Perhaps the most devilish-looking car ever to roll out of Munich...
BMW has pulled the wraps off what can only be described as the 'Don Corleone' of the SUVs, the BMW X7 Dark Shadow Edition. Limited to just 500 units worldwide, the X7 Dark Shadow Edition will be produced at BMW's Spartanburg facility in South Carolina, USA, from August 2020.
What makes the X7 Dark Shadow Edition a textbook 'edition' model are the array of BMW Individual options used on the car, like the BMW Individual Frozen Arctic Grey matte paint finish on the exterior. BMW claims this finish has been used for the first time on the company's X model range and similar BMW Individual paint finishes (Urban Green and Grigio Telesto metallic) will soon also be offered on the smaller X6 and X5 models.
As seen in the images, there's quite literally no chrome visible. That's because any part that is not covered in Frozen Arctic Grey gets the gloss-black treatment, courtesy of the BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line. The Shadow Line trim gives the side window surrounds, B & C pillar columns, ORVM casings, the entire kidney grille, air intake surrounds as well as the exhaust tips a black chrome finish.
The interior too gets a proper dark theme to complement the exterior. Two-tone Night Blue/Black BMW Individual Merino leather upholstery has been used throughout the car's cabin, with an Alcantara-finish BMW Individual roof liner in Night Blue. Black Merino leather on the instrument panel and BMW Individual interior trim finishers in Fineline Black (with aluminium inlays) further enhance the edition model's dark appeal.
Since the M Sport package is part of standard fitment on the edition model, it adds components like the M Sport bumpers, 22-inch V-spoke M light-alloy wheels (finished in Jet Matte Black) and an M Sport exhaust as well. Speaking of M Sport, underneath, the X7 Dark Shadow Edition is an X7 M50i, although BMW says the X7 Dark Shadow Edition can be ordered with any engine option from the entire X7 line-up.