Bollywood actress Yami Gautam recently expanded her already luxurious and comfort-oriented car collection with the addition of the facelifted BMW X7. The exact powertrain configuration is not specified, but the car is finished in the Tanzanite Blue Metallic paint option. Yami already owns an Audi Q7 SUV and an Audi A4.
The Refreshed BMW X7
BMW introduced the first-generation X7 in India in 2019, and it received a refresh in January 2023. The X7 is now offered in a single “M Sport” trim, which is the variant Yami Gautam owns. The petrol variant (xDrive40i M Sport) is priced at Rs 1.22 crore, while the diesel variant (xDrive40d M Sport) costs Rs 1.25 crore (both prices are ex-showroom Delhi).
The India-spec BMW X7 is equipped with 3-litre twin-turbo inline-six petrol and diesel engines. The petrol engine generates 381PS/520Nm of power and torque, while the diesel engine produces 340PS and 700Nm. Both engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and power all four wheels.
Additionally, both engines feature a 48-volt mild-hybrid technology, providing an extra 12PS/200Nm of output during hard acceleration. BMW claims the X7 can accelerate from 0 to 100kmph in 5.9 seconds. The new X7 offers four driving modes: Comfort, Efficient, Sport, and Sport Plus.
Loaded With Tech
The flagship luxury SUV from BMW, the X7, comes with a range of impressive technological features. It includes dual screens—a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display and a 14.9-inch infotainment unit. The car also features a panoramic sunroof, 14-colour ambient lighting, and a digital key.
In terms of safety, the X7 offers multiple airbags, a 360-degree camera, dynamic stability control (DSC), and cornering brake control (CBC). Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are also included, such as adaptive cruise control and driver drowsiness detection.
Competition and Rivals
The facelifted BMW X7 competes with other luxury SUVs in its segment, including the Audi Q7, Volvo XC90, and Mercedes-Benz GLS.