BMW Reveals Shadow Edition X7

2021 Bmw X7 Dark Shadow Edition Front

Limited edition X7 is an SUV shadow(line).

If you believe in the design philosophy that large SUVs always look best in darker colours, BMW’s latest limited edition X7 will be of great interest.

The company’s largest gravel travel capable vehicle is now available as a Shadow Edition and that means it's stealthier than a moonless Karoo night.

Using BMW’s Frozen Arctic Grey paint finish for the exterior panels, designers have also added high-gloss black trim bits to deliver some contrast. On the X7 Shadow Edition, you’ll find gloss black finishes on the roof rails, wing mirrors and door trim.

The X7 Shadow Edition’s B- and C-pillar are covered with gloss black material too, while at the front, those large lower valance air inlets are gain some gloss black surrounds. At the rear, this limited edition X7’s signature design is completed with black chromed exhaust ends.

No special edition BMW is complete without some outrageous wheels and in the case of X7 Shadow Edition, customers will be rolling 22-inch V-spoke alloys with a Jett Black finish.

The Shadow Edition’s stealth design theme is repeated inside its cabin with a blend of two-tone Merino leather upholstery. Dark blue and black are the primary hues for its leather seats, while extended leather trim is present on the door panels, armrests and dashboard – to create a true ‘soft touch’ tactility to the Shadow Edition’s interior.  

As one would expect from a limited edition BMW, various optional packages are fitted as factory standard. The BMW Driving Assistance Professional Package, Cold Weather Package, Luxury Seating Package, and Executive Package are included in the X7 Shadow Edition offering, offering owners a swathe of added luxury, convenience and driver assistance features.

Powering the X7 Shadow Edition is BMW’s potent 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8, boosting 390 kW and 750 Nm. Technical specifications are unchanged from other X7s, with an eight-speed automatic gearbox distributing drive to all four wheels and dual-axle air-suspension cushioning the big SUVs ride quality.

BMW will only be assembling 500 examples of its X7 Shadow Edition for all global markets, with production starting in August. It is unclear if any have been allocated to South Africa.

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