Which used BMW 7 Series saloon should I buy?
You won't go too far wrong with any of the models. The range was launched in 1994 with the 730 and 740 V8s. In 1996, the less powerful version was rebadged the 735, the 750 came out in 1995, and the six-cylinder 728 was launched in 1996. Then came the Sport version in 2001.
The 750i V12 offers fantastic acceleration, sat-nav and a Teletext TV mounted on the dash, but its running costs make it an unnecessary decadence.
The V8s are both perfectly acceptable, although the engines are not completely bulletproof, and they can suffer bore wear. Also, don't be surprised if repairs are needed to the running gear.
The Sport models, with bigger wheels and tyres, may generate more road noise, particularly in the passenger compartment.
Long-wheelbase versions also offer more space for rear passengers, and they are not quite so bouncy as the shorter models.
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