Published on November 10th, 2022 | by Hammer0
BMW X7 M60i Arrives As An Alternative To Volvo EX90
Choice of hybrid power from the X7 or emission free power from the EX90?
The new BMW X7 comes with a V8 petrol engine to provide a choice for buyers who do not want an emission free luxury SUV like the all new Volvo EX90.
The EX90 (pictured below) delivers 600 kilometers of pure battery driving range whilst this X7 delivers 530 horsepower and peak torque of 750 Nm.
Both serve the same purpose of luxury SUV commuting for up to 7 persons but with different climate and ecological results. It is clear that most world leaders (from the COP 27 meeting) will be seen on vehicles like this X7 when in reality they should be in a Volvo EX90 to prove a point.
Meanwhile, with an exterior length of 5,162 millimetres, a width of 2,000 millimetres, a height of 1,819 millimetres and a wheelbase measuring 3,105 millimetres, this BMW X7 is immediately identifiable as the largest SAV in the brand’s line-up.
The newly interpreted exterior and interior design flags up the car’s standout status even more vividly. The new BMW X7 displays a strikingly updated front- and rear-end design as it adopts the new design language of BMW models for the luxury segment.
Sumptuous feeling of space
The new BMW X7 lays on generous levels of spaciousness for passengers in six or seven seats. The new design of the interior with BMW Curved Display, a new instrument panel including an ambient light bar in its lower section and new upholstery variants create an innovative and exclusive ambience. The latest generation of the control/operation system iDrive and new digital services underscore the modern and progressive mission statement of the new BMW X7.
Like the roominess and multi-use nature of the interior, high-quality materials and further expanded standard specification also help to generate an exclusive on-board ambience.
Comfort seats now come as standard alongside the four-zone automatic climate control system, ambient lighting and panoramic glass sunroof. In European markets, the seats have BMW Individual Merino extended leather upholstery as standard.
In a number of other markets, standard specification includes the new, extremely high-quality and leather-like vegan surface material Sensafin, whose three-dimensional quilting and surface perforation further increase the comfort levels of the seats. The seats for the driver and front passenger are heated as standard. A nanoparticle filter improves the air quality inside the new BMW X7.
Acoustic comfort at the highest level
The outstanding acoustic comfort offered by the new BMW X7 is another factor in creating the exclusive driving experience on board. Acoustic glass for the side windows comes as standard. And interior noise levels are further reduced by effective soundproofing for the engine compartment – including a second layer of insulation, an additional bulkhead, structural strengthening elements and acoustic shielding of cavities – the positioning of the rear ventilation unit under the third row of seats, and sound-absorbing wheel arch trim panels.
V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology
In the new BMW X7 M60i xDrive, the 48V mild hybrid system links up with the newly developed 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology.
With its output of 530 hp and peak torque of 750 Nm, the eight-cylinder engine propels the BMW M car from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds. Here, the vivacious power development of the V8 engine is accompanied by the emotionally rich soundtrack from the standard-fitted sports exhaust system.