The BMW X5 vs Audi Q7 has been a sought after debate in the automotive industry. After the launch of the BMW X5 and Audi Q7 in the market, there has been speculation as to which is the most ideal SUV.

The Audi Q7 is available in two variants, i.e premium plus and technology. The BMW X5 comes as four distinct variants starting with the entry-level X5 xDrive40i SportX Plus, xDrive30d SportX Plus, xDrive30d Luxury Line and xDrive40i M Sport. The performance of both SUVs is equally matched up with a plethora of features. So which SUV stands out? Let us find out. In this article, we will compare the BMW X5 vs Audi Q7 in detail.

BMW X5 vs Audi Q7: Interior 

BMW X5 interiorThe finely trimmed interior of the X5 is very lush and comfortable. It has second-row seats and a user-friendly infotainment system. It has standard driver assistance features, and its adaptive suspension gives a comfortable ride. The luggage compartment of the BMW X5 offers a new generation of comfort, for convenient loading and unloading. The trunk can also be opened and closed fully electrically.

2022 Audi Q7 faceliftWhereas the facelifted Q7 has a new dashboard with a piano black finish, and aluminium and wood finishes to take the luxury factor up. The driver has the option of using voice commands to operate climate control, navigation and multimedia which makes a drive easier. It has a well-integrated digital display that has all the necessary information sorted in a very organized manner. 

BMW X5 vs Audi Q7: Exterior

BMW X5 vs Audi Q7The BMW X5 measures 5052 mm in length and has a 2,975mm wheelbase. Moreover, it features a BMW laser light with adaptive headlights and selective beam along with LED DRLs. Also, the SUV gets a set of 20-inch alloy wheels. Do note, India only gets the five-seat X5 and not the option of seven seats as available outside the country.

BMW X5 vs Audi Q7

Source: Audi

The exteriors on the Q7 include a large, single-frame grille in the front. It also has sleek LED headlamps with the latest LED DRLs. The Q7 has a chrome strip that is present on the new tail-lights. It includes an updated rear bumper as well. It also styles a set of 19-inch silver alloy wheels.

Dimensions (mm)BMW X5Audi Q7
Length5,0524,922
Width1,9682,004
Height1,7401,745
Ground Clearance214205
Boot Space650295

Engine and Performance

The X5 line-up is powered by six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The xDrive40i trims get a 3.0-litre straight-six turbocharged petrol engine that produces 335 bhp and 650 Nm of torque. And the 3.0-litre straight-six turbocharged diesel that is capable of generating 262 bhp and 620 Nm of torque. 

Whereas the powertrain department in Audi Q7 has a 2995 cc petrol engine. This 55 TFSI Premium Plus variant comes with an engine putting out 335 bhp at 5200 rpm and 500 Nm at 1370 rpm of max power and max torque respectively.

SpecificationBMW X5Audi Q7
Engine3.0-litre TFSI, V6Twin Power Turbo 6-cylinder Engine
FuelPetrolPetrol
Displacement2995 cc2998 cc
No. of Cylinders66
Power335 bhp at 6000 rpm340 bhp at 5500-6500 rpm
Torque500 Nm at 1370-4500 rpm450 Nm at 1500-5200 rpm

Features 

The X5 is equipped with plenty of features such as adaptive air suspension, powered tailgate, six colors of ambient lighting, heated and anti-dazzle functions for side-view mirrors. It also has a panoramic sunroof, heads-up display, parking and reversing assistance, BMW display key, and surround-view cameras.

Features onboard the new Audi SUV are in plenty. Some of those features are Lane keep assist, Audi’s virtual cockpit, matrix LED headlamps and climate control. One thing that remains unchanged for the Q7 is that the cabin is large and spacious and offers generous seating space for six to seven people. 

Pricing and Competition

ModelTrimPrice (Ex-showroom)
BMW X5xDrive40i SportX Plus₹77.90 Lakh
xDrive30d SportX Plus₹79.50 Lakh
xDrive30d Luxury Line₹91.75 Lakh
xDrive40i M Sport₹92.90 Lakh
Audi Q7Premium Plus₹79.99 Lakh
Technology₹88.33 Lakh

The price range for BMW X5 starts from ₹ 77.90 lakh and goes up to ₹ 92.75 lakh. Whereas the ex-showroom price of the petrol Audi Q7 at Delhi starts at ₹ 79.99 lakh and goes up to ₹ 88.33 lakh for the fully-loaded Petrol model. BMW and Audi are each other’s competitors. They also have other competitors lsike Mercedes-Benz GLE, Volvo XC90 and the Land Rover Discovery.

Conclusion 

The BMWs cabin has a beautiful finish and you can see the best of the X5 on the inside. And the performance from both engines is right on the mark. Making it is a very practical car for consumers. The 2022 BMW X5 deserves to be on your shortlist if you’re looking for a new luxury midsize SUV, in my opinion. 

Which of these massive looking SUVs would you prefer to have? Tell us in the comment section below.

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