BMW X7 xDrive40i 5dr Step Auto Review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
BMW X7 2019 UK front right tracking shot
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  • BMW X7 2019 RHD dashboard
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  • BMW X7 2019 UK head on cornering
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  • BMW X7 2019 UK front right tracking shot
  • BMW X7 2019 UK rear right tracking shot
  • BMW X7 2019 RHD dashboard
  • BMW X7 2019 RHD rear seats
  • BMW X7 2019 RHD infotainment
  • BMW X7 2019 UK head on cornering
  • BMW X7 2019 UK off-road
  • BMW X7 2019 UK high right tracking
  • BMW X7 2019 UK second row
  • BMW X7 2019 UK boot open
  • BMW X7 2019 UK rear right static
RRP £76,305What Car? Target Price£71,561
Review

The BMW is everything a big luxury SUV should be. Its huge interior is as practical as it is luxurious, and it’s comfortable and quiet on the road. What’s more, its style – not to mention its sheer scale – gives it an element of theatre and desirability that few rivals can match.

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Even this entry-level X7 is positively loaded with kit; air suspension, four-zone climate control, heated front and rear seats and a 10-speaker sound system are all standard. We wouldn’t bother venturing any further up the range.

The xDrive30d makes most sense for most buyers, but if you really don't want a diesel, this six-cylinder petrol makes a credible alternative. It’s serenely quiet when you want it to be, and nice and snarly when you’re pressing on. What’s more, it’s impressively responsive, even at the very bottom of the rev range, and once you hit 2000rpm and the turbocharger really kicks in, there’s no stopping this 335bhp unit.


Key information

Doors5
Seats7
0-62 MPH6.1 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

25.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

750

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

249

g/km

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