From Moonstone Metallic to Azurite Black Metallic, BMW Individual offers customers a world of exclusive exterior paint finishes. Future BMW owners can pick their favorite custom color or create their own unique paint finish to highlight their character and find their own personal expressions. And that’s exactly what BMW wanted to showcase with the upcoming BMW X7. At the 2019 IAA, BMW X7 was presented to the public in the stunning Ametrin Metallic. The special paint job gives the vehicle a noble and spectacular appearance, and further enhances the luxury aspect of BMW’s largest SUV.
Just like with most other BMWs, the customization made possible by BMW Individual are quite extensive and often, the possibilities are only limited by your imagination. And wallet, of course. The BMW X7 also comes with a series of standard colors: Alpine White, Ametrin Red (Individual), Arctic Grey, Black Sapphire, Carbon Black (with M Sport Package), Dark Graphite, Jet Black, Mineral White, Phytonic Blue, Pyrite Brown (Individual), Ruby Black (Individual), Tanzanite Blue (Individual) and Vermont Bronze.
BMW provides four engine options globally for the X7 – two diesels and two petrol – that are all paired to the xDrive all-wheel drive system and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The top model arriving this year is the X7 M50i replacing the first year’s 50i model. The newly revised N63 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 started life in the BMW M850i and has been making its way into other M Performance models. The BMW X7 M50i is one of the latest to get it.
That means the big X7 will get a whopping 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. The latter of which is available at an astonishing 1,800 rpm. That power helps the BMW X7 M50i accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds. Top speed is limited to — you guessed it — 155 mph when equipped with summer tires (130 mph with all-season tires).
The more popular option in the US will be the X7 xDrive40i which uses the new B58 inline-six engine delivering 335 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. BMW said that the X7 40i will get you from zero to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds.
With a line-up currently spanning X1 to X6, the arrival of a flagship X7 gives BMW a rival for Mercedes-Benz’s GLS, Audi’s Q7 and L-R’s Range Rover. It’s also fair to say that the X7 is mostly geared towards the Range Rover clientele by offering 7 Series quality and comfort but on a fairly lightweight chassis for a car of this size.
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