There’s been a lot of talk about the next year’s version of BMW’s flagship SUV and possible updates. Many expected to see a mid-cycle refresh but from what we can see, the US model continues in the same way, with minor tweaks only. On the other hand, details about the European version are still unavailable and that’s why many believe that an updated version is coming to this part of the world. Allegedly, the 2022 BMW X7 Hybrid should also be part of this update.
Besides the new powertrain, this update should also bring some styling changes. This should be a typical facelift, with notable updates at the front. Also, we could see some revisions on the inside as well, while it’s always possible to see novelties regarding new standard and available equipment.
The European version should arrive by the end of this ear, while the North American version is already in showrooms.
2022 BMW X7 Hybrid Specs
At this point, details about the 2022 BMW X7 Hybrid are still unavailable. Still, we can make some predictions about the new version. One of the things that are pretty much certain is that the new model will feature a plug-in hybrid setup. Also, the system will be based on the company’s well-known 3.0-liter inline-six engine.
The whole setup should be pretty similar to the one found in the mid-size X5 xDrive45e, which features a total output of 389 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. The system comes with a 20.9-kWh battery pack, which ensures 30 miles of the all-electric range. In the case of the X7, we expect to see a little bit bigger battery pack, which would provide around 50 miles in the all-electric mode. Also, the electric motor should have more power, which means that the combined output would be higher as well.
2022 BMW X7 Hybrid Design
Just like the rest of the lineup, this version would also come with styling updates. Keep in mind that we won’t see the full 2022 BMW X7 Hybrid redesign, but visual changes only, as a part of a mid-cycle update. We presume that most of the changes will happen at the front, where we expect to see things like new headlights, new grille, bumper and similar things. Other areas of the vehicle could receive novelties too.
On the other hand, the chassis and suspension setup will remain pretty much the same. This means that you may count on a familiar ride quality, which offers a nice balance between comfort and athleticism.
A couple of interior changes are possible too. If you look at the current cabin, there is really nothing to complain about. The materials are really nice, while the build quality is pretty impressive. However, rivals like Mercedes-Benz GLS look fancier from the inside. Simply, BMW sticks to the conventional interior design approach and doesn’t come with too many flashy details. This could change slightly in the next year’s model, and the 2022 BMW X7 Hybrid could come with a few tweaks to the dashboard, new tech features and similar things.
On the other hand, the overall cabin layout will certainly remain the same. This means that you may count on three rows of seats as a part of standard equipment. The first two rows are spacious and comfortable, while the third row also offers decent passenger space. The cargo area is good for about 12.8 cubic feet behind the third row, 48.6 cubic feet behind the second and 90.4 cubic feet of the total cargo volume.
Other than the 2022 BMW X7 Hybrid, the next year won’t bring surprises under the hood. You may count on familiar engine options, on the offer that starts with the well-known 3.0-liter inline-six engine. This one puts out around 335 horsepower, which seems enough to satisfy most drivers. For those who are looking for something more capable, there is the M50i model, which uses a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 with a max output of 523 horsepower.
Finally, there is the Alpina XB7 model, which uses the upgraded version of the V8 engine. The max output goes up to 612 horsepower, which is enough power to move this full-size SUV from zero to sixty in just four seconds.
All three engines come coupled with an 8-speed automat transmission, which is smooth, shifts fast and on time.
2022 BMW X7 Hybrid Release Date and Price
As we’ve already mentioned, the 2022 BMW X7 Hybrid release date could be scheduled for the end of the year, while the North American version would probably come sometime in 2022.
When it comes to the 2022 BMW X7 Hybrid price, details are still unavailable but we presume it could start at around 80.000 dollars.