1999 BMW 7 Series Review from UK and Ireland

1999 BMW 7 Series 740i 4.4 V8

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 4.4 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired9000 miles
Most recent distance19000 miles


Performance luxury car with handling to match. Try one. Buy one

General Comments:

Terrific to drive, especially down winding country lanes. Alpina suspension lent a near faultless ride and handling.

Without doubt the best car I have owned to date. Its combination of smooth performance and comfort never ceased to amaze.

Recently changed to a '98 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 and have regretted it. The BMW delivered more than I imagined it would, whereas the Porsche has so far failed to live up to expectations.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2001

Average review marks: 9.2 / 10, based on 1 review