BMW 7-series

BMW 7-series information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the Seven. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine's news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the 7-series car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on 'More' to browse even more of our archive.

Background
The 7-series is BMW's big limo, competing with the Audi A8, Jaguar XJ and Mercedes S-class. Choose from 740i, 750i, 760i, 730d and 740d, depending on the size of your wallet and ego. For more information on the BMW 7-series, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test
This is probably our least favourite BMW saloon, but that's not the end of the story. Competing against the all-conquering S-class, not to mention newcomers such as Tesla's extraordinary Model S, life is tough in the limousine market. The Seven is about to be replaced, which excuses some of its foibles. We've never really warmed to its looks, which lack the grace and flow of the 3- and 5-series, but less easy to forgive is a slightly busy ride quality. This sector is all about refinement, after all. There's no doubting the whisper-quiet drivetrain though, its ZF auto 'box slurring gears away seamlessly, the six- and eight-cylinder engines purring away in the background. And Munich also offers an imperious ActiveHybrid option, which has some compelling emissions figures to appease the taxman.

The one we'd buy
730d

The one we'd avoid like the plague
760Li

Rivals to consider
Audi A8, Jaguar XJ, Lexus LS, Mercedes S-class, Tesla Model S

For
Great drivetrains, strong deals available at end of life

Against
One of the least competitive of BMW's current range

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