2022 BMW X7


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Key Spec of 2022 BMW X7
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Premium Unleaded


190 hp @ 5600 rpm

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2022 BMW X7 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 21, 2021

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The 2022 BMW X7 is now available for sale at a starting price of $74,900 with few changes in its features list. Wireless charging and the optional Dynamic Handling package are no longer available for this year. Power comes from a 3.0L turbo inline-6 engine that makes 335 hp and 332 lb-ft. of torque. The X7 is fairly agile but the 523-hp M50i is a beast in terms of performance and can do 0-60 MPH sprint in just 4.5 seconds. 

2022 BMW X7 three-quarter view

The X7's cabin gets all the luxury one would expect from a top-end model. This 7-seater is spacious, comfortable and packs the latest technology in its cabin. At 90.4 cu-ft., the X7 is the most practical SUV compared to its European rivals. On the safety front, the X7 offers a list of driver-assist features longer than its rivals. The X7 competes with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, the Audi Q7, and the Volvo XC90.

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ProsConsWhat's New

Powerful engine

Trunk space is low

Wireless charging & Dynamic Handling package no longer available

Technological marvel

Little expensive as compared to rivals

Comfortable ride quality

Space in third row is limited

Opulent & spacious interior

Wide array of driver aids

Over All Rating


Out of 10

Engine and Performace8.00
Pricing and Features8.50
Engine and Performance9.00
Fuel Economy7.50
Notable Rankings

#2 in Fullsize Suv

#2 in Midsize Suv

#4 in Suv

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40i$74,900 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 BMW X7 in Agate Black color
Agate Black

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2022 BMW X7 won't appeal to everyone, but then again, it wasn't designed to- Carbuzz

After the X7’s introduction in the US, BMW has come a long way with the SUV and has kept on improving the product year after year. The X7 serves as a perfect blend of power and luxury. It houses a capable engine that is fairly efficient and delivers a splendid performance. The interiors offer high levels of luxury and practicality and the cabin is loaded with technological features. 

Being the most expensive and luxurious vehicle in BMW's lineup, there's no wonder that its running costs are also high. Its ownership costs are approximately $16,700 per year which includes maintenance, fuel, repair, etc. If you are interested in the 2022 X7, you could finance it at a 1.9% APR rate for up to 60 months or lease it for $999 per month for 36 months with a $6,200 downpayment. 

2022 BMW X7 SUV front view
2022 BMW X7 SUV rear view

Buying Advice

The BMW X7 xDrive40i comes with a long list of standard comfort and convenience features. It is recommended to opt for the Driving Assistance Professional and Parking Assistance packages for $1,700 and $800 respectively. If you live in colder climates, the $1,100 Cold Weather Package will be useful as it adds five-zone automatic climate control and heated rear seats. 

2022 BMW X7 side view

Considering this is BMW’s largest and top-of-the-line SUV, standard features are not in short supply- Autotrader

The BMW X7 is available in just one sole trim which is xDrive40i. It carries a price tag of $74,900, excluding a destination fee of $995. That's a hefty price tag compared to other rivals in its class. It is also offered in the M-Sport version as M50i. The X7 is the top-end model in BMW's lineup and hence, it comes with all the desirable comfort features one could dream of. 

2022 BMW X7 rear angle view

Since it's a BMW, the X7 can be ordered with a list of optional packages that can increase the opulence, comfort, and safety of the vehicle. The $1,900 Premium package adds power soft-closing doors, gesture controls for the infotainment system, head-up display, and power rear side-window sunshades. The X7 also gets some standalone options such as $850 second-row captain chairs and $1,450 leather seats. 





Key Features

Synthetic leather upholstery


Heated and 16-way power front seats


Color-adjustable interior lighting


12.3-inch digital instrument cluster


Quad-zone automatic climate control


Wood interior accents


12.3-inch touchscreen w/ wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay


Panoramic sunroof

  10-speaker sound system
  Air suspension
  Hands-free split power tailgate
  Heated front armrests

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Engine and Performance

We found the six-cylinder model to be torquey and quiet- CarAndDriver

The BMW X7 is going to continue with the same powertrain 3.0L turbocharged inline-6 engine that makes 335 hp and 332 lb-ft. of torque. It is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission that is very civilized and unflustered. The standard xDrive AWD system includes various off-road drive modes. The engine supplies plenty of power for daily activities. When fully equipped, the X7 can tow up to 7,500 pounds. 

2022 BMW X7 engine 

The X7 is a true BMW that is to say a real driver's car. It has the kind of agility, balance, and handling that you'd expect from a more compact car. There is no body roll and the car corners impeccably for an SUV, especially of this size. Given the car's huge proportions, the handling is just unbelievable. The ride quality is also phenomenal. It glides over broken roads smoothly to deliver a comfortable experience. 

On an open road, the X7 takes its time to accelerate due to its 5,392-pound curb weight. Still, it provides linear acceleration and takes 6.2 seconds to complete the 0-60 MPH sprint while the quarter-mile time taken is 14.7 seconds. The top speed can range up to 155 MPH. When it comes to braking, the X7 defies its heavyweight and achieves a braking distance of 105 feet thanks to its strong ventilated disc brakes. 


2022 BMW X7

2022 Volvo XC90

2022 Audi Q7

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450







3.0L Turbo Inline-6

2.0L Twincharged Inline-4

3.0L Turbo V6

3.0L Turbo Inline-6







8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic


335 hp @ 5,500 RPM

316 hp @ 5,700 RPM

335 hp @ 5,000 RPM

362 hp @ 5,500 RPM


332 lb-ft. @ 1,500 RPM

295 lb-ft. @ 2,200 RPM

369 lb-ft. @ 1,370 RPM

369 lb-ft. @ 1,600 RPM

0-60 MPH 6.2 sec 6.1 sec 5.6 sec 5.9 sec
Quarter Mile 14.7 sec 15.3 sec 14.1 sec 14.3 sec
Top Speed 155 MPH 155 MPH 155 MPH 155 MPH
Towing Capacity 7,500 lbs 5,000 lbs 7,700 lbs 7,700 lbs

The Audi Q7 surprises with its quick agility due to its low curb weight. The Volvo XC90 was intended to be a comfortable cruiser rather than an agile machine. Hence, its acceleration is slower. Owing to its powerful engine, the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450's acceleration is great for a 5,467-pound SUV but it is heavily priced. 

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Fuel Economy

The BMW X7 is fairly fuel-efficient for a luxury large SUV- Cars.USNews

The BMW X7's fuel economy is pretty decent, considering its heavy curb weight. The mild-hybrid system paired with the powertrain helps to return better gas mileage. According to the EPA, the X7 can manage 19 MPG in the city, 24 MPG on a highway, and 21 MPG combined. These figures align with its rivals' fuel estimates. 

2022 BMW X7 front driving view

The fuel tank in the X7 is an agreeable 21.9 gallons and when filled with gas, it can deliver up to 416 miles in the city, 526 miles on a highway, and 460 miles combined. The driving range is slightly less than its rivals but it is still competitive. Overall, the X7 is an efficient large luxury vehicle in its class. 


2022 BMW X7

2022 Volvo XC90

2022 Audi Q7

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

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Undoubtedly, the Volvo XC90 is the most efficient SUV in this segment but its small fuel tank leads to a lower driving range. Comparatively, the Audi Q7's fuel estimates are slightly less than the competition. The large tank in the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 benefits from the class-leading driving range. 

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The X7 has one of the most excellent interiors in this competitive class, with a classy design and premium materials throughout- Kelly Blue Book

The BMW X7 is the brand's flagship SUV and its interior speaks for itself. The build quality is clearly exceptional and high-end quality materials are used everywhere. The dashboard can be customized with piano black accents or real wood trim to amp the luxury vibe. The seats are as luxurious as you would expect. They are comfy and supportive while the front seats are well-bolstered to keep you in place. Despite its high price tag, leatherette upholstery is standard, which is a big letdown. 

2022 BMW X7 dashboard

In standard form, the front seats can be adjusted in 16 different directions with heated functionality. You can replace the middle row with two captain chairs if you prefer. That row slides forward and backward. What you cannot argue though is the sheer space that this cabin offers. The first rows offer abundant head and legroom. The third row is adult-friendly and can be used for short journeys, at least. The large panoramic sunroof allows you to enjoy the scenery and breath fresh air. 

2022 BMW X7 infotainment system

There are a lot of gadgets to busy yourself with. The X7 comes standard with a 12.3-inch touchscreen that uses the latest iDrive software.  Both wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are supported with over-the-air updates. The iDrive controller in the center console is ergonomically placed and therefore, easy to use while driving. The interface is user-friendly and supports gesture controls too. A 10-speaker audio system is standard but an optional rear-seat entertainment system is no longer available. 


2022 BMW X7

2022 Volvo XC90

2022 Audi Q7

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

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Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)





Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)





Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in) 36.6/47.9/33.3 36.3/46.9/31.9 35.9/49.4/29.2 38.9/50.3/34.6
Cargo Space (cu-ft.) 12.8 21.8 14.8 17.4

The standard trunk volume in the X7 is 12.8 cu-ft., which is the lowest in its class. The third-row seats can be folded flat if not in use to expand the cargo area to 48.6 cu-ft. If you plan on traveling with just one passenger, fold the second-row seats too to reveal a maximum cargo space of 90.4 cu-ft. That's a lot of space to still all your belongings for a small trip. The X7 gets a split power tailgate as standard. Some important interior features are:

  • Leather, heated power-adjustable steering wheel
  • 16-way power front, heated seats
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Quad-zone automatic climate control
  • Color-adjustable interior lighting
  • Wood interior accents
  • Universal garage door opener
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen w/ wireless connectivity
  • 10-speaker sound system

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The BMW X7 is an SUV that makes a statement- Kelly Blue Book

With its large proportions and butch styling, the BMW X7 has an imposing road presence. Since the X7 is the biggest and most luxurious SUV in the lineup, it gets the biggest kidney grille ever seen on a BMW. The grille dominates the design of the car. Besides the grille, you get sleek adaptive full LED headlights while the LED DRLs are very distinctive looking. Everything put together, the front end is big, bold, and very upright. 

2022 BMW X7 three-quarter view

From the side view, you can actually notice how big this SUV is. The X7 is huge in size. Its overall length measures 203.3 inches while the height is limited to 71.1 inches. It sits on standard 21-inch aluminum wheels and these wheels keep the SUV 8.7 inches above the ground. The rear end is clean and simple, unlike the front end. Overall, the X7 looks aesthetic, muscular, and sporty at the same time. 


2022 BMW X7

2022 Volvo XC90

2022 Audi Q7

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

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Ground Clearance (in)


8.8 8.0


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The Volvo XC90 has the shortest wheelbase in this segment. Not that its interior room is hindered but it helps to burn out quickly. The Audi Q7 is the shortest SUV among the lot and hence, it lacks adequate headroom in the third row. Unlike its rivals, the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 has a low ground clearance for easy entry and exit. Some notable exterior features are:

  • Adaptive LED wiper activated headlights
  • Adaptive LED taillights
  • LED fog lamps
  • LED DRLs
  • Puddle lamps
  • Power-folding, heated exterior mirrors
  • Chrome grille with active grille shutters
  • Chrome bodyside moldings
  • Aluminum window trim
  • Dual integrated chrome exhaust tips
  • 21-inch aluminum wheels

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Every X7 has an assortment of standard driver-assistance technology in addition to several more advanced options- CarAndDriver

Due to its high price, the BMW X7 was not subjected to any kind of crash tests by organizations like IIHS and NHTSA. However, the SUV's structure is pretty strong and solid. Moreover, there are various crumple zones on all sides to absorb the crash impacts. Looking at BMW's history of producing safe vehicles, we can assume that the X7 is also a safe vehicle. 

2022 BMW X7 rear angle view

Talking about the safety features, the Bimmer always stands out from the crowd as it is known for its safety technologies. The X7 has a plethora of modern-day safety features from basics like six airbags to some of the high-tech driver-assist features. Packages like Driver Assistance Professional Package and Parking Assistance add more safety tech. These include:

  • Blind-Spot Detection 
  • Frontal Crash Warning w/ Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane-Keeping Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Emergency Braking Assist
  • Parking Assistant Plus
  • Adaptive Cruise Control w/ Stop & Go
  • Traffic Jam Assistant
  • Automatic Lane Change
  • Evasion Assistant
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Active Driving Assistant Pro
  • Speed Limit Recognition
  • 360-degree camera
  • Rearview camera
  • Head-up display

2022 BMW X7 vs 2022 Volvo XC90 

The Volvo XC90 has a lower initial price than the X7. The engine lineup has strong fuel economy but offers lazy acceleration. Its towing capacity is also the lowest in the segment. Both the SUVs offers opulent and high-tech interior but in terms of cargo space, the X7 is slightly better. The XC90 earned the best safety ratings in this segment and is a perfect SUV for safety lovers. 

2022 Volvo XC90 

2022 BMW X7 vs 2022 Audi Q7

The price gap between the Audi Q7 and the X7 is massive as it packs slightly fewer features. The main areas where the Q7 lags are smaller third row and have less cargo space than the X7 as it is a little smaller in size. However, it matches the X7 in terms of driving dynamics and towing capacity but the Q7 is more agile. The X7 is ahead with more powerful engines in its lineup. 

2022 Audi Q7

2022 BMW X7 vs 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 

The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 is the closest to the X7. Its base engine is more powerful and hence delivers agile acceleration. The luxury and comfort you get in the GLS 450 remain unmatched in the luxurious SUV segment. The X7, on the other hand, beats the GLS 450 in terms of tech features. So the likes of these two cars may vary from person to person.

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450
Final Verdict

The 2022 BMW X7 is a very practical SUV with a muscular look, luxurious touches all over the surface, and an abundance of comfort & safety features. Though it is a bit more expensive than its rivals, it is still a good choice in its segment. The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 gives tough competition to X7, and it has more advantages over it in some departments. The Audi Q7 here looks like the most valuable SUV as it's less priced than its competitors, and it is also laid out with versatility and good features.

2022 BMW X7 three-quarter view


vehicle bio
base price


body style

4dr SUV

engine type

121 cu in

horse power

190 hp @ 5600 rpm


221 lb.-ft. @ 1600 rpm


8-Speed Automatic


203.3 in


122.2 in


78.7 in

curb weight

5397 lbs


71.1 in

Ground Clearance

8.7 lbs

cargo volume

90.4 cu ft

passenger capacity

7 Seats

fuel economy

19/21/19 mpg

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