BMW 7 Series

The luxurious BMW 7 Series is an executive saloon that's both good to drive and comfortable to ride in. It's available in standard and long wheelbase trims, and all cars are incredibly well equipped. Flagship models offer everything imaginable, including internet access from TV screens mounted in the rear. Accurate steering and rear-wheel drive make this big car surprisingly agile, but watch out for steep depreciation - particularly on cars with big petrol engines.

BMW 7 Series saloon

£58,275 - £104,260
4 Doors
3 / 5
  • Top-quality interior
  • Brilliant diesel engines
  • Fun to drive
  • Poor resale values
  • Uneconomical petrol engines
  • Firm suspension

Understated looks, a luxurious interior and impressive build quality make the BMW 7 Series a great luxury car. It's not quite as comfortable to ride in as the Mercedes S-Class, but it's certainly more fun to drive. Two versions are available, a long wheel base model designed for chauffeur work, and a shorter version - which is targeted at those who are likely to do the driving themselves. Five engines are available, including two diesels and three petrols, plus an economical BMW ActiveHybrid 7 petrol-electric hybrid version. Option lists are enormous, and even include internet access and large flat screen TVs for rear seat passengers. You'll pay handsomely for the privilege of buying this car new, but if you want a luxury limousine that is as fun to drive as a BMW 3 Series, then the 7 is the way to go..