Used BMW 7-Series (2002 - 2008) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 12 Feb 2013
3.5
Love it or hate it, there’s no denying this 7-Series was a clean break from its conservative predecessor. A 2005 facelift toned the looks toned down and improved the engines and suspension, but styling aside, the large saloon is a wonderfully comfortable long distance cruiser with a range of refined powerplants and pleasing handling.
BMW 7-Series (02-08)
Supremely refined and comfortable, handles well for a large saloon, huge rear legroom
Ungainly styling, Mercedes S-Class more cosseting and sophisticated inside

New price range:

£45,950 - £85,550

Used price range:

£1,243 - £8,003

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying this 7-Series was a clean break from its conservative predecessor. A 2005 facelift toned the looks toned down and improved the engines and suspension, but styling aside, the large saloon is a wonderfully comfortable long distance cruiser with a range of refined powerplants and pleasing handling. There's a good choice of engines available but it's the 3.0-litre diesel which makes the most sense in terms of running costs.

It's also packed full of technology and is available with infra-red Night Vision and Digital television but it's rear passengers who will enjoy the 7-Series most thanks to its sumptuous seats and acres of legroom. A long wheelbase version is available for even more room.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

4.5 out of 5

Reliability

3 out of 5

Running costs

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

1.5 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

2.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Size. Great for family due to room inside, yet doesn't feel too big to drive.  

5 out of 5

Ian Bartram ,   27 Dec 2011    ... read more

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