BMW continues to push the limits of the
6 driving senses with the new 545i.
Plenty of power to go round. The
handling and off the line power have
improved significantly. The sports
package rides a little rough but huggs
the road like a much smaller car. This
car handles and performs like a
Corvette with 4 doors and a trunk. Get
one on the road and try not to smile
when you grip the wheel and mash your
right foot to the floor!!!!
Improved power. Handling. Premium
Sound. Sport Seats. Active Headlights.
This is a terrific automobile. Looks,
handling, comfort and it's as solid as
a rock. A lofty price tag, buts it's
worth it. I-Drive gives a man that
total feeling of control, like that
same feeling you get when you take
possession of the TV remote. Mr. Long
Giang at Vista Motors is great.
Exterior design, handling, Sports
Package, I-Drive, NAV
XM radio not available yet. I would say
better cup holders but I wouldn't allow
anyone with liquid refreshments in this
My 4th BMW. They keep getting better.
Old purist balk at the new design (my
suspicion is that people are mostly
upstet because the new design makes the
2003 and older now look dated). I live
in Germany, and the car cruises at 120
MPH as smoothly as if it were going 55
MPH on a US highway. The controls are
intuitive without being too busy.
Always go with leather and the sport
package. You will hate me because I got
a US Specs 530i, with Steptronic, and
leather for under $42K in Germany under
the Military Sales Program (Shipping to
the USA, and no taxes when I bring it
home)--but I'm military and it is a
small benefit for spending 12 months
fighting the war.
Love adaptive steering. Get the
sport package and Xenon Headlamps--
invaluable for high
speed cruising and cutting through fog
(at purchase they cost about $800--
aftermarket installation will cost
nearly $2500!).The console "mouse"
controller for the computer is a life-
If you like manuals, go with the 6
speed. I like my steptronic, but it
does take a little away from the
performance. Fuel consumption is about
21 MPG cruising at 120 MPH, but it
drinks up a lot of gas to get to that
speed. In the USA, you will not need to
Perfect blend of luxury and
performance.Was very interested in
purchasing MB 320 but "fun to drive"
factor was crucial to make
decision.Also, there is reliability
issue with MB cars.
I-Drive is not an issue at all, it is
actually fun! Anyone with basic
computer literacy can figure it out in
Quiet ride, automatic steptronic
transmission, pro-logic sound system