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BMW X7

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Summary


The BMW X7 is a large SUV model that was unveiled in late 2018 before going on sale in the UK in early 2019. It is a new addition to the range that sits above the X5 in the BMW SUV family, and is a rival for luxury SUVs like the Mercedes-Benz GLS and Range Rover.

The X7 has received consistently good scores from the UK motoring media in the first few months since it was launched, although many of these reviews took place at the European launch rather than in the UK. We will keep updating our results as more reviews on local roads are published.

The BMW X7 has received praise for its driving dynamics, refinement and the quality of its engineering. However, it has been widely criticised for its heavy-handed styling and for feeling very little different to the significantly cheaper X5.

Key specifications


Body style: Large SUV
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £77,710 on-road

Launched: Spring 2019
Last updated: Summer 2020
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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What Car?

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Which?

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

No safety rating

The BMW X7 has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP. Based on its price and limited expected sales, we don’t expect it to ever be assessed.

Eco rating


Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The BMW X7 has not been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP, and inevitably the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic.

Security rating


Independent vehicle theft and security ratings from Thatcham Research

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Rating: Superior | Good | Basic | Poor | Unacceptable
Relay Attack: Pass

Date: 2019

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the BMW X7 has received

2021

  • What Car? Awards – Best Luxury SUV for Big Families

2020

  • What Car? Awards – Best Luxury SUV over £70K

Similar cars


If you’re looking at the BMW X7, you might also be interested in these alternatives

Audi Q7 | Audi Q8 | Bentley Bentayga | Lamborghini Urus | Mercedes-Benz GLS | Porsche Cayenne | Range Rover

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