2023 BMW X7 Performance

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BMW X7 Performance Rating

2023 X7 Performance

Like most other BMW models, the X7 is an athletic performer, especially for its size, and is definitely the most dexterous in its class. The engine in the BMW X7 xDrive40i is a punchy 3.0L 375-hp turbocharged inline six that delivers silky smooth performance and gives the base BMW X7 a 0-60-mph sprint of 5.8 seconds before hiting a limited top speed of 130 mph. The towing capacity is a decent 7,500 pounds. The M60i is the model to go for if you're after true performance. This 523-hp 4.4L V8-powered machine will hit 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and can drive at speeds of up to 155 mph in the right configuration. Both trims are excellent highway cruisers, and the M60i will surprise many a sports car from the lights. AWD traction is excellent on slippery roads, but the limited ground clearance will rein in your off-road aspirations. Towing capacity is good and the maximum trailering limit is 7,500 pounds for both engines.

2023 X7 Performance Photos

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2023 BMW X7 Driving Front Angle
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2023 BMW X7 Engine

Engine and Transmission

The xDrive40i is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six engine producing 375 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via an xDrive AWD system and an eight-speed automatic transmission. This setup works perfectly well in the X7 and will get you up to speed in no time. City driving and highway bombing are both equally impressive. For those with a lust for power, the M60i offers it in spades. The twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine delivers 523 hp, 553 lb-ft of torque and pulls like a freight train. In both models, gear shifts are smooth and precise, and both offer excellent highway cruising abilities. For 2023, the eight-speed transmission now features a Sprint mode, where you can access maximum acceleration by pulling a steering paddle. Sprint mode selects the lowest gear possible for maximum acceleration and optimizes all vehicle systems for optimal sprinting ability instantly.

2023 BMW X7 Performance Specs:

BMW X7 TrimsBMW X7 EnginesBMW X7 HorsepowerBMW X7 TransmissionsBMW X7 DrivetrainsBMW X7 MPG/MPGE
xDrive40i3.0L Turbo Inline-6 Gas375 hp8-Speed AutomaticAWD22 MPG
M60i4.4L Twin-Turbo V8 Gas523 hp @ 5500 rpm8-Speed AutomaticAWD18 MPG

2023 X7 Gas Mileage

The X7's gas mileage is good, with MPG figures above the class average. The base model will manage a figure of 21/25/22 mpg on the city/highway/combined cycle. The more powerful M60i, with its big turbocharged V8 engine, offers a less impressive 16/21/18 mpg. With a fuel capacity of 21.9 gallons, the X7 will manage a max range of between 394 miles and 482 miles.

2023 BMW X7 Fuel Capacity

BMW X7 TrimsxDrive40iM60i
BMW X7 Fuel Economy (Cty/Hwy)21/2516/21

2023 BMW X7 Trailering

BMW X7 TrimsxDrive40iM60i
BMW X7 Maximum Trailering Capacity5,400 lbs.5,950 lbs.
Engine3.0L Turbo Inline-6 Gas4.4L Twin-Turbo V8 Gas
Transmission8-Speed Automatic8-Speed Automatic

FAQs

Which BMW X7 is the most efficient?

The base turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder xDrive40i model is the most fuel-efficient in the lineup. It achieves EPA estimates of 21/25/22 mpg for the city/highway/combined cycles, giving it an expected range of 482 on a full 21.9-gallon tank.

Does the BMW X7 require premium gas?

Both the six-cylinder xDrive40i and the V8 M60i require the use of premium gas.

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