●Suggested selling price: 5.12 million yuan
●Average fuel consumption 10.1km/L
●Original factory warranty for 3 years with no mileage limit
●Pleasant features: Unique and domineering appearance, luxurious seven-seater cabin
●It is a pity that comfort is slightly sacrificed in order to improve control.
Following the brand's recent bold design approach of emphasizing presence, the facelifted X7 sports a more unique and domineering new front-end shape to declare its identity as a new model. As for the driving experience, are there corresponding changes? Only by taking a good test drive on the road can you see the real story...
As the flagship representative of the BMW I don’t dare to neglect at all. Even if the first batch of mass deliveries will not start until February this year, I still have to rush to officially launch it in Taiwan on November 17 last year. The xDrive40i tested this time is compared with the old 2022 model. The price has been increased by 140,000 yuan, which is reasonable considering the upgrades in technology and luxury equipment.
Since the original release, the facelifted X7 has received the most attention because of its brand-new front face, which is beyond the imagination of many people. First of all, it is the separate headlight shape that subverts the traditional style. The upper LED daytime running lights adopt the latest family style inverted L shape. The shape is combined with the heartbeat dynamic direction lights, and the main lighting group with the light pattern changing function is semi-hidden and blackened. When not lit, it presents a futuristic deep black band effect. The outline of the huge double-kidney radiator guard that is popular in the family remains unchanged. The interior is replaced with a double-ribbed chrome-plated straight grille and a decorative lighting function is introduced. It not only brings excellent recognition day and night, but also jointly creates the latest BMW with the new generation 7 Series. The style of the flagship car series.
The interior is the same as the 3 Series, X5/X6 and other family facelift models. It is mainly replaced with a floating curved screen composed of a 12.3-inch digital instrument and a 14.9-inch iDrive touch screen, equipped with the latest iDrive 8.0 operating interface, and combines the traditional The column-type gearbox has been replaced with a compact paddle gear design. In addition, exclusive model lettering that changes with the interior ambient lighting has been added to the center console trim panel on the passenger side, adding visual change and exquisite texture. In terms of equipment settings, the facelifted X7 cancels the hot and cold temperature control function of the front seat cup holder, but includes the Bowers & Wilkins diamond high-fidelity sound system that requires a high price in the old model as standard equipment. In addition to upgraded listening enjoyment, the door trim panel The speaker unit on the car also has an ambient lighting effect, and also introduces AR augmented reality navigation function, remote engine start function, mobile phone digital key 2.0, automatic reversing assist system with memory range increased to 200m, and up to 10 sets of memory. The memory path parking assist system adds extra points of luxury and convenience.
The X7 xDrive40i tested this time is equipped with the same 3.0L straight-six turbo engine as the old model. After strengthening the engine body, cooling system and fuel supply system, the maximum output increased from 340hp/45.9kgm to 381hp/53.0kgm. It is also combined with the new ISG 48V light gasoline-electric system that provides up to an additional 12hp/20.4kgm of power assistance. In addition to shortening the 0~100km/h acceleration time by 0.3 seconds to 5.8 seconds, it also has pure electric driving at extremely low speeds. ability, and during the actual test drive, what can be felt most is the dense and smooth dynamic response from the start to the mid-range acceleration, which eliminates most of the heaviness that may be caused by the car's 2.6 tons weight, and is full and solid in Sport mode. The powerful thrust can still show bright power on uphill mountain roads or when carrying seven people.
Perhaps in order to cope with the increase in power output, the facelifted X7 no longer presents a purely comfortable orientation as in the past in terms of chassis adjustment. The overall damping coefficient setting is slightly tougher. In addition to the same electronic suspension system and automatic leveling of the front and rear axles, With the pneumatic suspension system and the tire sizes of 275/40R22 at the front and 315/35R22 at the rear, you can feel a more stable and solid road performance with clear feedback as soon as you hit the road. It is much more tonally different from the old model, which is soft and delicate but slightly floating and swaying. Not the same. As the pace of control accelerates, the steering feel and dynamic response of the car body are also faster and brighter. However, the drastic inertial changes caused by the huge body size will still often remind the driver to control the vehicle speed carefully. If you want a more comprehensive For handling performance, you can consider the Executive Pro active adjustment suspension system including a rear axle steering system and active electronic anti-roll bars.
In addition to the visible changes in interior and exterior styling, the facelifted X7 does have more sporty tuning settings in terms of power and control. Although there is a slight sacrifice in comfort, the overall flagship style and luxurious texture are still the same. Very charming.
This post was last modified on February 2, 2024 7:13 am
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