It arrived in 2018, but it has already positioned itself as one of the references in its segment in the different markets it is aimed at, especially in the United States. We’re talking about the BMW X7, a large, three-row luxury SUV that’s already getting ready to receive a mid-cycle facelift, just as our spies have been showing us for a while now. Now they have returned to hunt the most colossal BMW SUV circulating through the streets of the city of Munich, Germany.
- The great BMW SUV, with the permission of the future X8, is preparing a major renovation that will transform its face
- Its range of engines will be renewed by replacing the most powerful diesel and V12 with plug-in hybrid versions
- It will predictably arrive sometime in 2023
A much more premium new face
This move by BMW may surprise many given that in Spain it only has one clear competitor, the Mercedes GLS, so it would not be necessary to hurry to prepare for its renovation, but the real competition comes from many North American brands and some Japanese, for example, Lexus, which is already working on a three-row SUV like the X7. Although little is known at the moment, BMW’s biggest SUV should have its updates ready for 2023.
The changes in the controversial front are somewhat visible because, although the characteristic front kidney grille is approximately the same size and shape, everything else has changed. The new headlights will have a different design and will be placed much lower than the current ones, as well as not coming into contact with the hood, which in fact we have already seen in other models that are also in the testing phase, such as the BMW X8, the future 7 Series and its electric brother the i7. In fact, everything indicates that BMW is working on a configuration of headlights in two levels similar to that of the latest products launched by Kia, Nissan, or Citroën for a long time.
At the rear, we can hardly find any differences, despite the fact that BMW camouflaged much of the bodywork. Our spies suggest that either this is just a basic test mule, or the brand simply has no intention of changing the rear of the large SUV. We are inclined to the second since everything indicates that the German firm will introduce changes in the bumper and the tailgate, as well as in the light signature of the pilots. The latter could coincide with those of the 7 Series or even with those of the i7, the electric sedan that is already underway.
2023 BMW X7 Engine Range
Regarding the range of propellants, BMW plans to introduce some other modifications so that the available options will be different from those initially offered with the launch of the vehicle. The M50d will be one of the mechanics that say goodbye definitively and in its place, a plug-in hybrid version M45e would arrive. In addition, it seems unlikely that we will find a turbocharged block of twelve cylinders in a vee, which would give life to the M60i, since the top of the range will continue to be the M50i, with its 4.4-liter V8 Biturbo and 530 horsepower. Photos; Kolesa.ru & Motor.es