Only 600 will be built.
With no BMW X7 M on the horizon, many have started looking towards tuners such as Alpina to develop a special edition that fills that void. But BMW has now announced a special edition that will appease fans for the time being. BMW calls its latest version of the X7, which competes with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, the 2021 X7 Dark Shadow Edition. This very limited edition of the seven-seater SUV will be built at BMW's largest global production plant in Spartanburg (SC) starting this August. This unique vehicle will be built for world markets, with a total of 600 being produced.
75 of these cars will be making their way to the US, and pre-orders will start on July 23. BMW says that a $1,000 refundable deposit will secure a reservation.
The BMW Dark Shadow Edition will be equipped with a comprehensive selection of standard and optional equipment, as well as a number of packages. The only option at pre-order will be the selection of second-row captain's chairs instead of a three-seat bench. So what will this beast look like?
The special edition will be painted in a BMW Individual Frozen Arctic Grey metallic matte finish, which is the first time this paint job will be made available on an X car. Shadowline gloss black trim will adorn the door window trim, B and C-pillar covers, side-mirror covers and roof rails, as well as the kidney grille.
The exhaust tips of the M Sport exhaust system will also be finished in black chrome, and the car will ride on 22-inch M V-spoke bicolor matte Jett Black light-allow wheels wrapped in mixed-size performance run-flat tires. Power is provided by a turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine producing 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. The 0-60 mph sprint will take 4.5 seconds and the car will reach a top speed of 155 mph.
The interior of the Dark Shadow Edition will feature Merino leather in two-tone Night Blue/Black with contrast stitching. The headliner will be trimmed in Night Blue Alcantara. The rest of the interior trim, including the upper dashboard, doors, and armrests will also be covered in Nappa leather. Fineline wood trim with aluminum inserts will feature on the upper console area. The lower center console will be covered in Piano Black trim and will show off the limited-edition badge.
Standard features will include M Sport Brakes, differential, and sport exhaust, as well as Adaptive M air suspension, and driver assistance systems such as lane keep assist, pedestrian warning, rear collision preparation, and frontal collision mitigation. Optional extras include active cruise control with stop & go multi-contour seats, and a Bower and Wilkins diamond surround sound system.
The Dark Shadow Edition can be yours for $119,495 plus a $995 destination fee. US production begins in the fourth quarter of 2020.