There is always one altruistic friend in our life who stands up for us whenever troubles arise – and their presence makes us feel safe and secure. The BMW X7 xDrive40i Pure Excellence gives us the similar vibe. An elegant fusion of presence and personality with a formidable performance to match, the only variant BMW Malaysia brings in for the X7 series – is the biggest and most opulent SUV introduced by the German marque.
Like the other BMW creations, the front is characterised by the crown jewel kidney grille and it is sizeable for this particular model to resonate with the robust mien. Adjacent to it is a pair of blue eyes illuminated by laser light that not only defines its attractiveness, but also intensifies the focused vision. The “hockey stick” bumper in chrome, next to the 21-inch Y-spoke style 753 two-tone alloy wheels, adds a striking contrast without being too overwhelming.
It feels welcoming entering the car with the Welcome Light Carpet. Inside, a sense of openness inspires the ambience with spacious room and panorama glass roof. At daytime, comforting warmth is emanated from the showering of sunlight, and at night, Sky Lounge decorated in light graphics makes a great mood booster. The seating in Vernasca leather gives a luxury statement while the gear selection level showcases exceptional artistry with hand-finished crystal glass.
Keeping up with current needs, the dashboard is installed with the user-configurable 12.3-inch instrument cluster, Head-Up Display, voice-controlled BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, BMW Gesture Control and Harman Kardon Surround Sound System. The boot with fully electric tailgate, on other hand, has the capacity of 2,120 litres if the backrests are folded down.
Powered by B58 3.0 litre turbocharged straight six, the SUV puts on a spurt with ease as it accelerates from 0-100km/h in just 6.1 seconds, delivering a maximum output of 340hp and a peak torque of 450Nm via eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission. The powerful performance does not overshadow its steadfast character, thanks to the Dynamic Stability Control feature – which links up with the two-axle air suspension and Executive Drive Pro with active roll stabilization – making cornering and pounding the rough pavement a walk in the park.
Driving the X7 variant is a fuss-free experience as it boasts Reversing Assistant for effortless manoeuvre and Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function to save the hassle of traffic jam especially during the peak hours. What’s more, it is also packed with functions like Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Warning, Front Collision Warning with brake Intervention and Integral Active Steering to give driver a peace of mind.
With all the impressive features come an impressive price. The BMW X7 xDrive40i Pure Excellence with 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty can be purchased at over RM670,000 (on the road, without insurance, Sales and Services Tax). It comes in five exterior finishes including Black Sapphire, Sophisto Grey, Phytonic Blue, Manhattan Metallic and Mineral White.
Find out more about the BMW X7 xDrive40i Pure Excellence here.