Regardless of how the X7 ranks, very little convincing needs to be done. BMW has such a big vehicle line up that some of it rubs off on the X7, as it clearly did here.
Then again, the same goes for the GLS and if you are going to be spending that kind of money on your SUV, my guess is an extra two grand for active safety features, or even $4,900 for better audio isn't really going to be a deal-breaker. You'll likely be much too enamoured with how easy it is to live with, how luxurious inside, and how downright capable it is - and it is all of that. BMW may have been a little late to the full-size three-row party, but they've arrived in style, to be sure. And I'm not just talking about that grille.