2022 BMW X7 Is Getting A Bold New Look

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We now have proof that the BMW X7 facelift will adopt a split headlight design.

Spy shots have shown that BMW is busy developing a new luxury SUV that will slot above the X7. Rumored to be called either the X8 or the XM, BMW's new flagship SUV is expected to debut at the Munich Motor Show in September and could have 750 horsepower on tap. However, before the X8 goes on sale the BMW X7 will get a facelift to keep the luxury SUV looking fresh. We got our first look at the new BMW X7 facelift in prototype form last September and now more camouflage has stripped away, giving us a clearer look at the X7's fresh new face.

For the first time, we get to see the redesigned headlights. Unlike the current model, the updated X7 will feature a new split headlight design, with the main headlights situated below the LED daytime running lights.

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This bold new design will also be applied to the next-generation BMW 7 Series and X8. The grille also appears to be slightly wider and the prototype has a new sculpted hood.

At the back, the taillights have been tweaked and the quad exhaust pipes have been reshaped. Our spies still haven't managed to get a peek at the cabin, so we'll have to wait and see if the curved display from the electric i4 and iX carries over.

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There's a good chance it will, however, since a prototype BMW X6 facelift has already been spotted with a curved display for the digital instrument cluster and infotainment system.

It's not known if the BMW X7 facelift will bring any mechanical changes. As a reminder, the current X7 is offered with a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six producing 335 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque, or a 4.4-liter twin-turbo generating up to 523 hp and 553 lb-ft torque. Now that the prototypes are starting to lose more camouflage, there's a good chance the new X7 facelift will debut either later this year or early next year.

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