BMW Malaysia has announced the launch of the G07 BMW X7 facelift. The automaker’s largest sports activity vehicle (SAV), first introduced in 2018 and updated last year, and is now coming to Malaysia as the locally assembled xDrive40i Pure Excellence six-seater variant.
Exterior changes are led by a new twin-slat grille and horizontally split LED headlights, with the upper portion housing the daytime running lights and turn signals and the lower portion of the assembly containing standard adaptive matrix LEDs. The front bumper has also been reshaped accordingly. At the rear, new L-shaped taillights feature 3D sculpting, horizontal indicators and side graphics.
Inside, the X7 now features the BMW Curved Display as part of its interior revisions, introducing a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 14.9-inch touchscreen, both powered by the BMW operating system 8 as standard. The air vents have also been reshaped, with those in the center of the dashboard being much slimmer than before.
The local spec sees the cabin dressed in ‘Lindenwood Fineline’ fine wood trim and M Headliner ‘Alcantara’ Anthracite, and also makes its way onto an illuminated ambient light strip below the trim finishes, which provides a welcome light carpet for the front entry areas on both sides. As before, the X7 has a panoramic roof.
Presented in a six-seat configuration, with individual captain’s chairs in the second row, the seats are finished in new Sensafin upholstery with decorative stitching as standard. In addition, the large panoramic glass roof provides a brighter and airier interior ambience. On the boot side, the New BMW X7 offers up to 750 liters of boot volume with its third-row bench seat folded down.
The xDrive40i continues to feature a 3.0-litre B58 family turbocharged straight-six engine running on the Miller cycle, although power has been increased – the mill now offers 380 PS (375 bhp or 280 kW) and 520 Nm (can be momentarily boosted to 540 Nm), an improvement of 47 PS (47 hp or 35 kW) and 70 Nm compared to before.
The X7 now also has a 48-volt mild hybrid system in the form of a 12 hp (12 hp or 9 kW) and 200 Nm electric motor, located in the housing of the eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission. Performance figures include a 0-100 km/h time of 5.8 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h.
The standard driver assistance systems include the professional parking assistant and the driving assistant. which includes lane departure warning, lane departure warning with active steering intervention, forward collision warning with braking intervention, rear crossing traffic warning, rear collision warning with exit warning, speed limit information and a manual speed limit aid in his bag. The Reversing Assistant Professional, which records up to the last 200 meters driven, is also included.
Five exterior colors are available for the facelifted X7, namely Sparkling Copper Gray Metallic, Blue Ridge Mountain Metallic, Skyscraper Gray Metallic, Mineral White Metallic and Black Sapphire Metallic. As for the interior, two color schemes are available – Sensafin Black and Sensafin Cognac.
Finally, the pricing. The facelifted BMW X7 xDrive40i Pure Excellence is priced at RM654,800 on the road, without insurance, with a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty and a free scheduled maintenance program. The purchase also includes BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Helpline, as well as a BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App – BMW Privileges Card.