2011 BMW 7-Series Review

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Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Call us converts: The latest BMW 7-Series turns our eyes more than ever and drives with real big-guy brio.

The year 2009 brought the newest edition of the bigger Bimmer--and in this, its fifth turn around the block, the player from Munich neatly reverses the styling miscues applied under the old regime, which makes today's 7-Series one of the best-conceived big sedans Bavaria's ever brewed.

The awkward proportions and surfaces of the 2002-2008 model are gone, and performance is better than ever, too. The quintessential BMW driving feel remains intact, despite a horde of new electronic interventions and a big uptick in size. There's a version, practically, for anyone well-funded enough to lay down a minimum of $70,000 for a four-door sedan. The in-line six versions are sprightly enough; the twin-turbo V-8s are thrusty joys to drive. The V-12 may be overkill for anyone who can't afford one--and the new Hybrid, a first important step into new technology that could use some smoothing over.

Cavernous interior room comes with either the short-wheelbase 7er. Long-wheelbase cars have chauffeur-style room for front and rear-seat passengers. Safety ratings are still on hold, but other features overflow the order sheet--everything from DVD changers to night vision to custom wood and leather trim.

With a base price above $72,000 in the 740i, climbing to more than $135,000 for the 760Li, there's a vast gulf in the 7-Series lineup that leaves lots of wiggle room for the justifications and rationalizations you'll want to make. In that range, the 7-Series' competition includes the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8, Jaguar XJ, Lexus LS; Porsche Panamera; possibly even the Aston Martin Rapide, if you're willing to sacrifice a lot for beauty.

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August 27, 2016
2011 BMW 7-Series 4-Door Sedan 750i ActiveHybrid RWD

Very high performance luxury car whose reliability is suspect.

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Thrilled with the performance fit and finish. Unexpected bonus was the fuel economy. Disappointed in the reliability of some components, which seemed to fail really prematurely.
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April 3, 2017
2016 BMW 7-Series 4-Door Sedan 740i RWD

a great luxury car with the best equipment on the market , a luxury car that exudes strength and is allowed to handle with elegance .

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After 15 years driving different Mercedes S class y decide to switch to the new BMW 7 series , it was a great decision , the car is magnificent . I do not regree and I don´t remenber my Mercedes any more . + More »
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April 18, 2015
For 2015 BMW 7-Series

750 is awesome

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Aside from the fact that there are a still a few things I need to learn about this car, it is the best vehicle I've ever had. It's fun to drive - everything about it is as close to perfect as it can be.
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December 18, 2016
2014 BMW 7-Series 4-Door Sedan 750Li RWD

Shes a lady and a Beast

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Refined sports sedan that begs to be driven. When you are ready shes ready. 450HP 4.5 sec thats as fast as a Corvette O6. Nice to have a little fun when they come along side and you can outrun them! I left a... + More »
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January 12, 2016
2013 BMW 7-Series 4-Door Sedan 740Li RWD

Business class at all times and performance car when needed

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I love what BMW accomplished in the 740 IL. A dose of luxury with the IL extension, and the basic 7 series amenities. Under the hood the 7 series delivers performance on a dime. The performance tubeless run... + More »
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April 17, 2015
For 2013 BMW 7-Series

Love my 750Li BMW!

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Car is amazing. Great fuel economy for this size automobile. Handles like a sports car, drives like a dream and performance with the twin turbos is outstanding.
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January 12, 2016
2012 BMW 7-Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 SWB xDrive AWD

Tossable luxury car.

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My Alpina is almost the perfect car with a couple of exceptions. First mileage. If you're concerned about that type of thing, get a Suburban or similar type of vehicle that will get more miles to the gallon... + More »
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March 21, 2016
2010 BMW 7-Series 4-Door Sedan 750i RWD

excellent gorgeous n your connected to the car ....a g i l e !!!

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got a different cars from infinity to honda.nissan,toyota,ford and audi but bmw is the ultimate driving machine, performance n handling is top notch ...price is kind a stiff but the respect is stiffer!!!... + More »
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May 21, 2015
2001 BMW 7-Series 740iA 4-Door Sedan

What a luxury car should be

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Now has 210 K and no major repairs. Keep it serviced and watch for any small mechanical faults before they become a major repair. Nuisance factor is BMW window regulators (even newer BMW s need replacement... + More »
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