The BMW X7 xDrive40i may be the most imposing SUV on our roads, RM888,800


Launched alongside the BMW 740Le xDrive LCI is the first-ever BMW X7, a 7-seater with the luxury of a 7 Series.

The X7 sits on the brand’s CLAR platform just like other new-generation BMW models. Unlike the G11 7 Series, however, the X7 doesn’t come with the Carbon Core chassis reinforcement technology. In that sense, the X7 closer related to the X5 than the 7 Series, at least under the skin.

QUICK FACTS

Name BMW X7 xDrive40i
Engine 2,998cc; turbocharged in-line 6
Transmission 8-speed automatic transmission
Max Power 340 hp @ 5,500 – 6,500 rpm
Max Torque 450 Nm @ 1,500 – 5,200 rpm
0 – 100 km/h; Top Speed 6.1 seconds; 245 km/h
Price (OTR without insurance) RM888,800

The visual impact of the X7 is as prominent as the 7 Series thanks to the large Kidney Grille and ultra slim headlamp housings. Quite an in your face design but at least you mistaken this for an X5.

Standard equipment for the Malaysian market includes Design Pure Excellence exterior trim, BMW laser light headlamps, 21-inch style 753 Bicolour light alloy wheels, soft close doors, aluminium running board, roof rails and powered split tailgate.

Inside, the X7 is furnished with Vernasca leather upholstery, high-gloss fine-wood trim, Glass gear selector, 5-zone automatic climate control, panoramic glass roof Sky Lounge, BMW Live Cockpit Professional 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, BMW Navigation system Professional 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant voice command, 464W 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound system and Rear Seat Entertainment Professional with two 10.2-inch touchscreen monitors.

The X7 in the xDrive40i guise is powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged in-line 6-cylinder petrol engine pushing out 340 hp and 450 Nm of torque. Century sprint takes 6.1 seconds while top speed is rated at 245 km/h. An 8-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission, xDrive all-wheel-drive and air suspension are standard items.

With the Driving Assistant Professional, the X7 comes equipped with Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Lane Change Warning, Lane Keeping Assistant, Steering and Lane Control Assistant, Lane Change Assistant and front collision braking which allows the X7 to drive semi-autonomously when conditions allow.

The BMW X7 xDrive40i is offered in seven colours – Mineral White, Black Sapphire, Artic Grey, Sophisto Grey, Phytonic Blue, Terra Brown and Vermont Bronze. Buyers can also specify their X7 in either as a 7- or 6-seater. The latter being a 2:2:2 seating configuration.

Availability of the X7 starts from September 2019 onwards and every purchase comes with a 5-Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service, 2-Years Tyre Warranty Programme, BMW Roadside Assistance and BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App.


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BMW X7 xDrive40i Pure Excellence


Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.
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