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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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PROS

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

CONS

Poor depreciation, high running costs

At a glance

New price £57,430 - £104,290
Used price £5,375 - £30,210
Used monthly cost £145 - £817
Fuel economy 21 - 50 mpg
Road tax cost £160 - £570
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

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