Very like with the 7 Sequence, BMW has kept away from giving the X7 the M remedy. There have been a few M Efficiency variations accessible for the pre-facelift mannequin, specifically the M50i and M50d, however each have been discontinued. These days, the LCI is obtainable in an M60i taste, which was pitted towards the defunct diesel that perished in 2020 with a Last Version. The particular model marked the top of the bonkers quad-turbo diesel engine.
The parents at Carwow lined up the 2 efficiency SUVs in a heavyweight battle to see which one was quicker within the quarter mile. We’ll remind you that the X7 M50d used the “B57D30S0” engine, an inline-six 3.0-liter unit that produced 394 hp and 560 lb-ft (760 Nm). As for the X7 M60i, it has the M division’s new S68, a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 mild-hybrid able to 523 hp and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm).
Except for having solely completely different engines, the 2 luxobarges are separated by about 140 kilograms (308 kilos), with the X7 M60i being the lighter model. Wanting on the specs, the gasoline mannequin ought to be notably faster since BMW has rated it at 4.7 seconds for 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) whereas the M50d takes a full second extra.
Predictably, the X7 M60i was considerably faster to the quarter-mile mark. Even with 5 folks contained in the SUV to make it heavier, the gasoline mannequin nonetheless crossed the end line forward of the quad-turbo monster. Within the subsequent rolling races from 50 mph (80 km/h) to the half-mile, the hole between the 2 was even larger, within the M60i’s favor but once more.
The X7 M50d did handle to win one duel by coming to a halt first within the brake take a look at from 100 mph (161 km/h) however that’s merely a comfort prize.
Hopefully, it received’t be too lengthy till we’ll see how the XM / XM Label and the 2024 X5 M Competitors fare in drag races. The latter ought to be the quickest-accelerating BMW SUV of all of them, though the heavier plug-in hybrid XM packs extra punch.
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