What kind of vehicle is the 2022 BMW X7? What does it compare to?
The X7 is BMW’s biggest vehicle, the one with the most seats and a lavish interior on par with the 7-Series sedan. It’s a rival for the Mercedes GLS, Audi Q7, and the Range Rover.
Is the 2022 BMW X7 a good SUV?
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It’s one of the highest-rated gas-powered SUVs, buoyed by strong performance, a wealth of features, and creature comforts suitable for any creature. We give it a TCC Rating of 7.4 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
What’s new for the 2022 BMW X7?
BMW has dropped wireless smartphone charging from all X7s and the Premium Package has lost its former Harmon Kardon sound system.
The largest BMW in history has a stately style that isn’t overly distinctive, but it has been executed with grace. The X7’s long wagon body wears more angles than curves, but it’s all balanced to make what’s a very large vehicle look very toned. The cabin’s the highlight of the X7, with big banks of swanky wood and aluminum trim, and a dual 12.3-inch digital display that glints off the available glass-tipped controls.
BMW fits a strong turbocharged engine to every X7, as well as all-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic. The base 40i edition can power to 60 mph in under six seconds, but the twin-turbo V-8s do it in as little as 4.0 seconds, in 612-hp Alpina spec. For a nearly 6,000-lb SUV, the X7 comports itself without a portly feel; there’s ample body lean in curves, but the air suspension and driver-selectable steering and adaptive damping flatten out its ride without turning it flinty.
The seven-seat X7 has synthetic leather upholstery and a three-seat second row in its least expensive version, but it’s much finer as a six-seater with Merino leather and twin captain’s chairs in the second row. Cargo room and third-row seat space abound, and the interior ranks with the 8-Series and 7-Series among BMW’s finest—as it should.
So does safety technology; though the IIHS and NHTSA haven’t completed testing on the big SUV, BMW fits each with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitors.
How much does the 2022 BMW X7 cost?
It’s $75,895 for the X7 xDrive40i, which comes with 21-inch wheels, seven seats, and synthetic leather upholstery, as well as twin 12.3-inch displays with touchscreen infotainment, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. It’s possible to spend more than $150,000 on an XB7.
Where is the 2022 BMW X7 made?
In Spartanburg, South Carolina.