On board the new BMW X7, users get the feeling of being in a living room. The most impressive SUV of the Bavarian House brings together the performance of an off-road vehicle – the BMW X range – and the comfort of a 7 Series, with leather seats and briar finish, attention to detail in every detail.
An SUV of such personality, so imposing, prestigious, luxurious, a true flagship, fits into a market niche that to define exclusive is an understatement. The journey of the BMW X7 was therefore conceived as a journey through the art and cuisine of the Belpaese, hitting the highways yes, but also enjoying an itinerary designed to cross the small towns of the peninsula. At each stop a starred restaurant, in our case the restaurant Krèsios di Telese by chef Giuseppe Iannotti. To live an extraordinary multi-sensory experience.
The dimensions of X7 are more than two meters wide and more than five meters long – do not affect its manageability, even in the narrow streets of the Sannio villages. The body has a harmonious line that makes the measurements less evident, which rest on large 20-inch cerci (optional up to 22 “). The feeling of great comfort prevails. The X7 is a spacious, elegant flagship, a comfortable car for traveling and with 7 real seats. Lots of space in the trunk: 326 liters with 7 passengers, 750 without third row and more than 2,100, also knocking down the second. With 700 euros you can also ask for a configuration with 6 single seats (two for three rows), thus making the seats in the central row wider.
On board, the technology offers great safety, with a level 2 assisted driving that takes nothing away from creativity and driving a pleasure. In small Italian villages, for example, it is preferable to deactivate the lane assistant that keeps the car in the center, better to rely on your eyes for edges and pavement. For the rest there is everything, it tells you if you have taken your hands off the wheel for more than a few seconds, it keeps you a safe distance and so on. The Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System and the passengers behind the Rear-seat entertainment system are formidable.
Built in the United States, the X7 is designed primarily for the North American market, then the Chinese market and only minimally will be sold in Europe. The engine range includes a 265 hp 6-cylinder turbodiesel, a 340 hp 6-cylinder petrol engine, with four supercharging compressors and 400 hp. Automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are obviously standard. The base price of 94,500 euros rises to 120,000 on the M50d.