Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used BMW 7 Series saloon?
This is a large car so check the extremities of its body carefully for dents and scrapes picked up in urban car parks. Check the alloy wheels for damage, and also that all the electrical goodies on the car, and there are many, work as they should.
Reported problems with the 7 Series are so far few, and the previous generation had a reasonable record for reliability. However, the car didn’t feature in our most recent What Car? Reliability Survey, but its smaller sibling the 5 Series did. The present version, the 2017 onwards model, finished up in first place out of eight cars in the luxury car class if powered by petrol. Diesel-engined models finished fifth.