Originally introduced last year with the 7 Series G70 and its electric i7 sibling, Iconic Glow crystal headlights will also be available for the X7 from April 2023. Aside from the pompous name, the option adds Swarovski crystals to the daytime running lights. With the facelift of the full-size SUV introduced in 2022, the DRLs are positioned in a separate cluster above the main headlights, just like the flagship sedan.
The chic lights already appear in the German configurator, where they demand a hefty 2,100 euros extra. There are 22 LED elements arranged in an “L” shape that make these crystals light up and do a little “dance” when locking and unlocking the vehicle. Additionally, BMW mentions that they’re more than just for show, as the improved DRLs for the X7 are more visible than the default setup.
The “Swarovski crystals reflect the light in many facets”, BMW continues, and are combined with the contour lighting of the front grille “to form an unmistakable light signature”. These LEDs not only serve as daytime running lights, but also as parking lights.
Speaking of big kidneys, you can combine the optional headlights with an illuminated front grille, which is available for an extra €500 in Germany, where the glowing kidneys are standard on the top-of-the-line X7 M60i shown here. More and more BMWs are available with a backlit grille, and we’ve heard about it X5 LCI is next in line to get this feature with the Life Cycle Impulse arriving this spring.
Matching this, the X7 equipped with the optional M high-gloss Shadowline exterior strip with extended elements will also have a rear trim strip in high-gloss black from April. The full-size luxury SUV has already been announced Remote Control Parking via the My BMW smartphone app. This technology also comes in the iX and 7 Series, which come with the advanced Parking Assistant Professional.