BMW introduces an entry-level variant of X7 SUV: Details here
German automaker BMW has launched a base-end xDrive 30d DPE variant of its ultra-luxurious SUV, the X7, in India. The newly-launched variant is priced at Rs. 92.50 lakh and is Rs. 10 lakh cheaper than the previous entry-level variant, the xDrive 30d DPE Signature. Notably, the car is powered by the same 3.0-liter diesel engine that is used in the latter. Here's more.
A look at the BMW X7
The BMW X7 sports an eye-catching look featuring a bulky stance and an appealing front profile with a massive chrome-finished kidney grille, a muscular bonnet, and pentagonal air inlets. The entry-level xDrive 30d DPE model, however, houses adaptive LED headlights as against the BMW Laserlight headlamps present on the higher-spec variants. Apart from that, it looks largely similar to the other X7 models.
Inside the cabin
Inside, the X7 xDrive 30d DPE offers a spacious seven-seater cabin featuring power-adjustable seats wrapped in leather, a panoramic sunroof, and four-zone climate control. But, it misses out on the ventilation function on the seats. The car houses dual 10.25-inch screens for driver display and infotainment. Further, it offers a 205W audio system, wireless phone charging support, nine airbags, and several driver-friendly features.
Power and performance
The BMW X7 xDrive30d DPE is powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo diesel engine, that comes mated to an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission which sends power to all the wheels. The motor is capable of producing 260bhp of maximum power and a gigantic 620Nm peak torque.
And, what about pricing?
As for the pocket-pinch, the BMW X7 range starts at Rs. 92.50 lakh for the xDrive 30d DPE variant, the xDrive 30d DPE Signature model costs Rs. 1.03 crore, and the top-tier xDrive 40i M Sport variant is priced at Rs. 1.07 crore. At this price point, the car competes against Mercedes-Benz GLS and Audi Q8.