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2021 BMW X7 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: June 22, 2020
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Karan Rawat

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The German automaker never had a keen interest in the SUV segment. But during recent years, the SUVs are primarily impacting the automobile market. With these intentions, BMW is all set to launch its 2021 version of the X7.

The BMWs have instilled a lot of effort and dedication in creating this masterpiece. With a powerful engine, the car comes with a long list of features and luxury options that make your journey pleasant and comfortable.

2021 BMW X7 SUV
2021 BMW X7 SUV

The 2021 version of the X7 will be coming with a series of upgrades that are certainly going to be a flavor in the SUV segment. With its bold and dynamic specifications, the X7 is going to give massive competition to many of its rivals, including the Mercedes Benz GLS 450, Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade.

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Pros

Brawny Engine

Good fuel economy

Calm interior

Cons

Cargo capacity

Very expensive

Climate controls can be confusing to use

What's New?

Alpina XB7 is new to the lineup

Standard interior tech and safety updates



Styles

2021 BMW X7 in Phytonic Blue Metallic color 2021 BMW X7 in Alpine White color 2021 BMW X7 in Arctic Gray Metallic color
Phytonic Blue Metallic

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Ratings

Features

8.0

Engine And Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

9.0

Final Verdict

8.0

8.3

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 BMW X7 40i

40i

power
TBD
fuel
TBD
mpg
TBD

$73,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
xDrive40i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $73,900 MSRP TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD

2021 BMW X7 50i

50i

power
TBD
fuel
TBD
mpg
TBD

$92,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
xDrive50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $92,600 MSRP TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD

Expert Review

8.3

Overall Rating


The 2021 BMW X7  certainly brings an adrenaline rush in the automobile enthusiasts. The car functions exceptionally well in terms of performance, luxury, and comfort, along with an impressive ride and handling capabilities

2021 BMW X7 Front View
2021 BMW X7 Rear View

8.0/10
Features

 

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.0/10
Interior

 

8.0/10
Exterior

 

9.0/10
Safety

 

8.0/10
Final Verdict

 

2021 BMW X7 Features

8.0/10

The BMW X7 is available in two trims namely the xDrive40i which comes with a V6 powertrain and the xDrive50i which comes with a brawny V8 engine. Every engine gets 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive asstandard.

Trims

xdrive40i

xdrive50i

MSRP (AWD)

$74,900

$93,600

Key Features

Synthetic leather upholstery

Add/Upgrades from xdrive40i

 

Heated and 16-way power-adjustable front seats

Leather upholstery

 

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

20-way adjustable front seats

 

Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking

16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system

 

Quad-zone automatic climate control

soft-close doors

 

Heated side mirrors

Heated Front Seats

 

Proximity keyless entry,

Sirius XM radio

 

Panoramic moonroof

 
 

Power liftgate

 
 

Air suspension

 
 

21-inch alloy wheels

 

The price of the 2020 BMW X7 starts at $74,900 for the xDrive40i trim, while the xDrive50i trim comes with a base price of $93,600 that goes up to $100,600. However, for the fully equipped accessories, the cost of the X7 can go a little higher very quickly.

We Recommend 

Despite our affection for power and the twin-turbo V-8's blistering acceleration, we'd suggest the entry-level X7 xDrive40i. It combines standard all-wheel drive and its turbocharged six-cylinder engine is plenty fast. It already has a host of beneficial standard features.

2021 BMW X7 Engine and Performance

9.0/10

With the enormous onset and dynamic configurations, the 2021 BMW X7 will be equipped with two engine configurations that will reflect its high-performance character based on the trim you choose. The xDrive40i will begin with the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine that produces 335 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque. If you need to raise the drama, you can go with the xDrive50i, which uses a turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 that puts out 456 hp and 479 lb-ft.

2021 BMW X7 Engine

Leading this trim is the xDrive50i that is equipped with a similar 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 456 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. All of the trims of the X7 comes with a Steptronic eight-speed automatic transmission system that transfers the monstrous engine power to the tarmac. 

Models

BMW X7 xDrive40i

Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

Lincoln Navigator

Lexus LX 570

MSRP

$73,900

$75,200

$75,825

$91,380

Engine

3.0L Premium Unleaded Inline-6

3.0L Premium Unleaded Inline-6

3.5L Regular Unleaded V6

5.7L Premium Unleaded V8

Drivetrain AWD AWD RWD 4WD

Transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

9-speed shiftable automatic

10-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

335@5,500 

362@5,500

450@5,500

383@5,600

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

330@1500

369@1,600

510@3,000

403@3,600

BMWs are very good at expectations, the German automakers have also introduced xDrive40i  with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system that would make the overall package much better.  The X7 fulfills the principles of a fun routine drive and a weekend escapade with its performance-oriented theme. The much anticipated BMW Alpina XB7 will raise the G-force game quite literally to the stratosphere.

BMW X7 0 to 60

Amongst the different engine options, the X7 takes around 5.8 seconds to go from 0-60 mph with its base model xDrive40i, 5.2 seconds with the xDrive50i. 

2021 BMW X7 Acceleration

The earth-shattering completes X7 M50i does the same race in merely 4.5 seconds. 

Models

BMW X7 xDrive40i

Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

Lincoln Navigator

Lexus LX 570

0-60 MPH (sec)

5.8

5.7

N/A

7.2

Quarter Mile (sec)

N/A

14.2

N/A

N/A

Top Speed (MPH) 155 153 N/A 137

Engine

3.0L Premium Unleaded Inline-6

3.0L Premium Unleaded Inline-6

3.5L Regular Unleaded V6

5.7L Premium Unleaded V8

Emission

(Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

8.1

N/A

9.4

12.6

The Mercedes-Benz GLS is one-tenth of a second quicker than the X7 which goes unnoticeable in the real-world scenario. The Navigator and Lexus are way slower when compared to the latter.

Ride and Handling

On the highway, the X7 feels steady at high speeds. It is amazingly calm, building a deceiving opinion that the X7 is going slower while you are traveling at triple-digit. The drive is assisted by BMW’s air suspension that reduces most bumps without creating the atmosphere of hovering over road defects. An off-road package adds computerized methods that help it take most terrain that buyers will toss at it, although it will never find much more than an icy road.

The V8-powered xDrive50i may be your preference, because of its quick and active 456-horsepower twin-turbocharged V8 powertrain. Throttle response is immediate, and the snarling rumble passing through the exhaust tips is reminiscing. While both models have their top speed limited to 130 mph, the V8 offers much better acceleration for passing and merging on highways.

Braking

The 2021 BMW X7  M50i is equipped with bigger sports brakes that help to tame the enormous mass with expertise. The brakes are in the base  xDrive40i variant is sufficient and perform the task with substantial power. 

2021 BMW X7 Wheel

The pedal modulation is linear and the car comes to halt in mere 105 feet. 

Model

BMW X7 xDrive40i

Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

Lincoln Navigator

Lexus LX 570

Brake Rotors Front (in)

N/A

14.8

N/A

13.9

Brake Rotors Rear (in)

N/A

13.6

N/A

13.6

Curb Weight (lbs)

5370

5701

5685

6000

60-0 MPH (ft)

105

N/A

N/A

N/A

The stopping distance for X7 is tremendous for a vehicle of this size and the Mercedes-Benz takes the second spot after the BMW. The Lincoln Navigator and Lexus LX 570 are similar in terms of braking performnace.

2021 BMW X7 Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The base trim gives a decent 20 mpg mileage in the city, 25 mpg on the highways, and an overall 22 mpg mileage as combined. The X7 has a fuel capacity of 21.9 gallons, which is common to all its trims. 

Model

BMW X7 xDrive40i

Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

Lincoln Navigator

Lexus LX 570

MPG (City)

20

19

16

12

MPG (Highway)

25

23

23

16

MPG (Combined)

22

21

19

14

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

21.9

23.8

23.2

24.6

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi)

438/548/481

452/547/499

371/534/440

295/394/344

With the integration of a high-performance engine and a transmission system, the X7 results very efficiently on the parameters of fuel economy as compared to most of its competitors within the same segment.  

2021 BMW X7 Interior

8.0/10

Within a premium luxury SUV, lies the elegant, world-class interiors. With 2021 X7 has a lot of upgrades with its interior arrangements. You now get a heated steering wheel, armrests, and front seats as standard.

The upcoming X7 will be coming with a head-up display, rear window shades, soft-door closing, and gesture control as new optional features.

2021 BMW X7 Interior

The cabin of the X7 is equipped with a variety of colors and finishing, giving us alternatives for leather, wood, and aluminum. The standard cabin includes a panoramic sunroof with extended ambient lighting and a five-zone climate control feature. The seats of the X7 come with 16-way power adjustments as a standard in the front row, thereby providing the utmost comfort and support to the driver and the front passenger. 

Model

BMW X7 xDrive40i

Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

Lincoln Navigator

Lexus LX 570

Seating Capacity

7

7

7

7

First Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(in)

41.9/60.0/39.8

39.4/59.3/40.3

41.8/65.2/43.9

38.3/61.0/42.9

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(in)

39.9/58.1/37.6

40.2/58.5/41.9

40/65.1/41.1

38.9/59.1/34.4

Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In)

36.6/47.9/33.3

38.9/50.3/N/A

37.3/64.2/40.9

N/A

The third row has a seating capacity for two passengers and lacks slightly in amenities as compared to the other rows. However, all three rows come with dynamic movements making it easy for the passengers to adjust equally. Along with the classic interior configurations, the X7 has a decent headroom of 41.9 inches, along with 39.8 inches of legroom. In comparison, the rear passengers still have plenty of room with 39.9 inches of headroom and 37.6 inches of legroom.    

Key Interior Features

The 2021 BMW X7 is equipped with a wide list of standard interior features :

  • 20-way power Multi-contour front sport seats including standard 16-way power seat functions
  • Automatic Panoramic moonroof
  • Automatic 4-zone climate control
  • Power-adjustable steering column
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers with adjustable speed and automatic headlight control
  • Privacy glass

Infotainment System

Every X7 is loaded with a fully digital gauge cluster and a large 12.3-inch touchscreen that rules the dashboard. Its infotainment system can also be managed by a large rotary dial on the center console as well as by gesture commands that are also gimmicky than helpful.

2021 BMW X7 Infotainment Display

You get a navigation system, Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, a wireless charging pad, and a 10-speaker sound system.

Infotainment Features

 The standard list of X7 infotainment features includes the following:

  • 12- and 16-speaker Harman Kardon Stereos and a 20-Speaker Bowers & Wilkins Surround-sound system.
  • Gesture control system
  • Rear-seat entertainment screens
  • Heated and cooled cup holders
  • Proximity keyless entry
  • Push-button start
  • Quad-zone automatic climate control
  • The wireless smartphone charging pad
  • 3-inch iDrive infotainment system
  • Apple Carplay
  • Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth connectivity

Cargo Capacity

The X7 comes with 40/20/40-split-folding second-row seats and 50/50-split-folding third-row seats. The cargo space with all the seats up is also lowest in the segment.

2021 BMW X7 Cargo Space

 With the BMW X7, you get plenty fo cubby holes and deep pockets on the doors to store smaller items. The center armrest in the front and rear is also able to engulf a large number of individual items.

Model

BMW X7 xDrive40i

Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

Lincoln Navigator

Lexus LX 570

Cargo Capacity (ft3)

12.8

17.4

20.9

32.1

Cargo Capacity (with 3rd row folded) (ft3)

48.6

42.7

57.5

83.1

Cargo Capacity (with All Seats folded) (ft3)

90.4

84.7

103.4

83.1

The BMW X7 stands at last when it comes to cargo capacity while the Lexus LX takes the triumph with the largest cargo capacity. The Mercedes-Benz and Lincoln Navigator are similar in terms of cargo capacity.

2021 BMW X7 Interior
2021 BMW X7 Interior
2021 BMW X7 Steering
2021 BMW X7 Steering wheel
2021 BMW X7 Center console
2021 BMW X7 center console
2021 BMW X7 Front seat
2021 BMW X7 Front seat
2021 BMW X7 Rear seat
2021 BMW X7 rear seat
2021 BMW X7 cargo
2021 BMW X7 cargo

2021 BMW X7 Exterior

8.0/10

The exterior design of the BMW X7 adopted the current design language of BMW and now sport one of the largest kidney grille on the planet. The front hang comes with an extensively large bumper that is oriented with the LED headlights. 

2021 BMW X7 Exterior Design

The design elements of the X7 impressively contribute to defining the car's qualities with the following key specs:

  • Large front grilles
  • A wide range of color choices
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • Quad exhaust tips

Model

BMW X7 xDrive40i

Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

Lincoln Navigator

Lexus LX 570

Curb Weight (lbs)

5370

5701

5685

6000

Length (in)

203.3

205

210

200

Width (in)

78.7

77

79.9

78

Height (in)

71.1

71.8

76.4

75.2

Ground Clearance (in)

8.7

7.9

9.7

8.9

Wheelbase (in)

122.2

123.4

122.5

112.2

The large front wheel runs a metal-colored strip that goes up to the exhaust vents. It seems that the designers need to have some sedate thought with the styling of the X7.

Key Exterior Features

 The key highlight of the 2021 BMW X7 exterior has been listed below:

  • 21" light alloy wheels with all-season run-flat tires
  • Power-folding, heated side mirrors
  • Satin Aluminum roof rails
  • Satin Aluminum exterior trim
  • Roof spoiler with center brake light
  • Chrome exhaust tips
2021 BMW X7
2021 BMW X7 Front View
2021 BMW X7 rear view
2021 BMW X7 rear view
2021 BMW X7 top view
2021 BMW X7 top view
2021 BMW X7 headlight
2021 BMW X7 headlight
2021 BMW X7 side view
2021 BMW X7 side view
2021 BMW X7 taillight
2021 BMW X7 taillight

2021 BMW X7 Safety

9.0/10

The 2021 BMW is not crash-tested by NHTSA or IIHS for obvious reasons, but you can be rest assures as it comes with some of the state of the art safety features. Every model of the X7 is also equipped with driver-assistance technology in addition to several more advanced options. Key safety features include:

  • Adaptive LED Lights
  • Low-speed emergency braking
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Blind-spot detection
  • Warning plus rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rear-view camera
  • Park Distance Control, front, and rear
  • Acoustic safety-belt warning
  • Automatic-locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts
  • LATCH
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • BMW Assist eCall

2021 BMW X7 Final Verdict

8.0/10

The 2021 BMW X7  certainly brings an adrenaline rush in the automobile enthusiasts. The car functions exceptionally well in terms of performance, luxury, and comfort, along with an impressive ride and handling capabilities. The fuel economy is quite efficient with the series of key features that it provides within different trim levels. With the 2021 X7 launching fall this year, comparable expectations are anticipated to bring all these hallmarks back along.