2022 BMW X7 Caught Testing With a Much Bigger Grille

BMW has begun on-road testing of its luxury SUV X7. The new spy shots are available, and the next-gen 2022 BMW X7 is wearing many improvements. First of all, it looks more attractive, and the manufacturer makes some revisions to the front fascia.

BMW recently revealed that besides exterior changes, the new model will be up to date inside. That means we can expect many standard features and new technology. If you didn’t know, the X7 is the most selling SUV in BMWs lines after X5 model. Because of that, it plays an important role in the segment. It sits below the X8 model, and is powered by three engines.

2022 BMW X7 side

2022 BMW X7 Facelift

Camouflage wrap makes any changes hard to spot on the 2022 BMW X7. However, we managed to see some small, subtle tweaks on the new SUV. First of all, the model’s front has adopted a more rectangular shape, similar to those we saw on the recently spotted prototype i7.

Also, the manufacturer reshaped a lower bumper adding prominent side air intakes. However, the facelifted X7 keeps the same front grille, which is now much more significant than before. Other visual changes include restyled headlights and the reshaped bumper on the back. Overall, the design is refreshed, and the front end of the new X7 looks similar to series 7.

Interior Updates

BMW X7 is the SUV that has one of the most luxurious cabins in the segment. Like the previous model, the new one can be ordered as a 7-seater with a center bench or a 6-seater with captain’s chairs in the second row. Overall space is excellent, and there’s enough headroom and legroom for all passengers to sit comfortably, even on the back row.

As we mentioned, BMW X7 is one of the luxurious SUVs filled with new technology. This model features an advanced 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and the new BMW’s multifunction iDrive controller. It also includes a standard Android Auto smartphone integration, SiriusXM satellite radio with 360L, remote start, and much more.

2022 BMW X7 side-rear view

2022 BMW X7 Powertrain Specs

Under the hood, there is no need for some drastic changes. Exists engines will probably power the new 2022 BMW X7. That means the base model will still use an aluminum-block 3.0-liter engine with a twin-scroll turbocharger that produces 335 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque.

However, the more powerful version can be found under the xDrive50i model. This model uses a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine delivering 456 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. The most potent engine powers the M50i model. It uses a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 making 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. Like before, all three engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Also, thanks to them, X7 endows a maximum towing capacity of 7,500 pounds.

2022 BMW X7 rear

Release Date and Price

The redesigned version 2022 BMW X7 is ahead of its anticipated launch in 2021. The new model will be most likely introduced in the first quarter of the year, while sales might start a few months later.

According to BMW, we can expect more attractive styling and much-advanced technology. However, pricing has not yet been revealed, but it can be expected to be slightly higher than before.

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