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2004 BMW 7 Series Sedan

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BMW 7 Series Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 6.0 L V 12-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 438 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2004 BMW 7 Series

  • A brilliant luxury sedan scarred by senselessly complicated interior controls.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Superb driving dynamics, highly advanced technology, dizzying array of features, sumptuous furnishings.

  • Cons

    Toys can be distracting from the task at hand, confusing secondary controls, odd styling details.

  • What's New for 2004

    A regular-wheelbase 760i model has been added to complement the long-wheelbase 760Li -- it features all the power and amenities of the top-line model in a more manageable size. The 745i and 745Li models are freshened with new alloy wheels, and are available with all-season run-flat tires as a no-charge option. All 7 Series models can add adaptive headlights as an option, and Sirius Satellite Radio as a dealer-installed accessory. BMW has made revisions to the iDrive control system to simplify various functions, and the automatic climate control system now has a humidity sensor. Finally, the outside mirrors get a power-fold function this year.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (123 total reviews)  |  Write a Review

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

7th wonder?

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Vehicle: 2003 BMW 7 Series

The car overall is fantastic. It’s an almost do everything type of vehicle if you’re 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. It’s 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 it’s all said and done, it’s hard to find anything else out there that drives and handles like it.



6 of 40 people found this review helpful

Dream come true

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Vehicle: 2003 BMW 7 Series

I had always thought my dream car would be a Cadillac or a Mercedes, but when this car came into my life, it was a "dream come true". It had ultimate luxury and ultimate power. I have no plans to ever replace this car only to loving care for it and maintain it until death do us part. This is my 1st and last BMW!



19 of 22 people found this review helpful

Looks can be deceiving.

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Vehicle: 2003 BMW 7 Series

This seems like a brilliant car, the interior is sumptuous with a gorgeous dashboard (especially when the navigation is on). Ride is smooth, and engine just purrs. Every angle of this car grabs attention. However, the reliability is abysmal! This car has been in the shop so many times, I eventually just sold it. Glitches in interior parts (too many motors and unnecessary gizmos prone to go bad over time) just added to the gamut of problems. This car is atrocious in the winter or any slick conditions. The fat rear tires get no traction, and on subject, tires they DO sell are outrageously expensive. $400 a tire! And they barely make 10k miles. In fact, most parts for this car are absurd.




What's not to like!

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Vehicle: 2003 BMW 7 Series

This is my fourth BMW, second seven series. They just keep getting better and better! The seven rides like a dream and handles like a tight sports car. The crowd at BMW truly define the Ultimate Driving Machine!



7 of 9 people found this review helpful

I can't believe

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Vehicle: 2003 BMW 7 Series

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.




Fun car to drive

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Vehicle: 2003 BMW 7 Series

Had little issues but not too much to be worried. Great car to own.



Full 2004 BMW 7 Series Review

What's New for 2004

A regular-wheelbase 760i model has been added to complement the long-wheelbase 760Li -- it features all the power and amenities of the top-line model in a more manageable size. The 745i and 745Li models are freshened with new alloy wheels, and are available with all-season run-flat tires as a no-charge option. All 7 Series models can add adaptive headlights as an option, and Sirius Satellite Radio as a dealer-installed accessory. BMW has made revisions to the iDrive control system to simplify various functions, and the automatic climate control system now has a humidity sensor. Finally, the outside mirrors get a power-fold function this year.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
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  • 21
  • highway
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