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2004 BMW 5 Series

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Awesome Automobile!
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By Lomag
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2004 BMW 5 Series 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


Review

Boy oh boy! I've been waiting for this car since late 2001 and I finally got it in Feb 2004. This car is excellent however the sport package is a requirement if you choose to buy it. Active steering is incredible and the active roll stabilization which produces almost no body roll while cornering is incredible as well. These two features are a must!! The interior could use some quality improvement in materials in certain areas. I'm sure minor things like this will be worked out over the cars lifetime.


Favorite Features

Active steering, active roll stabilization iDrive is great too, "set it, and forget it!"


Suggested Improvements

Certain interior quality improvments, storage space and getting all the options to work together, ie. NAV, Sirius Radio, and Bluetooth.


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Happy 545 Owner
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By JDN
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2004 BMW 5 Series 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)


Review

Have had 545 SMG for one month and one day as a replacement for 540-6spd. Car was delivered in pristine condition. Absolutely no defects have surfaced in the first month. Car is quieter, smoother, more stylish, more technically advanced, and more satisfying to own than my previous wheels.


Favorite Features

Active steering has been the best surprise. Maneuvering at low speeds is an absolute pleasure. Ninety degree turns are amazing. Cruise control (not active) has been improved and much easier to change cruise speed. Also would not want to be without HUD ever again.


Suggested Improvements

Make HUD more programmable. Give more options for four or five features in the HUD screen, especially the tach. Add AM/FM button to radio controls outside of iDrive. Improve SMG so actual performs as smoothly as brochures claim.


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One of the best ever built
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By Saurabh
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2004 BMW 5 Series 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


Review

The new 545 has really made a mark for itself in the automotive industry with robust new technology, design & performance. The design is GREAT, technology (active steering) is none like any other & the performance is absolutely exhilirating (325 horses worth). Overall, I've never driven a better car. Definetely worth getting for however much the cost or atleast worth test drivign.


Favorite Features

I have to say the active steering. That technology is very sharp. Another favorite would be the I-Drive system where once you are used to it, you cannot live without it. The I- Drive system just makes sense. And many other favorites.


Suggested Improvements

Suggested improvements? hummm........let me seriously think about this one....


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Great car
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By thormark
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2004 BMW 5 Series 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)


Review

I have the SMG transmission which is superb. Can drive as a manual when desired but also as an automatic while sipping your coffee on the way to work. The 545 is very quick and fantastic for highway driving. Super stable at high speeds. Fantastic brakes-stops on a dime.


Favorite Features

SMG transmission. The brakes are amazingly good. And of course the handling- BMW does it better than anyone else.


Suggested Improvements

There is a subtle noise that comes from the doors when driving slowly across parking lots. Hard to isolate where it is from. Haven't been to the dealer yet to investigate. (Too much fun driving the car to take it in). The cupholders are lame. The I-drive could be improved.


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i didn't think they could make a better5
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By rdavidml
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2004 BMW 5 Series 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)


Review

Beautiful exaust note. Super accelleration of this very reliable and well tested 8 cylinder. Greatest feature with this engine is the active roll stabilization. no lean in hard curves. Very good workmanship as expected. I have had no problems with the electronics, incl. BMW phone.The large wheels/tires make the look of this car.


Favorite Features

Engine, steering and handling, comfort


Suggested Improvements

as always the cupholders are hopeless.


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