New BMW X7 vs Audi Q7

The Audi Q7 is one of the very best all-rounders you can buy, but BMW is out to better it with its new X7. So, which luxury seven-seater deserves your £75k?...

Audi Q7 rear

Our verdict

For a good number of years, the Audi Q7 has set the standard for luxury SUVs. With its beautifully made interior, impressive refinement and huge space, it has always represented great value for those wanting a posh seven-seater. And it still does if you opt for the brilliant entry-level 45 TDI model.

But in range-topping 50 TDI Vorsprung form, the Q7 has finally met its match. Not only is the BMW X7 quieter and smoother on the move and a better seven-seater, with space in the third row for two six-footers, but it has a better infotainment system, too. So while it’s one of the priciest seven-seat SUVs, it’s also the most complete.

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1st - BMW X7 - 4 stars

BMW X7 rear

For Huge space in second and third rows; superlative infotainment; brilliantly refined 

Against You’ll want to add a few options; not as sharp to drive; expensive to buy 

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2nd - Audi Q7 - 4 stars

Audi Q7 rear

For Exceptionally comfortable ride; better handling; cheaper to buy and run

Against Less third-row space; infotainment feeling its age; automatic gearbox is slow

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Specifications: Audi Q7 50 TDI Vorsprung

  • Engine 6cyl, 2967cc, diesel
  • List price £80,915
  • Target price £72,826
  • Power 282bhp @ 3500-4000rpm
  • Torque 443lb ft @ 2250-3250rpm
  • Gearbox 8-spd automatic
  • 0-60mph 6.3sec
  • Top speed 152mph
  • Gov't fuel economy 32.1mpg (WLTP combined)
  • Test mpg 30.5mpg
  • CO2 emissions 180g/km

Specifications: BMW X7 xDrive 30d M Sport

  • Engine 6cyl, 2993cc, diesel
  • List price £74,815
  • Target price £73,606
  • Power 261bhp @ 4000rpm
  • Torque 457lb ft @ 2000-2500rpm
  • Gearbox 8-spd automatic
  • 0-60mph 7.5sec
  • Top speed 141mph
  • Gov't fuel economy 33.6mpg (WLTP combined)
  • Test mpg 31.3mpg
  • CO2 emissions 171g/km

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