This is one mean-looking SUV.
As BMW’s largest SUV ever, the massive X7 is already a mean-looking machine. But that hasn’t stopped aftermarket tuners from making it even more aggressive We already know that Alpina is developing a more extreme version of the X7, and now aftermarket specialist Lumma Design has previewed its new X7-based tuning project.
Dubbed the Lumma CLR X7, this is essentially the X7 M BMW refuses to make, boasting a more aggressive exterior and more significantly more power.
Starting with the exterior, Lumma’s BMW X7 has a more musulcar body thanks to an assortment of aero upgrades. The front of the three-row SUV has been completely redesigned with larger air intakes in the front apron and the addition of a front splitter. Lumma has also added a carbon fiber hood to optimize the air supply to the engine.
Compared to the standard SUV, Lumma’s modified X7 has been widened by 1.9 inches at each side, giving the SUV a more aggressive appearance. To reduce the lift forces on the rear axle, Lumma has fitted a rear spoiler lip and roof spoiler finished in visible carbon fiber. A new rear apron with an integrated diffuser, and a set of new 24- or 23-inch alloy wheels wrapped in high-performance tires round off the exterior enhancements. The new rear apron also makes room for a sports exhaust system with four 3.9-inch stainless steel tailpipes that make the X7 sound angrier.
Under the hood, Lumma has extracted more power from the X7, too. While the standard X7 produces 456 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque, Lumma is aiming to increase the output to around 680 hp thanks to electronic optimization and the new exhaust system. The X7’s 155-mph top speed limited has also been lifted, but Lumma hasn’t quoted the new top speed figure.
Inside, the interior has been upgraded with aluminum pedals, Lumma-branded floor and trunk mats, and lots of leather. Lumma says the interior can be transformed into an “elegant VIP lounge” or “a cockpit with motorsport flair” depending on customer preferences. Pricing details haven’t been announced, but the standard BMW X7 starts at $73,900.