With the 7 Series acting as BMW's flagship saloon, it's no surprise that you'll have to dig deep to afford one. The range kicks off with the standard length and specification 725d at around £62,000. If you're after maximum rear legroom, the long wheelbase 'L' chassis is nearly £4,000 more. Stretch up to around £65,000 for a six cylinder 730d and you get the option to pay another £3,000 or so for xDrive 4WD. If you want to avoid the black pump, the petrol range starts at approximately £70,000 for the Plug-in 740e - or around £73,000 for the more conventional 740i, which only comes in long wheelbase form. Those that want a harder, more aggressive edge will want the M Sport trim at another £4,000 to get a racy bodykit and interior flourishes.
If luxury is your game, the 'Design Pure Excellence' package is the trim for you thanks to additional - yet tasteful - chrome trim plus extra wood inside. Alternatively for those with the deepest of pockets, there are 'Individual' models that give the maximum of customisation options. Still, even the lowliest variants get leather seats, four-zone climate control, a Bluetooth infotainment system with sat nav, wireless phone charging, a rear view camera and auto headlights and wipers. Safety is covered by wall-to-wall airbags, advanced ABS and stability control, brake assist, anti-whiplash headrests, run-flat tyres and even heated washer jets.