Although BMW’s full-size SUV has been around for just about three years, it already established itself as one of the leaders in the segment. Logically, the Bavarian carmaker wants to retain and improve this position, so it’s no wonder that a mid-cycle refresh is on the way. Front what we know so far, the 2023 BMW X7 will receive an update and we count on different kinds of novelties.
The test mule has already been spotted and as it wears a camouflage, we may presume it will come with lots of novelties regarding styling. Furthermore, some sources speculate about the addition of a plug-in hybrid version, while there are also rumors about the new interior. In any case, the 2023 BMW X7 will bring some pretty interesting novelties. Still, the base layout will remain the same, so you may count on the same great mix of luxury, convenience and performance.
Details about the 2023 BMW X7 release date are still unknown but we expect to see the new model sometime in the second half of the year.
2023 BMW X7 Design
As we’ve just mentioned, this will be a mid-cycle refresh and these updates are usually mostly styling changes and similar things. Therefore, it’s no wonder that the test mule wears camouflage. The cover is most notable at the front, which makes perfect sense. Most of the changes will come to the front end, in areas like headlights, grille, bumper etc. Although we can’t say for sure, there’s a big chance that the 2023 BMW X7 will feature new split headlights, as some renders that come from reliable sources suggest such a styling approach.
On the other hand, we don’t expect to see any notable mechanical changes. We count on the same overall layout, based on the well-known CLAR platform, which underpins pretty much completely BMW’s lineup these days. The X7 will continue to offer a good balance between comfort and athleticism, which usually isn’t the case in this segment.
When it comes to interior design, we can find opposite reports. Some of them suggest that the 2023 BMW X7 is about to continue with the same dashboard design, with minor tweaks. On the other hand, some sources also speculate about the new dashboard design, which will take a lot of inspiration from the new iX SUV. This doesn’t make much sense to use and we presume that the Bavarian carmaker will wait for a full redesign to introduce a new cabin layout.
So, you may count on a cabin that offers a mix of high-quality materials, tech features and a classic design approach. Furthermore, this cabin is spacious and comfortable, though we have to say that most rivals offer more space in the third row, as well as in the cargo area.
Novelties in this aspect will certainly come. Still, we don’t expect to see too many of them, considering that the current model already stands pretty well in this aspect. It comes standard with goodies like a 12.3-inch touch screen, navigation, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, voice recognition, a 10-speaker stereo, HD Radio, satellite radio, two USB ports, and Bluetooth. The list of standard equipment also includes convenience features like proximity keyless entry, remote start, ambient interior lighting, a universal garage door opener, a panoramic moonroof, and quad-zone automatic climate control.
We presume that some of the currently optional features will become standard. The list of potential candidates is long, as the current list of available features includes a lot of things. Some of the highlights are goodies like a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, infotainment gesture control, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound stereo, a rear-seat entertainment system, a driving information and video recorder, power soft-closing doors, glass instrument controls, five-zone automatic climate control, heated and cooled cup holders, and a larger moonroof with LED lighting.
2023 BMW X7 Engines
As we already mentioned, some sources speculate about the possibility to see a plug-in hybrid version in the next year. That could easily be the same system that powers the X5, or we could see something slightly more powerful. However, we will stay reserved, for now, considering that the officials are still quiet.
The rest of the lineup is about to remain the same. Base models will continue with the well-known 3.0-liter inline-six, which features a max output of 335 horsepower. The first upgrade comes in the form of the M50i model, which features a 4.4-liter V8, with a max output of 523 horsepower. The Alpina XB7 sits at the top of the offer, with a max output of 612 horsepower.
2023 BMW X7 Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2023 BMW X7 sometime in the second half of the year, with a starting price of around 78.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Mercedes-Benz GLS, Cadillac Escalade etc.