The words might come right out of an ’80s song, but it’s really hard to disagree: Black cars really do look better in the shade.
In fact, if Batman ever escaped the ’80s, there is a strong possibility that he would be cruising Gotham City’s shady places right now — in the X7 Dark Shadow.
All stealth and style
The X7 Dark Shadow is all stealth and all style — and its also BMW’s latest, limited edition SUV — with just 500 destined for new homes.
Combining a suave design with generous interior comfort and an impressive level of specification, the Dark Shadow Edition underlines both the sporty appearance and the luxury ambience of BMW’s largest SUV.
Exclusive paint finish
Perhaps the most striking feature of the Dark Shadow Edition is the BMW Individual Frozen Arctic Grey metallic paint finish, which is available on a BMW X model for the first time.
The exclusive paint finish of the BMW X7 Dark Shadow Edition is complemented by the BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line exterior finish, giving the BMW kidney grille, air breathers and tailpipes a high-gloss black finish. This creates a subtle contrast to the matt shimmering body surfaces, also emphasised by the BMW Individual Roof Rail High Gloss Shadow Line.
The BMW X7 Dark Shadow Edition will be produced at BMW’s Spartanburg plant, in the United States (US), from August 2020 with the 500 models to be distributed globally. It is unclear if any have been allocated to South Africa.
The dynamic character of the SUV is emphasised by the aerodynamically optimised bodywork elements of the M sports package, which also forms part of the standard equipment.
The BMW X7 Dark Shadow Edition comes with 22-inch M light-alloy wheels in V-spoke design with a Jet Black matt finish and the superior performance of the engine is accompanied by the emotionally powerful sound of the M sports exhaust system.
Inside the vehicle, exclusive interior content includes Full Merino leather in Night Blue/Black with contrasting seams, Night Blue Alcantara headlining and Night Blue leather instrument panel.
Black Merino leather is used in the lower section of the instrument panel and on the front backrests. In the centre console area, the unique design is underscored by means of BMW Individual interior trim finishers in Piano Black finish bearing the edition logo.
On top of this, the UK specification BMW X7 Dark Shadow Edition comes as standard with a host of features, including sun protection glazing, Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround sound system, heat comfort pack and Panoramic glass roof Skylounge. Head up display, TV function plus, rear seat entertainment professional and massage functionality for the front seats are also included as standard.
Under the Dark Shadow’s hood
Under the hood, the X7 (M50i) is powered by a 4.4-litre, twin-turbo V8 engine, while power is distributed to all wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. The model comes equipped with an M Sport exhaust, brakes, differential and adaptive M Suspension.