BMW X7 gets major update

The BMW X7 has only been on sale since 2018, but competition in the premium SUV market is fierce. To keep the large luxury SUV fresh, BMW has already started work on a new update. The mysterious, camouflaged prototype offers a first glimpse of the changes one would expect to see applied to the new facelift of the BMW X7.

Judging by the revamped front-end, this won't be a minor update. The front fascia shares design cues with the 2020 BMW 7 Series, with lower headlights, an even wider grille and a new hood.

Important changes

Camouflage applied to the rear also suggests that we can expect the BMW X7's facelift to feature updated taillight graphics and a redesigned rear bumper. Our spies couldn't take a peek inside, but we expect the cabin to be updated with an upgraded infotainment system and the latest driver assist safety technology. .

Here is a video in English showing this new vehicle:

We'll have to wait and see if any powertrain updates are planned. The current BMW X7 comes with a choice of three engine options: a turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six with 335 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque, and a more powerful 4.4-liter twin producing 456 horsepower. and 479 lb-ft of torque or 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque in the top-of-the-line M50i.

Complete M performance

BMW has no plans to give the X7 the full M performance treatment, but reports claim that the Bavarian automaker is preparing a new X8 M flagship. Alternatively, if you want a more powerful BMW X7, the 612-horsepower Alpina XB7 is recently entered production, but the 2020 model is already sold out.

Since BMW has yet to begin prototype testing on public roads, we don't expect the new X7 facelift to debut until next year and possibly go on sale in 2022.

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