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BMW X5 vs. Audi Q7
Audi Q7
At a Glance: BMW X5 vs. Audi Q7

The BMW X5 and Audi Q7 have long been head to head when it comes to which offers the most of what local drivers need. With so much power available in both of these vehicles, it can be exciting to decide which option is going to deliver the driving dynamics you crave

To find out how these brands come through with performance, efficiency, comfort, technology, and more, BMW of Manhattan decided to compare the BMW X5 and the Audi Q7 for Manhattan, Bronx, and Queens drivers!



72.3 cu. ft. | 69.9 cu. ft.
X5 vs Q7


335hp | 248hp
X5 vs Q7
EPA-est. MPG


26HWY | 25HWY
X5 vs Q7
Which SUV Comes Out on Top?
Performance Specs

The BMW X5 and Audi Q7 are all about performance. You can tell that just from looking at their standard and available engines. Get a glimpse of what they offer in the table below:

Audi Q7
Standard Engine 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo V6 2.0L turbocharged I-4
Standard Horsepower 335 horsepower 248 horsepower
Available Engine 4.4L BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8 3.0L turbocharged V6
Available Horsepower 600 horsepower 335 horsepower
Standard Power

Both luxury SUVs feature a 3.0L V6 engine that produces 335 horsepower. The main difference here is that the BMW makes it standard while the Audi requires an upgrade before you can get this kind of power. In fact, the Audi Q7 comes standard with a 2.0L I-4 engine that doesn't quite keep up with its 248 horsepower.

To get a taste of serious power, though, you'll want the BMW X5 M by your side with its available 4.4L BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine. With up to 600 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque, this engine roars to life, delivering some exceptional performance. Best of all, you can go from 0 to 60 MPH in as little as 3.8 seconds.

Fuel Economy

With these luxury SUVs generating so much power under the hood, you’d think that the fuel economy would suffer. However, both of these models achieve high levels of efficiency, letting you show off your stylish ride longer with fewer fill-ups.

Achieve Efficiency

That being said, even though the BMW X5 boasts a stronger standard engine, you’ll still fare better than in the Audi Q7 when it comes to fuel economy, too. Let’s take a peek:

Audi Q7
Audi Q7
Standard EPA-estimated MPG 21 city / 26 hwy / 23 combined1 20 city / 25 hwy / 22 combined

While the numbers aren’t much different, they may start to affect you almost immediately with the number of trips you make to the gas station.

Interior Features & Technology

Since they’re luxury SUVs, you can expect first-class amenities inside the cabins of both the BMW and Audi models. To ensure your drives are cozy and accommodating, the 2022 BMW X5 and the Q7 each offer a suite of features that focus on personal comfort. These include:

  • Heated seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Multi-zone climate control systems

With features like these, you can warm up or cool down easily, no matter what the weather.

Seamlessly Connected

Each vehicle also comes with high-end technology to keep you entertained throughout your commutes. For example, there’s standard Bluetooth® technology and HD Radio™ for dozens of great music options.

To making commuting even better, the BMW X5 pulls out all the stops. It comes standard with an iDrive infotainment system. All your media options, including Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, will appear on a crisp, clear 12.3-inch touchscreen for easy access while behind the wheel.

The Q7 comes standard with an infotainment system that features Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ as well. However, the apps will appear on a dual 10.1-inch screen and 8.6-inch screen display for slightly reduced visibility.

2022 BMW X5 vs. Audi Q7: The Results

The BMW X5 and Audi Q7 are great vehicles to choose from. However, we love that the X5 offers not just space and the latest technology, but plenty of engine options as well—giving this our pick for a test drive.

If you are near Manhattan, Bronx, and Queens and would like to learn more about the 2022 BMW X5, don’t wait. Contact us at BMW of Manhattan to take a test drive today!

[1] Preliminary EPA-estimated figures are for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on speed, driving habits, trip length and driving conditions; actual mileage may be lower. Note for MPGe: All data are provisional and subject to official confirmation. The provisional power consumption figures have been calculated based on the ECE test cycle.

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