2020 BMW X7


Ranked #6 in Fullsize Suv

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Key Spec of 2020 BMW X7
fuel economy


fuel type

Intercooled turbo premium unleaded


456 hp @ 5250 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

2020 BMW X7 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: April 22, 2022

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Now in its second sale year, the 2020 BMW X7 is available for sale and has a starting price of $73,900. It is offered in xDrive40i and xDrive50i models. Both the trims get different engines- a 335 hp turbo inline-6 engine and a 456-hp turbo V8 engine. Even the base engine is brawny and peppy enough to sprint from 0-06 MPH in 6 seconds. Its towing capacity is rated at 7,400 lbs. The more powerful 523-hp X7 M50i can do the same in 5.2 seconds and is priced at $99,600. 

2020 BMW X7 three-quarter view

The cabin of the X7 is spacious, luxurious, and modern-looking. It packs all the latest comfort and tech features and is practical as well. In terms of safety, the X7 packs the best safety tech in the segment and is a reliable vehicle as well. The bigger updated geometry of the BMW competes with the equally big Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, the brawny Audi Q8, and the quintessential luxury off-roader Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

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ProsConsWhat's New

Strong pulling power from the motor

Optional packages are expensive

No major changes

Opulent and spacious cabin

High ownership costs

Plush ride quality

Hefty towing capacity

Long list of safety features

Large cargo area

Good fuel economy

Over All Rating


Out of 10

Pricing and Features8.00
Pricing and Feature9.00
Engine and Performance7.40
Fuel Economy4.00
Final Verdict7.40
Notable Rankings

#6 in Fullsize Suv

#15 in Suv

#15 in Midsize Suv

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50i$92,600 onwards

  • Parking Assistant
  • Vernasca leather Seat trim

Colors and Styles

2020 BMW X7 in Alpine White color
Alpine White

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The BMW X7 is the company's biggest SUV, and it provides high levels of refinement, performance, and technology- Edmunds

BMW was one of the first luxury automakers to get into the crossover game with the X5 but they are one of the last into the 3-row game when they introduced the X7 last year. Everything about this car is big, be it size, shape, or cabin. The X7 continues to carry the legacy of BMW's sporty handling character with fuel-efficient engines. It is also packed with a long list of tech features and safety equipment. 

Speaking ownership costs, they are on par with other German competitors. For your information, its true cost to own annually sums up to be $17,900, which is a considerably big amount. Thanks to its fuel-efficient engine, the average cost per mile is $1.19, which is less than the competition. It also earned a generous reliability rating of 76 out of 100 by J.D. Power and ranks above other German rivals. 

2020 BMW X7 Front View
2020 BMW X7 Rear View

Buying Advice

Provided that the X7 comes with a V8 without the M-badge, does get us exciting but then again when it comes down to price, the 40i makes more sense. We suggest you buy the $1,700 Driving Assistance Professional Package and $800 Parking Assistance Package as it adds essential driver-assist systems. 

2020 BMW X7 front view

Great features make the 2020 X7 a superlative family vehicle—with an impressive price to match- The Car Connection

The BMW X7 comes in two trims- 40i and 50i. Both trims are differentiated by two engines but the AWD system is standard. Pricing for these trims starts from $73,900 for the base 40i trim while the 50i costs $92,600 and adds a destination charge of $995. The M division of the X7 termed as X7 M50i is priced at $99,600. Apart from the engine difference, both the trims are segregated by the feature list.

2020 BMW X7 three-quarter view

You can option the X7 with a lot of different interior packs. One such pack is the $4,100 Executive package that adds a 12-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system, a panoramic sky lounge LED roof, heated & cooled cupholders, head-up display, and other creature comforts. On the performance front, the Dynamic Handling package adds M Sport brakes, Active Drive Comfort, and Steering for $3,850. 







Key Features

Quad-zone automatic climate control

Adds/Upgrades to 40i trim

  12.3-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay

Leather upholstery

  Synthetic leather upholstery

16-speaker Harmon Kardon premium audio system

  10-speaker stereo

Soft-close doors


16-way power front heated seats

20-way power front seats

  Panoramic moonroof Parking Assistance package
  21-inch alloy wheels Remote engine start

Wireless device charging

Head-up display
  Air suspension  
  Power liftgate  
  12.3-inch digital gauge cluster  

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Engine and Performance

Much to our surprise, the X7 doesn't drive like just a larger X5. In fact, it feels miles apart from its mid-size little brother- Carbuzz

With two Engines on offer, BMW has ensured that consumers get the choice of power output they would want from their X7. The base xDrive40i trim comes powered by the same 3.0L turbo inline-6 motor that makes 335 hp and 330 lb-ft. of torque. The xDrive50i trim comes with a 4.0L turbocharged V8 that produces 456 hp and 479 lb-ft. of torque. Both the engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and come standard with an AWD system.  The X7 with its 7,500 lbs towing capacity is a pretty capable vehicle.

2020 BMW X7 engine

One of the most sought-after factors while buying a BMW is its ride and handling. Air suspension comes as standard fitting. This ensures to deliver a comfortable ride by absorbing all the bumps on the road. Superb body control in corners gives you the confidence to go harder around them. The steering surprises with its quick and precise operation. With multiple driving modes on offer ranging from the timid Eco mode to the maniacal Sport mode, the X7 can bring about changes in the ride height, transmission, and engine responsiveness. 

2020 BMW X7 takes 6 sec to reach 60 MPH

Despite being a big SUV and having less power for a base engine, the X7 is agile and quick enough, when it comes down to performance. It takes flat 6 seconds to sprint from 0-60 MPH and manages to do the quarter-mile run in just 14.7 seconds. The more powerful xDrive50i can get to 60 MPH in just 5.2 seconds with a top speed of 163 MPH. The engine is more eager to rev and pulls out of traffic with ease. The upshifts of the gearbox are effortless, without any jitter or jerks. In terms of braking as well, the Bimmer can halt from 60-0 MPH in an astonishing 105 ft.


2020 BMW X7

2020 Audi Q8

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450







3.0L Turbo Inline-6

3.0L Turbo V6

3.0L Turbo Inline-6

3.0L Turbo Inline-6

Drivetrain AWD AWD 4WD AWD


8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic 9-Speed Automatic
Power 335 hp @ 5,500 RPM 335 hp @ 5,000 RPM 355 hp @ 5,500 RPM 362 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 330 lb-ft. @ 1,500 RPM 369 lb-ft. @ 1,370 RPM 365 lb-ft. @ 2,000 RPM 369 lb-ft. @ 1,600 RPM
0-60 MPH 6.0 sec 5.7 sec 4.3 sec 5.8 sec
Quarter Mile 14.7 sec 14.1 sec 12.7 sec 14.3 sec
Top Speed 150 MPH 150 MPH 155 MPH 155 MPH
Towing Capacity 7,500 lbs 7,700 lbs 7,716 lbs 7,700 lbs

The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 houses the most powerful engine in this competition. However, the Land Rover Range Rover turns out to be the most agile one here thanks to its low curb weight. The Audi Q8's power levels are equal to the X7 but it performs better on the road. In terms of towing capacity, the X7 has the least towing capacity while its rivals' tow ratings are rated above 7,700 pounds. 

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Fuel Economy

The 2020 X7 is reasonably thrifty with fuel for its size- The Car Connection

BMW has managed to beat its rivals by offering the best MPG figures in its class. The 40i manages to pull out an impressive 20 MPG in the city, 25 MPG on a highway, and 22 MPG combined mileage. The more powerful 50i with the V8 engine returns 15 MPG in the city and 21 MPG on a highway while attaining the best-combined mileage of 17 MPG. 

2020 BMW X7 rear driving view

Note that the X7 comes standard with an AWD system and yet, these fuel ratings stand out in the class. A 21.9-gallon fuel tank is fixed in the X7, which is in fact the smallest in the class. Thanks to its excellent efficiency, the X7 can drive up to 493 miles in the 40i model and 394 miles in the 50i model. These ranges are very competitive in the class.  


2020 BMW X7

2020 Audi Q8

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

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Range(City/Highway/Combined; Miles)


383/473/428 524/690/607 452/547/499

The X7 is the most fuel-efficient SUV in this competition. The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 has the next best fuel efficiency for the power it makes. The Audi Q8 with its mild hybrid system helps to somewhat maintain its fuel economy. The Range Rover Sport has the worst fuel economy in this segment but its large fuel tank allows for a better driving range. 

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The X7's interior is some of BMW's best work yet- CarAndDriver

BMW has ensured that the X7 feels like a proper SUV and doesn't miss out on a single front as far as comfort and luxuries are concerned. The seats are plush and have been contoured with high-quality Vernasca Leather. The interior feels solidly put together and all buttons feel perfectly positioned. The heated front seats and the power-adjustable front seats and steering adds to the sense of comfort in the X7.

2020 BMW X7 dashboard

The seating capacity reduces to six if you opt for the second-row captain chairs. There are limo levels of legroom in the second row and there's plenty of headroom thanks to the body dimensions. Even the rear seats are well-cushioned as the front ones. They recline and slide forward as well for adjusting legroom in the third row. Speaking of the third row, the X7 can fit adults at the back and they aren't particularly uncomfortable either. 

2020 BMW X7 infotainment system

When it comes to technology, the latest 12.3-inch iDrive infotainment system is one of the best in the business. However, it still misses out on Android Auto but offers Apple CarPlay. It can also be controlled by an iDrive controller on the center console. The interface is intuitive and features crisp graphics. The standard sound system comprises 10 speakers but you can upgrade to a 12 and 16-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system. 


2020 BMW X7

2020 Audi Q8

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

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Being a three-row SUV has its own pros and cons and the cargo space behind the third row is one con. It offers just 12.8 cu-ft. behind the third row but it expands to 48.6 cu-ft. once the third-row seats are power-folded. Furthermore, a cargo capacity of 90.4 c  u-ft. is available if you fold the second-row seats as well. A power liftgate is standard and all the seats fold flat for a leveled cargo floor. Some main interior highlights of the X7's cabin are mentioned below:

  • Power tilt & telescopic leather steering wheel 
  • 20-way power front leather heated seats
  • Remote engine start
  • Color-adjustable ambient and footwell lights
  • Quad-zone automatic climate control
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay
  • 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster
  • Wireless charging
  • Navigation system

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The new X7 does not stray far from BMW’s current design language- Kelly Blue Book

The BMW X7 looks like other BMW SUVs from all angles albeit in a bigger avatar. The massive kidney grille will greet most people on the front and will have mixed reactions from people who see the X7 for the first time. The LED headlights are also a big departure from the X3 and X5 since they have a long and narrow design that touches the grille. They are also auto-dimming and adaptive is standard equipment. If you get the 50i model, you can opt for BMW's laser light system. Additionally, you do get LED fog lights at the bottom. 

2020 BMW X7 three-quarter view

The X7 sits 8.7 inches from the ground, which is good for some off-roading. Also, the air suspension can raise or lower by 1.6 inches if needed. The proportions are well balanced on the whole and the X7 doesn't intimidate from the sides. There is a whole array of creases and body lines flowing all throughout the Bimmer's body and gives the X7, a rather edgy look. The rear design of the X7 is again a departure from the BMW norm. The chrome bar across the back and slender LED taillights serve to make it look much wider than the X5. 


2020 BMW X7

2020 Audi Q8

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

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The Audi Q8 has the lowest ground clearance in this competition which increases the potential for speed and makes getting in and out of the vehicle easy. The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 wheelbase is slightly wider than the X7. hence, its rear legroom is more. At 192.1 inches. the Land Rover Range Rover Sport is the shortest vehicle here. It becomes easy to maneuver at tight spots. Some cool exterior features of the X7 are given below:

  • LED adaptive headlights
  • LED DRLs
  • LED fog lamps
  • LED adaptive taillights
  • Exterior entry lights
  • Power-folding, heated exterior mirrors
  • Aluminum roof rails
  • Chrome bodyside moldings
  • Dual exhaust chrome tips
  • Chrome grille
  • Rear roofline spoiler
  • Aluminum trim
  • 21 & 22-inch alloy wheels

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The BMW X7 is fitted with a wide variety of safety features as standard- Carbuzz

Due to its high-end price, the BMW X7 was not crash-tested by NHTSA or IIHS. Therefore, safety ratings are not available. It doesn't imply that the X7 isn't a safe vehicle. The strong body structure of the X7 can reduce the impact of collision energy, thereby protecting the passengers. It also boasts excellent build quality and therefore, it is good to say that the X7 is a safe vehicle. 

2020 BMW X7 side view

Apart from its excellent build quality, BMW is also known for providing industry-best driver assistance features in their vehicles. The X7 comes loaded with few standard safety features. The Active Driving Assistance Professional Package and Parking Assistance Package adds some best safety technologies. With the following list of safety features, passengers will feel confident every time they go in their X7.

  • Adaptive cruise control w/ stop & go
  • Active lane-keeping assistant w/ side collision avoidance 
  • Steering  & traffic-jam assistant
  • Automatic lane change
  • Evasion assistant
  • Front & rear cross-traffic alert
  • Active driving assistant pro
  • Rearview camera
  • Surround-view camera
  • Parking assistant plus
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Adaptive headlights w/ automatic high beams
  • Night vision camera

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2020 BMW X7 vs 2020 Audi Q8

The Audi Q8 is the cheapest alternative to the X7 in this competition. It is equally powerful as the X7 but its low curb weight benefits from better agility. However, it doesn't offer athletic handling like the X7. The Q8 is less efficient and unlike, the X7, it is a five-seater SUV while its cargo volume is very less. In view of safety, the Q8 earned great ratings from safety agencies but packs slightly fewer safety features than the X7. 

2020 Audi Q8

2020 BMW X7 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 is slightly powerful and hence, its acceleration is better. In terms of fuel economy, the X7 is better. Inside, the GLS 450 feels slightly more spacious but their cargo dimensions and towing capacity are almost similar. The GLS 450 isn't updated as the X7 when it comes to tech features but boasts enough luxury features. The safety features list of the GLS 450 is a bit shorter than the X7. 

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

2020 BMW X7 vs 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport costs nearly $5,000 less than the X7. It is also powerful than the X7 but its acceleration is really impressive and also displays excellent off-road abilities. But, its fuel ratings are the worst while its towing capacity is similar to the X7. The Range Rover Sport's cabin seats only five people and the cargo capacity is also very less. But it offers similar safety features as the X7 for a lower price. 

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

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Final Verdict

The 2020 BMW X7 aims to impress Americans who do not want to compromise on space. It feels agile to drive and changes the perception of a quintessential 3-row SUV in terms of the way it performs and rides. None can match the dynamism of the X7 and the poise with which the X7 takes corners. Add to that, a superbly build interior and plenty of features and you have on your hands, the perfect SUV that can do long-distance touring while giving you the fun of driving a 5 Series sedan.

2020 BMW X7 three-quarter view

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vehicle bio
base price


body style

4dr SUV

engine type

268 cu in

horse power

456 hp @ 5250 rpm


479 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm


8 speed Automatic


67.1 in


122.2 in


78.7 in

curb weight

5617 lbs


71.1 in

Ground Clearance

8.7 lbs

passenger volume

38.8 cu ft

cargo volume

90.4 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy

20/22/25 mpg

highway range

547.5 mi

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

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