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WATCH: BMW X7 xDrive30d review

2019-08-03 09:08

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First and exclusive review of the locally built BMW X7 xDrive30d.

This is also the first time Indian media has got its hands on a diesel X7!

We tell you how the diesel engine is to drive and also what the car feels like in Indian conditions.

READ: Driven: 2019 BMW X7 M50d

The German luxury automaker BMW launched its X7 in South Africa earlier in May, and Wheels24' Sean Parker drove the new flagship SUV in the City of Gold.

Available in two derivatives, for now, the X7 has been a car the motoring public either love or hate, and judging from the feedback on our Instagram, many have warmed up to it.

So, which derivatives are available?

For now, two. Both use the 3.0-litre turbodiesel engine, namely the xDrive30d (195kW/620Nm) and M50d (294kW /760Nm), which is adorned with four turbos.  

The sole petrol-powered model is the M50i with a massive 390kW and 750Nm, BMW claims a 4.7 second 0-100km/h sprint time for this model. It’ll only be available here in October.

All three models use an 8-speed automatic gearbox and power is distributed to all four wheels. There is an optional sports transmission for the 30d that’s standard on the M-Sport models.

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