The X7 is BMW's largest SUV model, fitted with three rows of seats that can accommodate six or seven people, depending on the configuration chosen. BMW introduced the X7 as a new model in 2019.
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For 2020, the X7's xDrive50i trim is replaced by the M50i. It uses the same turbocharged 4.4L V8 engine, but tuned for an additional 67 hp and 74 lb-ft of torque.
In addition to the V8-powered M50i, BMW offers the X7 as the xDrive40i, whose turbocharged six-cylinder engine is carried over from the 2019 model. Both engines are standard with an eight-speed transmission and AWD.
Outside, the BMW X7 xDrive40i comes standard with 22-inch wheels, remote engine start, run-flat tires, passive keyless entry, aluminum roof rails, adaptive LED headlights, and LED fog lights.
Inside, X7 buyers get a leather-trimmed sport steering wheel, transmission shift paddles, an integrated garage door opener, a panoramic sunroof, sport seats with lumbar support, front and rear heated seats, a heated centre armrest, four-zone climate control, ambient interior lighting, satellite radio, a Harmon/Kardon stereo, Apple CarPlay, wireless smartphone charging, gesture control, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and black headlining.
Standard safety features include tire pressure monitoring, BMW's driving assistant, forward collision warning with city-speed automatic braking, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, rear collision prevention, and speed limit information.
X7 M50i additions are an M Sport exhaust, M Sport brakes, soft-close doors, gloss black roof rails, side window sun shades, heated/cooled cupholders, comfort seats with lumbar support, black wood interior trim with metal effect, five-zone climate control, a head-up display, parking assistant with surround-view cameras, an M leather steering wheel, and an M aerodynamics package.
The X7 xDrive40i's Premium Enhanced and Premium Excellence packages bundle features like soft-close doors, side sun shades, five-zone climate control, surround-view parking aid, ventilated front seats, a leather dashboard, and heated/cooled cupholders.
xDrive40i's M Sport pack brings bigger brakes, an aero kit, and an M steering wheel.
Both trims can be optioned with the Advanced Driving Assistant package, which adds active cruise with stop-and-go, evasion assist, traffic jam assistant, steering and lane control, and front cross traffic alert.
BMW's fuel consumption estimates are 12.0/9.4 L/100 km (city/highway) for the X7 xDrive40i, and 15.5/11.4 in M50i trim.
BMW was a latecomer to the full-size luxury SUV class, so it joins Germany's existing seven-seat models, the Audi Q7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class. It also competes for attention with the Cadillac Escalade, Land Rover's Range Rover Sport, the Lexus LX, and Infiniti's QX80.