What Car? says...
If you’re in the exceedingly fortunate position to be considering a car like this, the BMW 7 Series has always offered something a little different. Although it can cosset and calm its occupants, BMW has long suggested that it’s also the ideal choice for luxury limo buyers who want to do some driving, rather than just be driven around.
With a unique ‘Carbon Core’ to reduce weight and make the 7 Series’ structure stiffer, handling is promised to be a cut above similar-sized and priced rival luxury cars. To make the most of this, a range of petrol and diesel engines, as well as hybrid versions, are available. At the sensible end of the spectrum is a 261bhp 3.0-litre diesel (badged 730d), while plutocratic performance fans are best served by the M760Li xDrive and its monster twin-turbo 6.6-litre V12 with a mighty 577bhp.
The latest 7 Series won’t have an easy time of things, though; not only does it face old foes such as the Mercedes S-Class and What Car? award-winning Audi A8, but also luxury SUVs, including the Range Rover and BMW’s own X7.
Read on over the next few pages for our in-depth impressions, and to find out how the 7 Series competes with those aforementioned rivals. And if you feel like treating yourself to a new luxury limo, head over to our New Car Buying pages, where you could save a small fortune on the brochure price.
|RRP price range||£71,730 - £116,900|
|Number of trims (see all)||8|
|Number of engines (see all)||5|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||hybrid, petrol, diesel|
|MPG range across all versions||122.8 - 51.4|
|Available doors options||4|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£1,752 / £8,505|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£3,504 / £17,010|