The X7 SUV has arrived in India with petrol & diesel engine options to choose from. Both derivatives (xDrive30d DPE Signature & xDrive40i) carry an ex-showroom price of ₹ 98.9 lakh.
The mammoth X7, which happens to have the largest kidney grille ever in BMW's history, has reached our shores in two guises – the xDrive40i petrol and the xDrive30d DPE Signature diesel. Both versions are powered by a 3.0-litre straight-six turbocharged motor. The turbo petrol in the xDrive40i sends 335bhp & 450Nm of torque to all four wheels via an 8-Speed Steptronic automatic transmission, while the lower-powered turbo-diesel churns out 261bhp & 620Nm of torque but gets a 'Sport' version of the same transmission (inclusive of paddle gear shifters).
While the switchgear and other components in the X7's interior are shared with the smaller X5, the former offers more practicality, as it has three-row seating. The diesel xDrive30d will be offered as a 6-seater as standard, while the petrol derivative comes as a 7-seater by default. Additionally, the xDrive40i is also available with the six-seat configuration.
Despite carrying the same price tag, the xDrive30d DPE Signature is the higher-specced derivative of the two. In terms of driving convenience, the xDrive30d offers Servotronic Steering Assist, Dynamic Cruise Control, Four Driving Modes (ECO PRO, COMFORT, SPORT & ADAPTIVE), Launch Control, Adaptive Air Suspension & an integrated brake system. The xDrive40i, meanwhile, misses out on the launch control.
Some other features exclusive to the xDrive30d DPE Signature include BMW Laserlight tech, soft-close doors, five-zone climate control, temperature-controlled cup holders in the front centre console, BMW Display Key, Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional package & a 360-degree surround-view camera system. However, features like the BMW Live Cockpit Professional (12.3-inch Control and Instrument Displays, BMW OS 7.0, iDrive Touch, Voice Recognition), LED Lighting (Adaptive LED headlights on the xDrive40i) and Front & Rear Active Park Distance Control remain common to both variants.