Published on February 26th, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Locally-Assembled BMW X7 Previewed In Malaysia
Another model has been added to BMW Group Malaysia’s CKD lineup – this time it’s the X7
BMW Group Malaysia has given us a preview of the latest model to join the locally-assembled (CKD) lineup, the BMW X7. Just like the CBU version that was launched here in July 2019, the CKD version will be offered in the xDrive40i Pure Excellence trim.
This means there’s a turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six under the hood that develops 340 hp dan 450 Nm of torque. With an eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission driving all four wheels, the large SUV completes the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 6.1 seconds.
The Executive Drive Pro with active roll stabilisation and two-axle air suspension enhance ride comfort, so does the Dynamic Damper Control system.
Standard equipment on the CKD X7 are as follows:
- Laserlight headlights with high-beam assistant and LED foglights
- 21-inch light alloy Y-spoke wheels
- Fully-electric tailgate with Comfort Access
- Five exterior finishes – Black Sapphire, Sophisto Grey, Phytonic Blue, Manhattan Metallic and Mineral White
- 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster with BMW Operating System 7.0
- 12.3-inch central touchscreen
- Head-up display
- BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant
- BMW Gesture Control
- Welcome Light Carpet
- Five-zone air conditioning
- Harman Kardon surround sound system with 16 loudspeakers
- Rear Entertainment Professional system
- Panorama Roof Sky Lounge
- Cognac leather Vernasca upholstery (for Black Sapphire and Sophisto Grey), all-black design-perforated Leather Vernasca upholstery (for Phytonic Blue and Manhattan Metallic), and Coffee Leather Vernasca upholstery (for Mineral White)
Driving Assistance Systems
The X7 comes with Personal CoPilot technology, which includes:
- Parking Assistant Plus with automatic manoeuvring
- Reversing Assistant
There’s also a Driving Assistant package that brings these features:
- Lane Departure Warning
- Lane Change Warning
- Front collision warning with brake intervention
- Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function
- Integral Active Steering
The estimated retail price (on the road, without insurance) with sales tax exemption for the CKD X7 xDrive40i Pure Excellence is RM708,000. For comparison, the fully imported version is priced at RM861,846 with SST relief. This means buyers of the CKD version will enjoy a price cut of over RM153,000.
BMW Group Malaysia today previewed the locally assembled variant of the All-New BMW X7 xDrive40i Pure Excellence – reaffirming their investments in the local automotive landscape through one of the brand’s many progressive pillars.
Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia said, “The Story of Progressive Luxury is one of the many guiding pillars that continues to serve as an anchor in times of disruption and compass in times of uncertainty for the BMW brand. In 2020, we looked towards innovative local entrepreneurs as inspiration in redefining the meaning of luxury in such an unprecedented era. The All-New BMW X7 xDrive40i Pure Excellence is testament to our continued support for the local automotive landscape, as we welcome the luxury Sports Activity Vehicle to our portfolio of locally assembled vehicles in Malaysia.”
After the extensive introduction of many high-profile locally assembled vehicles in the past year–including the BMW 218i Gran Coupé, the BMW 330e M Sport, and the BMW M340i xDrive– the move to localise the assembly of the largest model in the BMW X range further demonstrates the premium automaker’s longstanding confidence in Malaysia’s potential as a regional hub for the luxury automobile segment.
The All-New BMW X7 xDrive40i Pure Excellence is an exemplification of luxury within the BMW brand, and is a sophisticated statement on its own. The variant’s imposing appearance and stature, designed with comfort and luxury at its heart, belies the versatility and agility that are characteristic of a BMW X model. With its outstanding powertrain and chassis technology, the All-New BMW X7 xDrive40i Pure Excellence offers an unparalleled driving and interior experience.
The paradigm of luxury and authority.
The All-New BMW X7 xDrive40i Pure Excellence retains its iconic bold and immaculate design. The massive front with the imposing kidney grille lends an exceptional road presence to the vehicle, along with the slender BMW Laserlight headlights that can illuminate up to 600 metres ahead. Available as standard also are the LED fog lights and high-beam assistant.
From the side, the near-vertical shoulder line visually elongates the All-New BMW X7 xDrive40i Pure Excellence from the front to rear – with large windows and a long, dynamically flowing roofline that hints at a spacious interior. Equally striking are the 21-inch light alloy wheels in Y-spoke style 753 Bicolour with run-flat tyres, available as standard. The variant also features a fully-electric tailgate in the rear with the Comfort Access feature, and two large, rectangular tailpipes – one on each side, conveying its immense power.
Formidable engines, hallmark BMW dynamics.
The All-New BMW X7 xDrive40i Pure Excellence also retains the powerful six-cylinder in-line petrol engine capable of a maximum power of 250kW/ 340hp, and a peak torque of 450Nm. This results in a century sprint completed in 6.1 seconds. All of these are achieved with a combined fuel consumption of 9.5l/100km and a combined carbon emission of 218g/km.
Power is channelled to all four wheels via an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission. The xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system of the luxury SAV maximises traction, agility and handling stability which links up with the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) feature. Included in the sophisticated chassis design of the variant is a two-axle air suspension. With the DSC system, the vehicle load registered by the air suspension sensors can also be factored into braking modulation.
Like the imported variant, the locally assembled variant of the All-New BMW X7 xDrive40i Pure Excellence is offered with the innovative Executive Drive Pro with active roll stabilisation. Ride comfort is further enhanced by the Dynamic Damper Control system, which is able to process data from the navigation system and front camera.
Luxurious interior design with integrated technology.
The interior of the All-New BMW X7 xDrive40i Pure Excellence also features the opulent “Crafted Clarity” handmade diamond-cut trim element and a range of standard equipment including a sport leather steering wheel and electrically adjustable comfort seats with active seat ventilation in front.
The BMW Live Cockpit Professional with BMW Operating System 7.0 combines the fully digital, user-configurable 12.3-inch instrument cluster with an equally large central Control Display with touchscreen functionality. The BMW Head-Up Display is also located within field of vision. The variant is also fitted with the voice-controlled BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant and BMW Gesture Control.
Other highlights include the Welcome Light Carpet feature, five-zone air conditioning, a Harman Kardon Surround Sound System with 16 loudspeakers and electric roller blinds for side windows. The Rear Entertainment Professional system is also available within the locally assembled variant, while the sheer spaciousness is further enhanced by the large Panorama Roof Sky Lounge.
The All-New BMW X7 xDrive40i Pure Excellence also features soft-close function for doors. Space is offered to the luxury SAV via a versatile 325-litre luggage compartment that can be maximised up to 2,120 litres with the backrests folded down.
Advanced connectivity meets sporting luxury.
The All-New BMW X7 xDrive40i Pure Excellence is equipped with the BMW Personal CoPilot technology, that includes the Parking Assistant Plus with automatic manoeuvring in and out of parallel parking spaces, along with the Reversing Assistant to assist in safely manoeuvring out of a tight parking space.
The Driving Assistant has been outfitted with a comprehensive range of functions, tailored to allow full ease of mind when on the drive. They include Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Warning and front collision warning with brake intervention. As a welcome addition, the All-New BMW X7 xDrive40i Pure Excellence also comes with Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function and Integral Active Steering, further enhancing the safety and comfort of the drive. Other innovative features include the BMW Digital Key, wireless charging for mobile phones, as well as smartphone integration that are available as standard equipment for the locally assembled variant.
The All-New BMW X7 xDrive40i Pure Excellence is offered in five exterior finishes to complement its sophisticated stature, with selected interior colour combinations. The exterior colours of Black Sapphire and Sophisto Grey come in Cognac Leather Vernasca upholstery with Black design perforations, while Phytonic Blue and Manhattan Metallic exteriors come complete with an all-Black design-perforated Leather Vernasca interior. Lastly, Leather Vernasca in Coffee with Black design perforations comes exclusively with the Mineral White model.
Customers can register their interest for the All-New BMW X7 xDrive40i Pure Excellence starting 26th February 2021 on BMW Shop Online at https://shop.bmw.com.my/.
Complete premium ownership experience.
Owners of the All-New BMW X7 xDrive40i Pure Excellence will receive the complete BMW Group Malaysia Premium Ownership experience which includes:
• BMW 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service Programme
• BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline
• The BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App – BMW Privileges Card
• BMW Service Online