Test drive the new BMW X7
 

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BMW The X7 is a unique car from the German manufacturer that combines safety and exclusivity. The luxury model has a flexible universal control of the SAV class.  

Surely you noticed that BMW does not call its crossovers SUV, but SAV, which means Sports Activity Vehicle. The powerful X7 was no exception. The manufacturer has invested all the best in the model, but we will write about this below. 

Auto design

Test drive the new BMW X7

 

The design of the new BMW looks completely in accordance with its philosophy: a large crossover with the habits of an SUV. The first thing that catches your eye is the radiator grill, which is not that big, it is huge. The view has been preserved - the form of "nostrils". The manufacturer did everything so that it stood out and seemed massive. Headlights are thin. The profile is strict.

The manufacturer immediately warned everyone that the body of the brand new BMW will have a lot of chrome parts. The Germans managed to create a car that is fully consistent with the corporate style and has the features of a classic SUV: a long wheelbase, high roof; increased overhang in the back; massive, but traditional form, grille; narrow head optics with double lenses; wide lower air intake in chrome trim; thin lines of front fog lights; dark body kit throughout the body; straight lines of side stampings.

Test drive the new BMW X7

 

There is no end to talking about visible changes in the design, but what exactly is worth telling is that the size of the side windows has been increased and the rear spoiler has been lengthened.

Dimensions brand new crossover:

Length

5151 mm

Width

2000 mm

 

Height

1805 mm

Wheelbase

3105 mm

 

How does a car go?

In Ukraine, four versions of the BMW x7 are available. The most budget option is a three-liter diesel engine with 526 forces and two gasoline versions: 40i for 340 horses and 50i for 462 forces. Reviews of motorists suggest a conclusion: any version of the X7 goes more comfortable than its predecessors.

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Thanks to active stabilizers and a fully-controlled chassis, turning on the X7 is a pleasure. The rear wheels rotate at a small angle, which in turn reduces the turning radius and turns the car into a bend. Because of this, for many drivers, a brand-new crossover seems smaller than it actually is.

Test drive the new BMW X7

The German SUV is perfect for traveling long distances where the road is stones and sand. X7 easily “swallows” kilometer by kilometer. Not for nothing that Americans love big cars, because the ride on them is comfortable.

I would like to add that the Germans worked on noise insulation: with a fast movement, the roar of the motor is not audible.

TECH SPECS

Test drive the new BMW X7

BMW X7 is based on the modern modular platform CLAR. Under the hood there can be one of four engines: gasoline 3.0 and 4.4 (340 and 462 hp, respectively), as well as diesel 3.0 with 265 or 400 hp. An 8-speed automatic transmission with all-wheel drive works with the engine (with all of the above).

Engine

xDrive40i

xDrive30d

M50d

A type

petrol

diesel

diesel

Volume, l

3,0

3,0

3,0

Power, hp

340

249

400

Трансмиссия

8 tbsp. Steptronic

8 tbsp. Steptronic

8 tbsp.Sport Steptronic

Привод

full

full

full

 A test drive showed that up to 100 km / h, the car accelerates in 5.2 seconds. Good data, but you are unlikely to use it.

Salon

The brand new X7 is beautiful not only externally, but also inside. The BMW interior offers more space and luxury than other Bavarian models. The interior finishes combine leather wood and aluminum. But the first thing that catches your eye is a virtual instrument panel and a 12,3-inch touchscreen for devices and another screen for an infotainment system that runs on iDrive 7.0 with support for voice control.

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You can not pass the crystal selector of the machine, which is located on the center console. Nearby is the puck of the multimedia system, air suspension control buttons and driving modes.

Test drive the new BMW X7

The manufacturer offers a salon of both six- and seven-seater. In the version with three rows of seats, the boot volume is 317 liters, without additional seats, the trunk broadcasts 1376 liters.

Test drive the new BMW X7

Climate control is standard equipment, but there is an additional function - a five-zone climate control system for the third row of seats. All versions of the BMW X7 have a panoramic roof.

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Fuel consumption

Many people do not risk buying crossovers, since they believe that the consumption of such cars is “brutal,” but the brand new BMW breaks these stereotypes.

Fuel consumption depending on the machine version:  

Fuel consumption l / 100 km

xDrive40i

xDrive30d

M50d

Urban cycle

11.4

7.6

8.1

Country cycle

8.4

7.0

7.2

Mixed cycle

9.5

7.3

7.5

Cost of maintenance

Test drive the new BMW X7

German BMW cars have not only a beautiful appearance, but also a good "filling". However, a technical inspection is necessary. If the car is new, then it is not necessary to do this every year. Many experts say that it is necessary to undergo a technical inspection every 15000 km.   

Name

Cost in USD

Brake pad replacement

from $ 12

Timing Belt Replacement

from $ 35

Candle replacement

from $ 10

Replacing the front arm ball joint

from $ 19

Antifreeze replacement

from $ 14

Prices for the BMW X7

Test drive the new BMW X7

The cost of the BMW X7 depends on the configuration and type of engine. But no matter which option the motorist chooses, any version will be of high quality and original.

Model name

fuel type

Cost, USD

BMW X7 (G07) ​​xDrive 40i

Petrol

82 268

BMW X7 (G07) ​​M50i

Petrol

104 240

BMW X7 (G07) ​​xDrive 30d

Diesel fuel

78 775

BMW X7 (G07) ​​M50

Diesel fuel

102 291

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Conclusion

It is not clear why the Germans delayed the release of the new crossover for 13 years, because the car has only positive aspects. This model will go well not only in the USA, but also in Ukraine. Time will tell how many X7 units BMW will sell. The only thing that can be said is the car is convenient, practical, and most importantly economical, as for its size, with an attractive design. X7 has no competitors, well, maybe Mercedes-Benz GLS.

Test drive the new BMW X7

 

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