Families who want a big 3-row SUV with a luxurious interior and Bavarian roots will appreciate the X7.
- A higher-performing X7 M50i model joins the lineup
- A minor shuffling of standard and optional features
- Part of the first X7 generation introduced for 2019
Pros and Cons:
- Interior quality and style
- Quiet, comfortable ride
- Third-row space and visibility
- Many standard safety features
- Performance and acceleration (V-8)
- The available head-up display shows a lot of info
- Options add up quickly
- Optional captain’s chairs don’t fold flat
- Powered seats move slowly
- The learning curve for the iDrive multimedia system
- Massaging seats don’t dig in enough
- No Android Auto connectivity
The BMW X7 is available with three engine options. 8-speed automatic transmission and whole-wheel drive are standard no matter which engine you choose.
The X7 xDrive40i has a 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder with 335 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. This engine provides more than enough muscle for everyday driving, and it pairs nicely with BMW’s eight-speed automatic, which delivers smooth and well-timed gear changes. Fuel economy is another highlight of this powertrain. The xDrive40i is rated at 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The car accelerates from 0 -100kmph/6.1 seconds.
The X7 xDrive50i has a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 with 456 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. The X7 M50i has a retuned version of this V8 that makes 523 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. Both engines give the X7 stronger acceleration and more passing power but at the cost of fuel economy. Both of these models are rated at 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.
The BMW X7 has a user-friendly iDrive infotainment system with multiple ways to control most functions. You can use the touch screen, voice recognition, physical buttons on the dashboard, as well as a knob and touchpad on the centre console.
Standard technology and convenience features include a 12.3-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, five USB ports, a 10-speaker stereo, HD Radio, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, navigation, a Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless device charging, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, quad-zone automatic climate control, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and a panoramic moonroof.
The BMW Car have Laser Light technology with blue X-shaped elements give it an aggressive look. Meanwhile, the front looks modern and elegant with slim LED lights and 2-section split tailgate. The generous use of chrome elements further magnifies its luxury car appeal.
Review and Price:
The flagship Sports Activity Vehicle from BMW, the X7 is available in two variants – xDrive50i Design Pure Excellence Signature and the xDrive40i (CBU). The three-row SUV gets a new design language, host of luxury and off-road hardware.
The price ranges between $73,900 – $99,600.