The BMW X7 Nishijin Edition has been unveiled for the Japanese market as a highly exclusive offering. With just three units being made, the new model boasts a unique colour-scheme both inside and out.
The BMW X7 Nishijin Edition is based on the xDrive40d model in Pure Excellence trim. This design of this SUV uses the concept of “change of light and colour” which can be seen in the paint used for the exterior. The BMW Individual ametrine shade uses multiple pigments to achieve deep colours through multi-layer coating. The hue changes as light reflects along the surface thanks to the aluminium flake and mica overcoat.
Within the cabin of the BMW X7 Nishijin Edition, a special foil applied to Japanese paper has been placed on the interior trim with gold and silver foil pigment. This five-colour gold layering process adds to the colour and depth of the shade thus creating a unique 3D effect.
The merino leather upholstery has been decorated with foil that has been cut into extremely fine pieces. The surface of each piece is pulled and checked while being delicately woven with silk warp threads. BMW says the cabin of the BMW X7 Nishijin Edition benefits from a high technical ability and artistry that is not often seen. While retaining the moist texture of leather, it emits elegant light and color from the glance of the three-dimensional weave, colouring a high-quality drive.
By adding a white three-dimensional weave with the image of Keiun, the presence of the Nishijin-ori decoration can be seen not only in the sunlight during the day but also in the beautiful starry sky that shines on the sky roof at night. There is also a production that maintains and enhances the elegant atmosphere.
This special edition has been put together with the help of the Nishijin Textile Industry Association; masters of the art since 794, when Heian-kyō became the new capital city of Japan.