BMW X7 Dark Shadow 2021.

BMW X7 Dark Shadow 2021.

BMW X7 Dark Shadow 2021.

BMW X7 Dark Shadow 2021 — special version of the crossover with a circulation of 500 copies
BMW X7 is quite an expensive model in the Bavarian lineup.

The cheapest option will cost 6.6 million rubles, but this does not stop the manufacturer. At the end of summer, the Germans will start assembling a limited edition «seven», where original decor will be used in no less original color. And, of course, there will be all the equipment you could wish for.

The novelty will bear the name BMW X7 Dark Shadow Edition and will be released in limited edition — only 500 copies worldwide. What is so interesting about it will be discussed below.

Technical stuffing

In terms of technology, the Bavarians have not planned anything new. The multiple increase in the price tag is dictated by expensive finishes and a rich list of onboard equipment. We’ll talk about this a little later, but now let’s remember the main points on the standard generation of the X7.

BMW X7 Dark Shadow 2021.

The crossover is based on the CLAR branded modular trolley. It includes:

Electric power steering with the function of changing the gear ratio;
8-band intelligent automatic transmission with support for manual gear shifting;
Independent suspension from double wishbones at the front and multi-link at the rear (in the Dark Shadow Edition on pneumatic elements);
Clutch with two clutches for connecting an all-wheel drive;
Ventilated disc brakes on both axles;
Electronic «handbrake».

In terms of the engine range, the Dark Shadow Edition only gets the most powerful units in the range. We are talking about a 400 hp bi-turbo diesel. at 760 Nm in the L6 architecture and a bi-turbo V8 on petrol with a return of 530 hp at 750 Hm.

BMW X7 Dark Shadow 2021.

Onboard equipment

The Dark Shadow Edition contains an absolutely unique list of equipment that the standard model does not receive. These include: 4-zone climate, active steering, panoramic roof and laser optics.

Otherwise, there is also a significant list:

Front seats with height adjustment, memory function, heating, massage, lumbar support and active head restraints;
Electrically adjustable second and third row seats, also heated;
Central locking, remote control key and keyless entry;
Heated multifunction steering wheel, side mirrors, windscreen and rear windows;
Wireless charging and 6 USB in the cabin;
10 airbags + curtains and attachment for a child seat;
A multimedia complex with a 12.3-inch touchscreen on a torpedo with support for mobile interfaces, voice control, navigation and music Bowers & Wilkins with 16 speakers;
Two entertainment tablets in the back rows;
A virtual instrument panel with a projection onto the windshield.

Passive safety is represented by:

ABS, EBD, BAS, ESP, DAC and AFS systems;
360 monitoring;
Adaptive high beam control;
Adaptive cruise with functions of recognition of road signs, pedestrians and cyclists, lane control, etc.

Light, rain and tire pressure sensors.

But what is missing is parking systems. No parking sensors, no IPA. Considering the cost of the car, such a moment seems extremely strange, given that the SUV does not have any optional equipment as such.

BMW X7 Dark Shadow 2021

Body and dimensions

The bodywork is also nothing new, except for enamel and exclusive rims. The first is called Frozen Arctic Gray and its originality is that it is not completely black. The manufacturer himself calls it «black metallic».

Plus, the crossover gets the standard M package, which includes original black chrome parts:

Roof rails;
Radiator screen;
Side mirror stands;
Edging of door «frames»;
Exhaust tips.

Also, the M-package includes the sound of the exhaust system peculiar only to it, characterized by increased anger.
The original wheels are available in 22-inch diameter, have a five-V-spoke pattern and are also finished in a matte enamel called Jet Black.


As for the interior decoration, everything is to the maximum. The materials of finishing include the beloved Alcantara leather, lining made of natural wood with a «piano» coating and aluminum (in black). The finish, which combines charcoal gray and soft blue colors, looks extremely interesting.

The armchairs are made in sports architecture. Landing scheme 2 + 3 + 2. The second row has a folding armrest in case there are six passengers. By the way, at the back, all travelers are offered their own climate settings and a personal multimedia touchscreen.

The very architecture of the cabin completely repeats the standard model. The only thing, in addition to expensive finishing materials, is an extended glass panoramic roof, and the Edition Dark Shadow inscription flaunts on the central tunnel.


To be honest, it is difficult to judge the competition in such a segment. Therefore, you just have to list a few premium crossovers that are close in price range.

For example, Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 for 9.95 million, Porsche Cayenne Turbo for 9.8 million, Range Rover Sport SVR for 8.92 million and Volvo XC90 Excellence for 8.51 million.

If we consider something more expensive, then the closest was the Lamborghini Urus, but with a small margin in value — 15.2 million rubles.

BMW X7 Dark Shadow 2021.

Price and start date of sales

The limited edition BMW X7 Dark Shadow will be assembled in America at the facilities in Spartanburg. Assembly will begin in August with shipments to customers in early 2021.

The diesel version will cost 11.8 million rubles, the gasoline version — 11.9 million, which is on average 3 million more expensive than the top versions of the standard model.

Interestingly, out of 500 copies, as many as 60 were allocated to the Russian market, which is 4 times more than to England and France combined. Apparently premium German cars in our country are scattered like hot cakes.

Those who have money can order now. Pre-order is available on the dealer’s official website.

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