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If you really want to really arrive at a venue, there aren’t many better ways than if the car you turn up in is bigger than the venue itself. That’s exactly what many people will find so appealing about the BMW X7.
Luxury SUVs are all about status and theatre, desirability and opulence, and BMW’s seven-seater has similar proportions to your average stately home, so it has all of those qualities in abundance.
The X7 aims to tempt would-be buyers of the BMW X5 and Land Rover Discovery into pushing a little higher upmarket while also taking on some superb rival cars, including the Audi Q7, Mercedes GLS and Range Rover.
BMW developed its flagship luxury SUV from the underpinnings of its 7 Series and X5 models. Every X7 has four-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox, with a range of petrol and diesel engines that caters for the economy-minded as well as the power-hungry.
The X7’s lavish interior takes the familiar X5 theme and polishes it up even further with luxury touches first seen in the BMW 8 Series. So, is there more to it than just glitz and garnish? Can it really tempt buyers away from such established rivals?
Read on through this BMW X7 review to find out – and also to learn it's like to drive, how comfortable the ride is, what it will cost to run and other crucial information.
At a glance
|Number of trims||3 see more|
|Number of engines||3 see more|
|Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you?||petrol, diesel|
|MPG range across all versions||22.8 - 36.2|
|Avaliable doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / No mileage cap|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£5,648 / £8,326|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£11,295 / £16,652|
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