2022 BMW X7 interior spied

BMW's full-size X7 crossover will adopt an iX-like 'curved dash' and split-level front lighting for its mid-cycle update.

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BMW’s new “curved dash” is continuing to spread throughout the brand’s line-up, with the X7 looking to be the next recipient.

First seen on the iX and i4, it features a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system in the one assembly.

While not as curvaceous as the Cadillac Escalade’s displays, it has a similar wraparound effect.

Outside, we’ve gotten a better look at the split-level lighting of the updated X7’s front-end.

The headlights will be located on the lower tier, with the top tier used for the daytime running lights and indicators.

Split-level lighting has become increasingly common on crossovers ever since the Pontiac Aztek, with this treatment now used across much of Hyundai and Nissan’s SUV line-ups.

While some camouflage remains, we can see there looks to be a new bonnet and front bumper in addition to the redesigned lighting.

Expect there to continue to be two different front bumper designs: one for models with the M Sport package, one for those without.

Down back, we can also expect a restyled bumper. The tail light graphics also appear to have been revised.

Judging by the revised quad exhaust outlets plus the black exterior trim and sporty-looking wheels, this prototype is likely equipped with the M Sport package.

Expect the current powertrain line-up to carry over. In Australia, the X7 is available with a choice of two engines.

The xDrive30d models use a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel inline six with 195kW of power and 620Nm of torque, while the flagship M50i has a twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre petrol V8 with 390kW and 750Nm.

A 3.0-litre turbo-petrol inline-six is available in other markets, though the X7 lacks a plug-in hybrid option like its smaller X3 and X5 siblings.

That leaves buyers who want an electrified seven-seater BMW without any options, as both the plug-in hybrid X5 xDrive45e and all-electric iX lack the option of a third row.

MORE: Everything BMW X7

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