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BMW X6 vs Audi SQ7

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$140,900 - $247,900

2024 price

Audi SQ7
Audi SQ7

$157,989 - $191,900

2023 price


2024 BMW X6
2023 Audi SQ7
Safety Rating

Engine Type
Turbo 6, 3.0L

Twin Turbo V8, 4.0L
Fuel Type

Premium Unleaded Petrol
Fuel Efficiency
9.3L/100km (combined)

12.1L/100km (combined)

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

  • Ongoing ownership costs don't set it apart from cheaper rivals
  • Very sensitive parking sensors
  • Missing a few family-friendly features
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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2023 Audi SQ7 Summary

I’ll be honest with you, Audi is not a car brand I’ve had much to do with. I was a total newbie when I slid into the front seat of the new SQ7 TFSI but what an introduction to the brand!

The SQ7 is in the ‘large performance SUV’ category but it does have tough competition from the likes of the BMW X5 M60i and Range Rover Sport P530.  

Its rivals are from brands that are well-established at the forefront of luxury and performance, so, does the SQ7 hold its own? My little family and I have been testing it for the last week to find out for you.

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