What used BMW 7 Series saloon will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a BMW 7 Series saloon?
A used BMW 7 Series is a lot of car for the money, but none will be cheap to run. There are no diesel engines in the range, so there's no way around the high fuel expenditure: the 322bhp V12 engine will not give you much more than 20mpg, whereas the V6 will return around 25mpg, with the V8's fuel economy sitting somewhere in the middle.
BMW dealerships also have comparatively high labour rates, while the 7 Series has fared poorly in recent reliability surveys, so there is a strong chance that during the course of your ownership you will have to fork out for some – possibly expensive – repairs.