It is certainly not everyday that you get the opportunity to be involved with one of the most luxurious road cars which money can buy.
Thank you to our main BMW supplier, BMW Park Lane, for organising the supply of the BMW 7 SERIES DIESEL SALOON 740Ld xDrive M Sport 4dr Auto. Without doubt this is an absolutely incredible machine and offers the customer one of the greatest, and most comforting, driving experiences you could want.
So is this one of the best luxury leasing options? Perhaps 5 years ago we would be writing to argue the benefits of a 7 series vs a, Audi A8 vs Mercedes S Class but, as times have changed, this isn’t quite an accurate reflection of car buying/leasing habits.
Over the last 5 years the SUV has grown to be the most sought after and popular vehicle on the market. In the elite-class of vehicles the saloon has been pushed out of favour by the likes of the BMW X5, Range Rover Sport (now the Velar), the Jaguar F-Pace and the Mercedes GLE. Customers, whether personal or business, need practical vehicles which meet all needs and requirements – the SUV just seems to fit within this.
What this means for the bigger saloon vehicles is uncertain; there is still room for the smaller 5 series/E-Class type of vehicles but whether the ultra-luxurious, and big, vehicles will form part of the UK automotive market is very much a matter for debate.
In terms of the beautiful car shown here, the 740Ld xDrive M Sport 4dr Auto, this is based on the following configuration:
· Metallic – Black sapphire
· Exclusive Nappa leather – Zagora Beige/ Black world
· High-gloss fineline black wood interior trim with metal effect
· 20″ M Double spoke bi-colour alloy wheels – style 648
Additional factory Options
· Executive Lounge pack – 7 Series
· Rear seat entertainment with BMW Touch command
· Rear seat comfort pack – 7 Series in combination with Executive lounge
· Head up Display
· Digital TV reception
· Harman Kardon hi-fi speaker system
· Active front seat ventilation
· Active rear seat ventilation
· Massage function for rear seats
· Sun protection glass
· Surround camera system
· Apple CarPlay preparation
As you would imagine, the car is well-stocked with incredible extras as standard – rain sensing wipers, brake control, dynamic control, self-levelling suspicion, enhance Bluetooth, variable damper control, BMW display key, BMW online, digital cockpit, Professional navigation, real time traffic info, auto dimming rear view mirror, Wi-Fi hotspot, leather instrument panel, DAB radio, auto headlights, follow me home headlights, LED running lights, ambient interior lighting, crash sensor, electrically adjustable front seats with memory, immobiliser, alarm system, sport function on steering wheel, heated front and rear seats are all included! The list of additional factory options is endless!
On the technical-side, the 2993CC 8 speed auto engine delivers 320ps, 0-62 times of 5.3 seconds and combined MPG of 52.3. For business/company car drivers, note the P11d on this vehicle of £93,260.00 and CO2 of 142g/km. Service intervals are long-life, at every 24 months or 18,0000 miles. With a car at this amount, you do have to actively consider the benefits of a funder-maintained package. With the inclusion of all servicing, maintenance, consumable, tyres (punctures and replacements) plus breakdown recovery, you have the ability to fix all monthly costs with the exception of fuel and insurance.
With luxury vehicles, do try and budget for the running-costs, as these can often be more substantial than your smaller vehicles.
So would the BMW 7 Series have your vote? Or would you be having one of the competitors or even heading into the SUV class of vehicles?
Or perhaps these SUV/ 4×4 models are more your cup of tea..?
Let us know your thoughts on what car you’d take home!!
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