Which used BMW 7 Series saloon should I buy?
BMW’s superb 3.0-litre diesel engine offers 457lb ft of torque, and with a standard eight-speed auto there's plenty of instantly available power. Not surprisingly, the more powerful 740d has even more get-up-and-go, but it's slightly less efficient. The petrol models are smooth but not as economical, while the 740e hybrid combines a four-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor, and can travel up to 29 miles on electric power alone in luxurious silence. It’ll sprint to 60mph in less than six seconds, all the while emitting just 49g/km of CO2. Finally, for the chosen few there is the gloriously smooth 601bhp V12 petrol in the M760Li xDrive. It’s also mega quick, a point proved by being the fastest accelerating car BMW currently makes, including all its M performance cars.
There are three main trim levels in the range. Of course, they are all well appointed, with the standard trim getting a 10.25in infotainment screen with BMW Professional Navigation, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, four-zone climate control, Nappa-leather seats with heating all round, a massaging function in the front seats and a rear-view camera. Exclusive trim adds BMW Gesture Control to operate the infotainment with a swipe of your hand, soft-close doors and massaging seats in the rear. M Sport models just offer a sportier look with bigger alloy wheels, more aggressively styled bumpers and darker wood on the inside, so unless this is important to you, we’d recommend you seek out the standard trim.
Our favourite BMW 7 Series: 730d