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2015 BMW 7-Series Review

The 2015 BMW 7 Series fares well in the small but competitive super luxury car class. The 7 Series has an expansive cabin, potent engine lineup, and balanced handling.

7.9

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 9.0
Performance: 8.4
Interior: 8.3
Total Cost of Ownership: 7.1
Safety:
This model has never been fully tested for safety. Its overall score is being calculated without safety.
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Reliability:
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Pros & Cons

  • Comfortable, spacious cabin
  • Refined ride and handling
  • Powerful engine options
  • Not as sporty as class rivals

2015 BMW 7-Series Overview

Is the 2015 BMW 7 Series a Good Used Car?

Yes, the 2015 7 Series is a good used car. There's a lot to like about this BMW. It boasts poised handling and a comfortable ride, though some rivals deliver livelier driving dynamics. Inside this Bimmer's cabin, you'll find lots of room for passengers – especially in long-wheelbase models – as well as a good amount of cargo space for the class.

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How Much Is the 2015 BMW 7 Series?

Based on about 330 listings on our site for the 2015 BMW 7 Series, the average price is $38,800, which is low for the class. Prices range from $30,000 to $49,900 and vary depending on the vehicle’s condition, mileage, features, and location.

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How Much Does the 2015 BMW 7 Series Cost to Own?

The 2015 BMW 7 Series' five-year costs for gas, insurance, repairs, and maintenance are projected to be about $39,880, or $7,976 per year. That's above average for the class.

Is It Better to Buy a Used or New 7 Series?

The 2019 7 Series starts at $83,650, which is a lot higher than the price of the 2015 BMW 7 Series. However, there are many differences between the 2019 and 2015 models, mostly because of a redesign for 2016 and the changes that followed.

Compared to the 2015 model, the new 7 Series has more standard safety features (such as blind spot monitoring and lane departure alert), a standard long wheelbase, and new trim levels including a plug-in hybrid. If you're willing to splurge, the 2019 7 Series may just be a worthwhile investment.

The 2015 model is still an upscale car to cruise around in, but as the final model of a generation, it’s hard to recommend it over 2016-and-later models.

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You won’t find any new super luxury cars in the 2015 7 Series' price range.

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Which Model Year of the BMW 7 Series Is Best?

For the BMW 7 Series, 2015 is the final model year of a generation that debuted for 2008. There have been a few additions throughout the years, such as the diesel 740Ld trim for 2015.

We recommend skipping the 2015 model, however, and selecting a 2016-or-newer 7 Series. The 2016 7 Series will probably cost you a bit more money, but it’s a fully redesigned model. Among its improvements are a standard long wheelbase, a refined eight-speed automatic transmission, enhanced interior and exterior styling, additional trunk space (18.2 versus 17.7 cubic feet), and a revamped suspension system.

Shoppers interested in high-performance trims should also consider purchasing the 2017 6 Series, which gained the Alpina B7 and M760i trims.

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How Reliable Is the 2015 BMW 7 Series?

The 2015 7 Series has a good reliability rating of 3.5 out of five from J.D. Power.

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2015 BMW 7 Series Recalls

At the time of writing, there is one safety recall for the 2015 7 Series. It involves an incorrectly assembled replacement rear taillight. Make sure a BMW dealer has addressed this recall before purchasing a 2015 7 Series.

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Which Used BMW 7 Series Model Is Right for Me?

The 2015 BMW 7 Series comes in eight trims: 740i, 740Li, 740Ld, ActiveHybrid 7, 750i, 750Li, Alpina B7, and 760Li.

The base 740i should be sufficient for most shoppers. Its engine has plenty of power to get you moving, and it has a long list of features that includes 10-way power-adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, heated front seats, quad-zone automatic climate control, parking sensors, a rearview camera, and the iDrive infotainment system with a 10.2-inch screen, navigation, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and a USB port.

The 750i adds a few standard features that may be worth the extra expense for some shoppers, such as a head-up display, automatic high beams, adaptive headlights, and a Harman Kardon surround-sound system.

You'll want to opt for one of the long-wheelbase models (signified by the "L" in the name) if you're looking for an even roomier cabin. These models have nearly 6 inches of additional rear-seat legroom.

For more power and improved fuel efficiency, consider the diesel-powered 740Ld trim. The high-performance Alpina B7 model is best suited for heavy-footed shoppers, with its brute 540-horsepower V8 engine.

Finally, you'll want to step up to the 760Li trim for a maxed out cabin. The highlights of its features list include blind spot monitoring, a surround-view parking camera system, ventilated seats, and a power rear sunshade. Additionally, it comes with a 535-horsepower V12.

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Certified Pre-Owned BMW 7 Series Warranty

The BMW CPO program is available on vehicles with more than 300 but less than 60,000 miles on the odometer. Eligibility is determined by the vehicle’s initial sale’s date. The program covers buyers for one year with unlimited mileage after the expiration of the four-year/50,000-mile new-vehicle limited warranty for passenger cars and SUVs for a maximum of five years of coverage. Each BMW undergoes a road test and inspection before earning CPO status. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available. Restrictions apply on transferring certified-pre-owned coverage to subsequent owners. Read the BMW warranty page carefully.

According to our analysis, BMW has a good CPO program, but you'll get better coverage from just about every rival luxury brand, including Infiniti, Jaguar, and Lexus.

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How Safe Is the 7 Series?

Neither the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety nor the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has crash tested the 2015 7 Series.

The 7 Series comes standard with a rearview camera and parking sensors, as well as many available safety features. These include lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, a surround-view parking camera system, and forward collision warning with brake assist.

Parallel parking assist, adaptive headlights, and a night vision camera are also available

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2015 BMW 7 Series Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2015 BMW 7 Series or 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class?

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is dripping with refinement. Inside, you'll find one of the nicest interiors in the industry. It features high-end materials such as standard leather upholstery and heated front seats, as well as available ventilated and massaging seats. You may even find a model with a built-in cooler bin and tray tables. It also has a well-insulated cabin, supple seats, and a generous list of features. The S-Class delivers an ideal balance of comfort and athleticism, and it feels more engaging from behind the wheel than the 7 Series. The BMW is no slouch, however, and it costs a lot less. You'll likely spend tens of thousands more for an S-Class than a 7 Series.

Which Is Better: 2015 BMW 7 Series or 2015 Audi A8?

The 2015 Audi A8 and 7 Series both have powerful engine lineups and roomy cabins with plenty of standard and available features. The Audi delivers a more pleasant ride thanks to its excellent road grip. It also has standard all-wheel drive (available in the 7 Series) and responsive steering. The A8's lavish interior features more-exquisite materials than you’ll find in the Bimmer, but the BMW 7 Series has a larger cargo capacity and a slightly better reliability rating. These two are neck and neck in our rankings, so you'll have to decide which one is the best fit for you.

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2015 7 Series Performance

How Does the 2015 BMW 7 Series Drive?

The 2015 7 Series has a lot of engines to choose from. The base 740i trim and the 740Li (L stands for long wheelbase) feature a turbocharged 3.0-liter six cylinder engine that makes 315 horsepower. This engine has lots of power for your daily commute, but there are quite a few options for those who enjoy having more power under the hood.

The 750i and 750Li trims feature a 445-horsepower 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8, and the 760Li trim has a 535-horsepower 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12. For the most power in the lineup, opt for the Alpina B7 trim, which comes with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 that makes 540 horsepower.

The 740Ld trim comes with a 255-horsepower 3.0-liter turbodiesel that’s one of the most fuel-efficient engines in the class. It also provides quicker acceleration than you’ll get with the base model. An ActiveHybrid 7 model is also available. It comes with an electric motor plus the same engine as the base model, producing a combined 350 horsepower.

All models are equipped with a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive (also known as xDrive) is available in most models. The 740Ld trim comes standard with xDrive.

The 7 Series delivers a comfortable ride as well as accurate steering and agile handling, though some rivals offer a sportier ride.

Does the 2015 BMW 7 Series Get Good Gas Mileage?

The base 740i gets 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, which is about average for the class. The ActiveHybrid7 trim returns 22/30 mpg city/highway. The diesel-powered 740Ld trim gets an even better 23/31 mpg.

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2015 7 Series Interior

How Many People Does the 2015 7 Series Seat?

The 2015 BMW 7 Series seats up to five people in two rows. Both the first- and second-row seats have plenty of space. Long-wheelbase models deliver even more room for passengers.

The 7 Series' cabin is highlighted by upscale materials like standard leather upholstery, and the cabin has a clean, modern design. Additional standard features include 10-way power-adjustable front seats and heated front seats.

Available comfort upgrades include upgraded leather upholstery, 20-way power-adjustable front seats, heated rear seats, ventilated and massaging seats, available massaging rear seats, power side and rear sunshades, and a heated steering wheel.

How Many Child Car Seats Fit in the 2015 BMW 7 Series?

There are two full sets of LATCH car-seat connectors for installing child safety seats in the 2015 7 Series.

2015 BMW 7 Series Features

The standard iDrive infotainment system is user friendly, with intuitive controls and sharp graphics. The system comes with Bluetooth, a USB port, navigation, and satellite radio.

Available features include a Harman Kardon or Bang & Olufsen surround-sound audio system, a six-disc DVD player, and a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system.

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2015 BMW 7 Series Dimensions

BMW 7 Series Cargo Space

Both the standard- and long-wheelbase 2015 BMW 7 Series models have 17.7 cubic feet of cargo space. That's good for the class, but some reviewers claim that the trunk opening isn't very large. A hands-free power trunk lid is available.

2015 7 Series Length and Weight

The 2015 7 Series is roughly 16.6 to 17.1 feet long. Its curb weight ranges from 4,310 to 5,015 pounds.  

Where Was the 2015 BMW 7 Series Built?

BMW built the 2015 7 Series in Germany.

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