As BMW readies itself for a future of autonomy and electrification, the BMW X7 reinforces the brand's presence in more familiar territory. As BMW’s flagship SUV, it certainly cuts a confident dash, and standing out from the crowd is vital when competition is tough.
The X7 lists sheer size and – BMW hopes – desirability on its prestige CV, usurping the X5 and X6 SUVs as the biggest ‘X’ car ever built. Its ‘7’ moniker hints at kinship with BMW’s luxurious 7 Series saloon.
Taking on such luxury SUV rivals as the Mercedes-Benz GLS, Audi Q8 and Range Rover, the X7 also aims to tempt would-be buyers of the Audi Q7, Land Rover Discovery and BMW X5 into pushing a little farther upmarket.
Developed from the underpinnings of the 7 Series and X5, 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. Few will be disappointed by the X7’s lavish interior, either, which takes the familiar X5 theme and polishes it with luxury touches seen in the BMW 8 Series.
But is there more to the X7 than just glitz and garnish? Can it really tempt buyers away from such established rivals? Read on to find out. Then, if you decide you’d like an X7, or any other new car for that matter, head to our New Car Buying section to see how much money we could save you without haggling.