Drive BMW 7Series Used Car Review

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David Morley

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Make BMW Model 7 Series 2005,2004,2003,2002 Fuel Consumption litres per 100km (3.5 and 6-litre not listed Safety Transmission/Driven Wheels 6-auto

We to think of BMW cars as vehicles are well made and likely to their value well. For the part, that’s true, but have been the odd exceptions.

The 7-Series BMW has been with us now 2002, and while a few question have been raised its long-term reliability overseas, hasn’t been the model’s hurdle.

No, the bigger problem for likely to purchase a 7-Series has the car’s depreciation. Earlier (from the late 1980s, for depreciated like a brick off a and that unfortunate trend has to subsequent models.

Of course, the big BMW is not alone there, the effect is alive and well in the car market and applies when are enough captains of industry to these expensive luxury new, but not enough private willing to pay for the thing as a second-hand car of or four years of age. prices tumble and that’s has happened with the 7-Series.

The car has two other main problems. The is its (depending on your point of looks. BMW’s head Chris Bangle, has been criticised for the latest trends in BMW and it remains that the rather shapes that defined the haven’t grown on everyone.

The with its double-decker appearance and headlights that look upside down are a couple of the culprits, but even as a whole, the BMW is rather than genuinely

The other major stumbling is the degree of electronics required to the car work and the car-driver interface confounds many would-be

BMW heralded iDrive as the next forward in the way we relate to and operate Which it might have — if more people had able to fathom the menu-driven with its central control works more or less a computer mouse.

Again, in a 1 or which are selling to younger, buyers, that mightn’t been such a problem, but the was priced and marketed towards a who were older and more to rely on a personal assistant to their computing tasks. BMW argues that iDrive is and quick once you’ve to use it. Large sections of the car-using counter that they having to relearn how to drive a

Ergonomically, a combination of iDrive, buttons and an unusual wand-mounted selector could be disorienting. operating the audio system can be a

There is, however, better once you get the 7-Series rolling.

here with a choice of the line-up kicked off with the 735i with its 200kW V8 The next step up was the 745i a 4.5-litre V8 that was good for and a few months later, in 2003, the arrived, bristling with its V12 engine that cranked out a 327kW.

Both the 735 and 745 were in either standard or long for extra rear-seat stretching while the V12 was only offered in long-wheelbase form.

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Standard was vast no matter what you chose and safety is covered by the suite of electronic active and measures. And although there’s no crash-test data available for model 7-Series, it’s fair to assume that its gear and its sheer bulk put it in the box in the event of a bingle. But while is a given, the 7-Series’ trouble-free is slightly more questionable.

With the electronics, some E66 had an intermittent problem with the that detect whether a is occupied or not.

In the worst-case this could lead to a pretensioner or airbag not triggering the car didn’t know the seat in was occupied. A safety recall for problem was instigated in 2005, so the bet is to check with a BMW dealer to see a particular vehicle has been and/or fixed.

While on the subject of electrical fittings, worth remembering that a has literally dozens of electrical to make things work.

On built in 2004 or before, heard a dodgy electrical can cause the sunroof to malfunction. the one-touch function won’t But this time, a quick, and free fix is usually enough.

Hold the sunroof button in the position and leave it there for at 20 seconds. That should be to reset (or effectively reprogram) the computer so that it recognises the command again. If this doesn’t fix it, then there’s more fundamental (and wrong with the roof.

sure they all work now and bear in mind that vibration and general wear and could see them begin to at some point in the future. The BMW is no or worse than any other in this sense, but an elderly car as as this could eventually the bank.

On a similar tack, be that a big, heavy, car like a 7-Series will be hard on tyres and brake

Some early cars also subject to a recall to that the fittings of the power-steering had been tightened correctly at the The at-worst scenario involved the steering fluid leaking out and the steering without assistance or causing a fire.

Again, a BMW should be able to identify a particular car was affected and whether been checked or not.


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