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2020 BMW X7 M50i SUV Performance, 0-60, Top Speed and MPG

Updated on: October 7, 2020

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Akash Shrivastav

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‘If it's not big, it's not American’, is a social phrase that best describes the mindset of the American buyers. In order to appeal the market trend, BMW has come up with its biggest ever SUV, the 2020 BMW X7 M50i and yes the M badging here means business, though it does not receive the full-fledged M treatment, it does get finetuned by the M division for that extra bang. And this shows in the way this 5000lbs behemoth of an SUV gets off the line and the way it takes corners.

How does the X7 M50i perform?

Imagine the ‘Transformer’ in its robotic voice saying, “Beast mode ON”. Well, that’s exactly the kind of feeling you get when you put the pedal to the metal in the all-new 2020 BMW X7 M50i. This SUV is stuffed with Bavarian excellence to the brim especially in its M50i guise. This X7 comes with a fabulous 4.4-liter V8 engine under the hood that's good for a respectable 523 horsepower, mated to a tried and tested 8-speed automatic sourced from ZF, this powertrain combination is a match made in heaven as it delivers smooth and seamless shifts.

2020 BMW X7 M50i SUV engine

The moment you engage sport mode, the transmission quiet literally transforms itself and delivers super-fast shifts with the characteristic ZF rumble on upshifts and downshifts. But there's no getting away from the sheer mass and size of the X7 M50i which is made evident if you push it too hard around corners, hence the BMW X7 M50i's outright performance is best enjoyed in a straight line.


2020 BMW X7 M50i 4dr All-wheel Drive Sports Activity Vehicle 

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4.4L Twin-Power Turbocharged V8  4.0L Bi-Turbo V8 5.0L Supercharged V8
Drivetrain AWD AWD 4WD


8-Speed Torque Converter w/OD and Auto-Manual 9-Speed Hydraulic Torque Converter 8-Speed Hydraulic Torque Converter w/OD And Auto-Manual


523 hp @ 5,500 rpm 483 hp @ 5,500 rpm 575 hp @ 6,000 rpm


553 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm 516 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm 516 lb-ft @ 3,500 rpm

When compared with other mammoths in the segment that include the likes of the Mercedes GLS and the Q7 from Audi, the X7 M50i is strictly performance-focused and shares its persona with most of M badged machines from the house of BMW in the United States. 


The X7 M50i has more than enough grunt to overpower most modern-day sports cars and hot hatches and that is quite something for an SUV that tips the scales at well over 5000 lbs. It's not just the figures on paper that impress, even the real-world performance is on par with its grandeur, once launched properly this X7 can reach 60 miles an hour from a standstill in a tarmac shattering 4.5 seconds courtesy its fabulous X-Drive all-wheel drive that incorporates active torque vectoring for the best possible launch without losing traction even in the slippiest of conditions.

2020 BMW X7 M50i SUV hits 0-60 mph in 4.5 sec.

The Dynamic Stability Control as BMW calls it also manages to navigate relatively harsh terrain by altering the X-drive AWD and the differentials with ease making it suitable for a variety of tarmacs.


2020 BMW X7 M50i 4dr All-wheel Drive Sports Activity Vehicle 

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0-60 MPH

4.5 sec

5.2 sec

4.3 sec

Quarter Mile

14.1 sec


12.7 sec

Top Speed 130 MPH 130 MPH 137 MPH


4.4L Twin-Power Turbocharged V8  4.0L Bi-Turbo V8 5.0L Supercharged V8

Emission (g/km of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)




The 4.5 second 0-60 time is very respectable indeed but the effortless acceleration is something that needs to be experienced in person and this why it is best described as a freight train for the road. However, this vigorous acceleration is packaged in a very usable package fit for everyday use. 


BMW has perfected the acceleration for the BMW X7 M50i. With perfect acceleration comes brilliance in braking as well. Bringing all that mass to halt takes the best in braking technology and the X7 has that covered.

2020 BMW X7 M50i SUV front brakes

The M50i offers M sport brakes as standard that boasts of 4 piston performance brake calipers mounted on to ventilated discs on all four corners. As a result, the bite is progressive and the pedal does not feel too loose or too eager but once you drop that anchor, the X7 M50i stops in a mere 184 ft. which might not be class-leading but is quite respectable considering the sheer bulk of this SUV.


2020 BMW X7 M50i 4dr All-wheel Drive Sports Activity Vehicle 

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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Brake Rotors Front




Brake Rotors Rear




Curb Weight

5661 lbs


5093 lbs

60-0 MPH


113* ft

118 ft

Ride and Handling

Comfort is a crucial factor when buying an SUV and the 2020 BMW X7 M50i adheres to this ethos in every way possible. Heated seats with armrest and brilliant headroom and legroom make the cabin of the M50i a very comfortable place to be in. It comes fitted with 2-axle air suspension which allows the driver to adjust the X7 M50i's ride height at the push of a button.

2020 BMW X7 M50i SUV three quarter view

This gives it the ability to lower or raise this SUV on demand by up to 80mm and it works in conjunction with the drive mode to provide optimal comfort on any terrain. This M50i also comes with optional Dynamic Handling Package, that brings onboard Active Comfort Drive, Integral Active Steering, and many more such features to elevate the ride quality even further. 



Can the BMW X7 tow a boat?

The BMW X7 SAV offers up to 7,500-pounds of towing capability. That is plenty of capability for your small boat, camper, or trailer.

What is the wheel size of BMW X7?

The BMW X7 comes equipped with R21s as standard.

How much does the BMW X7 weigh?
The curb weight of the BMW X7 depends on which trim level you purchase. The xDrive40i weighs 5370-pounds, the xDrive50i weighs 5617-pounds, and the M50i weighs 5661-pounds.

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