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BMW X5 7 Seater

Which BMW Has 7 Seats?

Looking for a 7 seater SUV? You’re not alone. Between the kids, the sports equipment, the groceries, and everything else your life demands, you deserve to have a little extra space.

If you need that additional space, you have two good options: the BMW X5 7 seater and the BMW X7.

The BMW X5

The X5 doesn’t come standard as a 7 seat SUV, but you can certainly get it that way. You just need to select a third row of seats as an option.

There is enough space for some storage with all seven seats upright. Depending on the model you choose, you can get a little over 47 miles to the gallon.

Similarly, performance varies by model, but the xDrive50i comes standard with a 4.4 liter engine and can reach 60 in 4.9 seconds.

The 2020 BMW X7

The X7 offers a standard third row of seats. The company expects this edition to be so popular that they even extended the rear doors to make them a bit larger for easier access to that third row.

U.S. buyers have two models available – the X7 XDrive40i and the X7 XDrive50i. The former comes with an inline 6 with 335 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque.

The 50i has a V8 with 456 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. It can hit 60 in 5.2 seconds. Both, though, have all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Buyers looking for those seven seats, though, may be more concerned about  what’s inside rather than what’s under the hood, and what you’ll find is guaranteed to impress.

You’ll find plenty of space and luxury at every turn. With a 12.3 inch infotainment display, as well as four-zone climate control (the five-zone system is optional on all models) as well as a three-panel panoramic sunroof, this is a beautiful interior. You can also add-on captain’s chairs for the second row, but it does drop the overall capacity of the vehicle.

It also comes with a two-section tailgate with an electric opening and closing mechanism.

Which BMW is right for you? If they’ll both fit your family, come take a test drive today to see which one fits your style!

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2019 BMW X7 | BMW X7 vs Mercedes GLS | Braman BMW of West Palm Beach, South Florida

2019 BMW X7 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS

Both the BMW X7 and the 2020 Mercedes GLS are opulent, fully-loaded, luxury SUVs. The GLS (formerly the GL) has taken over the space from competitors like the GMC Yukon, Cadillac Escalade, Chevy Tahoe, and Ford Expedition – and now it’s playing against the big boys: the 2019 BMW X7. How do these SUVs stack up against each other?

BMW X7 vs. Mercedes GLS

Both models offer third rows, ample room for up to seven people, five zones of automatic climate control (including third row), and the amenities you’d expect from BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Each is comfortable and drives like a dream, though to get the most out of the X7, it’s helpful to select Adaptive or Sport mode (Comfort can feel a little “loose” for some drivers). 

In terms of driveability, the GLS is solid but over uneven terrain, you’ll hear a lot of noise and even feel vibrations in the cabins. BMW’s SUV is more poised in these types of road conditions. Bimmer’s brakes are also more firm compared to the relative squishiness of the Mercedes model.

While both the 2019 BMW X7 and the 2020 Mercedes GLS have a turbocharged 3.0 liter inline six, with the GLS having a small lead in horsepower (362 hp vs. 335). Acceleration times are neck and neck (mid-5 second range) and they both top out at 129 mph. BMW’s engine, though, is more refined and responsive, and it outperforms the GLS in 30-50 mph and 50-70 mph passing tests (thanks in large part to BMW’s ZF 8 speed automatic transmission).

The X7 drives a bit better (again, in Adaptive or Sport mode) and offers better fuel economy. The GLS has an edge in terms of space with larger second and third row seats and more cargo room. To get the performance features of the X7 in a GLS, though, you’ll have to pay more.

It’s close, and certainly the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS is no slouch. But we give this one to the 2019 BMW X7. If you have any questions about this or other models, do not hesitate to get in touch with the Braman team.