BMW X5 vs. Audi Q7

BMW X5 vs. Audi Q7
Audi Q7
At a Glance: X5 vs. Q7

The BMW X5 and the Audi Q7 are often compared when it comes to which model offers what local drivers need. With the amount of power available in both vehicles, it can be exciting to decide between the two.

To find out how these brands come through with performance, efficiency, comfort, technology, and more, BMW Markham decided to compare the BMW X5 and the Audi Q7 for Markham, Richmond Hill, and Vaughan, drivers.

Standard Horsepower


335 HP | 248 HP
X5 vs Q7
0 to 100 km/h Acceleration


4.3 seconds | 5.9 seconds
X5 vs Q7
Touchscreen Size


12.3 inches | 10.1 inches
X5 vs Q7
Which SUV Comes Out on Top?

The BMW X5 and the Audi Q7 are all about performance, which is clear from their standard and available engines. Both models come with multiple engine options, so you’ll be able to choose the one that works best for you.

Engine Specs

Looking for the model that offers the most power? Take a look at the available and standard engines of the BMW X5 and Audi Q7:

Audi Q7
Standard Engine 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo I-6 2.0L turbocharged I-4
Standard Horsepower 335 HP 248 HP
Available Engine 4.4L BMW TwinPower Turbo V8 3.0L turbocharged V6
Available Horsepower 523 HP 335 HP

Both luxury SUVs feature a 3.0L engine that produces 335 horsepower. The main difference here is that the BMW makes it standard, while the Audi requires an upgrade before you can get this kind of power. In fact, the Audi Q7 comes standard with a 2.0L I-4 engine that doesn't quite keep up with its 248 horsepower.

Serious Power in the BMW

To experience serious power, you'll want the BMW X5 M50i and its available 4.4L BMW TwinPower Turbo V8 engine. With up to 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque, this engine delivers an exceptional performance.

Best of all, it can take you from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds. It takes the Q7 5.9 seconds to hit the same speed. Not only will you have more power in the BMW, but you’ll also accelerate faster.


With these luxury SUVs generating so much power under the hood, you’re left wondering how they compare in fuel consumption. Both models achieve high levels of efficiency that help you stay on the road longer.

Fuel Economy

Even though the BMW X5 boasts a stronger standard engine, you’ll fare better than in the Audi Q7 when it comes to fuel economy, too:

Audi Q7
Standard Fuel Consumption 11.3 city / 10.4 highway / 9.2 combined L/100 km1 12 city / 9.4 highway / 10.8 combined L/100 km
Fuel Economy

In addition to the efficient gas powertrains, the BMW X5 also has hybrid ones available. With the plug-in hybrid, you’ll find yourself with an electric range of up to 50 kilometers.2 The plug-in hybrid model works by combining the BMW eDrive electric drive technology with a powerful gas engine.

The Audi Q7, in comparison, doesn’t have an electric or hybrid model available. That means that you’ll have less efficiency on your drives. If you want the SUV with the most power and efficiency, the BMW X5 is the clear winner.


Since they’re SUVs, you can expect first-class amenities inside the cabins of both the BMW and Audi models. From the moment you step inside the cabin to the moment you get to your destination, you’ll be able to sit back and relax.


To ensure your drives are cozy and accommodating, the 2022 BMW X5 and the Audi Q7 each offer a suite of features that focus on personal comfort. These include:

  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Leather-trimmed seating
  • 4-zone automatic climate control systems

With these amenities, you can have comfortable seats, find the best temperature for everyone, and more. No matter how far or long your drive is, everyone will find a warm seat to sit back in.

Technology Features

Each vehicle also comes with high-end technology to keep you entertained throughout your commutes. For example, there’s standard Bluetooth® technology, so you can stream all your favourite tunes.

To make commuting even better, the BMW X5 comes standard with the Live Cockpit Professional infotainment system. All your media options, including Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, will appear on a crisp, clear 12.3-inch touchscreen for easy access while behind the wheel.

The Q7 comes standard with a similar infotainment system that features Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ as well. However, the apps will appear on a 10.1-inch touchscreen for slightly reduced visibility.

The Results

The BMW X5 and the Audi Q7 are both great vehicles. However, the X5 not only offers space and the latest technology, but it has plenty of engine options as well—making this our pick for a test drive.

If you’re near Markham, Richmond Hill, and Vaughan and would like to learn more about the 2022 BMW X5, contact us at BMW Markham to take a test drive and experience the Pfaff Difference today.

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2022 X5 for yourself are conveniently available right here online.

[1]BMW AG predicted estimated range (based on WLTP methodology), horsepower and acceleration. Official EPA test results are not yet available. Range may vary based on driving habits and other factors.

[2]Electric range may vary based on driving habits and other factors. Estimated range is based on Government of Canada approved criteria and testing methods. For more information visit