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BMW 7 Series review - Reliability and safety

The BMW 7 Series has all the tech to make it a safe car; we’ll have to wait for more reliability data to comment on long-term ownership

Overall Auto Express Rating

4.0 out of 5

Reliability and safety Rating

4.5 out of 5

Price
£105,845 to £144,520
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Euro NCAP hasn’t tested the BMW 7 Series, but we suspect it’ll be a very safe car given its comprehensive standard safety equipment list, including lane keep assistance, autonomous emergency braking, and blind spot monitoring. The Mercedes S-Class doesn’t have a rating either.

The 7 Series is too new to have been included in our latest Driver Power ownership satisfaction survey, but BMW as a brand still has some work to do because it came in a rather disappointing 21st place out of 32 manufacturers. That beat Mercedes, but fell way behind the likes of Lexus and Porsche.

Warranty

The 7 Series has a fairly typical three-year warranty period, but the unlimited mileage period matches what Mercedes offers for the S-Class.

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The high-voltage battery used for the plug-in hybrid system is covered by a separate warranty of up to six years or 60,000 miles.

Servicing

You can set up a servicing plan for your 7 Series that covers two services and is based on your predicted annual mileage. This can be set up as a monthly payment or paid for in full.

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