BMW has finally gone ahead and brought its biggest SUV till date, the X7, to India. The German carmaker had first revealed the X7 in 2018 and listed it on its India website in January 2019. BMW’s biggest SUV can be had in two variants in India: xDrive30d and xDrive40i. The former will be assembled in India while BMW will be bringing in the latter through the CBU route. Take a look at the table below to find out their prices.
- BMW is offering the X7 in two variants – one petrol and one diesel.
- The diesel X7 is being assembled in India while the petrol X7 will be imported as a CBU unit.
- Both petrol and diesel variants utilise an 8-speed automatic transmission.
- Both variants are being offered with BMW’s all-wheel-drive system.
- Both variants are priced at Rs 98.90 lakh (ex-showroom pan India).
- Being a seven-seater, it comes with three rows of seating.
Take a look at the prices of the two variants in the table below.
|xDrive30d DPE Signature||Rs 98.90 lakh|
|xDrive 40i||Rs 98.90 lakh|
All prices are ex-showroom pan India.
It is the first time BMW has made an SUV of this size. The X7 is based on the CLAR platform that also underpins the 7 Series and 5 Series, among others. It also follows the same design language as the 7 Series facelift but it has an even larger front grille, which is its most divisive talking point. The X7’s aesthetics are all about road presence with large front and rear bumpers, a high bonnet and a clean side profile design. Like its primary rival, the Mercedes-Benz GLS, the X7 too offers three rows of seats, making it a 7-seater SUV. It also features a split tailgate for ease of loading, a feature often found on Range Rover SUVs.
The xDrive30d DPE Signature variant of the X7 is powered by a 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder diesel engine that makes 265PS and 620Nm of peak torque. The xDrive 40i, on the other hand, is powered by a 3.0-litre turbo-petrol, six-cylinder engine that makes 340PS and 450N of peak torque. The diesel X7 can dash from 0-100kmph in 7 seconds while the petrol can reach the same speed in just 6.1 seconds. Both petrol and diesel variants use a 8-speed automatic transmission and are also equipped with BMW’s all-wheel-drive (xDrive) system.
Talking of the X7’s features, BMW has equipped its biggest SUV yet with features like BMW Live Cockpit Professional, adaptive air suspension on both axles, two 10.2-inch full HD screens in the second row that respond to touch inputs, a 16-speaker Harmon Kardon music system, a panoramic sunroof, Parking Assistant Plus with Surround View Camera (automatically parks in tight places), a Reversing Assistant that keep a record of the last 50 metres driven, six airbags as well as Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) that includes Corner Braking Control (CBC).
The BMW X7’s prices are so competent despite its flagship positioning thanks to it being locally assembled. It goes up against the Mercedes-Benz GLS in India as well as in international markets.