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BMW 7 Series Saloon Review

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BMW 7 Series
10 Oct 2016 9:37 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 12:56

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The BMW 7 Series isn’t merely a car, it is a technical tour de force. From its relatively lightweight but impressively strong construction, to innovative features such as gesture control, which lets you operate the infotainment system using swooping hand signals, it seems BMW has thrown everything at this car in a bid to amaze.

In 730d diesel form – likely to be the biggest selling version – it is impressively clean and frugal, and a car that is better to drive down a twisting B-road than many of its rivals. There’s also a higher-powered diesel, a V8 petrol, a plug-in hybrid version and even a thundering V12.

Yet there is a thorn in its side: the Mercedes-Benz S Class. This has always overshadowed the 7 Series in the luxury car standings, so is that still the case? And with other rivals such as the Audi A8 in the mix, as well as SUVs including the Range Rover, is the 7 Series the luxury car of choice?

Read on over the next few pages to get our in depth impressions, and to find out how it competes with its rivals.

 

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There are 9 trims available for the 7 Series Saloon. Click to see details.See all versions
M Sport
M Sport models just offer a sportier look with bigger alloy wheels, more aggressively styled bumpers and darker wood on the inside, so unless this is important to you, we’d recommend you stick to t...View trim
Fuel Diesel
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£61,699
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Exclusive
This adds BMW Gesture Control to operate the infotainment system with a swipe of your hand, soft-close doors and massaging seats in the rear....View trim
Fuel Diesel
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£62,233
Save £6,396 from RRP
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M Sport
M Sport models just offer a sportier look with bigger alloy wheels, more aggressively styled bumpers and darker wood on the inside, so unless this is important to you, we’d recommend you stick to t...View trim
Fuel Diesel, Petrol/PlugIn Elec Hybrid
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£69,535
Save £7,214 from RRP
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Exclusive
This adds BMW Gesture Control to operate the infotainment system with a swipe of your hand, soft-close doors and massaging seats in the rear....View trim
Fuel Diesel
New from
£58,532
Save £6,007 from RRP
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Exclusive
This adds BMW Gesture Control to operate the infotainment system with a swipe of your hand, soft-close doors and massaging seats in the rear....View trim
Fuel Diesel, Petrol/PlugIn Elec Hybrid
New from
£66,368
Save £6,881 from RRP
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7 SERIES
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
Fuel Diesel
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£57,174
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7 SERIES
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Fuel Diesel, Petrol/PlugIn Elec Hybrid
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£65,010
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M Sport
M Sport models just offer a sportier look with bigger alloy wheels, more aggressively styled bumpers and darker wood on the inside, so unless this is important to you, we’d recommend you stick to t...View trim
Fuel Diesel
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£65,401
Save £6,728 from RRP
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7 SERIES
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
Fuel Diesel
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£60,876
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