Following rumors and reports that BMW is adopting a new split headlight design, the latest spy shots of the refreshed X7 prototype seem to confirm the bold design direction.
Apparently, these are daytime running lights, which simultaneously serve as turn signals, as on most modern cars with LEDs. It seems that much lower on the bumper is the main headlight unit, which in this particular case had the low beam on. It’s worth noting that not only will the X7 get a new look, but the next-generation 7 Series will also feature split optics and rumored XM / X8 flagship SUV.
It is difficult to see the finer details due to the white paint of the test car, but spies noted that the bonnet is also different. They also claim that the already large grille will be slightly wider on the updated model, which will also bring some changes to the rear. While the LED taillights are unlikely to be radically altered, the four-sided tailpipes are new.
Spy shots of the interior are not yet available, so it is unclear at this point whether the BMW X7 will receive the new iX and i4-styled infotainment system. Perhaps this is too much of a change just for a mid-life restyling.
It is expected that the official debut of the model will take place in late 2021 – early 2022. The high-performance diesel version of the X7 M50d will not make a comeback as BMW is phasing out the four-cylinder turbo diesel engine, as the 3.0-liter inline unit, codenamed B57S, is too expensive to refine and be eco-friendly.