The BMW X7 Dark Shadow Edition is ominously cool

The Dark Side beckons
by Vijay Pattni | Jul 25, 2020
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This is a big, V8-powered SUV, built by the folks over at BMW. Its official title is the BMW X7 ‘Dark Shadow Edition,’ which is, according to the folks over at the German brand, the first ‘Edition’ model of the big, V8-powered SUV.

Dark Shadow, then. Not a Lord of the Rings villain, but instead a name that represents the brand-new color being debuted on this X7. Which is ‘Frozen Arctic Gray.’ Or ‘Do Not Mess With Me Earthling,’ probably.

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It’s only available as an M50i variant—it’s called Dark Shadow, don’t forget—which means a 4.4-liter turbocharged V8, 523hp, and 749Nm of torque. A big, fast shadow that’s able to go from 0-100kph in 4.7sec.

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Apart from that new paint job, there’s a standard-fit M Sports pack made up of various aero-optimized body parts—a bit like putting a diffuser on a country mansion—22-inch light alloy wheels, and an M Sport exhaust system.

As one would expect of a special edition making novel use of a menacing new color, this X7 features high-gloss black finishes across the reasonably-sized-and-definitely-in-proportion grille, the ‘air breathers,’ and the exhaust pipes. In the cabin, there’s leather in a black and blue scheme, some blue alcantara headlining, and black interior trim finishers on the center console.

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It’s got toys aplenty, too: Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system, heat comfort pack, panoramic glass roof, heads-up display, TV function, rear-seat entertainment, and even a massage function for the front seats, all as standard.

The price for the big, V8-powered SUV built by the folks over at BMW officially titled the BMW X7 ‘Dark Shadow Edition’: £114,975 (P7.22 million). Do you think it’s worth that?

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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