To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the coveted BMW M division, the Bavarian giant has today launched the ’50 Zahr M Edition’ of the X7 40i M Sport in India, priced at Rs 1.20 crore, ex-showroom. The SUV will be produced locally at the company’s facility in Chennai, India. It will be exclusively sold under the guise of petrol, and bookings for the model have started today. Furthermore, the company has announced that only 10 models have been allocated for the Indian market. The new Jahre variant brings together a blend of modernity, luxury and spaciousness.
Elaborate exterior dimensions and generously proportioned surfaces radiate an expression of grandeur. The front is one of the most distinctive aspects of the BMW X7. The gorgeous and exceptionally large kidney grille in Black High Gloss forms the heart of the impressive front design, while the iconic M emblem sits above it and adds an extra touch. Different in appearance from the traditional BMW emblem, it alludes to the passion for racing and the roots of the BMW M brand. The M emblem adorns the front and rear logos as well as the wheel hub cap. BMW Laser Light technology with blue X-shaped elements creates a distinctive visual proclamation. Ensuring prominence on the road is the gorgeous silhouette. The large windows and tall roof line characterize the athletic and modern side view. The tall rear doors emphasize the spaciousness of the SAV. The past shows determination and superiority. A contemporary look is created by horizontal lines, slim LED lights and a two-section split tailgate at the rear.
The car comes equipped with 2-axle air suspension, BMW xDrive, M Sport brake calipers in Black High Gloss and 21″ 752M Jet Black alloys. It is available in striking yet elegant paint finishes including Mineral White and Carbon Black.
Customers can add sporting character to every detail with the optional M Accessories package. This package is for the enthusiasts who want to turn heads on the road. All the accessories under this package are in carbon fiber material – M Performance steering wheel in and Alcantara option, mirror caps, key fob in Alcantara to name a few.
The impressive open expanse in the interior brings a new feeling of space. The interior features a cockpit marked by typical BMW driver orientation and an elevated seat position with all-round visibility, a feature of the X model. Functions like M seat belts, M leather steering wheel, seat heating with lumbar support, electric seat adjustment with memory function, and automatic anti-dazzle function in all mirrors add a more sporty touch to the interior. Excellence comes generously through abundant legroom, headroom and space for up to seven seats. The rear-seat experience is enhanced with an optional six-seat configuration including two captain-style comfy seats for the second row. Automatic air conditioning with five-zone control extends luxury to every passenger.
The spacious Sky Lounge panoramic glass sunroof fills the cabin with spaciousness. The large panoramic roof that extends to the third row allows dynamic light flow in the BMW X7. The absolute highlight of the interior is ‘Crafted Clarity’ which is a host of operational features crafted in exquisite glass that includes the gear selector, iDrive control wheel, audio control buttons and start/stop buttons.
The Comfort Access System remotely detects the key within a 1.5 meter radius and unlocks the door and two-section tailgate. Luggage-compartment package includes slide rails for easy loading. The soft close function for the doors adds to the increased levels of comfort. The BMW X7 40i M Sport 50 Zahere M Edition offers a highly versatile and flexible luggage compartment. Folding the second and third row seats increases the storage capacity from 326 liters to 2,120 liters, making it suitable for all types of travel.
Thanks to unmatched BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, the petrol engine combines maximum power with exemplary efficiency and provides smooth response even at low engine speeds. The three-litre six-cylinder engine combines the hallmark high-revving character of the BMW M GmbH engine with the latest version of M TwinPower Turbo technology. The BMW X7 40i M Sport produces 340 hp at 1,500 – 5,200 rpm and maximum torque of 450 Nm. The car accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just 6.1 seconds.
The eight-speed M Steptronic transmission delivers exceptionally short shift times and fast, accurate response to every nudge of the accelerator. The driver can access three distinctly different setups – comfort oriented, sport focused, or track optimized, in both automatic and manual modes. The set-up button on the center console provides direct access to settings options for the engine, chassis, steering and braking system, plus traction control. Effective, Sport and Sport Plus settings can be applied to modify engine characteristics, while selecting Comfort, Sport or Sport Plus chassis modes provides access to three settings for electronically controlled dampers.
A host of BMW ConnectedDrive technologies continue to break down the innovation barrier in the automotive industry – BMW Gesture Control, BMW Display Key, wireless charging and wireless Apple CarPlay®. Running the latest BMW Operating System 7.0, the advanced cockpit concept BMW Live Cockpit Professional includes 3D navigation, a 12.3-inch digital instrument display behind the steering wheel and a 12.3-inch control display. Rear-seat Entertainment Professional allows users to access entertainment, navigation from the rear seats. It now includes two 10.2-inch full-HD display screens with integrated touch functionality along with a Blu-ray player. Harman Kardon surround sound system with 16 speakers delivers an intense musical feast for the ears. The proliferation of driver assistance systems is wider than ever. Parking Assistant Plus with Surround View Camera makes parking in tight spaces easier with regards to acceleration, braking and steering. Reversing Assistant provides unmatched assistance in reversing from a parking lot or through narrow driveways. It holds the record for the last 50 meters driven and assists in handling the steering.
BMW EfficientDynamics includes features like 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission, auto start-stop, ECO PRO mode, brake-energy regeneration, electronic power steering, 50:50 weight distribution, driving experience control switch and many other innovative technologies.
BMW safety technologies include six airbags, Attention Assistance, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with cornering brake control (CBC), electric parking brake with auto hold, side-impact protection, electronic vehicle immobilizer and crash sensor, ISOFIX child seat Mounting and integrated emergencies are included. Spare wheel under load floor.