Buyer’s Guide to the BMW X7

Buyer’s Guide to the BMW X7

We take a look at BMW’s new flagship SUV that has space for up to seven and a high-spec finish.

The BMW SUV range has been led by the X5 since it was introduced back in 2000 – but the Munich-based company has decided to make a new flagship for its increased range.

The X7 comes in right at the top of the line-up and features some of the same luxuries you would find on the comparative saloon, the 7 Series.

Here is what’s on offer with the X7…

2019 BMW X7

What engines are on offer?

BMW will offer the large SUV with three different engines – two diesels and one petrol. The diesel line-up comprises of the entry-level 30d that develops 261bhp and 620Nm of torque, and the top-end, M-modified M50d unit, which produces 395bhp and 760Nm of torque. The 30d isn’t what you’d call slow – getting from 0-60mph in 6.8 seconds – but the M50d is the pick of the X7 range for performance, reaching 60mph from a standstill in just 5.2 seconds.

The sole petrol, the 40i, develops 335bhp and 450Nm of torque, but is the least efficient of the bunch at 32.5mpg. It can reach 60mph in just 5.9 seconds though, and reach a top speed of 152mph. All the engines are paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and xDrive all-wheel drive.

What equipment do you get?

The X7 comes with three specifications – an unnamed entry option, M Sport and M50d – with the standard version coming with more than equipment. The entry X7 includes 21-inch alloy wheels, adaptive air suspension, automatic four-zone air conditioning, leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, automatic headlights and wipers, heated front and rear seats, a sports steering wheel, two seats in the third row and BMW’s latest version of the Live Cockpit Professional setup, which features a digital instrument display and large central touchscreen that supports Apple CarPlay. A Wi-Fi hotspot is also included as standard.

The M Sport version comes with additional equipment, such as exclusive alloy wheels and additional M equipment, such as an aerodynamic body kit, leather steering wheel, sport braking system, pedals, key and tailpipe finishers.

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2019 BMW X7

How much does it cost?

Put simply, the X7 is not the cheapest as pricing starts from £70,130 for the X7 xDrive 30d, with the top-end M50d version costing £87,240.

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