The biggest Bimmer is getting a big tech upgrade inside the cabin.
It was just a few weeks ago when the BMW X7 facelift was spied with less camouflage, giving us a clearer look at the luxury SUV's fresh face. BMW has been caught testing a prototype of the X7 once again, and this time our spies were able to get a peek inside, giving us a first look at the revamped cabin.
Compared to the current model, the X7 facelift prototype features a curved dual-screen for the digital instrument cluster and infotainment system, matching the layout of the i4 and iX. This isn't surprising as BMW's curved screen is also carrying over to the upcoming X6 facelift. In the iX, the curved display incorporates a 12.3-inch driver information display and a 14.9-inch infotainment screen. This will be a solid upgrade over the current X7, which is equipped with a 12.3-inch drive display and a 12.3-inch touchscreen.
On the outside, the refreshed X7 sports new split headlights that are a radical departure from the current model. Spy shots have also shown these lights will be fitted to the new BMW 7 Series and the upcoming X8/XM flagship SUV. This appears to be a comprehensive facelift as the grille looks slightly larger, the hood looks more sculpted, and the air intakes are redesigned. At the back, the X7 facelift prototype sports new taillights and reshaped tailpipes.
While the X7 is being revamped and inside out for its mid-cycle update we aren't expecting any changes under the hood. The current X7 is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six producing 335 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque, while the more potent M50i packs a 4.4-liter twin-turbo good for up to 523 hp and 553 lb-ft torque.
BMW doesn't offer a full-fat M version of the X7, but if you want more power the X7-based Alpina XB7 produces 612 hp and 590 lb-ft from the same 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8. BMW hasn't confirmed when the refreshed X7 will arrive, but we're expecting it to see it either later this year or early next year.