Audi Q7 Vs BMW X7 - Quick Spec Comparison
The luxury full-size SUV segment has taken a leap forward when it comes to these two humongous 7 seater German SUVs, Audi Q7 and BMW X7. Governing the roads with heavy road presence and uncountable bells and whistles on offer, this segment lets you be proudly driven by a chauffeur or even quenches the occasional thirst of being behind the wheel.
One of the most loved SUV in the world, the Audi Q7 is making a comeback in its BS6 avatar on February 3rd 2022, after being delayed because of the pandemic. It is being put up to high expectations in terms of its drivability, practicality and VFM quotient.
BMW X7 being on the pricier side has been one of the most popular choices among the customers and we hope Audi Q7 holds up well.

Audi Q7 Vs BMW X7 - Dimensions and Capacity
Dimensions Audi Q7 BMW X7
Length (mm) 5064 5151
Width (mm) 1970 2000
Height (mm) 1703 1805
Ground Clearance (mm) 240 221
Wheelbase (mm) 2999 3105
Tyre Size 255/55 R19 275/50 R20
Seating Capacity 7 7
Both these full size 7 seater luxury SUVs are well known for their upfront stance garnished with massive grills giving them an aggressive look. The design perfections of both these German SUVs are unique in their own ways and are surely a head-turner.

The BMW X7 being volumetrically larger than the Audi Q7 has a longer wheelbase and features more legroom on the inside but if an off-roading bug bites you, the Q7 does seem to have an edge in terms of increased ground clearance with better approach and departure angles.

Audi Q7 Vs BMW X7 - Powertrain Specs
Engine Displacement (cc) 2995 2993/2998
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol/Diesel
Engine TFSI V6 Twin Turbo 6 cylinder
Power (hp @ rpm) 340 hp @ 5200-6400 rpm 340 hp @ 5500-6500 rpm/265 hp @ 4000 rpm
Torque (N-m @ rpm) 500 N-m @ 1370-4500 rpm 450 N-m @ 1500-5200 rpm/620 N-m @ 1500-2500 rpm
Transmission Torque Converter 8-Speed Steptronic
Drivetrain Quattro AWD AWD
Due to the implementation of BS6 emission norms, some countries will miss out on a turbocharged-diesel Q7 when compared to the BMW but isn't a deal-breaker considering the higher fuel prices today. The Q7 is at par with the X7's petrol engine in terms of the same peak power delivery and dominates in terms of torque that too in a lower RPM band which reflect the jaw-dropping refinement of the motor. Both the vehicles feature a highly capable AWD system with a driving mode selector system to distribute power between the front and the rear wheels as per the terrain.
Audi Q7 Vs BMW X7 - Features
The German SUV duo don't fail to impress with their practicality and comprehensive feature list on offer to bring a smile to your face, be it cosmetically or technologically.
The Audi Q7 will be offered in two variants - Premium Plus and Technology featuring multiple driver aids that come in handy with spot-on ergonomics. These include fully adjustable dampers, Matrix LED headlights, Audi's virtual cockpit, 360: parking camera, Auto-Park assist and lane departure warning to name a few.
2022 Audi Q7 interior
Audi Q7 Interiors
The BMW X7 is currently offered as the xDrive 40i equipped with the M Sport Package and xDrive30d DPE Signature equipped with the Design Pure Excellence Package. All the modern features which are a class apart include Launch Control, adaptive dampers, BMW Laserlights, Panoramic 3-part glass roof, BMW Live Cockpit, Active Park Distance control and a Display Key with Touch panel.
In a face-off of these SUVs featuring a highly capable drivetrain and a decent spec-sheet, it makes us difficult to lean to the ends. However, these SUVs belong to a different price band but are comparable to be the 7 seaters offerings with a downpour of luxury. The only deal breaker for the Audi Q7 can be the absence of a diesel motor which is something the rivals currently offer. Also, the Audi Q7 features an old school alloy wheel design which might be a shortcoming for some.
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