Used BMW 7-Series (2008 - 2015) Safety & Reliability

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 26 Nov 2012
This BMW 7-Series may look less controversial than the model that was launched in 2002, but that doesn't mean that it's any less revolutionary. There are no carry-over components from the previous car and this 7-Series has a softer and more elegant look to it.
4.5 out of 5



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There's no Euro NCAP crash-test result and there isn't likely to be - the safety organisation rarely tests cars that cost as much as the 7-Series. That said, it is exceptionally well equipped on the safety front and BMW is confident that it would score five stars. All cars have dual front, side and curtain airbags, anti-whiplash head restraints, Isofix child-seat anchor points, ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution, stability control and traction control.

Security is taken care of with a Thatcham Category One alarm system with remote control and engine immobiliser. Those who find themselves locked out of their car can use BMW Remote Services, who - on answering a number of security questions - will unlock the car remotely.

4 out of 5


This 7-Series is an all-new design with no carry-over components from the old car. The car has a strong reputation for reliability, which should continue with this model. It's built to an exacting standard and finished in high quality materials.

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