The two luxury landmarks from the renowned brands are often been discussed together. They’ve been the epitome for off road driving including thrills and excitement. Both had great success from since the time of their launch and people have shown very positive interest in these vehicles.

2012 Audi Q7

2012 BMW X6

Audi Q7 was first launched in 2005 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It was the first of its kind full-size luxury crossover SUV that was introduced by Audi. BMW X6 on the other hand is a mid size luxury crossover SUV that was launched by the German automaker in 2008.

2012 Audi Q7 Interior
2012 BMW X6 Interior

The Q7 follows the 5 door SUV body style. It has a longitudinal front engine, Quattro permanent four-wheel drive layout. The X6 has a 5 door lift back body style with a front engine, four wheel drive layout. The X6 comes with five engine options. These are 3.0L I6 Twin Turbo, 4.4L V8 Twin Turbo, 3.0L I6 diesel, and 3.0 L I6 diesels Twin Turbo and the 4.4 M L V8 Twin Turbo. The Q7 was based on the Volkswagen Group PL71 platform and gives five engine options 4.2L V8 FSI, 3.6L VR6 FSI, 4.2L V8 TDI, 3.0L V6 TDI and 6.0L V12 TDI.

The Audi provides an option of 6-speed automatic and an 8-speed start-stop Automatic transmission. The BMW give three transmission options, the 6-speed automatic; 7-speed automatic and the 8-speed automatic transmission.

2012 Audi Q7 Rear

Audi Q7 Rear

2012 BMW X6 Rear

BMW X6 Rear

The BMW X6 combines both sporty looks and style together to give this car a distinct character. The free flowing design lends agility and sharpness to the car. The smooth lines give it dynamism and emphasis to all that it stands for – raw power, strength and unmatched performance. The Audi has been very aesthetically designed. It exudes elegance, style and drive. Every little detail inside the car is meant to add to the lifestyle and personality of the owner. The panoramic glass roof adds to its class and stature.

The interior of the X6 are been crafted to emphasis the high quality standards maintained by BMW. Fully electrically adjustable seats are designed for full support and comfort of the driver as well as passengers. Versatile fold down rear seats help in further expanding the already huge storage space of the X6. There is a four way automatic climate control, extra air vents for good circulation, leather upholstered knee pads on centre console, exotic wood and trimmings – all add to the luxurious element of the X6. The Audi is also done up in style for its beast Q7. The exotic seats are electrically adjustable and add greater comfort and support to those traveling. There is also a four-zone electric climate control feature. High quality material has been used inside along with the latest technological features to add to its functionality. Audi has been great in doing interiors in their cars from since last couple of years, and is getting good in it day by day.

Both the BMW X6 and the Audi Q7 have pros and cons. The Audi is favored for its amazing interiors. It is a great looking car and like all other Audi’s is value for money. The BMW is also praised for its high quality interiors and outstanding exteriors and great performance. Its front and rear park distance control is a wonderful feature. The negative point of Audi is that its performance does not match the price tag. As a 7 seater SUV, it is not built for off road driving, which rather was a disappointment for many. The BMW also has received its share of negative points. Cramped seats, cargo space seems to be limited.

The price of BMW X6 begins at $53275 whereas Audi starts a little higher from $59,450. The Q7 also gives the option of a V12 engine which is obviously damn powerful but more than double costly then the basic model.