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BMW X6 vs Audi Q7

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$140,900 - $247,900

2024 price

Audi Q7
Audi Q7

$69,880 - $102,990

2020 price


2024 BMW X6
2020 Audi Q7
Safety Rating

Engine Type
Turbo 6, 3.0L

Diesel Turbo V6, 3.0L
Fuel Type

Fuel Efficiency
9.3L/100km (combined)

5.9L/100km (combined)

  • Polarising exterior looks
  • Lots of good features embedded in extra-cost packages
  • Updated multimedia system takes a while to get used to

  • Compromised third row
  • Exaggerated turbo lag
  • Substandard warranty
2024 BMW X6 Summary

First launched in 2008, the BMW X6 created history (and a new car category) with its coupe styling on an SUV framework.

It was a polarising effort but one that opened up the SUV market for those wanting the size and presence of an SUV without compromising on the sporty styling of a smaller car.

The 2024 X6 has had a facelift and that brings a more athletic and robust kerb-side appeal that might swing a few fence sitters onto the side of liking it.

The already pleasant interior has been polished with extra customisations available on trims and accents. The technology has seen the biggest upgrade and it now features a more streamlined mild-hybrid component to the engine. It all positions the X6 well and truly within the rank of luxury.

For the last week I’ve been driving the mid-spec xDrive40i M Sport variant to see how the facelifted model holds its own against rivals, the Audi Q8 55 TFSI Dynamic Black and Mercedes-Benz GLE450 4Matic Coupe. 

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2020 Audi Q7 Summary

You never want to be left behind by the competition, especially in the automotive world, where things change at a breakneck pace. Case in point: The Audi Q7.

If Audi is well-known for its subtle mid-life facelifts that make you question the difference between new and old, then the second-generation Q7 is the exception to the rule.

Make no mistake, the large SUV has been given a major facelift – one that it needed to keep up with its new-generation rivals.

So, has it been worth the extra effort? We put the updated Q7's volume-selling 50 TDI variant to the test to find out.

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