BMW 7 Series saloon (2008-2015): owner reviews

"The BMW 7 Series is great fun to drive, even if the suspension is too firm for a luxury car."

Carbuyer Rating

3.0 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.4 out of 5

Reviews

Owner Reviews

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Common Problems

  • Electrics, Engine, Gearbox / clutch, Suspension, Other (1 case)
  • Engine (2 cases)
  • Suspension (1 case)
  • Engine, Other (1 case)
  • Electrics (5 cases)
  • Electrics, Gearbox / clutch (1 case)
  • Other (3 cases)
  • Electrics, Other (1 case)
  • Brakes, Electrics, Engine, Gearbox / clutch, Suspension (1 case)

Review 1 of 39

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

730D SE

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
Previously owned a 750iL E38, which would return 21 MPG and was very quick. When deciding which car to replace it with, I went for the 730D SE. I knew it would not be as quick, but I'm disappointed with the hesitation it has when pulling off from start. But once the car is going, it is fairly quick. I found the comfort seats no where as near as comfortable as the E38, think this is due to the head rests being so big. This car had every option available when first released late in 2008, and the car is a fantastic car to sit in and drive, very comfortable and the air cooled seats a luxury. But with hindsight I wish I had sold the car when it reached 9 years old. In the past 6 months, I have had to have a new gear box, plus other bits, costing me over £4,000. Then the integrated steering started to creek, (this would be £2k) there was a slight knocking felt on the power steering when stationary (a common complaint, but no one knows why) and then the computer that controls the DSC packed up (£1.6k). Latest fault is that the engine is smoking, there is diesel on around the injectors and oil in the radiator. Considering the car has spent most of it's life doing 70 MPH up and down the motorway, only covered 80,000 miles and when new cost over £80,000 I would have hoped it would have lasted a little bit longer! So I have recommended this car, but do not keep as it gets older
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32
Tell us what you think about your car?
never failed me
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

1998

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

16
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

740LIA vantage

Year

2013

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
The car was extremely quiet, sweet engine note Great price Great sound insulation Lovely LED headlight
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

msport, Above 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very pleased- perfomance car with lots of practibility
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great very comfortable and economical. Does everything we need.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
It is everything i want in a car
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

se, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent. Does what it is supposed to.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

se, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2002

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Superb to drive but very expensive to maintain. Most garges unable to service it or cope with repairs.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Ultimate spec, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Virtually perfect. Other than a rolls-royce ghost i would not consider any other make/model
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
It is a BMW! Totally reliable
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

29
Tell us what you think about your car?
For some reason I keep getting punctures. 3 in 6 weeks.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent car but one niggely problem
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

750i sport, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great second hand value
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
No faults so far
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

33
Tell us what you think about your car?
never had a problem
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

16
Tell us what you think about your car?
No problems
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, , Automatic

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent ride quality, shame about the mpg (21 average).
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

740i Sport, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent, but expensive
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

se, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Generally very good
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol

Year

2005

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

22
Tell us what you think about your car?
several expensive to repair problems
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Tell us what you think about your car?
In two years and 25000 miles it has only had a n engine mount replaced under warranty
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

1996

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Tell us what you think about your car?
not used too much, but it has always been reliable - my most reliable car ever in fact
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

se, , Petrol, Automatic

Year

2002

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Luxury prestige car that lives up to its reputation
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2003

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Brilliant all round, bit expensive but not disapointed.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

728i, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

1999

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
With the exception of service bills, the car has been 100% reliable and very cost free to maintain
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

33
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
No problems. A bit faster wear of brakes.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

29
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Tell us what you think about your car?
This is the second 7 series I have owned and they have both been very reliable. No faults and no breakdowns
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol

Year

2002

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

24.5
Tell us what you think about your car?
Electrical issues and oil leaks
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

735LI

Year

2002

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
The V8 is slightly under power transmisson issue after 170000km brake issue transaxle issue great car overall but expensive to maintain Just bought a 2013 740LI Hope will be great
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

740i, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Not good on mpg. looks great drives well high quality built to high standard
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very comfortable and the deisel engine is both powerful and economical. The rearwheel drive is excellent in normal conditions but in snow and ice it is terrible.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

750i sport, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

728i, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

li, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year

2003

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Its a bmw 760li nothing more to say
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

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