For 2023, the full-size hauler receives significant updates. Here’s a look at what’s new for the BMW X7, which will be available in late 2022. The bravest and best-selling X7 SUV from the Bavarian automaker has just gotten better on the inside and out. The 2023 BMW X7 features a modified, sportier front fascia, minor changes in the rear, more power for the entry-level xDrive40i, and an updated cabin with new iDrive 8 technology.
2023 BMW X7 New Design
Beginning with the front fascia, the designers divided the conventional headlight fixture of the luxury full-size SUV in half. It will serve as the foundation for the next generation of full-size BMW vehicles, including the upcoming 7-series and i7 electric sedans, as well as the XM Hybrid crossover. All we can say is that there is a lot of BMW front grill drama these days, which may be alienating die-hard Bimmer fans.
The division of the headlights positions the LED running lights near the edge of the hood line and the actual lights down on the bumper. Other changes on the front bumper are a new glossy silvery trim on the xDrive40i and murky slats for the kidney grille that gets a brighter chrome surround. For the first time, the grille illuminates in the high-performance M60i model.
The X7 M60i is distinguished from the xDrive 40i by a shiny black treatment rather than chrome, a monotone black color for the kidney grille and vents, dark headlight fixtures, and a M badge on the grille.
The new X7’s styling is further enhanced by 14 new colors, including Sparkling Copper Grey metallic, M Marina Bay Blue, Ametrin, Dravit Grey, Tanzanite Blue II, and Frozen Pure Grey.
In addition to 21-inch wheels for the xDrive40i and 22-inch alloys for the M60i, BMW now offers 23-inch wheels with summer tires on the high-end model for the first time.
While the 2023 X7 offers two engine options: a standard 3.0-litre inline-six and an optional twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8, the base inline-six gains 40 horsepower and 52 lb-ft of torque. With the 48-volt mild-hybrid assist, the base powerplant now produces 375 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to reach 60 mph in 5.6 seconds.
The brawnier twin-turbo V8 produces the same 523 hp and 553 lb-ft as the outgoing model, with a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds.
The brawnier twin-turbo V8 produces the same 523 hp and 553 lb-ft as the outgoing model, with a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds. The top-of-the-line Alpina XB7 will be powered by a modified twin-turbo V8 with 630 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque and a 0-60 time of 4.0 seconds.
All engines are mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission with Sprint function, which shifts the gearbox into the lowest available gear and places all drive modes in the most energetic settings when the driver holds the left paddle shifter for a second.
The new X7 includes BMW’s iDrive 8 infotainment system, which includes a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch touchscreen for infotainment wrapped in a single piece of glass; Apple CarPlay for BMW is still available.
The 2023 BMW X7 includes standard multi-contour seats with heating functionality and an optional massage and ventilation system. The 40i has BMW’s vegan Sensafin faux leather, while the M60i has Extended Merino leather.
The 2023 X7 xDrive40i is expected to hit dealerships by the end of 2022, with a starting price of $78,845 (including $995 destination charges), which is about $2,000 more than the current model. The high-performance X7 M60i will set you back $104,095, while the Alpina XB7 is expected to start around $145,000.