SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp, the official importer and distributor of BMW in the Philippines recently unveiled twin all-new BMW X7s. This latest and largest Bimmer in the X range brings a fresh sense of space and luxury in its segment.

The front of the X7 sports BMW’s signature kidney grille. It comes standard with LED fog lights and BMW Laserlight headlight technology. This lets the high-beam range reach up to 600 meters. Compared to the X7's little brother the X5, the X7 is 215.9mm (8.5 inches) longer which lets it fit a third row. Surprisingly, the X7 is 4mm (0.1inches) narrower than the X5. In terms of wheelbase, the X7 has a difference of 129.5mm (5.1 inches) compared to the X5.

BMW Engine

Powering the X7 is a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline-6 diesel with an output of 265 hp and 620 Nm torque in the BMW X7 xDrive30d, which it shares with its X5 diesel sibling. Expect fuel consumption to be around the 15.38 km/L mark. 

An eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission is standard, while the task of transferring the power to the wheels falls on the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system. Optimized for efficiency and rear-biased set-up. All this power is sent to the ground via a set of 21-inch light-alloy wheels with run-flat tires. The X7 also features rear-wheel steering that improves maneuverability of the vehicle. 

BMW X7 ride height

The X7 also sports Adaptive Suspension with electronically controlled dampers and air springs at both axles. This gives the vehicle better ground clearance that can be varied by 80 millimeters to suit the situation at hand – by either pressing a button or using the BMW Display key.

For safety, the BMW X7 comes with six airbags, Anti-lock Braking System, Dynamic Traction Control, Hill Descent, and Active Protection. Active Protection closes the windows and tightens seatbelts in the event of a crash. 

Cruise control with braking function is standard as well, included is Parking Assistance Plus, which will help park the car for you. In tandem with this, Park distance control is also standard with sensors located in the front and rear of the vehicle. To top it off, the X7 has a review camera with a surround-view, excellent additions to help the driver see and park better.

For entertainment, the X7 comes with Live Cockpit Professional fitted as standard in the BMW X7. This comprises a fully digital instrument cluster and the Control Display, each of which has a 12.3-inch screen. Navigation comes standard along with Apple Carplay, together with USB and Bluetooth. 

The BMW X7 XDrive30D Pure Excellence is available at P9,290,000. It also comes with a 5-year and a 200,000 kilometer manufacturer's warranty

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