BMW 7 Series saloon: 'a remarkable car'

BMW 7 Series

What the motoring press is saying about the BMW 7 Series saloon

LAST UPDATED AT 14:58 ON Thu 12 Dec 2013

Price: £58,270 - £104,235

Pros: top-quality interior, brilliant diesel engines, fun to drive...

Cons: poor resale values, uneconomical petrol engines, firm suspension...

3/5, Carbuyer "The BMW 7 Series is almost as close as it gets to being the perfect limousine for top level executives in need of a car that's both luxurious enough to carry the Chairman from meeting to meeting, yet still good to drive. It's understated looks help it slice through busy city traffic almost unnoticed, yet inside it's one of  the most stylish, and well equipped cars on the market. Our favourite cars are those with a diesel engine - both the 730d and 740d offer the same basic twin turbo 3.0-litre engine, but the 740d, with its extra performance is the star of the show. The less powerful 730d is no less appealing however, it offers low CO2 emissions and can return combined fuel economy of around 40mpg."

4/5, Auto Express "Viewed in isolation, the BMW 7-Series is a remarkable car. Little can touch it for hi-tech features, while the engine and transmission combination is one of the best in the business."

3.5/5, Top Gear "An all-new Seven that actually doesn't look like it. It's a great car - but some reservations about the ride and driving dynamics remain. Which is a weird thing to say about any BMW. Engines and gearboxes are superlative though."

3/5, What Car? "Hugely accomplished in many areas, but the BMW 7 Series just not comfortable enough to rival a Mercedes S-Class as our favourite luxury car." · 

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