Introduced in 2019, the BMW X7 is the brand’s three-row SUV model. It’s also BMW’s poshest utility, its name positioning it as the SUV equivalent to the venerable 7 Series luxury sedan.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
For 2021, the X7 gains a new Alpina XB7 trim level that becomes the model’s most-powerful variant.
BMW offers the X7 in xDrive40i, M50i, and Alpina XB7 trim levels. The first is powered by a turbo 3.0L inline six-cylinder engine with a 48-volt mild hybrid assist system, while the latter two use a 4.4L turbo V8, with the Alpina version getting a notable power bonus.
All three engines come with an eight-speed transmission and AWD.
X7 xDrive40i standard features include remote engine start, air suspension, passive keyless entry, satin aluminum roof rails, adaptive LED headlights with automatic high beams, 22-inch wheels, and LED fog lights.
Inside, there’s a leather-trimmed steering wheel, a universal remote control, a panoramic sunroof, velour floor mats, heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, heated front armrests, four-zone climate control, ambient interior lighting, a surround-sound stereo with satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, wireless smartphone charging, and a Wi-Fi hotspot.
The X7’s standard active safety suite comprises forward collision warning with city-speed automatic braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, rear collision prevention, and speed limit info.
M50i adds sport exhaust and brake systems, a sport differential, soft-close doors, gloss black roof rails, electric side sunshades, heated and cooled cupholders, five-zone A/C, rear-seat USB charging ports, laserlight headlights, surround-view cameras, parking assistant, a head-up display, a drive recorder, an aerodynamics package, and high-gloss exterior trim.
Alpina models get 23-inch wheels, integral active 2steering, glass interior trim, and a leather dash.
Options include a driving assistant package of steering and lane control, evasion assist, a driving assistant professional, front cross traffic alert, and active cruise control with stop-and-go.
The M Sport package opens up the option of different wheel styles, sport brakes and exhaust, an M steering wheel, and a black Alcantara roof liner.
A dynamic handling package brings active comfort drive and integral active steering.
The premium enhanced package adds heated/cooled cupholders, front comfort seats, head-up display, a driver recorder, soft-close doors, surround-view cameras, and electric sunshades. You can also add a rear-seat entertainment system.
A premium excellence package builds on the premium enhanced pack and gets an extended Merino leather interior, ambient air package, massage seats, and front ventilated seats.
You can also get two-tone paint, and a display key.
BMW’s fuel consumption estimates start at 12.1/9.8 L/100 km (city/highway) for the xDrive40i. The M50i and Alpina XB7 carry the same ratings of 15.7/11.5 L/100 km.
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