2008 BMW 7 Series Reviews

2008 BMW 7 Series 750 Li 4.8 V8 from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.8 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired25010 miles
Previous carBMW X5

Summary:

Excellent!

Faults:

Nothing!

General Comments:

This car is the epitome of luxury! I upgraded from an X5 and 540i to this monster of a vehicle! What a change in performance, it is a combo of both of my previously owned Bimmers. The back seat is a couch, and the rest of the car is pure luxury. No toying around with the driving experience or interior features.

Anyone complaining doesn't need one anyway, and should buy a Lexus or Caddy! Safety and comfort alone with smooth driving, a must have if it's within your budget!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st July, 2010

2008 BMW 7 Series 750Li 4.8 liter V8 from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4.8 liter V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired24888 miles
Most recent distance26800 miles
Previous carJaguar S-Type

Summary:

Wonderful, yet flawed -- an automotive Jekyll and Hyde

Faults:

Absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

Ridiculous.

I also own a 2005 Audi A8L -- I have a bit of a thing for huge limousines with handling prowess -- and I can say, without any doubt, this is the best handling sedan I've ever used. I've had M5's, M3's, older E38 740's, an LS400, an S-Type, and an S600. No other car its size has impressed me as much as the big 7.

The car's design, however, is where I see fault. The flame-surfaced exterior is complex and busy -- compare it to the E38, where no busyness is to be found, and simplicity is equal to beauty. The interior quality trails that of the class-leading A8, S-Class and LS, all of which have stunning interiors. The 7's liberal use of plasticky wood and a few rough plastics reduce the otherwise pleasurable tactility of the interior, which features superb leathers and the best seats short of a Porsche 911 GT3.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th July, 2010

Average review marks: 9.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews