BMW’s sinister-looking X7 Dark Shadow Edition has been announced for Australia, where only 10 units from the global allocation of 500 will become available, with deliveries expected to commence next March.
Customers can reserve a build slot for AU$5,000 (US$3,712) with only a few mouse clicks, but first they will have to decide whether they want the xDrive30d M Sport or the M50i.
Five of each will be offered, with the turbodiesel, which uses a 3.0-liter inline-six making 195 kW (265 PS / 261 HP) and 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) of torque starting at AU$188,900 (US$140,253) and the twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 petrol, rated at 390 kW (530 PS / 523 HP) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft), being available from AU$215,900 (US$160,300).
Finished in the BMW Individual’s Frozen Arctic Grey metallic, the X7 Dark Shadow Edition features High-Gloss Shadow Line accents, 22-inch light alloy wheels in Jet Black matte, blue brake calipers and rear privacy glass.
The cabin features two-tone Merino leather upholstery with quilted patterns in Night Blue and Black shades, a Night Blue Alcantara headliner, aluminum inlays and crystal glass-treated gearshift selector, iDrive controller and start/stop button. The final exclusive touch is the ‘Edition Dark Shadow’ signature on the center console.
Both versions of the limited edition X7 are very well equipped, getting standard multi-zone climate control, electrically adjustable seats, a multi-function and leather-wrapped steering wheel, soft-close doors, wireless charging pad for compatible smartphones, wide-screen infotainment system, digital instrument cluster, digital radio, USB sockets, hi-fi audio and ambient lighting.