BMW X7 (G07) xDrive40i impresses at RM890K, sales start September

By JAY WONG | 11 July 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Here it is folks, BMW's flagship Sport Activity Vehicle (SAV), the imposing-looking X7 (G07) xDrive40i has finally rolled in.

At RM888,800 on-the-road without insurance, this seven or six-seater SAV will only be available at all authorised dealerships nationwide from September onwards.

As its nomenclature suggests, this SAV is available in seven colour choices of Mineral White, Black Sapphire, Artic Grey, Sophisto Grey, Phytonic Blue, Terra Brown and Vermont Bronze.

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The interior upholstery can be had in perforated Black Leather Vernasca, Coffee Leather Vernasca (not available in the six-seater) and Cognac Leather Vernasca complete with Black dashboard, or Canberra Beige Leather Vernasca complete with Mokka dashboard.

For peace of mind, the X7 is accompanied by a five-year unlimited mileage warranty as well as free scheduled service programme and tyre warranty programme.

Power comes from a 3.0-litre (2,998cc) turbocharged B58 inline-six engine producing 340hp from 5,500 to 6,500rpm and 450Nm of torque from 1,500 to 5,200rpm.

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An eight-speed Steptronic sport transmission (with paddle shifters of course) manages power delivery to all four 21x9.5-inch lightweight Y-spoke style 753 Bicolour wheels with 285/45 series run-flat tyres.

This gives the roughly 2.4-tonne (kerb) SAV the ability to sprint from 0 to 100kph in 6.1 seconds and onwards to a top speed of 245kph.

Externally, this SAV sports the largest kidney grilles ever, which happens to be flanked by a pair of LED fog lights and of course the automatic adaptive laser headlights with high-beam assist which can illuminate up to 600m ahead.

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It also comes fitted with automatic anti-dazzle exterior mirrors with fold-in function, a pair of aluminium running boards, satinated aluminium roof rails and the Sky Lounge function for the panoramic glass roof - to give the night some colour perhaps.

Conveniences include the BMW Live Cockpit Professional with a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster, keyless-entry with push-start button, automatic wipers, powered roller sunblinds (rear side windows) and a powered split tailgate with hands-free operation and Parking Assistant Plus with Reversing Assist.

The interior's headliner is a combination of Alcantara and Anthracite while highly glossy brown Fineline Stripe wood trim accents the cabin together with Galvanic embellishers for the controls, leather for the sports steering wheel and specifically Vernasca leather upholstery for the seats.

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There's also active for the powered front seats, five-zone automatic climate controls, electrically-adjustable steering column, soft-sealing doors, heads-up display,

Entertainment comes from the 16-speaker 464-Watt Harman Kardon surround sound system that's controlled by the 12.3-inch BMW Navigation system Professional touchscreen with gesture control as well as reverse and surround view camera.

There's is also the rear-seat entertainment Professional which includes a pair of 10.2-inch touch screens monitors behind the front seat's headrests.

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Also included is a hard drive for storing audio files as well as Bluetooth connectivity, USB ports and a wireless charger for smartphones.

For added convenience, this SAV possesses the BMW Connected Package Professional that includes Intelligent Emergency Call, Teleservices, Concierge Services and Remote Services, BMW Digital Key and intelligent personal assistant.

For safety, there are the usual inclusions of six airbags, an antilock braking system with brake assist, dynamic stability control, dynamic traction control, cornering brake controls, and dynamic brake control.

These are further bolstered by Driving Assistant Professional with Active cruise control with Stop&Go function, lane departure warning, lane change warning, lane keeping assistant with active side collision protection, steering and lane control assistant, lane Change assistant, front collision warning with brake intervention, crossing traffic warning front and rear, rear collision prevention and crossroads warning with city braking function.

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