What’s new in the BMW X7 Enhanced 2023?

When BMW improved its X7, it took over one of its most controversial cars and made it even more controversial. However, for some enthusiasts (including this humble blogger), it has improved with new facelifts. Not only in its appearance but also in its technology. So let’s take a look at some of the new updates for the X7.

BMW’s first split headlights

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We should start at the front, where the massive grille remains massive but its headlights have changed a bit. Replacing the old, very slender headlights are the new borrowed new 7 Series split headlights. In fact, the new headlights make the grille look more in line with the rest of the front end. while I don’t the love The design, I think, is much better than before.

iDrive 8 Curved Screen

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Inside, the BMW X7 gets some updates, too. Chief among them is the addition of iDrive 8, which replaces iDrive 7. It is an improved infotainment system that adds more functionality, while making the user interface simpler and easier to use. Admittedly, the new climate control functions, built into the touch screen, are controversial. However, what is left of it is an improvement.

One of the biggest improvements inside is the new digital gauge cluster, which comes as a bundle deal with the iDrive 8. The old Live Cockpit Professional was a trash can. It was baffling, ugly, and lacking any kind of real personalization, the latter of which is the whole point of digital scales. However, the new one is more straightforward to look at, has better graphics, is easier to read and understand, and features more customization, albeit still not quite as much as its competitors.

M engine in BMW series production

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The BMW X7 LCI also gets a new engine, the all-new S68. The S68 is a decent M Division V8 that will power all future BMWs powered by a V8 engine, even non-M cars. In its M Performance X7 M60i specification, the S68 produces an identical 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft as the outgoing S63. However, this is just to keep the M-section hierarchy alive and well.

Enhanced B58 3.0L Engine

The updated 3.0-liter B58 inline-six turbocharged engine powers the BMW X7 xDrive40i, which also gains 48V technology. Impressively, the X7 xDrive40i’s mild hybrid setup can actually drive the car under electric only at very low speeds. BMW doesn’t say what kind of speed but don’t expect anything faster than parking speeds. The B58-powered X7 xDrive40i produces 380 horsepower and 383 lb-ft (520 Nm) of torque, but it can be boosted to 398 lb-ft (540 Nm) of torque, with some temporary help from the hybrid.

[Photos by instagram.com/lucasjohnsonphoto and BMW Autohaus]

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