The 2020 BMW X7 is the seven-seat SUV with the upper crust. The BMW X7 has three rows of seats as standard, and 6 feet can sit 6 feet behind others, 6 seats behind others. The loading space is predictably good behind the second row for such a long SUV. If there are three rows, you should buy new clothes when you arrive at your final destination. The X7 xDrive40i SUVs get a Turbo Inline 6 that delivers 335 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque and is combined with 8-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. It rolls the X7 to 60 mph in less than six seconds, when that’s important in a three-row SUV, and effortlessly takes it up a mountain. The Turbo-6 is refined, smooth and mostly effortless.
BMW equips every 2020 X7 with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors, active lane control and parking sensors. Spend more and get more: BMW’s active driver assistance functions make stop-and-go traffic child’s play. Well-heeled buyers would do well with basic versions, but the X7 is great in top specs. We like the M50i because of its superior power and luxury and properties that compete with the Rolls-Royce Cullinan.
2020 BMW X7 Features
The BMW X7 includes all-wheel drive, leatherette upholstery, 21-inch wheels, adjustable air suspension, a panoramic sunroof, power-adjustable and heated front seats, four-zone climate control, three rows of seats and LED headlights, an electric one Tailgate, active safety functions, wireless smartphone charger, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, a digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch touchscreen for infotainment.
The 2020 X7 M50i has an improved V-8 engine, a sports-tuned exhaust, 22-inch wheels, sports brakes and a sports differential, soft-close doors, laser LED headlights, a head-up display, premium audio, and a special leather interior. We would add a cold weather package, an active driver assistant, rear-wheel steering, 20-way adjustable seats with massagers, premium audio, glass controls, and heated and cooled cup holders.
2020 BMW X7 Engine
BMW fits its best engines in the X7, a Turbo 6 or two versions of its Twin-Turbo V-8. The Basis X7 xDrive40i uses a silk Inline-6 with 335 HP. The used xDrive50i receives a 4.4-liter V-8 with more than 450 hp, and the top-class M50i delivers more than 500 hp. Every engine gets an 8-speed automatic with an answer to everything we can throw at it, and all X7 get an all-wheel-drive system that meets all the conditions that owners are likely to throw at it.
The standard air suspension suffocates the bumps and holds the 2.5-ton SUV well together on the road. Fuel economy isn’t the X7’s first priority, but it’s not bad. Basic versions create the combined fuel consumption in the low 20s, V-8 versions are in the high teens, provided the turbos are not always tapped for extra grunt.
2020 BMW X7 Safety
The 2020 X7 lacks official crash test data. Without official crash data, the X7 has valuable safety features that we like. Every X7 is equipped with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors, adaptive headlights, parking sensors, and active lane control. A surround-view camera system, a head-up display, night vision, and an automatic parking system are available for 2020 BMW X7 xDrive50i.