The BMW X7 M50d Dark Shadow Edition has been launched in India at Rs 2.02 crore (ex-showroom, India) – about Rs 36 lakh more than the standard X7 M50d. The special-edition SUV will be imported into India as a CBU and will be available in limited numbers – based on orders placed – via BMW’s digital retail platform.
- X7 Dark Shadow edition costs about Rs 36 lakh more than standard version
- Gets additional features as standard
- Number of units for India to be limited based on bookings accepted
BMW X7 M50d Dark Shadow Edition: How is it different from the regular M50d?
Focusing on the model in India, the Dark Shadow Edition is based on the top-of-the-line X7 M50d that was launched last year. While mechanically it is little different from the standard M50d, it gets a number of cosmetic touches and additional equipment that’s otherwise offered as an option on the regular M50d.
The X7 Dark Shadow edition features a Frozen Artic Grey paint shade from BMW Individual; it’s an option on the regular X7. The cabin is finished in black/dark blue Merino leather upholstery with piano black and aluminium inserts. The Dark Shadow Edition also sits on larger, black-finished, 22-inch, V-spoke M alloy wheels as standard.
On the equipment front, the Dark Shadow Edition gets additional kit like BMW’s Laserlight headlamps, sky lounge panoramic sunroof (which features 15,000 LEDs and lights up in the colour of the ambient lighting), front seats with active ventilation, 5-zone climate control (over the standard M50d's 4-zone), soft close doors, head-up display, 360-degree camera and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
Shared equipment on offer includes bits like the 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, air suspension, 6-colour ambient lighting, twin 12.3-inch displays for the instrumentation and touchscreen, BMW Gesture control, heated front seats with memory function and hands-free parking, to name a few.
BMW X7 M50d Dark Shadow Edition: engine details
The M50d badge on the Dark Edition means that power comes from a 3.0-litre, in-line, six-cylinder, quad-turbo diesel engine pushing out a rather significant 400hp and 760Nm of torque. The unit is paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox, sending power to all four wheels via BMW’s xDrive system and a BMW M Sport differential. The Dark Shadow Edition also gets an M Sport Exhaust system.
BMW claims a 0-100kph time of just 5.4sec for the full-size three-row luxury SUV.
Upcoming BMW car and SUV launches in India in 2021
BMW has had a fair few launches in the preceding months in 2021, with major ones being the new 3 Series Gran Limousine, the facelifted 6 Series GT, the M340i, and the petrol 2 Series Gran Coupe. The carmaker also has a few launches lined up for the coming months, including the facelifted 5 Series luxury sedan and the more performance oriented X3 M40i.