What used BMW 7 Series saloon will I get for my budget?
Entrance to the 7 Series’ club starts at around £35,000, at the time of writing, this for a 2015 car with an average mileage for the year and a full service history, bought from an independent dealer. Up the folding stuff to £40,000 and you should find good 2016 models, again with an average mileage and a full history from an independent or franchised dealer, this representing a good saving on the new price.
How much does it cost to run a BMW 7 Series saloon?
If you ignore the outrageous claimed fuel economy figure of the petrol-electric hybrid model, the 740e, which claims 134.5mpg, a figure one is unlikely to see in real-world conditions, it’s the 730d diesel that is the cheapest to run of the models currently available used, at a claimed 60.1mpg in its best trim. However, the latest 7 Series features the 725d, a newer model that features a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel that claims 61.4mpg in its most economical version. The 740d will claim 55.4mpg, and the 740Li petrol 41.5mpg, while the swift petrol 750i averages 35.3mpg.
All 7 Series registered after April 2017 will attract a premium payment on top of the standard road tax, as they all cost moere than £40,000 new. Cars registered before will have commensurately high annual road tax as they have relatively high CO2 figures. Insurance groups are high at between 44 and 50, while servicing at a BMW main dealer is expensive.