The 2021 BMW 7 Series is a fabulous sedan with a serene cabin, pampering luxury, and incredible performance. But how does it stack up against the 2021 Volvo V90, a car which is immaculately designed with standardized safety tech and super handling?

Design & Style

The Volvo V90 now comes with two powertrains and the Bowers & Wilkins audio system has been upgraded along with the interior filtration system, which operates with greater efficiency. Those that want the most lavish option will choose the Inscription trim, as it includes the racy R-Design bodywork. Other wonderful features that can be seen in the V90 include in dash based navigation, a gauge display which is completely digital and climate control.

The BMW 7 Series has a soft suspension with numerous powertrain options of its own. Its newest features include front seats and armrests that are heated, a dash camera that is built in, remote start and heated steering. Despite the incredible power under its hood, the BMW 7 Series operates smoothly and quietly, with a dignified confidence that will certainly appeal to the affluent.

Technology & Safety

The BMW 7 Series incorporates the latest driver assistance tech, which includes cruise control that is adaptive; blind area monitoring and automated emergency brakes as well as pedestrian detection and semi-autonomous operation. Luxuries within the cabin includes iDrive 7.0 infotainment that can be accessed through touchscreen, dual USB ports, Bluetooth and a tablet with dock from Samsung. Apple CarPlay comes standard but Android Auto is not available.

The Volvo V90 has all the driver assistance gear found in the BMW 7 Series, including pedestrian detection, emergency automated brakes, lane keeping guidance, cruise control that is adaptive and semi-autonomous handling. Comforts within its cabin include a nine inch touch display that is vertically oriented, Sensus infotainment, wifi, in dash style navigation and panoramic sunroof. There is plenty of luggage space and the seats can be heated or cooled with climate control that covers multiple zones.


The most powerful Volvo V90 is the T6 which offers both supercharger and turbocharged options with the ability to generate 316 horsepower, accelerating from zero to sixty in 5.6 seconds. Those that purchase the BMW 740i will get an inline six, turbocharged engine that can generate 320 horsepower.

The Bottom Line

The BMW 7 Series and Volvo V90 are nearly tied when it comes to driver assistance and horsepower. However, drivers have complained about the BMW's infotainment and the trim for the entry level leaves a lot to be desired, which makes the Volvo V90 the winner.

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