Shadowline upgrade for the BMW X7

bmw x7 shadow edition

The X7 is the largest luxury vehicle that BMW produces and to elevate its appeal, there is a new limited edition version.

This large SUV, with its three rows of seating, is ideal for families who find the X5 too small.

Measuring 5150mm bumper-to-bumper, the X7 is longer than BMW’s X5 by 228mm, which makes it much roomier inside.

To enhance the individuality of its biggest SUV, BMW is assembling 600 of the Dark Shadow Edition X7.

True to the naming convention, these Dark Shadow Edition variants are finished in BMW’s exclusive Frozen Arctic Grey paint, which has a matte finish.

The German automotive company’s exterior design experts have also added gloss black trim details, present on the SUV’s oversized grille, front quarter panel edges and exhaust ends.

Huge 22-inch darkened alloy wheels roll it along and the Dark Shadow Edition features dark blue brake callipers — to give the SUV some contrasting colour detail.

BMW will only be marketing its Dark Shadow Edition X7 in a single-engine and gearbox combination.

It sources power from BMW’s proven 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 high-performance engine, tuned to produce 390kW and 750Nm of torque.

Converting those engine outputs to performance are BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system and a ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Although a very large and heavy vehicle, the X7 Dark Shadow Edition has relatively good agility, thanks to an M-specification differential and adaptive suspension.

Inside BMW’s X7 Dark Shadow Edition, the upholstery and leather trim consists of a combination of dark blue and black.

BMW has also extended its soft-touch leather inserts to more of the dash, instrument binnacle and door sections.

Digitisation and convenience items include an orchestral quality Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system. This will relay your choice of streaming media in the most resplendent quality imaginable.

Rear seat passengers get their dedicated TV screens, embedded into the front seats structure. Meanwhile, a panoramic sunroof allows for better ambient lighting throughout the cabin.

It might be a nightmare to keep clean and free of dust streaks, but the X7 Dark Shadow Edition certainly makes a statement.

Feature image: BMW

Lance Branquinho


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