BMW has revealed the X7 Dark Shadow Version, a minimal-run edition of its luxury SUV that’s set to arrive later on this 12 months.
Just 500 Dark Shadow Edition automobiles will be created around the globe, with only 10 earmarked for British customers. The exclusivity sets the X7 spinoff apart from lesser xDrive40i and xDrive40d versions, as well as its key rivals, such as the Mercedes-Benz GLS and Audi SQ8.
Based mostly on the major-spec X7 M50i, Darkish Shadow Version cars and trucks use the same twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine, which makes 523bhp and 553lb ft, and is paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. BMW statements the X7 can get from -62mph in 4.5sec and can reach a governed top rated velocity of 155mph. An electronic M Activity differential and rear-biased xDrive 4-wheel push technique can ship up to 100% of generate to the rear wheels.
Every single car will be completed in Frozen Arctic Grey metallic – a colour not earlier seen on any BMW SUV model – with M Activity bodywork additions like gloss black tailpipes, kidney grille and roof rails. An M Sport exhaust and 22in matt black alloy wheels are typical.
Interior alterations include things like contrasting blue and black Merino leather upholstery, Night Blue Alcantara headlining and a matching leather instrument panel as conventional. Cars destined for the Uk will also arrive outfitted with a Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround audio method, panoramic glass roof, head-up screen, massaging front seats and a whole suite of rear seat leisure possibilities.
Buy guides are open from currently, with Uk costs starting up from £114,975. With a total-extra fat X7 M yet to be confirmed, this makes the Dark Shadow Edition the most highly-priced X7 variant available. It charges additional than the GLS 400d, presently the only model of Mercedes’ 7-seat luxury SUV on sale in the Uk, but considerably fewer than the entry-stage Bentley Bentayga.
Output will start off at BMW’s Spartanburg plant in South Carolina, US, in August, along with the relaxation of the X7 range, with deliveries anticipated toward the conclude of the year.