• 2020 BMW X7 - Driven

    BMW announced its first ever X7 SUV at the end of 2018 and sales begun in March 2019
  • The X7 is the largest model in BMW's X lineup and is also one of the most luxurious it is offering
  • The 2020 X7 is offered with three row seating for 7
  • And comes with standard two-axle air suspension
  • The X7 is also the BMW with the largest grill
  • And the rear is inspired by the 7 Series luxury sedan
  • The 2020 X7 measures 203.3 inches in length, thus offering lots of interior space
  • BMW is offering standard air suspension that allows the car to be lowered for easier access to the trunk
  • This suspension can also raise for more clearance or stiffen for better handling
  • But the real luxury can be found inside...
  • As standard the X7 is offered with Vernasca leather interior in Black, Canberra Beige, Coffee or Cognac
  • BMW placed the latest-generation of the iDrive that includes a 12.3” instrument cluster display
  • The traditional circular gauges were dropped, and the digital speedometer and tachometer now feature a more geometric design
  • BMW connected is also offered as standard
  • One of the coolest feature on the X7 is the glass gear shifter lever
  • And a Harman Kardon Surround Sound Audio system
  • However, our version was equipped with the Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound
  • That offers amplification of 1,500 watts, powering 20 speakers
  • The BMW x7 offers 48.6 cubic feet of load capacity
  • But it can be increased to 90.4 cubic feet when the seats are folded down
  • The BMW X7 xDrive50i is powered by a 4.4-liter V8 engine
  • That delivers a total of 456 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque
  • The engine is mated to an eight-speed Steptronic transmission
  • And is being offered with the Auto Start Stop function
  • The BMW X7 xDrive50i goes from 0 to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds
  • And up to a top speed of 155 mph
  • The X7 xDrive50i is priced from $92,600

BMW’s flagship SUV landed at TopSpeed HQ - here’s what we thought about it

The BMW X7 is one of the newest models in Bimmer’s lineup, and it serves a noble purpose as the brand’s flagship SUV (or Sports Activity Vehicle, if you listen to BMW’s “we-need-to-be-different” nonsense.) It was announced back in 2014, and shown off in concept form (the BMW X7 iPerformance Concept) in 2017, but wasn’t available at dealers until March 2019. Since then, we’ve been itching to get behind the wheel of one, and BMW was happy to oblige.

As you might expect from a flagship model, the X7 is about as luxurious as you can get without dipping your toes in the six-figure range. It comes close, with the X7 XDrive50i commanding an MSRP of $92,600, but it won’t cross that big mark unless you start checking off option boxes. Even the M50i falls just shy of six figures at $99,600. Under the hood of our xDrive50i sat a 4.4-liter V-8 (the same one that may be discontinued soon enough,) and it was good for 456 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. The sprint to 60 mph was rated at 5.2, but we got there in just a hair over 5 seconds, mighty impressive for a vehicle that weighs 5,617 pounds.

Interior space of the X7 was great, but what really caught our attention was the air suspension that would raise or lower as needed. Loading something into the rear? No problem, the suspension will drop to make it easier for you. Going over rough roads? Raise it up a notch. Spirited driving? The suspension will help keep things level. It’s like there’s nothing it can’t do. Comfort was on par with what you would expect, while materials and fit and finish were top notch.

We’re busy writing out in-depth review and driving impression of the 2020 BMW X7 right now, but until we’re done, we’ve posted our awesome photo gallery in the slider above and further down the page – be sure to check it out.

  • 2020 BMW X7 - Driven
  • Year:
    2020
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Transmission:
    Automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    456
  • MPG(Cty):
    15
  • MPG(Hwy):
    21
  • Torque @ RPM:
    479
  • Energy:
    Gasoline
  • Displacement:
    4.4 L
  • 0-60 time:
    5.2 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph
  • Price:
    92800
  • Price:
  • car segment:
  • size:
  • Purpose:
  • body style:
  • Overall:
    9.2/10
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Exterior
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BMW announced its first ever X7 SUV at the end of 2018 and sales begun in March 2019
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Exterior
- image 879974
The X7 is the largest model in BMW’s X lineup and is also one of the most luxurious it is offering
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Exterior
- image 879975
The 2020 X7 is offered with three row seating for 7
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Exterior
- image 879976
And comes with standard two-axle air suspension
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Exterior
- image 879977
The X7 is also the BMW with the largest grill
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Exterior
- image 879978
And the rear is inspired by the 7 Series luxury sedan
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Exterior
- image 879979
The 2020 X7 measures 203.3 inches in length, thus offering lots of interior space
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Exterior
- image 879980
BMW is offering standard air suspension that allows the car to be lowered for easier access to the trunk
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Exterior
- image 879981
This suspension can also raise for more clearance or stiffen for better handling
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Interior
- image 879982
But the real luxury can be found inside...
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Interior
- image 879983
As standard the X7 is offered with Vernasca leather interior in Black, Canberra Beige, Coffee or Cognac
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Interior
- image 879984
BMW placed the latest-generation of the iDrive that includes a 12.3” instrument cluster display
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Interior
- image 879985
The traditional circular gauges were dropped, and the digital speedometer and tachometer now feature a more geometric design
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Interior
- image 879986
BMW connected is also offered as standard
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Interior
- image 879987
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Interior
- image 879988
One of the coolest feature on the X7 is the glass gear shifter lever
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Interior
- image 879989
And a Harman Kardon Surround Sound Audio system
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Interior
- image 879990
However, our version was equipped with the Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Interior
- image 880080
That offers amplification of 1,500 watts, powering 20 speakers
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Interior
- image 880000
The BMW x7 offers 48.6 cubic feet of load capacity
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Interior
- image 880002
But it can be increased to 90.4 cubic feet when the seats are folded down
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Drivetrain
- image 880003
The BMW X7 xDrive50i is powered by a 4.4-liter V8 engine
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Drivetrain
- image 880004
That delivers a total of 456 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Exterior
- image 880010
The engine is mated to an eight-speed Steptronic transmission
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Exterior
- image 880012
And is being offered with the Auto Start Stop function
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Exterior
- image 880013
The BMW X7 xDrive50i goes from 0 to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Exterior
- image 880016
And up to a top speed of 155 mph
2020 BMW X7 - Driven Exterior
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The X7 xDrive50i is priced from $92,600
Philippe Daix
Obsessive and Compulsive Automotive Expert - phil@topspeed.com
Always on the lookout for the latest automotive news, Philippe Daix is our most senior editor and founder of TopSpeed.com. He likes to see himself as a consumer advocate with a mission to educate motorheads of all ages.  Read More
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