When it comes to choosing a luxury SUV, you want premium materials, high-tech features, and thrilling performance, all in one complete package. Both the 2021 BMW X7 and the 2021 Audi Q7 offer an extensive array of luxurious amenities. But how do you know which one will best support your drives around Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, and Sterling Heights, Michigan?

To give an idea of how these two competitors match up head-to-head, our team at BMW of Rochester Hills created the following comparison.

Performance: BMW X7 vs Audi Q7

Under the hood of the BMW X7 lives a standard 335 horsepower 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo motor with eBoost 48V mild hybrid technology. This blend of efficiency and power makes for a fun-filled ride with fewer stops to fill up. In comparison, the Audi Q7 features a less robust 248 horsepower 2.0L engine.

Both models also come with smooth-shifting transmissions and capable all-wheel drive systems. Although they each offer upgraded motors that deliver even quicker acceleration, one clearly outshines the other:

2021 BMW X7

2021 Audi Q7

Standard Engine



Standard Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Standard Drivetrain

xDrive all-wheel drive system

quattro® all-wheel drive

Drivers looking for an incredibly responsive engine with hair-raising acceleration, will appreciate the potency offered by the 2021 BMW X7.

Technology, Infotainment, & Convenience: BMW X7 vs Audi Q7

Inside the BMW X7 and the Audi Q7, you'll find a 12.3-inch instrument cluster that brings key trip information into focus, thanks to enlarged icons. The 2021 Audi Q7 also comes with a 10.1-inch touchscreen display through which you can access your smartphone apps and navigation.

Over in the 2021 BMW X7, though, sits an even easier-to-read 12.3-inch information display.

Comforting Amenities: 2021 BMW X7 vs 2021 Audi Q7

The Audi Q7 also comes with a panoramic sunroof and the BMW X7 has a standard Panoramic Glass Roof. This extra window to the world easily elevates every ride by filling the cabin with warm natural light and letting in gentle streams of fresh air.

Standard leather upholstery in both models offers a timeless appearance and soft, supple seating. The Audi Q7 comes with 8-way power front seats, plus a 4-way power lumbar adjustment. The BMW X7, however, takes this to another level with its standard 16-way power front sport seats that include:

  • 4-way power lumbar support
  • 2-way power side bolsters
  • 2-way manual headrests and thigh support

Furthermore, while the 2021 Audi Q7 comes with a standard 3-zone automatic climate control system, the BMW X7 allows everyone to optimize their comfort even more with its standard automatic 4-zone climate control.

Choose Your Luxury SUV: BMW X7 or Audi Q7

Though both the 2021 BMW X7 and the Audi Q7 offer many of the same features, in the end the BMW X7 delivers more powerful performance options and comforting amenities. Contact us at BMW of Rochester Hills to get behind the wheel of the 2021 BMW X7 near Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, and Sterling Heights, MI, today!

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