The BMW 7-series sedan used to be the model most likely to serve as a personal limo, but starting in 2022, the X7 SUV will take over as the rich people's mobile palace. The largest Bimmer is ideal for wealthy families as it has six seats distributed across three rows and more real estate to display how pricey it is. The X7 drives better and has a broader range of more appealing powertrains, despite the cargo area and back seats not being as large as those in competitors like the Jeep Grand Wagoneer and Mercedes-Benz GLS-class. A 523-hp twin-turbo V-8 and a 335-hp turbocharged inline-six are included in the engine hierarchy, supported by an excellent automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive. The 612-hp Alpina XB7 offers absurd performance levels for such a vast machine. The interior of the 2022 BMW X7 is as quiet as a library but more comfortable and ritzier, regardless of what's under its high hood. It also offers a ton of expensive materials and high-tech capabilities.
Engine, Transmission, Performance
The base model X7 xDrive40i has a 335-horsepower turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine, while the M50i has a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 engine with 523 horsepower. This V-8 engine has been carefully tuned to produce 612 horsepower in the Alpina XB7. All-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic are paired with all three machines. The six-cylinder engine was quiet and had plenty of torque, but the V-8 engine was more endearing and had more rapid acceleration. Its standard adaptive air suspension provides a smooth ride, especially in Comfort mode. The X7's unfortunate propensity to lean in corners belies its generally sporty appearance. The adjustable Sport mode tightens things up a little, with sharp impacts disturbing the otherwise serene quiet inside because of the 21-inch wheels' short sidewalls. The Alpina XB7 will appeal to those who desire the most muscular X7 and can afford its high asking price. The BMW model made us maneuver around a narrow racetrack, boasted astounding acceleration, and displayed unexpected poise.
Interior, Comfort, Cargo
The X7's luxurious cabin draws inspiration from the expensive 7-series, and the smaller BMW X5 SUV is well-appointed, tech-rich, and roomy. The house is also stocked with many luxury options, such as heated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, a power-adjustable steering wheel, and ambient interior lighting. However, we found it frustrating how slowly the second-row captain's chair, which was powered, moved when trying to let passengers enter and exit the third row. Similarly, the way-back seats aren't huge for people during lengthy rides. Nevertheless, nobody will bemoan the X7's generous interior cubby storage. Even though we could only cram three carry-on bags behind the third row, we could still fit 33 when all the back seats were folded down.
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