The X7 is the largest and newest member of the BMW X family of SUVs. It was launched in early 2019 and sits atop the Bavarian brand’s Cluster Architecture (CLAR) platform. In India, BMW sells three standard variants of the X7, which include the xDrive 30d DPE, xDrive 30d DPE Signature, and xDrive 40i M Sport. As such, prices of the regular X7 range between Rs 95.90 Lakh and Rs 1.12 Crore. However, the prestigious German marque has now launched the new and limited-run Dark Shadow Edition of the X7 at Rs 2.02 Crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). Only 500 units of the X7 Dark Shadow Edition will be made at BMW’s Spartanburg plant in the States.
The new BMW X7 Dark Shadow Edition comes to India as a CBU (Completely Built Unit), thus attracting a higher price tag. Moreover, unlike in other markets, India only gets the Dark Shadow Edition in the top-spec M50d variant. One of the first things to grab your attention on this particular X7 is its exclusive Frozen Arctic Grey Metallic exterior color. Almost every accessory and distinguishing feature found on the X7 Dark Shadow Edition comes from BMW Individual. BMW Individual is responsible for applying even more high-end, and special touches to the brand’s already high-end cars. According to BMW, this is the first time it has used the Frozen Arctic Grey paint on any of its X models.
To create the Dark Shadow Edition, BMW has replaced all the chrome trim on the outside with sportier-looking black bits. Well, that’s primarily where this X7 gets its name from. Furthermore, the Dark Shadow Edition also comes with the BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line treatment.
While much of the body is coated in a matt finish, the High Gloss add-on creates a sporty yet pleasing contrast. There’s gloss black on the front kidney grille, front lower apron & intakes, window surrounds, door pillars, roof rails, rear lower apron & tailpipes, and along the lower portion of the doors. Meanwhile, the large 22-inch alloy wheels of the X7 Dark Shadow Edition are painted in a jet-black matt finish and feature a unique V-spoke design.
As for the interior of the X7 Dark Shadow Edition, customers can opt for either six or seven seats. Compared to a standard X7, the Dark Shadow Edition gets BMW Individual’s Merino full-leather upholstery and two-tone Night Blue/Black seams. Adding further to the whole dark theme in the cabin is the Night Blue roof liner, which also sports Alcantara. There is Night Blue Nappa leather on the upper part of the dashboard and on the door armrests. Meanwhile, much of the lower portion of the cabin is finished in Black merino leather. The BMW Individual package also adds nice aluminium inlays and Fineline Black finish on many surfaces. Finally, the center console sports the cool edition logo in white, contrasting nicely against the piano black finish it is set upon.
The BMW X7 Dark Shadow Edition comes very well-equipped, especially in the range-topping M50d variant. Therefore, this X7 gets are soft-closing doors, a massive panoramic sunroof, a high-end 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, five-zone automatic climate control, a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display, LED ambient lighting, massaging front seats, a head-up display, adaptive dampers, and wireless smartphone connectivity.
Power for the BMW X7 Dark Shadow Edition is provided by a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder diesel engine. Its 394hp and 760Nm of output means that the X7 Dark Shadow Edition gets from 0 to 100 kmph 5.4 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited to 250 kmph. Meanwhile, transmission duties are carried out by an 8-speed automatic gearbox.