The 2022 BMW X7 will enter production in the second half of the year and it will represent the fourth production year of the current, first generation. For that occasion, we are about to see a facelift of the Bavarian flagship crossover. For this occasion, we count on a couple of styling changes, mostly at the front. On the other side, bigger changes in other areas are not expected, while the mechanical aspect should also remain the same. We could say the same for the interior design, as well as for the engine lineup, though we are still waiting to hear from the officials.
All in all, you may count on the new face but essentially on the same vehicle, which has a lot of great things to offer. You may count on excellent driving characteristics, attractive interior, excellent engines and a long list of standard and available equipment. As we already mentioned, it should arrive sometime in the second half of the year.
2022 BMW X7 Facelift
The X7 hasn’t been around for too long but it looks like the Bavarian carmaker wants to align it with its latest products. This would mean a new front end, with a bolder appearance. The testing model has been around for some time and while it still wears a complete camouflage at the front, we can easily see headlights that sit lower compared to the current version. Soon after this test mule was spotted, the first rendering photos appeared and all of them show the same thing, where lower headlights come in a combination with the upper, narrow lighting section. Of course, there is also a massive grille, designed in the same manner as those that can be found on models like M3 and M4.
The rest of the vehicle, though, is about to carry on in the same way. You may count on the same shape, though some minor modifications on the rear end are also possible. Of course, we also expect to see typical mid-cycle updates, such as new color options, new wheels etc.
Details about the cabin are still unknown, so it’s hard to say whether we are about to see changes or not. However, we expect that most of the things will remain the same. This means you may count on a typical BMW design approach. Clear lines and a classic dashboard design is what this crossover offers, in a combination with high-quality materials and a long list of standard equipment.
Of course, the aspect of interior space will remain the same. Despite the size, this crossover isn’t particularly generous with space. Moreover, it’s way behind rivals like Mercedes-Benz GLS in this aspect and especially way behind BoF competitors like Escalade and Navigator. In numbers, eve the first row offers less than 40 inches of legroom, which is low for the segment. The same story goes for the cargo area, as you may count on just 12.8 cubic feet behind the third row. Things are slightly better with the third row down, in which case you may count on more than 48 cubic feet. The total cargo volume goes up to 90 cubic feet, which is quite decent for the class.
We expect that this update could bring some novelties in terms of standard equipment but we don’t expect too much. Simply, the current model already comes with a long list of standard equipment, which includes things like a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a panoramic moonroof, quad-zone automatic climate control, remote start, proximity keyless entry, ambient interior lighting, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 12.3-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless device charging, a 10-speaker stereo, HD Radio, satellite radio, two USB ports, and navigation.
2022 BMW X7 Engines
Once again, we probably won’t see bigger changes. The 2022 BMW X7 should carry on in three powertrain variants. Base models will certainly continue with a familiar 3.0-liter turbo inline-six, which puts out around 335 horsepower. The base V8 version has been discontinued recently, so the next in the line is the M50i, which puts out around 523 horsepower and needs just 4.5 seconds to hit sixty. If you’re looking for something even faster, there is the new Alpina XB7, with features a max output of 612 horsepower and needs just four seconds to hit sixty miles per hour.
All models come in pair with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which operates smoothly and always finds the right gear.
2022 BMW X7 Release Date and Price
Despite the facelift, we don’t expect that the 2022 BMW X7 will come significantly earlier than usual. Most likely, we will see it sometime in the third quarter of the year. When it comes to the price, things shouldn’t be much different compared to the current model, which starts at around 76.000 dollars.