2023 BMW X7 Facelift: New Styling and PHEV on the Way!?

It seemed like the Bavarian carmaker was late in the game when it comes to full-size, but it turned out that the X7 established its position on the market pretty quickly. This SUV has been on the market since 2019 it’s already on par with the main rival, Mercedes-Benz GLS, in terms of sales numbers. Still, the competition is getting stronger every year, so it’s no wonder that BMW is preparing a mid-cycle refresh for the next year. The 2023 BMW X7 has already been spotted on the road and even though it still wears camouflage, some things are relatively easy to predict.

The main thing about this update will be the new styling. The next year’s model will come with a new front face, as well as with updates in other areas. We can also find reports that suggest some interior changes, while novelties in terms of standard and available features seem like a certain thing. On the other hand, we still don’t know much about the possible changes under the hood.

The 2023 BMW X7 should hit the market sometime in the second half of the year.

2023 BMW X7 Spy Shot
Image Source: Motor1

2023 BMW X7 Design

As we’ve just mentioned, this will be a typical mid-cycle refresh. So, it’s no wonder that styling changes will be in the focus. The test mule has already been on the road for a while and, of course, most of the cover is at the front. Most sources suggest new, split headlights, which would be the most radical change of this update. Naturally, we also expect to see some revisions to the grille, more aggressive bumper etc. A few updates are expected on the rear end too, while we also count on typical updates, such as new wheels, color options etc.

On the other hand, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle will remain the same. This SUV rides on a stretched version of the familiar CLAR platform, which underpins the mid-size X5, as well as many other models in the Bavarian lineup.

2023 BMW X7 Render
2023 BMW X7 Render

Interior

At this point, details about the 2023 BMW X7 interior are still unavailable. We are getting opposite reports, as some of our sources suggest a new cockpit design, inspired by the iX, while others claim that things won’t change too much compared to the current model. The latter sounds way more likely in our opinion. We think that the new cockpit will be introduced with the next generation of this full-size SUV.

So, we expect to find a familiar layout inside the 2023 BMW X7, which combines classic BMW aesthetics with modern tech features and high-end materials. As we are talking about a full-size SUV, it’s no wonder that there is plenty of space on the inside. The X7 comes with three rows of seats but we have to say that most rivals offer more space for the passengers, as well as for the cargo.

2023 BMW X7 Interior
BMW iX Interior

Features

We have no doubt that the 2023 BMW X7 will bring novelties in this aspect. We expect to see more standard equipment, though it’s hard to expect too much in this aspect, as the current model already stands pretty well in this aspect.

For reference, the current model already comes standard with goodies like a 12.3-inch touch screen, navigation, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, voice recognition, a 10-speaker stereo, HD Radio, satellite radio, two USB ports, Bluetooth, proximity keyless entry, remote start, ambient interior lighting, a universal garage door opener, a panoramic moonroof, and quad-zone automatic climate control.

Of course, the potential additions to the list of standard equipment are currently on the list of options. Some of the things that come to mind are a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, infotainment gesture control, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound stereo, a rear-seat entertainment system, and driving information and video recorder, as well as power soft-closing doors, glass instrument controls, five-zone automatic climate control, heated and cooled cupholders, and a larger moonroof with LED lighting.

2023 BMW X7 Engines

When it comes to the powertrain, we can hear rumors about the addition of a plug-in hybrid version to the lineup. At this point, the officials are still quiet on this matter, so we will stay reserved for now.

The rest of the lineup should continue in the same way. Base models will continue with a 3.0-liter inline-six, which puts out 335 horsepower. The M50i will carry on with a 4.4-liter V8 that features a max output of 523 horsepower. Finally, there is the Alpina XB7 with 612 horsepower.

All engines come in pair with 8-speed automatic transmission.

2023 BMW X7 Release Date and Price

We expect to see the 2023 BMW X7 sometime in the second half of the year, with a starting price of around 77.000 dollars. Models like Mercedes-Benz GLS, Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator will remain key competitors.

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