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2020 xDrive40i 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sports Activity Vehicle
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Price:   -  From $73,900
2020 xDrive50i 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sports Activity Vehicle Price:   -  From $92,600
2020 M50i 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sports Activity Vehicle Price:   -  From $99,600


Last year, BMW introduced its largest and most luxurious SUV ever: the X7. The 2020 BMW X7 gets a more powerful M50i model that gets the same twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine as the BMW 8-Series and the 7-Series, making it the most powerful SUV in the automaker's lineup. The X7 M50i also gets a revised eight-speed automatic transmission, a launch-control feature, and an M-division-tuned air suspension.


Choosing Your BMW X7

The X7 is offered in three trims: xDrive40i, xDrive50i, and M50i. Prices start at $74,895 including destination for the xDrive40i and go up to $100,595 for the new M50i trim.

Engine Choices

Two engines are available for the X7, though the available V8 is available in two states of tune. All trims come with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Engine TypeTrim LevelHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
3.0L Turbo 6-CylinderxDrive40i335 hp330 lb-ftNot Yet Rated
4.4L Twin-Turbo V8xDrive50i456 hp479 lb-ft17 mpg
4.4L Twin-Turbo V8M50i523 hp553 lb-ft17 mpg

Despite making an extra 67 horsepower and 74 pound-feet of torque, the M50i’s impressive powertrain manages to be just as efficient as the xDrive50i's setup. Considering the extra power and performance brought on by its M division parts, it’s surprising to see.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

All X7s can seat up to seven, though seating for six is available with the $850 second-row captain's chairs option.

Cargo capacity is competitive for the class. Behind the third row, the X7 has 12.8 cubic feet of cargo space. That figure opens up to 48.6 cubic feet behind the second row, or 90.4 cubic feet with both rows out of the picture.


Safety Features

BMW packs the X7 with standard automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, daytime pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, and BMW’s Active Protection System that pretensions the seat belts, closes any open windows, and activates post-crash braking if it detects an imminent accident.

Adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and traffic jam assist are available through the $1,700 Driving Assistance Professional Package. A surround-view camera and BMW's park assist system require the $800 Parking Assistance Package, which becomes standard equipment on the xDrive50i and up. Meanwhile, night vision with pedestrian detection is a $2,300 standalone option.


Every X7 comes with two 12.3-inch displays – one for the instrument cluster and one for the infotainment system. Navigation, two USB ports, a wi-fi hot spot, 32 GB of multimedia storage, one-year of Apple CarPlay, and wireless charging are standard. Android Auto isn't offered.

On the xDrive40i, a head-up display and gesture control for the infotainment system are available in the $2,800 Premium Package, which also includes remote start, soft-close automatic doors, and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system. This equipment becomes standard at the xDrive50i level.


xDrive40i - From $74,895

The xDrive40i’s price tag may be high, but the SUV comes equipped with a lengthy list of standard equipment. Standard exterior equipment includes a panoramic moonroof, 21-inch wheels, heated exterior mirrors, adaptive LED headlights, and adaptive brake lights.

On the inside, the xDrive40i comes with leatherette upholstery, 16-way power front sport seats, four-zone automatic climate control, a power liftgate, extended ambient lighting, heated front seats, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

If you’re looking for a sportier look, an M Sport Design that adds a more aggressive body kit, alongside some M division equipment and convenience features, is an extra $4,350.

If you want heated second-row seats, they're available with the Cold Weather Package that costs $1,200, which also brings a heated steering wheel and five-zone automatic climate control.

xDrive50i - From $93,595

The main draw of the xDrive50i is the twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8. In addition to the aforementioned surround-view camera, park assist system and the contents of the Premium Package, it also adds leather upholstery, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, and 20-way front sport seats.

M50i - From $100,595

The M50i brings the more powerful V8, a different front end, an M sport exhaust system, an electronic rear differential, larger M sport brakes, and 22-inch wheels.

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CarsDirect Tip

Luxurious, massive, tech-forward, and powerful, there’s very little the 2020 BMW X7 doesn’t do. Prices are already high, and ticking a few boxes can raise them to absurd figures. Unless a V8 is a necessity, sticking with the xDrive40i and choosing a few of the high-tech packages is the best way to go.

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Expert Review

  • Draws lots of attention
  • Tons of interior space
  • Comfortable and customizable
  • Draws lots of attention
  • Very expensive to begin
  • Even more expensive with options
Expert Rating
3.7 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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A BMW, but more so. Neighbors just bought a new BMW 3-Series? Fear not – now you can out-BMW all those other owners. Enter the 2020 BMW X7, back for its second year on the market as the brand's biggest vehicle ever.

And we really do mean big. The X7 is nearly 17 feet long, larger than either of its closest Germanic competitors, the Audi Q7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class.

Don’t expect restraint in the styling, either. This is a BMW that advertises itself, from the tall ribbed kidneys in the grille to the slim LEDs and chrome at the rear.

The X7 wears a price tag to match its prodigious size. Starting just under $75,000 and running into six figures, this isn't an options list for the faint of heart.

Choose your adventure. What to do with all that space? With the X7, you have options.

The SUV comes with a third row, which is impressively spacious. This is one three-row vehicle where adults may not mind sitting in the way-back.

Alternatively, the X7 can fit a massive amount of cargo. Instead of the third row, buyers can have 48.6 cubic feet of cargo space, or 90.4 with both rows folded. It’s hard to haul both things and people, though, as the X7 fits just 12.8 cubic feet with the third row in place. All the same, these are strong numbers in a class that prides itself on capacity.

If you do choose to go adventuring, the X7 can take on some fearsome terrain. All-wheel drive is standard, and an off-road package will take you farther from the pavement should you desire. We’d guess that most X7 owners won’t need it.


Sophisticated brute. On the inside, the X7 is all about class. Seats are exceptionally comfortable, fit and finish are excellent, and the space is unmatched. The dash holds a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen that keeps up with the best of them.

The X7 gets much of BMW’s best technology. The standard suite of safety tech is already fairly good, including lane keeping assist and automatic emergency braking. Spend an extra $1,700, and BMW will install an advanced driver-assistance system that does an admirable job taking the strain off during traffic.

Under the hood, however, the X7 is all about muscle. The base turbocharged six-cylinder engine is competent and smooth, paired with a well-calibrated eight-speed automatic. It’s reasonably efficient for a big SUV, achieving an EPA-estimated 22 miles per gallon combined.

The base engine is outshone by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8, which powers 50i trims and turns the X7 into a veritable rocket. The big SUV’s mass means that it'll never be a corner carver, but it’s surprisingly fast for a car of its size.

Anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Should you choose to continue spending, you’ll be rewarded with some opulent trims. Options include glass controls, massage-capable seats, soft-close doors, and even heated and cooled cupholders.

We’re not usually a fan of spending for its own sake, but the X7 may make the most sense in its more expensive forms. Thanks to the BMW Group’s wide empire, the X7 forms the basis for the much more expensive Rolls-Royce Cullinan.

In top trim, the X7 is a reasonable competitor for the Rolls and other hyper-luxury SUVs. Odd as it sounds, competing with cars twice its price makes the big BMW a decent value.

Final thoughts. The 2020 BMW X7 is what you’d expect from the brand’s biggest and brashest vehicle. Quality is top-notch, space is endless, and it broadcasts its price tag loud and clear.

That price tag is a hefty one, but we still like the X7 best with a V8 and a leather interior. For buyers spending this much, what’s another ten grand?

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.0L I-6 / 335 HP / 330 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Part And Full-time Xdrive All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
20 / 25 / 22 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
7 / 6
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.0L I-6 / 335 HP / 330 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Part And Full-time Xdrive All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
20 / 25 / 22 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
21.9 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
90.4 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
203.3 "
Exterior Width
78.7 "
Exterior Height
71.1 "
Front Headroom
41.9 "
Rear Headroom
39.9 "
Front Legroom
39.8 "
Rear Legroom
37.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
60.0 "
Rear Shoulder Room
58.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
5,370 Lbs.
Wheel Base
122 "
Turning Radius
21.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
21.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 22.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 21.0 " Black Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Body-colored With Chrome Insert / Body-colored With Dark Chrome Insert / Body-colored With Black Insert
Grille Moldings
Metal-look W/chrome Surround / Dark Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish / Stainless Steel With Dark Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
7 / 6
Seat Trim
Sensatec Leatherette / Vernasca Leather / Merino Leather
Front Seat Type
Sport Bucket / Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(12-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(12-way Power)
Front Armrests
(12-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Bench / Captain
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
10 / 16 Harman/kardon / 20 Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Power Telescopic Tilt Style
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Frontal Collision Warning W/city Collision Mitigation Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Active Blind Spot Detection Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Warning Lane Departure / Active Lane Keeping Assistant Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Hands-off (with Lane Change) Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
City Collision Mitigation Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Active Protection Driver Attention / Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Park Distance Control Front And Rear / Parking Assistant Plus Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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