BMW's super-luxurious three-row SUV has a standard turbo six-cylinder engine and a smooth shifting eight-speed automatic transmission.
This gem of a powertrain provides punchy acceleration and respectable fuel economy.
Its comfortable ride is helped by the X7's air suspension, which keeps the body composed; the handling is remarkably responsive for such a large SUV.
The cabin is incredibly quiet and has a richly furnished interior.
Buyers can choose two second-row captains' chairs or a three-person bench seat.
BMW's latest iDrive infotainment system is easier to use than in previous versions, but it still takes some getting used to.
Standard active safety features include FCW, city-speed AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection, and BSW.