The 2020 BMW X7 is going to have a strong impact on the market, that is for sure. But, with Mercedes GLS and Audi Q8 on the way, what is next for the Bavarian giant. Let’s not forget there are a lot more rivals in the US premium market. Next season we will definitely see the first edition of the X7M model. That is quite exciting, especially with test mules looking production-ready. In the foreseeable future, the SUV could also introduce the electric model. The concept will be based on the iNext platform.
Besides the Mercedes-Benz GLS, the new big rig will also see some competition in Lincoln Navigator and Lexus LX 570. Toyota Land Cruiser is available in many markets where BMW also appears. The X7 will raise the bar, even for the standards we expect from the company. The premium SUV will have enough space inside the cabin, the interior is packed with the latest hi-tech features, and the M50i model will burst 523 hp. The entry-level model will be slightly less expensive than its competition. This could be a decisive point. On the other hand, the arrival of the 2020 BMW X7 will make other carmakers lower their prices and improve an offer.
MSRP and Release Date
The production of the 2020 BMW X7 has started. We know mostly all about two versions that will be available pretty soon. The xDive40i is an entry-level version with the price tag just under $74,000. The new Mercedes GLS will be more expensive than the current edition. Lexus LX and Toyota Land Cruiser cost above $85,000. However, BMW can match the offer with a V8 engine. The MSRP of this version is $93,000. Depending on upgrades, it can go up to $125,000 for the M50i trim, better-known as 2020 BMW X7M. This model will have a premiere in the first half of the next season.
There are two engines for the standard luxury SUV. The base model will carry a V6. That is the main reason why it is not as expensive as Land Cruiser. The xDrive40i is getting power from a 3.0-liter turbocharged drivetrain and delivers 335 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, and it distributes power to all corners of the 2020 BMW X7. The famous xDrive system is standard for the other engines. A 4.4-liter V8 twin-turbo unit is also pairing the same configuration. In this case, you are getting 455 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. Towing capacity for both engines is 7,500 pounds. Of course, the V8 will consume more gasoline. It returns 15/21 mpg, while the V6 comes with a budget-friendlier 20/25 mpg rating.
2020 BMW X7M Is Coming Next Year, X7 Hybrid Also Possible
The most exciting offer is the M package. The M50i engine is going to deliver 523 hp and 555 lb-ft of torque thanks to the boosted twin-turbo system. On the other hand, the suite includes numerous upgrades that will almost double the initial price. According to rumors, the cost will go up to $125,000. But, that is not all, since the Bavarian carmaker is about to launch more novelties with its new flagship model. Shortly after the M50i, we will see the hybrid version as well. Whatsoever, there are no further details about it. We can hear it will be based on the iNext concept.
2020 BMW X7 Interior
The new full-size SUV can accommodate seven persons. However, you can make it more comfortable by installing the captain’s chairs in the middle-row. The vehicle would become a six-seater with more space for occupants. Still, you don’t have to worry about it if you need to carry a lot of cargo. Sliding seats will provide more or less room, and if you don’t use them, these can be folded. Total interior cargo space of the 2020 BMW X7 is 90 cubic feet. A power liftgate is part of the base package, while the access to the last row is easy because of the sliding second row.
The equipment for the new model is incredible. Well, for $73,000 it must be special. Heating for the front seats, panoramic moonroof, and different options for smartphone connection are being standard. You can also charge your device without cable. Optionally, you can add a 5-zone climate or premium 20-speaker audio by Harman Kardon. The Exclusive package brings the Panorama Sky Lounge LED roof. Rear-seat infotainment is available for $2,200.
2020 BMW X7 vs Mercedes GLS
The 2020 BMW X7 will close the gap with its fiercest rival. Mercedes GLS is coming out all-new, but the improvements BMW did with its full-size model are incredible. Now, two SUVs are very close in every segment. The base price is nearly the same. It will be hard to decide which one of the top models to choose – M50i or AMG. Well, the only huge advantage of the Mercedes’ SUV is the hybrid drivetrain. But, let’s wait to see how the Bavarian carmaker is going to respond to this.