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Used test: Audi Q7 vs BMW X7: verdict

Buy either the Audi Q7 or BMW X7 at three years old and you'll save around £20,000. But which one should you go for? We have the answer...

Audi Q7 vs BMW X7

Our verdict

The BMW X7 is huge in pretty much every way, from its capacious interior to its top-teir refinement. We can safely say that, in most areas, it's not all show and no go. It will cost you £6000 more than the Audi Q7, mind you, and it isn't as good to drive. 

While it's likely to deprecate more, we believe the cheaper (to buy and run) Q7 to be a better deal. Its driving experience is sublime, with handling that disguises its large size more successfully than the X7. By going for the Q7, you also get far more equipment and more safety kit, too. The Q7 reigns supreme. 

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1st – Audi Q7

Audi Q7

For Exceptionally comfortable ride; better handling; more equipment and safety kit
Against Less third-row space; automatic gearbox is slow

What Car? rating 4 stars out of 5

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2nd – BMW X7


For Huge space in second and third rows; brilliantly refined
Against Not as well equipped; ponderous to drive; more expensive to buy and run

What Car? rating 4 stars out of 5

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Specifications: Audi Q7 50 TDI Vorsprung

Engine size 3.0-litre diesel
Power 282bhp
Torque 443lb ft
0-60mph 6.3sec
Top speed 152mph
Fuel economy 32.1mpg (Official average)
CO2 emissions 180g/km

Specifications: BMW X7 xDrive30d M Sport

Engine size 3.0-litre diesel
Power 261bhp
Torque 457lb ft
0-60mph 7.5sec
Top speed 141mph
Fuel economy 33.6mpg (Official average)
CO2 emissions 171g/km

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