Getting A BMW X7 In M Sport Guise Seems Like The Way To Go

Now that BMW has a full-size SUV on offer, coming to terms with that notion means accepting luxury over anything that even remotely resembles an ultimate driving machine.

However, opting for the M Sport package might make you feel a little better, since it gives the X7 a slightly more dynamic appearance thanks to the more visually-aggressive bumpers and black exterior trim rather than its usual chrome bits.

Entry level, yet high level

While this particular vehicle hails from Abu Dhabi Motors in the Middle East, U.S. buyers can purchase the xDrive40i as the entry-level model of the X7 range from $73,900. Getting the M Sport package means paying an extra $4,350, while the Individual Fine Wood Ash Gran trim with High Gloss Silver visible inside this SUV is another $1,080.

As for the upholstery, that looks to us like Tartufo Extended Merino leather, which in the X7 is a $1,000 optional extra.

Also read: 2020 Mercedes GLS vs. 2019 BMW X7: Which Side Are You On?

The BMW X7 xDrive40i is powered by a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine, producing 335 HP (340 PS) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque. In a straight line, it can accelerate from zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 5.8 seconds (0-100 in 6.1 sec), and max out at 152 mph (245 km/h). As you can see, it’s not exactly slow, despite weighing nearly 2.4 tonnes (5,290 lbs).

Of course, for a more effortless experience behind the wheel, we recommend either the xDrive50i version or the recently announced X7 M50i, which has a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine, good for 523 HP (530 PS) and 553 lb-ft (749 Nm) of torque.

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  • lagunas3ca

    Can’t be M Sport without the fender flares. What a joke, especially the running boards.

    • Bash

      I see what you are saying, There are M package available as a mild exterior additions if you know what i mean. Those M are not a true M sport in term of performance, but only few exterior addition being offered for whoever willing to pay few extra bucks (thousands).

      • lagunas3ca

        2019 BMW X5 xDrive50i M Sport has the fender flares and essentially everything else the X5 M has (exterior wise), except for the quad exhaust, so it’s only appropriate for this package to have them, too.

        • Bash

          Hmm sounds logical.

  • Bash

    Looks good.

  • Aelwyn

    On this particular BMW, I actually disagree on the M Sport package suggestion. It’s too large to have any pretense of sportiness, so it should just fully embrace the luxury angle — for which the chrome accents seem more suitable.

  • Bo Hanan

    When I look at the front end styling I get dizzy and I just need to sit down for a minute.

  • Vassilis

    Not getting one at all is the way to go…

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