2017 BMW 7 Series Review

Introduction

It’s the BMW 7 Series, the German company’s big flagship saloon, loaded with more technology than ever before. The 7 Series has traditionally been the driver's car in the big limo segment, but now it’s claiming to match the mighty Mercedes-Benz S-Class for comfort and refinement too. Can the big 7 please both those sat in the back and in the front?

 

Body Style: Saloon              Seats: 5                

MRP from £64,020 - £132,310

 

Did You Know? The 7 Series uses some of the same carbon-fibre technology as the i8 sports car and i3 electric car. 

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict: ★★★★★★★☆☆ (8.1/10)

The BMW 7 Series pulls off the remarkable feat of being both a sharp-edged, rewarding driver's car and a smooth, sumptuous limousine. You do need to alter driving settings to achieve one or the other, and you can’t have both at once, but it’s quite the achievement nonetheless. The range runs the gamut from running-cost-friendly 730d to high-tech plug-in hybrid and the remarkable 609hp M760Li V12.

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)

Interior & Comfort ★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)
Technology & Connectivity ★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)
Performance & Handling ★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)
Safety Features ★★★★★★★★★★ (10/10)
Specs & Trims ★★★★★★★☆☆ (7/10)
Running Costs & Fuel Economy ★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)
Pricing ★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

 

BMW 7 Series

We like

Comfort and refinement
Sharp d...