When it was first previewed, the CKD BMW X7 was given an estimated price of RM708,000. BMW Malaysia today has released the final price of their latest locally-assembled product from Kulim, Kedah.

The locally-assembled BMW X7 xDrive40i, in Pure Excellence trim, is priced from RM648,934 and inclusive of the soon-to-expire sales and service tax exemption. Comparing the price when it was first introduced at RM888,800, this final CKD price is a full RM239,866 cheaper, out of which, RM83,734 is listed as government-approved EEV incentives with another RM25,000 thanks to the sales and service tax exemption.

As for the main specifications and features, the CKD BMW X7 xDrive40i does not differ from the CBU variant launched in 2019. The colour palette sees a reduction from seven to five- Black Sapphire, Sophisto Grey, Phytonic Blue, Mineral White and the new Manhattan Metallic.  

EXTERIOR

The Pure Excellence line continues in the CKD model, the only model in BMW Malaysia without a M Sport line. The window surrounds, air breather and ‘hockey stick’ door mouldings are in bright chrome, with front and rear bumper underbody protection in stainless steel styling. Key features in the BMW X7 xDrive40i includes:

  • BMW Laserlight headlamps
  • Aluminium roof rails
  • Aluminium running boards
  • 21″ wheels in Y-spoke style 753 Bicolour with run-flats
  • Soft-close doors
  • Powered split tailgate
  • Welcome light carpet

INTERIOR

Inside, the features continue to remain as similarly nicely equipped as the fully imported model. There are three interior schemes with Vernasca leather paired with their respective exterior colours.

All three rows get to control their own air-conditioning preference with the automatic five-zone control system. High-gloss brown wood trim continues to decorate the interior with other key features below:

  • “CraftedClarity” glass application on the gear selector, iDrive controller, volume knob and start/stop button
  • BMW Live Cockpit Professional 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and similarly-sized infotainment system
  • Front active seat ventilation
  • Power-adjusting second-row seats in 40:20:40 split, with one-touch easy-access
  • Power-folding third-row seats in 50:50 split
  • Panorama glass roof Sky Lounge
  • Harman Kardon surround sound with 16 speakers
  • Rear seat entertainment with two 10.2-inch touch screen monitors

PERFORMANCE

The X7 in the xDrive40i guise is powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged in-line six-cylinder petrol engine pushing out 340 hp and 450 Nm of torque. Century sprint takes 6.1 seconds while the top speed is capped at 245 km/h.

A new addition into the CKD model is the fitment of the Integral Active Steering that marginally turns the rear wheels in the opposite or same direction as the front wheels for either better low-speed agility or high-speed comfort and stability.

An 8-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission, xDrive all-wheel drive and air suspension with active roll stabilisation are standard items. Like the imported variant, ride comfort is further enhanced by the Dynamic Damper Control system, which can process data from the navigation system and front camera.

Also carried over are the Driving Assistance Professional features like the Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go, steering and lane control assistant, a head-up display, and Reversing Assist.

PRICING

As mentioned earlier, the CKD BMW X7 xDrive40i is priced from RM648,934 but this is only with the standard two-year warranty. A price of RM673,324 is quoted for the five-year unlimited mileage warranty and free scheduled service programme. With the BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia’s Balloon Financing Plan, the X7 xDrive40i can be had with a monthly instalment plan starting from RM7,468 (based on an 80% loan estimate on a five-year tenure).

From July 1st 2021 onwards, prices are RM674,410 for the standard warranty and RM698,800 with the extended warranty and service-inclusive package. BMW Malaysia also includes BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline, BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App, BMW Privileges Card and Service Online in the pricing.

The BMW X7 xDrive40i Pure Excellence will be available at all authorised BMW dealerships nationwide starting tomorrow (May 8th 2021). Customers can also book the new luxury SAV for RM 5,000 via the BMW Shop Online platform from May 11th 2021 onwards.


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Siew Weng
Enjoys studying specifications and understanding features that aid performance as well as the aesthetics of a vehicle. From spreadsheets and proposals for new products to reporting about the finished product and more.