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New BMW X7 2020 pricing and specs detailed: Mercedes-Benz GLS rival now more expensive

The X7 has been given a $4000 price rise.

BMW Australia has increased the pricing of its flagship SUV, the upper-large X7.

All X7 variants carry over but are $4000 dearer than before, with the entry-level xDrive30d now checking in at $128,900 plus on-road costs, while the range-topping M50i has reached $175,900 (see full pricing table below).

That said, there are no changes to the Mercedes-Benz GLS rival’s standard specification, with BMW Australia head of product, market planning and driving experience Brendan Michel telling CarsGuide the company “constantly reviews its pricing structure, factoring in the exchange rate, inflation and changes to material costs”.

“We are confident even, with the price adjustment to X7, that it remains appropriately positioned among its competitors with an extensive array of luxury appointments, safety features and highly capable powertrains that suit a variety of different lifestyles and applications,” he added.

For reference, the GLS ranges in price from $146,500 (GLS450) to $153,300 (GLS400d), although the engines its variants are motivated by aren’t directly comparable. It’s also worth noting the upper-large SUV’s new AMG GLS63 flagship is yet to go on sale.

For reference, the xDrive30d is powered by a 195kW/620Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel inline six-cylinder engine, while the M50i ups the performance ante with a 390kW/750Nm 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol unit. The latter replaced the 294kW/760Nm quad-turbo M50d last year.

Both X7 variants are mated to an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission and BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system. Of note, six- and seven-seat configurations are on offer.

2020 BMW X7 pricing before on-road costs

VariantTransmissionCost
xDrive30dautomatic$128,900 (+$4000)
M50iautomatic$175,900 (+$4000)