BMW launched the new X7 ‘Dark Shadow’ edition in India at Rs. 2.02 crore (ex-showroom) which is the first special edition of its flagship SUV model. The BMW X7 Dark Shadow Edition will be limited to just 500 units worldwide and will be manufactured at the Bavarian auto company’s Spartanburg plant in South Carolina, USA. The finish, which is called Frozen Arctic Gray Metallic. In fact, this is the first time BMW has used such a finish on a car, and it plans to offer more variations as part of the optional package in the future, not just for the X7, but also for the BMW X6 and X5.
The new limited edition BMW X7 Dark Shadow has black exterior elements that complement the new colour. At the front, the solid kidney grille is finished in dark chrome along with the side window frames, B and C column caps and the base of the outside mirrors, which are also finished in black. In fact, the air intakes and tailpipe covers of the exhaust system are painted black chrome. The BMW X7 Edition Dark Shadow also comes with a set of 22 inch M light alloy wheels in a V-spoke design with a Jet Black matte finish and an M sports exhaust system.
Inside, the Limited model also comes in six- or seven-seater configurations with power-adjustable comfort seats with memory function for driver and front passenger. The cabin is upholstered in single Merino leather in a two tone midnight blue / black finish with contrast stitching. The appearance is further accentuated by the BMW Individual headliner in Night Blue with Alcantara finish. The center console is finished in piano black and also features an exclusive glass gear stick. The remaining cabin features are similar to the M Sport model in an SUV.
BMW says that the new Dark Shadow Edition can be combined with all the engines available in the BMW X7. However, in India, BMW only offers that in the high-end M50d. Under the hood, you have a 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder diesel engine mated to an eight-speed sporty automatic transmission. In this variant, the engine is tuned to produce around 400 bhp and 760 Nm of peak torque, helping the SUV hit triple-digit speeds in just 5.4 seconds. The BMW X7 is offered in two variants: the X7 30d is powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 diesel that produces 260 bhp and a torque of 620 Nm. The 3.0-litre X7 40i petrol engine produces 335 horsepower and 450 Nm of peak torque. Both engines are mated as standard with an eight-speed Steptronic gearbox.
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