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4.5 out of 5 4.5
Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
BMW 7-Series (08-15) - rated 4.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £57,105 - £103,170
Used price £5,260 - £25,665
Used monthly cost £131 - £641
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £165 - £580
Insurance group 45 - 50 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Incredibly comfortable, exceptionally well built, acres of rear space, superbly refined

CONS

Poor depreciation, high running costs

BMW 7-Series rivals

Written by David Ross on

This BMW 7-Series may look less controversial than the model that was launched in 2002, but that doesn't mean that it's any less revolutionary. There are no carry-over components from the previous car and this 7-Series has a softer and more elegant look to it. There are new engines that bring emissions to a new low and - for the first time - it's possible to buy a model that emits less than 200g/km of CO2 - the same as some much smaller family cars.

Inside, every car comes with satellite navigation and is elegantly finished with top quality materials. The high-tech gadgets available on the options list have a Tomorrow's World flavour to them, with night vision, head-up display and a side-view camera offered.

BMW 7-Series rivals