Specifications and pricing have been confirmed for the 2019 BMW X7 ahead of a local showroom arrival in May.
At launch, two diesel variants will be available – the xDrive30d priced from $119,900 plus on-roads and the M50d priced from $169,900 plus on-roads.
Power in the xDrive30d comes from a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged inline six-cylinder diesel producing 195kW of power and 620Nm of torque. An eight-speed automatic sends drive to all four wheels. BMW claims the 0-100km/h takes 7.0 seconds.
The range-topping M50d gets a 3.0-litre quad-turbocharged inline six-cylinder diesel engine that generates 294kW and 760Nm, it can accelerate to triple figures from a standstill in 5.4 seconds.
For now, Australia misses out on the petrol powered xDrive40i (250kW/450Nm) and xDrive50i V8 (340kW/650Nm) which are available in other markets.
In the unlikely event X7 owners want to get their car dirty, it’s fitted with two-axle air suspension with automatic self-levelling and an adjustable ride height range of 80mm. A variety of off-road driving modes are also part of the deal.
Dimensionally, the X7 measures in at 5151mm long, 2000mm wide and 1805mm high with a 3105mm wheelbase. With the third row seats in place the luggage capacity is a modest 326 litres, however, this can be increased to a maximum of 2120 litres with the second and third rows folded flat.
Externally, the front end is dominated by a comically sized kidney grille, BMW claims it’s the largest in the brand’s history. LED headlights, 20-inch light-alloy wheels and a two-section split tailgate are all standard.
BMW is quick to spruik the roominess and versatility of the interior. Third-row passengers get full-size seats complete with armrests, cupholders and USB ports.
The brand’s latest Operating System 7.0 and BMW Live Cockpit Professional with two 12.3-inch digital display screens are also standard equipment.
In terms of safety kit, the new BMW Personal CoPilot is included with driver assistance systems such as autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian warning.
Emergency Stop Assistant is also new, it has been designed for situations where the driver becomes incapacitated. If the worst happens, a passenger can activate the system by pulling the electric parking brake switch which will bring the vehicle to a standstill either in the current lane or on the side of the road. Any necessary lane-change manoeuvres can be performed automatically when travelling at 70-100km/h.
The 2019 BMW X7 is available to order now with deliveries commencing in May.
2019 BMW X7 pricing (excludes on-road costs):
X7 xDrive30d - $119,900
X7 M50d - $169,900
X7 equipment highlights:
X7 xDrive30d
20-inch light alloy wheels V-spoke style 750 Silver with run-flat tyres
Adaptive two-axle air suspension
Soft-close function for doors
Comfort Access System
Third-row seats
Panorama glass sunroof
Sport seats for driver and front passenger
Lumbar support, front
Seat heating, front
Travel & Comfort system
Aluminium roof rails and window surrounds
Head-Up Display
HiFi system with 10 speakers
Adaptive LED headlights
Driving Assistant Professional
Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Warning and front collision warning with brake intervention, crossing traffic warning at the rear, rear collision prevention and Speed Limit Information
Parking Assistant Plus 
Reversing Assistant, Lateral Parking Aid, Rear-View Camera, Top View, Surround View and 3D View
Live Cockpit Professional 
12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 12.3-inch BMW operating system 7.0 display and Intelligent Personal Assistant
Connected Package Professional 
Apple CarPlay plus Wireless Charging
X7 M50d adds
22-inch M light alloy wheels V-spoke style 755 M Bicolour Cerium Grey
BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line
BMW Individual roof rails high-gloss Shadow Line
M Aerodynamics package
M Performance exterior design elements in Cerium Grey
Metallic Paint
Comfort seats, front
Upholstery, BMW Individual extended leather trim ‘Merino’
BMW Individual instrument panel finished in leather
Interior trim finishers fine-wood trim 'Fineline' Black with metal effect high-gloss
M Leather steering wheel
BMW Individual headliner Alcantara anthracite
Automatic air conditioning with five-zone control
Heated and cooled cup holder in the front centre console
M Sport Exhaust system
M Sport differential
Executive Drive Pro
Integral Active Steering
harman/kardon Surround Sound system
BMW Laserlight incl. BMW Selective Beam
M Sport brakes
To further the specification and customisation of the X7 xDrive30d, two equipment packages are available.
Design Pure Excellence
22-inch light alloy wheels Multi-spoke style 757 Bicolour
Sport leather steering wheel
Comfort seats, front
Interior trim, Fine-wood trim 'Fineline Stripe' brown high-gloss
Upholstery, BMW Individual extended leather trim ‘Merino’
BMW Laserlight incl. BMW Selective Beam
harman/kardon Surround Sound system
BMW Individual headliner Alcantara anthracite
Side window graphic in chrome
Metallic paint
Front and rear underbody protection in stainless steel styling
Extended exterior embellishments finished in chrome
Door sill finishers with ‘BMW Individual’ designation, front and rear
Extended embellishments in the interior in satinised aluminium
M Sport Package
22-inch M light alloy wheels V-spoke style 755 M Bicolour Jet Black
M Sport brakes
BMW Individual roof rails high-gloss Shadow Line
Interior trim, Fine-wood trim 'Fineline Stripe' brown high-gloss
Sport seats, front
BMW Laserlight incl. BMW Selective Beam
harman/kardon Surround Sound system
M Leather steering wheel
M Aerodynamics package
BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow line
BMW Individual headliner Alcantara anthracite
Metallic paint
Dark chrome exterior contents
M exterior designation on left and right front side panels\
Tailpipe finishers in M Sport specific geometry
Door sill finishers with ‘M’ designation
M Sport pedals
Instrumentation with M Sport specific display
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