For its fifth model year on sale, the 2023 BMW X7 gets a meaningful refresh. The large SUV arrives with a new design, more powerful engines, and an updated interior.
On the outside, the 2023 X7 arrives with a new look that’s even bolder than before. The front end features a split-headlight design with the headlights moving toward the middle of the front fascia for a more striking look. BMW’s kidney grille can be illuminated as an option. At the back, the large SUV features triangular elements for the taillights, and they're slimmer than before.
The interior of the 2023 X7 gets a few changes to look more upscale than the current model that’s on sale. The dashboard benefits from a curved display that incorporates the digital instrument cluster and central touchscreen. BMW has also updated the center console to have far fewer climate controls and slim air vents. Other changes include gear selector buttons instead of a traditional shift knob, as well as an ambient light bar across the dashboard.
BMW has updated the X7’s list of tech features to include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch touchscreen. We expect a Harman Kardon audio system, a rear-seat entertainment system, a video recorder, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, and voice recognition to be available.
The 2023 BMW X7 lineup now includes the xDrive40i and M60i. The xDrive40i features a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine with a new 48-volt mild-hybrid system. The motor produces 375 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, which are increases of 40 hp and 51 lb-ft of torque. The M60i trim utilizes a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine with a new mild-hybrid setup to make 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission are standard.
On the safety front, the 2023 X7 will come with all of the same features as the current model. While the features will remain the same, the X7 comes with updated forward collision warning, as well as pedestrian and cyclist detection. A new safety feature on the X7 includes safe exit warning.