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2021 BMW X7 Dark Shadow Edition pricing and specs detailed: Mercedes-Benz GLS rival gets seriously sinister makeover

Two versions of the X7 Dark Shadow Edition are available in Australia.

BMW Australia has announced it’s secured just 10 examples of the limited-run X7 Dark Shadow Edition upper-large SUV, local deliveries of which will start in March next year.

Two versions of the Dark Shadow Edition are available, with the xDrive30d priced from $188,900 (driveaway), while the M50i checks in at $215,900 (d/a). Five units of each are now up for grabs exclusively via an online reservation system that requires a $5000 deposit.

Finished in Frozen Artic Grey metallic paintwork with extended high-gloss Shadow Line trim, the Dark Shadow Edition further stands out from the X7 crowd with matte Jet Black 22-inch alloy wheels with a V-spoke design, and rear privacy glass.

Inside, the Dark Shadow Edition features two-tone (Night Blue and black) full Merino leather seat upholstery with quilted patterns, a Night Blue Walknappa leather-trimmed upper dashboard and door shoulders, a Night Blue Alcantara headliner and Fineline Black trim with aluminium inlays.

And just in case it’s not obvious enough that this is the Dark Shadow Edition, a ‘Edition Dark Shadow’ signet adorns the centre console to really spell it out, with only 500 examples on offer globally.

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As per the regular X7 variants, the aforementioned xDrive30d is motivated by a 195kW/620Nm 3.0-litre single-turbo inline six-cylinder diesel engine, while the M50d is powered by a 390kW/750Nm 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol unit.

Both versions of the Mercedes-Benz GLS rival are mated to an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission and BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system.

2021 BMW X7 Dark Shadow Edition driveaway pricing

VariantTransmissionCost
xDrive30dautomatic$188,900
M50dautomatic$215,900