To some, the all-new X7 is a transgression in opposition to the stuff BMW as soon as stood for, contemplating its light-weight and streamlined sedans and coupes. This three-row SUV weighs almost 5,400 kilos and is permeated with high-tech driver assists that one might actually take pleasure in a spirited drive with out. However as Mark McGwire as soon as put it: “I’m not right here to speak concerning the previous.” Whereas BMW is deep within the SUV age, now it’s enjoying hardball with its largest automobile but.
When you have the coin—and passengers with a style for the finer issues—the X7 is simply your pace: It’s a high-luxe people-hauler with full of life dealing with extra akin to the model’s 7-series sedan. This mammoth machine strikes with a way of urgency: You’ll be able to go for a bellowing Four.Four-liter V8, however even our tester’s turbocharged Three-liter inline-6 confirmed a pickup that belied the large Bavarian’s dimension. Its eight-speed transmission all the time appears to foretell the proper gear—even on hilly roads the place some automatics have hassle—because of information collected from its nav system, cameras, and the radar sensor. And the dealing with mitigates physique roll, so once you miss a flip, you’ll be stunned how nimble the X7 feels pulling a pointy uey.
Oh yeah, when you’re doing that, thoughts the swearing: The X7’s insulation makes every thing audible to passengers. Although they may zone out, pampered by the leather-based seats, panoramic roof, and crystal controls. This swank beast could also be far faraway from BMW’s pint-size perfection of yore, however that ain’t a nasty factor.
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MSRP: from $73,900
zero–60 in 5.eight sec.
Torque: 330 lb-ft
Prime Velocity: 130 mph
Max Cargo: 90.Four cu. ft.
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