The new BMW X7 Dark Shadow Edition is the first special edition model introduced for the company’s flagship SUV, and it will be limited to 500 units worldwide. BMW will start producing the car at its Spartanburg plant, in California, USA, from August 2020.
BMW introduced first limited edition model of X7 named as BMW X7 Dark Shadow edition. The automaker announced that it is only manufacturing 500 examples of the limited edition X7 worldwide. It will be produced at the BMW’s Spartanburg plant, in California, USA, from August 2020. As we can decipher from the name, the main feature is Dark Shadow which refers to its Frozen Arctic Grey metallic paint.
The car is completely blacked out, right from its massive kidney grille to the window garnish. Upfront, the SUV comes with a black chrome kidney grille, and the side window surrounds, the covers of the B and C columns and the exterior mirror bases are also finished in black. In fact, the air intakes, and the tailpipe covers of the exhaust system are also finished in black chrome. The Matte black 22-inch wheels round out the package. The Dark Shadow edition does borrow all the little details from the X7’s M sports package including the exhaust tips and roof rails.
Inside, there’s contrast stitching on the seat, Nappa leather on the instrument panel, roof liner finished in Alcantara with a Night Blue colour. And on the centre console lies the ‘Dark Shadow Edition’ logo which again gets the piano black finish. Like the regular X7, the limited-edition model also comes in both 6- or 7-seater option, with electrically adjustable comfort seats with memory function for driver and front passenger. The rest of the cabin features are similar to the M Sport variant of the SUV.
BMW says that the new Dark Shadow edition can be combined with all engines offered for the BMW X7. In India, the X7 comes with a 3.0-litre diesel and a 3.0-litre petrol option and while the former powers the X7 xDrive30d DPE and the X7 xDrive30d DPE Signature variants, the petrol engine is exclusive to the top-spec X7 xDrive40i M Sport option. The diesel engine makes 261 bhp and 620 Nm of peak torque, while the petrol motor is tuned to make 335 bhp and 450 Nm of peak torque. Both come mated to an 8-Speed Steptronic Sport transmission with paddle shifters.