Used BMW 7 Series cars for sale

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BMW 7 Series

3.0 730D SE 4d AUTO 242 BHP 4-Door

£18,995
2012(62)
£372.09 per month
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  • 74,000
  • Semi Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 3L
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BMW 7 Series

735i V8 4dr Auto

£2,490
1998(R)
£30.81 per month
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  • 143,000
  • Semi Automatic
  • Petrol
  • 3.5L
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BMW 7 Series

730Ld 4dr Auto

Reduced by £9,000 was £57,990
 
£48,990
2016(16)
£992.32 per month
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  • 10,602
  • Semi Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 3L
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BMW 7 Series

730d SE 4dr Auto

Reduced by £500 was £22,000
 
£21,500
2012(12)
£423.89 per month
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  • 29,629
  • Semi Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 3L
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BMW 7 Series

3.0TD 730d M Sport (258 BHP) Auto 4-Door

£25,950
2014(14)
£515.91 per month
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  • 28,198
  • Semi Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 3L
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BMW 7 Series

3.0TD auto SE 4-Door

£6,295
2007(07)
£109.49 per month
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  • 95,000
  • Semi Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 3L
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BMW 7 Series

3.0 730D SPORT 4d AUTO 228 BHP 4-Door

£8,488
2006(56)
£154.83 per month
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  • 89,888
  • Semi Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 3L
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BMW 7 Series

730d M Sport 4dr Auto

£47,500
2016(16)
£961.51 per month
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  • 8,318
  • Semi Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 3L
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BMW 7 Series

3.0TD 730Ld M Sport (258 BHP) Auto 2-Door

£57,995
2016(16)
 
 
  • Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 3L
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BMW 7 Series

3.0 730D SE LUXURY EDITION AUTO 4-Door

£18,950
2012(12)
£371.16 per month
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  • 57,466
  • Semi Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 3L
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BMW 7 Series

740Ld xDrive 4dr Auto

£56,849
2016(16)
 
 
  • 6,671
  • Semi Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 3L
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BMW 7 Series

3.0TD 730d M Sport (258 BHP) Auto 4-Door

£24,750
2014(14)
£491.09 per month
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  • 37,764
  • Semi Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 3L
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BMW 7 Series

3.6 735I 4d AUTO 269 BHP 4-Door

Reduced by £499 was £3,499
 
£3,000
2002(02)
£41.36 per month
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  • 137,014
  • Semi Automatic
  • Petrol
  • 3.6L
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BMW 7 Series

730d SE 4dr Auto

Low mileage
 
£8,995
2005(55)
£165.32 per month
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  • 60,557
  • Semi Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 3L
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BMW 7 Series

3.0TD 730d SE (258 BHP) Auto 4-Door

Reduced by £2,480 was £49,980
 
£47,500
2016(16)
£961.51 per month
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  • 3,569
  • Semi Automatic
  • Diesel
  • 3L
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Used Bmw 7 Series

A history lesson…

The elder statesman of the BMW range is the 7-Series. This car demands respect. It expects respect. And if you don’t show it respect, it will destroy you and your pathetic car. The 7-Series has always been BMW’s flagship saloon, thanks to its sheer size and price tag. Bond used one in Tomorrow Never Dies, and the modern 7 is as technologically advanced as a cruise-missile. 

The 1980’s 7-Series was typical BMW and helped cement the company as a luxury car powerhouse, but now, with the new 7, BMW really have given the S-Class a damn good rival. Even if you don’t like the design, you have to respect what the 7 can do. It’s basically a rolling Dixons but with a nicer interior. 

If all you want is an expensive badge be driven round in and look cool, the 7 can do that in its sleep.

Bang for your buck

Let’s get this one out of the way: the 7-Series is not cheap. The top model, the 760Li can cost just under £100k new, so probably best to buy second hand. The price represents just the type of luxury you’re going to get with a 7, and this is really what the 7 is all about. Inside, you get tonnes of dead cow, chopped wood and buttons. There’s four-zone climate control, massage seats and more airbags than if you were to put four Katie Prices in a line.

You also get BMW’s much praised and often hated iDrive system, which is basically the control for everything in the car. Much has been said of the iDrive, but later incarnations have been given the thumbs up, so if you can afford a newer 7-Series, get one.

BMW’s engines, whether petrol or diesel, are legendary, so don’t worry; whatever engine you pick, you’ll be happy. The diesels are good but still thirsty, thanks to the sheer size of the 7. There is a top of the range 6.0-litre V12 760Li variant, but that will cost you several millions a year to run.

What you’ll pay

You’re looking at anywhere between £17k and £20k for a 735i SE, which is very respectable for what you’re actually buying, plus it has one of the best engines BMW makes. The higher the engine size, the higher the insurance, and the 760Li comes with a Group 20 insurance tag, which is the same as a Ferrari, so wade carefully.

What to check

Nothing has been reported that is worth mentioning on the luxury barge, so just the basic checks will do. You’re probably better to opt for the more popular colours, as choosing an obscure one will limited your re-sale consumer base. Silver looks nice.

Parts

Main dealer prices are never cheap, and with such a luxurious saloon you can’t expect to get parts for a tenner. Based on a 760Li, a xenon headlamp is a ridiculous £360, while starter motors are priced at £170. 

Again, the parts aren’t cheap, but with the 7-Series being such a reliable car, you shouldn’t have too many issues.

How it drives

The 7-Series is not a sports car, and it has never been billed as one, but with all the technology BMW throws on to the chassis, you’ll be in for a shock when you do give it the beans. Yes, there is body roll, but this is a 1000 tonne saloon with massage seats, what do you expect? It’s a brilliant compromise between decent handling with some feel and absolutely incredible comfort. There are only a few cars more comfortable than the 7-Series and they cost over £250,000.

It’s really a car to be driven in, so you needn’t worry about how the thing feels. Just sit back and relax in your seat and watch some DVDs. Take in the beautifully stitched leather work and bask in your wealth. If we had one, we’d do the same!

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