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2020 BMW X7

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BMW X7 highlights

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Pros

  • V6 and V8 engine options
  • Seating for seven
  • Luxury tech and cabin materials

Cons

  • Clunky climate control system
  • Cramped third-row seating
  • Awkward steering through turns

Mileage (EPA estimate)

15 city, 21 highway, 17 combined

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The 2020 BMW X7 gains sportier M50i trim

With three rows of seating in its truly premium-feeling cabin, the 2020 BMW X7 is BMW’s biggest SUV. It offers a laundry list of standard and optional features that include impressive comfort and technology upgrades. The 2020 X7 comes in three trim levels, each with its own engine. The entry-level xDrive40i uses a strong six-cylinder, while the xDrive50i gets a V8. For 2020, BMW introduced the sportier M50i, which bumps up the V8’s power and adds a raucous exhaust note. For most shoppers, the six-cylinder engine will provide plenty of acceleration and capability—it can even tow up to 5,400 pounds when properly equipped.

Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.

While the X7 is big, it still focuses on coddling passengers in the first two rows, and its third row is less roomy than some competitors. Also, the BMW’s controls can be unintuitive and sometimes frustrating to use, particularly the climate control.

All BMW X7 years

What is new for the 2020 BMW X7?

  • The X7 is available in a new trim called the M50i.
  • X7 trims have been upgraded with Rear Sunshade and Remote Start as standard equipment this year.
  • The xDrive40i trim now comes with Leather Seats as standard equipment.

2020 BMW X7 trims

Curious how BMW X7 trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

xDrive40i:

  • 335-hp, 330-lb-ft of torque 3.0L
  • Sunroofs
  • Rear Defroster
  • Third Row Seat
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Smart Key

XDrive50i:

  • Includes all features available on the xDrive40i
  • 456-hp, 479-lb-ft of torque 4.4L
  • Seat Massagers
  • Head Up Display
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Remote Start
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • View our BMW X7 XDrive50i inventory

M50i:

  • Includes all features available on the XDrive50i
  • 523-hp, 553-lb-ft of torque 4.4L

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5 reasons to buy the 2020 BMW X7

What’s We Like

Ample power: The X7 xDrive40i’s standard 6-cylinder provides plenty of power, even for the big X7. Upgrading to one of the V8-powered trim levels gets you pretty astonishing acceleration for such a large vehicle.

Luxurious ride: The X7 provides a plush ride with its standard adaptive air suspension, but if you want maximum ride comfort, look for models with the Dynamic Handling package. This adds a system that reads the road ahead with special sensors in order to anticipate and cushion any bumps.

Quality interior: BMW filled the X7’s cabin with high-quality materials, and packed it with technology and comfort features. The sense of luxury extends to the little details in the well-made cabin.

What Needs Improvement

Confusing controls: There’s a definite learning curve when it comes to figuring out all the X7’s controls, and some remain frustrating even then. The climate controls in particular tend to require constant fiddling, even in automatic mode.

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BMW X7 features and specs

XDrive50i 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Head Up Display
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Run Flat Tires
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Seat Massagers
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bowers & Wilkins Audio
  • CD Audio
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Seat Massagers
  • Smart Key
  • Third Row Seat
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size

4.4L

Horsepower

456

Torque (ft-lbs)

479

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

21.9

Wheelbase

122.2"

Overall length

203.3"

Width

78.7"

Height

71.1"

Leg room

F 39.8"/M 37.6"/R 33.3"

Head room

F 41.9"/M 39.9"/R 36.6"

Front tires

P285/45HR21

Rear tires

P285/45HR21

Seating capacity

7

Max towing capacity

540/5400 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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