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2021 BMW X5 vs. 2021 Audi Q7

2021 BMW X5 vs. 2021 Audi Q7

335-hp 3.0L I-6 engine

Base Engine

248-hp 2.0L I-4 engine
7,200 pounds

Base Towing Capacity

4,400 pounds
5-7 passengers

Seating Capacity

7 passengers
40/20/40 split-folding

Rear Seats

35/30/35 split-folding
36 months / 36,000 miles

Complimentary Maintenance

12 months / 10,000 miles

Searching for the perfect German-engineered luxury SUV? Drivers near Richfield and Bloomington might have great things to say about the Audi Q7, but the 2021 BMW X5 easily wins out in a head-to-head matchup. No one who’s spent much time around BMW SUV models should be surprised, but you shouldn’t just take our word for it. Compare the 2021 Audi Q7 vs. BMW X5 on all the points that matter most, below!

Audi Q7 vs. BMW X5: Performance Specs

Every new BMW X5 offers performance advantages over the Audi Q7, even if you’re looking at the latter’s high-end trims:

BMW X5 Engines

3.0-liter I-6 – 335 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque

  • 0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds

4.4-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8 – 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque

  • 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds

3.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo I-6 with integrated electric motor – 389 hp

  • 0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds

Audi Q7 Engines

2.0L four-cylinder engine – 248 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque

  • 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds

3.0L six-cylinder engine – 335 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque

  • 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds

All BMW X5 SAV® models are paired with an 8-speed Sport AT with Sport and Manual shift modes, so you can take control whenever the moment calls.  sDrive RWD is standard on the base X5, but xDrive AWD is available as an upgrade. Across the rest of the lineup, xDrive is standard. What’s more, as you can see from the table above, the X5 is much, much faster where acceleration is concerned.

Audi Q7 vs. BMW X5: Base Towing Capacity

Looking for an SUV that can take you anywhere you need to go? Most St Paul and Minneapolis drivers will feel more confident behind the wheel of an X5, which tows up to 7,200 pounds in its base configuration. The Q7 only tows up to 4,400 pounds, unless you start shelling out for engine upgrades.

Impressive towing power also gives the BMW X5 an edge over the Volvo XC90.

Audi Q7 vs. BMW X5: Interior Seating

You and your co-pilot deserve to travel in comfort! That’s why BMW equips every X5 with 16-way power-adjustable heated front sport seats with 4-way lumbar support. Settle for the Q7, and you’ll have to content yourself with 8-way power adjustable heated front bucket seats. Without an upgrade, only the driver receives lumbar support. In the BMW X5, comfort and flexibility extend to the rear as well! The Q7 offers three rows of seating as standard, which might seem like an advantage until you start thinking about cargo space. The X5 gives you a choice between two rows and three, so you can build the SUV that feels just right for your needs. If you want to find out how you feel in an SUV that offers three rows as standard, our BMW X7 price list is a great place to start your research!

Audi vs. BMW: Complimentary Maintenance Plans

How much will you spend on maintenance for your new German-made luxury SUV? With Audi, you’ll start paying full price as soon as the first year is over. BMW sets you up for success with up to three years of complimentary scheduled maintenance:

  • BMW Complimentary Maintenance Plan: 36 months/36,000 miles
  • Audi Complimentary Maintenance Plan: 12 months/10,000 miles

Audi vs. BMW? The Choice is Clear

When you compare BMW models to their rivals, you’re bound to find plenty of exciting advantages. Of course, if you really want to understand what sets the winning BMW X5 apart, you’ll need to see it in person! Find out how to shop our virtual showroom from the comfort of your home, or contact us to set up a test drive at your convenience.

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