The large luxury SUV segment is an anomaly, clocking consistent, if not chart-topping, sales numbers year after year regardless of the attendant economic and social climate. Buyers love them for their cosseting interiors and showy exteriors; manufacturers love them for their high-profit margins. It’s a symbiotic relationship that requires constant reinvention.
That goes for the BMW X7, the maker’s flagship SUV that competes with the Lexus LX, Mercedes-Benz GLS, Cadillac Escalade and newly christened Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Comprehensively updated, the 2023 BMW X7 features the brand’s new design language inside and out, a new powertrain with a mild-hybrid assist, and, for the first time on a BMW, a 23-inch wheel option.