BMW 7 Series Review

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BMW 7 Series Review

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Our test car was fitted with a Hybrid Digital/Analogue radio tuner which gives you access to the DAB radio channels.

Infotainment

Our test car was fitted with a Hybrid Digital/Analogue radio tuner which gives you access to the DAB radio channels. DAB reception worked very well, even in rural Devon, the system can be set to flip back to the corresponding Analogue FM signal should the DAB one be lost.

In addition to the DAB receiver our car was fitted with a Hybrid Digital/Analogue TV tuner which gives you access to the both the current analogue TV channels and the Freeview Digital TV channels, with the option to switch between Digital and Analogue channels depending on signal strength. The TV worked very well, throughout most of Devon. Rear seat passengers could watch TV on the move, where the driver and front seat passenger could only hear the sound. It is possible for the front and rear occupants to select different sound sources, i.e. the driver can listen to the DAB radio in the front, where rear passengers can watch TV.

How It Looks -

Love it or hate it!

Unmistakably a BMW from any angle - there is the distinctive kidney grille and the double headlights, carried across the BMW model range.

How It Looks - Interior

The BMW 7 Series' interior is a minimalist's dream, simple, uncluttered and functional. There is the usual glossy wood trim, although you can specify other linear options.

Rivals
  • Audi A8 3.0 TDI
  • Mercedes Benz S320 CDI
  • Jaguar XJ 2.7 TDVi
  • Volkswagen Phaeton 3.0 TDI
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BMW 7 Series Road Test Data
Model ReviewedBMW 730 Ld
  
Body Type4-Door Saloon
ColourGrey
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph7.9 Seconds
Top Speed 148 mph
  
TransmissionSix-speed automatic transmission with Steptronic
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban25.7 mpg
Extra Urban44.8 mpg
Combined35.3 mpg
  
Insurance Group17
Euro NCAP RatingTBC
Warranty3-Years / Unlimited Mileage
Price (when tested on the 27/01/08)£54,550

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