Would you be happy if the facelifted SUV arrived looking like this?
The BMW X7 has been on sale since 2018, and in that time, the competition has only gotten hotter. Special editions such as the Dark Shadow Edition have done well to keep interest alive, but BMW has recently announced a major update that should bring with it new features and a slightly tweaked look with the aim of boosting sales. Recent spy pictures have revealed a semi-camouflaged X7 driving the streets of Munich, Germany, and it's clear that the front-end will see some major surgery. In fact, the front-end seems to be similar to those of the refreshed 7 Series and upcoming X8. To get a better idea of what the car will look like, designer Nikita Chuiko has come up with some tasty renders.
The front-end of the rendered X7 shares that massive grille with cars such as the 4 Series, and gets a large air intake with gaping side vents featuring a set of fog lights. The headlights resemble those spotted in spy pics, and Chuiko has slipped in some beautiful slithers of lighting atop the standard lights. However, it is believed that the hood and front fenders will remain unchanged. The side profile does not look much different, and the rear end shows a redesigned tail light cluster and slightly tweaked bumper. The interior should see the addition of an upgraded infotainment system and more driver assistance features.
Currently, the BMW X7 is powered by a standard 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six with 335 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque, a twin-turbocharged V8 with 456 hp and 479 lb-ft, and the same engine with an increased power output of 523 hp and 553 lb-ft in the M50i. The X7 starts with an MSRP of $74,900. BMW is yet to announce the debut of the updated model, but don't expect to see it in 2020.