With no M version of the X7 coming anytime soon (if ever) and companies like Alpina giving something similar, BMW has launched a somewhat M version of the X7. Introducing the 2021 BMW X7 Dark Shadow Edition which will be limited to 600 units. Production to start by August at BMW’s largest global production plant in Spartanburg South Carolina in the US.
Although some of its aesthetics are M derived, its not an M version at all with the SUV available only in one colour. The BMW Dark Shadow Edition will be equipped with a comprehensive selection of standard and optional equipment. The only option at pre-order will be the selection of second-row captain’s chairs instead of a three-seat bench.
The SUV will be painted in a BMW Individual Frozen Arctic Grey metallic matte finish. This paint job is the first given to any BMW SUV and it will be coupled with a Shadowline gloss black trim. The Shadowline gloss black trim will be fitted to the door window trim, B and C-pillar covers. The side-mirror covers and roof rails, as well as the kidney grille will not be left out.
The interior 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 aluminium inserts will feature on the upper console area. The lower centre console will be covered in Piano Black trim and will show off the limited-edition badge.
Some M parts like M Sport Brakes, differential, and sport exhaust, as well as Adaptive M air suspension, will be fitted. Driver assistance systems such as lane keep assist, pedestrian warning, rear collision preparation, and frontal collision mitigation are standard. Power is provided by a turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 engine producing 523 hp 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.