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2020 BMW X7 M50i: NHTSA and IIHS Ratings, and Safety Features

Updated on: July 11, 2020

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Utsav Arora

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The 2020 BMW X7 M50i has not been crash-tested by the NHTSA yet as it is understandable that testing a massive luxury SUV requires lots of time and modifications. Also, the high price tag of the 2020 BMW X7 M50i makes it difficult for consideration by the NHTSA to perform an extensive crash test. 
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The 2020 BMW X7 M50i hasn’t been rated by the IIHS either. The 2019 model of the same vehicle hasn’t been rated either. This lack of crash-test ratings can again be blamed on the price tag of the vehicle.
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BMW introduced its biggest, expensive, and luxurious car yet last year with the launch of the BMW X7. The 2020 BMW X7 M50i is the performance edition of the massive luxury SUV and like the normal car, this car too came with a lot of features but with added performance. 

The seven-seater SAV from BMW is also high on interior features, quality, comfort, space, and can seat up to seven passengers making it the best in its segment. The massive 2020 BMW X7 M50i is powered by the twin-turbo V8 engine from the BMW X5 xDrive50i and has been tweaked to produce 523 hp.

The 2020 BMW X7 M50i was always heavy on safety features and it indeed has a long list of standard and optional safety features. The standard safety features include a surround-view camera system, a heads-up display, night vision camera, automatic emergency braking, adaptive headlights, active lane control, parking sensors, and an automatic parking system. The SUV by itself is well built and the basic structural integrity of the car is up to true BMW standards which means it is a strong and rigid car making it safer than its rivals. Some standard features available on the 2020 BMW X7 M50i includes :

  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • 9 Airbags
  • Electronic Stability
  • BMW Assist eCall
  • Break-resistant glass
  • Traction Control
  • Anti-Theft Alarm
  • LATCH attachments
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

What standout safety features make the 2020 BMW X7 M50i safe?

The 2020 BMW X7 M50i comes with a plethora of standard safety features and many advanced safety features. Along with the long list of driver assistance systems available with the car, BMW has also made sure that the 2020 BMW X7 M50i is a really safe car for your entire family. Some of the Advanced Safety Features present in the 2020 BMW X7 M50i are listed below.

  • Lane Departure Warning :- Lane departure warning system uses the radar/camera setup mounted on the front of the vehicle. It scans the road ahead for lane markings. If the system detects that the car is veering out of the lane, it will alert the driver. It the driver fails to take corrective action in time, the system might also gently steer the vehicle safely into the middle of the lane.
  • Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation :- City Collision Mitigation can help bring your car to a stop by automatically applying brake pressure when the system determines that a frontal collision is unavoidable.
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert :- When in Reverse, this feature can provide alerts to help the driver potentially avoid crashing into approaching detected left- or right - traveling cross-traffic.
  • Active Blind Spot Detection :- This system is used to look out for you where you cannot. The Active Blind Spot Detection system uses sensors mounted on either side of the vehicle. It scans for lurking objects and vehicles in the blind spot. The systems are not a substitute for your own visual assessment before changing lanes or backing up, and may not detect all objects, or provide complete information about conditions, behind or to the side of the vehicle. System accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object, and speed. The driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicles and avoiding collisions.

So, is the 2020 BMW X7 M50i safe enough?

Though not tested by any North American or European agencies like the NHTSA or the IIHS, the 2020 BMW X7 M50i does justice with many safety features. From the standard and usual features which include Adaptive Headlights, Electronic Stability System, Airbags to BMW's Active Driving Assistant features, the 2020 BMW X7 M50i has all the technology and safety features to make it the safest luxury SAV. It offers comfort, luxury, and performance like a typical BMW, without compromising on the safety aspect!



Do BMW vehicles have advanced driver aids?

Without advanced driver-assistance technologies, can a vehicle even be called a luxury model anymore? BMW models come standard with features like forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and BMW Assist emergency communications. Other features like adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and an automated parking system, can be equipped with certain available packages, or come standard on specific models.

Does BMW Assist track my location?

 No. Though the system does require GPS to locate the vehicle, it only transmits your location when the Automatic Collision Notification service is activated, the driver manually initiates communications, or the Stolen Vehicle Recovery service is activated.

What are the differences between X Series SUVs? 

The main difference is in vehicle size. Lower numbers typically mean a smaller, more agile model. Higher numbers mean a larger model, with a more powerful engine, more cargo capacity, and greater seating area. The X1 and X2 are subcompacts, the X3 is a compact, the X5 is a mid-size, and the X7 is a full-size luxury SUV.

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2020 BMW X7 M50i Safety and Reliability

2020 BMW X7 M50i Safety

The 2020 BMW X7 M50i was always heavy on safety features and it indeed has a long list of standard and optional safety features.The seven-seater SAV from BMW is also high on interior features, quality, comfort, space, and can seat up to seven passengers making it the best in its segment.

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Anti-Lock Brakes System

Blind Spot Information System

Child Safety Locks

Driver Assistance Camera

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Keeping Assist

Stablity Control

Tire Pressure Monitoring System