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BMW X7 2019 pricing and specs revealed

BMW Australia has released local pricing and specifications for its X7 SUV, which sits above the X5 and is priced from $119,900.
Jake Williams
Journalist
CarsGuide

4 Mar 2019 • 4 min read

BMW Australia has announced local pricing and specifications for the BMW X7, which is the brand’s largest SUV to date and sits above the popular X5. 

Featuring what’s claimed to be seven adult-sized seats in a body that measures 229mm longer than the current X5 (5,151mm total), the X7 is a competitor to super large SUVs such as the Mercedes-Benz GLS, Lexus LX and Infiniti QX80

Measuring 2,000mm wide, 1,805mm wide, using a 3,105mm long wheelbase and a total boot capacity of 2,210-litres with all seats folded, the X7 is even larger than the GLS, which measures 5,120mm long. 

Two drivetrains, both diesel, will be available in Australia initially: the xDrive30d and M50d. Priced from $119,900 plus on-road costs, the entry X7 xDrive30d costs only $7,000 more than the equivalent X5. 

The X7 is priced similarly to its Mercedes rival, undercuts the Lexus’ starting point but sits above the Infiniti. 

The BMW X7 is well equipped with a full suite of active safety technology. The BMW X7 is well equipped with a full suite of active safety technology.

The X7 xDrive30d uses the same 195kW/620Nm 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine and eight-speed automatic transmission drivetrain as the X5 xDrive30d. Like the X5, a petrol-powered xDrive40i may come later, as well as the turbocharged petrol V8 xDrive50i. 

The X7 xDrive30d is well equipped with 20-inch alloy wheels, air suspension, soft close doors, a panoramic glass sunroof, front sports seats with lumbar adjustment and heated leather upholstery, a 12.3-inch multimedia screen with a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display and head-up display, DAB+ digital radio, Apple CarPlay (but no Android Auto), inbuilt satellite navigation with live traffic reporting and an electric bootlid with kick-to-open functionality. 

A full suite of active safety systems is also standard on all X7 models, including high- and low-speed AEB, adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality, lane departure warning with lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert with rear AEB, blind-spot monitoring and traffic sign recognition.

Above the X7 xDrive30d sits the $169,900 X7 M50d, which uses a 294kW/760Nm quad-turbocharged six-cylinder engine for a 5.4 second 0-100km/h claim. The X7 M50d is the highest-spec X7 available worldwide, for now. 

The X7 M50d adds a number of standard features over the 30d, including 22-inch alloy wheels, the M Aerodynamics package, metallic paint, five-zone climate control, a harman/kardon sound system, BMW’s Laserlight headlights with adaptive high beam and M Sport brakes, M Sport differential and M Sport exhaust system.

Naturally, option packages are available, including the M Sport package and Design Pure Excellence package for the X7 xDrive30d, which include larger alloy wheels, redesigned bumpers and luxury elements like unique upholstery and interior trims. 

The X7 is offered in two diesel models in Australia: the xDrive30d and M50d. The X7 is offered in two diesel models in Australia: the xDrive30d and M50d.

2019 BMW X7 pricing (plus on-road costs): 

X7 xDrive30d: $119,900

X7 M50d: $169,900

Would you consider the BMW X7 over an X5? Let us know in the comments below.

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