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2024 BMW X5 vs. Audi Q7

2024 BMW X5 vs Audi Q7
2024 BMW X5

vs.

2024 Audi Q7
375-hp 3.0L BMW M TwinPower Turbo I-6

Standard Engine

261-hp 2.0L I-4
617-hp 4.4L BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8 with eBoost 48V mild hybrid technology

Top-Ranging Engine

335-hp 3.0L six-cylinder
Four

# of Engines Available

Two
Five or Seven passengers

Seating Capacity

Seven passengers
Up to 72.3 cubic feet

Cargo Capacity

Up to 69.6 cubic feet

In the field of luxury SUVs, there are many models to select from near White Rock, NM and Durango, CO. Two that stand out are the new BMW X5 and Audi Q7. If you’re wondering which of these SUVs you should ultimately take home, then you’ll need to read on and discover the performance and efficiency differences in Santa Fe BMW’s 2024 Audi Q7 vs. BMW X5 guide.

BMW X5 vs. Audi Q7: Engines & Performance 

A BMW vs. Audi comparison wouldn’t be complete without discussing performance. You can expect high-end performance from either model though when you put them side-by-side, the X5 puts the Q7 to shame. For example, in terms of X5 vs. Q7 performance, the BMW model’s standard specs are already better than the Audi model’s top-ranging specs. What’s more, in terms of Audi Q7 vs. BMW X5 engine options, the X5 comes in four powerhouses with varying levels of performance while the Q7 comes in only two that seem lackluster when compared to that of the X5. See the engine options for these BMW vs. Audi lineups below. 

BMW X5 Engines

3.0L BMW M TwinPower Turbo I-5

  • 375 hp
  • 398 lb-ft of torque
  • 0 to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds
  • 8-speed Sport AT with Sport and Manual shift modes

4.4L BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8 with eBoost 48V mild hybrid technology

  • 523 hp
  • 553 lb-ft of torque
  • 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds
  • Sport Automatic transmission

4.4L BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8 with eBoost 48V mild hybrid technology

  • 617 hp
  • 553 lb-ft of torque
  • M Sport STEPTRONIC transmission
  • 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds

3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo I-6 with eDrive 96-hp electric motor

  • 483 hp
  • 516 lb-ft of torque
  • 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds

Audi Q7 Engines

2.0L four-cylinder engine

  • 261 hp
  • 273 lb-ft of torque
  • Quattro® AWD is standard
  • 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds

3.0L six-cylinder engine

  • 335 hp
  • 369 lb-ft of torque
  • Quattro® AWD is standard
  • 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds

BMW X5 vs. Audi Q7: Base Fuel Efficiency

While it’s common for a less powerful engine to make up in fuel efficiency, that is not the case for the new Audi Q7 vs. BMW X5. In fact, despite the standard X5 engine churning out significantly more power than the standard Q7 engine, the same X5 engine delivers– once again– significantly better fuel efficiency than the Q7 engine. This means when you choose an X5 in Los Alamos, NM without upgrading, you can enjoy better performance specs and fuel efficiency. Take a look at the base X5 vs. Q7 fuel efficiency details here: 

2024 BMW X5 sDrive40i

  • City Driving: 23 EPA-estimated mpg
  • Highway Driving: 27 EPA-estimated mpg

2024 Audi Q7

  • City Driving: 19 EPA-estimated mpg
  • Highway Driving: 25 EPA-estimated mpg

Indulge in the New BMW X5 at Santa Fe BMW

After going over this BMW vs. Audi guide, it’s obvious the X5 has so much to offer than the Q7. The best way to confirm your preference when it comes to the X5 vs. Q7 is to experience these SUVs firsthand. Head on over to our Santa Fe showroom for a test drive! Reach out with any questions, and feel free to compare the X5 to other BMW SUVs, like the X3, if you’d like to continue researching your options. 

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