2023 BMW X7 Preview: Changes, Specs, Release Date

The Bavarian flagship SUV is getting a mid-cycle treatment. This seems like a typical facelift, considering that most of the changes are in terms of styling. The 2023 BMW X7 is getting a new face, but that won’t be the only change we are about to see. Novelties are coming inside as well, while you may also count on upgraded engine options, with more power and new badging.

Despite the updates, the 2023 BMW X7 will keep familiar design characteristics. This will remain an SUV that offers a fantastic balance between a smooth ride and composed handling, an SUV that comes with pretty capable engine options, as well as a pretty nice interior design that now utilizes new materials. Despite the changes and updates, the main drawbacks will remain. They primarily refer to the tight third row and a small cargo area behind it.

The 2023 BMW X7 should hit the market this summer.

2023 BMW X7

2023 BMW X7 Design

Design-wise, this was a typical facelift. The mid-cycle update hasn’t brought many changes in terms of mechanics. On the other hand, there is a new styling, with the most prominent changes at the front. That part of the vehicle gets a completely new treatment and new headlights are definitely the biggest change. The new design brings separated units, which will probably make a big polarization among BMW lovers. What’s important to mention is that the Bavarian carmaker plans to implement this design in other models too.

The rest of the vehicle comes with more subtle changes. What’s worth mentioning is the set of new colors, 14 of them. So, the total palette now includes 40 finishes in the offer. Besides new colors, the new 2023 BMW X7 also comes with new wheel designs, including the optional 23-inch units, the biggest ones BMW has ever offered.

Interior

The interior design also comes with significant updates. Of course, the biggest ones are on the dashboard. You can see the same treatment we saw in the i Series, which means an integrated unit of two massive screens. The first one is a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, while the second one is a 14.9-inch infotainment screen, equipped with the latest infotainment system. You can notice a few more tweaks to the dashboard, as well as a couple of novelties in terms of color schemes, materials etc.

2023 BMW X7 Interior

Still, the overall cabin layout remains the same. This is still the same SUV, with 122.2 inches in wheelbase, which comes standard with three rows of seats. Of course, the first two rows are very generous with space, while the front seats offer excellent support and a high level of comfort. On the other hand, the third row is surprisingly tight for the segment.

The cargo area also offers subpar ratings. You may count on just 12.8 cubic feet behind the third row, as well as 48.6 cubic feet of space behind the second row. The total volume goes around 90 cubic feet.

2023 BMW X7 Engines

This update also brings upgrades under the hood. The base xDrive40i now comes with 40 more horsepower and 67 more pound-feet, so the total output goes up to 375 horsepower and 397 pound-feet of torque. The M50i has been renamed M60i. It continues with the same 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8, with a max output of 523 horsepower. However, it gets a 48-volt mild-hybrid system, which improves fuel efficiency and driving dynamics.

Finally, there is the Alpina XB7 model, which also gets a slight power increase. The max output now goes up to 630 horsepower, which ensures 0-60 sprint in less than four seconds.

2023 BMW X7 facelift

2023 BMW X7 M PHEV

We are still getting reports about the PHEV version of the SUV. Many believe that this version would come with the same system that was presented in the XM concept. This would mean a powertrain that combines a 4.4-liter twin-turbo with an electric motor, for a total output of 750 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque. According to some estimations, that would ensure 0-60 sprint in just three seconds.

Besides plenty of power, this version would also come with a decent battery pack, which would ensure around 30 miles of the all-electric range. At this point, the officials are still quiet about this model.

2023 BMW X7 Release Date and Price

We believe that the 2023 BMW X7 will hit the market already this summer. When it comes to the price, base models should go under 80.000 dollars, while the range-topping versions will go all-away up to $150.000. Key competitors are models like Mercedes-Benz GLS, Lexus LX etc.

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