It makes 340 hp and 450 Nm from a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission so even though the X7 is nudging 2.5 tonnes, it’ll still do 0 to 100 km/h in just six seconds – it’s all quite exciting until you look at the exterior colour catalogue available locally.
There is absolutely nothing from the palate of colours offered as standard by BMW Malaysia that’ll raise your hair just by looking at it – except for Phytonic Blue, maybe. The rest, from the Terra Brown to Vermont Bronze, deserves to be tucked away into the dark corners of the catalogue’s back pages.
If these options revolt you, there’s always BMW Individual; where the sky is the limit with options are limited only by the depths of your wallet. This is where the Ametrin Metallic X7 comes into the picture. There’s no other way to say it – whether or not you like how the X7 looks – that colour really makes it pop and it’s one of the many colours from BMW Individuals exclusive catalogue.
The X7, one of many from the inventory of a dealership based in North Carolina, USA, is also spec-ed with the USD4,300 (approx. RM18k) M Sport package that not only makes the X7 look angrier, but also sportier with 21-inch double spoke orbit grey wheels. Inside, the X7 gets black wood trims and as part of the Premium Package specified, there’s remote engine start, soft close doors, electric rear window shades, head-up display and a Harman Kardon sound system.
The 6-seater has also been fitted with an extensive list of creature comforts like heated and massaging seats alongside comprehensive driver aids but we’ll not bother with that. If you’re interested, you can find out more here.