In 2019, BMW introduced the X7, its first-ever dedicated three-row SUV model. It may have been a first for BMW, but the brand was one of the last luxury automakers to roll out a large utility with three rows of seats.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
There are no changes to the X7 for the 2022 model year.
BMW offers the X7 in xDrive40i, M50i, and Alpina XB7 trim levels. The base configuration uses a 3.0L turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine with 48-volt mild hybrid assist, while the two latter models get a 4.4L turbo V8 in different states of tune. An eight-speed transmission and AWD are standard across the line.
The 2022 BMW X7 xDrive40i comes with 21-inch wheels, remote engine start, air suspension, and passive keyless entry, adaptive LED headlights with automatic high beams, LED fog lights, forward collision mitigation, blind spot monitor with rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, and rear collision prevention. Inside, there’s a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, ash wood trim, front and rear heated seats, and four-zone automatic A/C.
M50i models add 22-inch wheels, sport exhaust and brake systems, a sport differential, soft-close doors, ventilated massaging front seats, a parking assistant, head-up display, and a drive recorder.
The Alpina BX7 gains 23-inch wheels, Merino leather seating, four-wheel steering, electric side sun shades, climate-controlled cup holders, and Nappa leather dash trim.
xDrive40i offers a two-tone blue/white interior configuration, and a dynamic handling package of active comfort drive and four-wheel steering.
M50i’s options are a premium package (panoramic sunroof, Nappa leather dash, heated/cooled cupholders, and glass controls), and the blue/white interior colourway.
BMW’s fuel consumption estimates for the X7 are 12.1/9.8 L/100 km (city/highway) for the xDrive40i, and 15.7/11.5 L/100 km for V8-powered variants.
The X7’s key competitors are the Mercedes-Benz GLS, Cadillac Escalade, Infiniti QX80, Lexus LX, Audi Q7, and the Land Rover Range Rover.
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