What should I be paying?
As you’d expect, the X7 starts out well-equipped: three rows of electric seats, air suspension, 21-inch wheels, a fully connected cockpit, that massive curved screen, LED active headlights, a choice of leather trim or a vegan alternative. The list goes on.
In terms of options, you'll probably want to add the Technology Plus pack, £5,000, which includes a fantastic Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system and some extra driving assistance. The six-seat arrangement is £600. Bigger wheels include £1,500 22s or £3,000 monster 23s.
Strangely you can have something called the xOffroad pack for £2,600, which adds four off-roady modes that you’ll never need to use and a proper mechanical (electronically-controlled) diff lock. Worth noting that if you go for that you can’t have the £3,000 ‘Executive Drive Suspension’ (standard on the M60i) that adds the mighty active roll stabilisation system.
Those are all on top of starting prices of £86,475 for the 40d, £87,705 for the 40i and a whopping £109,935 for the V8-engined M60i.
Emissions figures for the M60i are a little bit frightening, with BMW quoting a best-case scenario of 23.2mpg and 276g/km of CO2. The six-cylinder 40i fares better with 29.4mpg and 217g/km of CO2. The diesel reckons on 36.2mpg and 204g/km.