BMW 7 Series Review from Sweden

1998 BMW 7 Series 750iA 5.4 litre V12

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 5.4 litre V12 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 kilometres
Most recent distance100000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 5 Series

Summary:

The price of driving the best

Faults:

- GPS stopped working.

- Stereo sound muted when turning left (!)

- Engine started running uneven and misfiring, £4000 later and the problem was fixed.

General Comments:

I love the design of the old E38 7-series and I was really out to get a 740 V8, but this 750 V12 looked stunning with its low mileage and well documented history in Monaco. The car seemed perfect on the outside...

I have a good friend who has gone through 3 of these V12s and never had a problem, but my car seemed to have every annoying little fault possible. When it worked, for the first few months it was truly astonishing, performance, acceleration and comfort was top class and I still love the clean look of a standard, well kept E38. When things started going wrong, it was not so fun anymore. Settle for a 740 and you probably have one of the best cars ever, the 750 is for the few who appreciate, and can afford the refinement of a V12.

What is interesting is that I got the same long-distance mileage on the 750 as on my current 530.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th December, 2008

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review