In Temecula, CA, Audi Q7 Stands Up to the BMW Competition

Tacking into the terrain of a new SUV in Temecula can be a daunting task. There are plenty of trails to blaze, and one can easily get off track. Luckily, here at Audi Temecula, we make it easy to hit all the comparative compass points on the map of luxury sport utilities, among them, one of our automaker's standout flagships, the Audi Q7, in base Premium, mid-level Premium Plus, and line-crown Prestige trims. Against competitors like the BMW X5, we're sure you'll see Q7's prowess a matter of course.

Where Does Audi Q7 Excel Against BMW X5?

  • Audi Q7 showcases 4- and 6-cylinder engine options, ranging from 252 horsepower to an energetic 333 horsepower and putting out a propulsive 273-325 pound-feet of torque, depending upon trim. BMW X5 offers 4-, 6-, and 8-cylinder engine options, including a plug-in hybrid and diesel iteration, and hits the 255-445 horsepower range, with the pulling power of 300-480 pound-feet of torque.
  • Audi quattro® all-wheel drive comes standard in all Audi Q7 trims, including base Premium. That's multi-terrain, adverse-weather reliability on which you can rely with Q7, right out the gate. In BMW X5, only rear-wheel-drive appears in the sDrive35i base, and xDrive, BMW's intelligent all-wheel drive system, requires ascent to higher trims.
  • With a redesigned lightweight, five-link suspension, you can count on Audi Q7 to be a reliable and responsive handler on the open road and off the beaten path. There's even an available Audi adaptive air suspension that offers multiple suspension and damping options to tailor your drive. BMW X5 offers a double wishbone front suspension and lightweight multi-link integral rear suspension, and Dynamic Performance Control, Active Roll Stabilization, and Dynamic Damper Control are optionally available.


  • Precision course-plotting's key on the trail. Audi Q7 features electromechanical speed-sensitive power steering, as well as the apex in its available all-wheel steering. BMW X5 only offers electric power steering with Servotronic power steering assist.
  • In Audi Q7, you'll find a host of safety technology, including Audi pre sense® basic and Audi pre sense® city standard in its Premium base. That means the ability to monitor vehicles and pedestrians, get a warning of potential collision, auto-initiate emergency braking, automatically prepare Q7 for impact with security measures, and even get system help to stop the SUV under 25 mph. BMW X5 offers myriad features to secure your drive time, including an Impact sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect upon impacts as well as a sensor that deploys airbags and safety-belt pretensioners upon rollover.
  • Advanced interior tech's the order of the day in Audi Q7. The SUV boasts an available 12.3-inch fully digital instrument display, called Audi virtual cockpit, wherein you can customize metric readouts with classic and infotainment modes, even for Google Earth™. Plus, Q7 shows off a 7-inch MMI® all-in-touch infotainment system with Audi connect and handwriting-recognition technology. Write an entry manually, view integrated weather and traffic info, navigate maps with a swipe, and more. The system's even Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatible to accommodate smartphone interface. Plus, an available head-up display projects relevant metrics right on the windshield for easy viewing, and a parking system plus builds in a rearview camera with front/rear acoustic sensors to make sliding into that sweet spot a snap. BMW X5 showcases a 10.2" iDrive touch screen with comparable Surround View and Parking Assistant perks, as well as support for the automaker's ConnectedDrive Services & Apps and Driver Assistance features.
  • Explore Your Audi Q7 Options Here at Audi Temecula

    The best way to truly experience the Audi Q7 difference is with an exciting behind-the-wheel excursion here at our 40955 Temecula Center Drive Audi showroom. Stop by and visit us today, and our team of Four Rings aficionados can introduce you to all an Audi luxury SUV has to offer your Temecula, CA commutes and road trips alike.