Perhaps the most technologically advanced car on the road, and certainly one of the most agile full-size luxury sedans, the 7 Series is an incredible vehicle. But it may alienate those who just want to drive.
by shinjitsu on Jan 19, 2014 Vehicle: 2003 BMW 7 Series 745i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
The car overall is fantastic.
Its an almost do everything type of vehicle if youre looking for something to be a commuter by day and sports car by night.
Do your homework (service records) before buying one and make sure able to afford the maintenance required for this car.
Its not a Toyota.
If you can at the time of purchase buy and extended or aftermarket warranty.
The parts for this car are a little pricey but when its all said and done, its hard to find anything else out there that drives and handles like it.
by l. conroe on Apr 9, 2009 Vehicle: 2003 BMW 7 Series 745i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
The 745i is a great car when I am able to drive it. I've spent countless hours driving back and forth to the dealership because of malfunctions. It's great they give free maintenance for the first 50 thousand miles because you will need it. My gripe is that I maintained my car with regular service. The "check engine light" came on. I thought it would be some minor repair. Turns out the repair cost is $12000 for "CARBON' on the cylinder head!!!!-not a blown head gasket, but CARBON!! That's like telling me the brake dust on my rotors require a new axle! The ULTIMATE MACHINE has a poorly designed engine if carbon build up requires 12 grand of service. No More BMW for me - Honda/Infiniti here I am.
The big news for 2003 is the late-fall arrival of the 760Li, which combines all the greatness of the 745 while adding a 6.0-liter V12. BMW has not released U.S. output ratings, but European specs have it at 408 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. The more interesting aspect of the 760Li is that it's the first BMW with direct gasoline injection, which, in combination with the Valvetronic technology already used in the 745 models, allows for stellar performance, and according to BMW, "outstanding fuel economy." We'll wait and see on that one. In other news, all models get rear head-protection airbags, and Active Cruise Control finally makes it to the options list, along with run-flat tires. The Rear Comfort Seat package for the 745Li now includes rear-seat ventilation.