The updated BMW X7 will wear a distinctive new face when it debuts, potentially later in 2021 or early in 2022.
The latest set of spy photos of BMW’s flagship (for now) SUV give us our best look yet at the new split-level lighting up front.
The upper lighting array will include the indicators and LED daytime running lights, while the main headlights will sit in a tier of lighting below.
Split-level lighting arrangements like this have become increasingly common, particularly with SUVs. Other vehicles to feature split-level lighting include Hyundai’s SUV range, the Nissan Juke, and the pre-facelift Jeep Cherokee.
Expect two different front bumper designs: one for models equipped with the M Sport package, one for those without.
The changes down back are more subtle.
The tail light graphics appear to be mildly different, though they retain their shape and look to still be linked by a chrome strip.
The rear bumper has been restyled and the quad exhaust outlets have a slightly different shape to current M Sport models.
While we haven’t seen inside the updated X7 yet, it could feature a restyled dashboard.
This could include the ‘curved dash’ of the new iX, which features a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system in one housing.
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.
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.