The new BMW X7 has been a hit for the German automaker at this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show. Despite being joined by several world premieres, including the visionary iNEXT and the 8 Series Convertible, the star of the show was the largest SUV ever built by BMW. Built primarily for the North American market, the new BMW X7 brings the company into a new segment of high-end and large SUVs, where it will take on the likes of Range Rover and Mercedes GLS.
In the United States, the X7 will set you back at least $74,895 when it goes on sale next year. That includes the shipping and handling tax and will get you the entry-level xDrive40i model, with its 3-liter straight six petrol engine and 340 HP. If you want a V8 under the hood, you’ll have to pay considerably more – $93,595. That also includes handling and shipping and means you can have your BMW X7 xDrive50i with 456 HP and 650 Nm of torque (479 lb-ft).
The color palette for the new X7 is quite extensive and intriguing. Of course, you have your classic Alpine White and Black Sapphire Metallic, along with the new Vermont Bronze Metallic and Carbon Black Metallic.
Inside, you’re getting a variation of different upholsteries – SensaTec Black, nine premium Vernasca and Extended Merino Leathers (in the X7 xDrive40i for the US market). The two-tone Ivory White/Navy Blue Full Leather Merino interior, with a Navy Blue leather dashboard and a Navy Blue Alcantara headliner, can be specified for some models.
The trim menu is just as extensive with options like Fineline Stripe Brown High-gloss Wood Trim, Anthracite-Brown Poplar Matte Finish Wood Trim and BMW Individual Fine-wood Trim Ash Grain Silver Grey High-gloss. Some of the trim options are standard while others cost an extra penny. Or two.
Lots of packages are also available for the new X7, from the Cold Weather Package, Dynamic Handling Package, Luxury Seating Package, Off-road Package, Premium Package and Executive Package.
As always, you can go crazy with the options and features which can bring the total price for the top X7 xDrive50i with M Sport at over $115,000. Here is the full configurator on www.bmwusa.com