetries. Now it is the engine lineup and safety systems that need to be explained.
So let`s start with the safety systems, which on the new X7 a lot come as standard, while others can also be had as optional.
Just like most of the company`s new models, the 2019 BMW X7 as well benefits from the same high-end treatment. It comes accessorized with the Active Protection & Active Driving Assistant system which includes features like Lane Departure Warning, Frontal Collision Warning, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Collision Warning, Pedestrian Warning with City Collision Mitigation, Speed Limit Information and Cross Traffic Alert Rear.
Optionally, you can also get the Active Driving Assistant Professional system with Extended Traffic Jam Assistant and Active Lane Keeping Assistant. More than that, BMW is also offering a Parking Assistant Plus package with Panorama View and 3D View, or Top View.
With the abundance of the high-end safety features in the right place, we are now heading under the hood to discover what BMW brings fresh in terms of performance, torque, or fuel economy.
In Europe, BMW is launching the X7 with the standard xDrive40i equipped with a 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six engine, developing 335 horsepower and 446 Nm of torque. Connected to a high-performance eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive system, the xDrive40i is ready to tackle the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in a good 5.8 seconds, at a top speed of 245 km/h.
Still in Europe, the new X7 is also offered in two diesel variants, like the xDrive30d equipped with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder, churning out 261 horsepower and 620 Nm of torque. Thanks to that, it ensures an acceleration from standstill in 7.0 seconds, at a topping of 227 km/h.
On the other hand, the top of the line X7 M50d outputs no less than 394 horsepower and 760 Nm of torque, coming with an acceleration of 5.4 seconds and top speed of 250 km/h.
In the United States, the 2019 BMW X7 is offered with the xDrive50i variant, which has received an upgraded 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, developing 456 horsepower and 648 Nm of torque. The same sprint is done in 5.2 seconds, at a topping of 250 km/h.