The BMW X7 gets a new entry-level xDrive30d DPE variant while the top-spec xDrive40i, now a CKD variant, gains the M Sport trim.
A glance at BMW India's latest price sheet has revealed a handful of silent changes and updates. Apart from noticeable changes in the BMW 3 Series line-up, the X7's variant line-up has also got some noteworthy changes. At the time of its launch, the X7 was available in just two versions – the diesel xDrive30d DPE Signature (CKD) and the petrol xDrive40i (CBU). However, with the latest round of updates, the X7's price range has a lower entry point now, thanks to the addition of a new base version – the xDrive30d DPE. It is priced at ₹92.50 lakh (ex-showroom).
Further, the X7's variant line-up now consists of all CKD units, meaning that the earlier fully-imported xDrive40i version is now being assembled in India (which also gets the M Sport trim now). If the entry-price of the X7 has gone down, the two older variants have undergone a price revision, with the xDrive30d DPE Signature now priced at ₹1.02 crore and the range-topping xDrive40i M Sport now costing ₹1.07 crore (up from ₹98.9 lakh). All figures are ex-showroom.
In terms of kit, the entry-level xDrive30d DPE misses out on the electric tailgate, BMW Laserlight, Sky Lounge roof, soft-close doors, 5-zone climate control, AC vents for the third row, ventilated front seats, a head-up display, rear-seat entertainment package, 360-degree surround-view camera, active cruise control, a Harman-Kardon Surround sound system, and tyre-pressure indicator. It also misses put on both black exterior colour options (Black Sapphire & Carbon Black).
On the other hand, the top-spec xDrive40i M Sport exclusively offers the M Sport character package, BMW Individual roof rails, a multi-function M leather steering wheel, a head-up display, active cruise control, M Sport brakes, 21-inch M light alloy wheels and the Carbon Black exterior paint option.
Mechanically though, the X7 remains unaltered. The xDrive30d variants continue to be powered by the TwinPower Turbo straight-six diesel motor (261bhp & 620Nm) while the xDrive40i is powered by the TwinPower Turbo straight-six petrol unit that churns out 335bhp & 450Nm of torque. Thanks to xDrive, power is sent to all four wheels.