I purchased a 2004 silver metallic 745i
with a phone that won't activate. The
dealer give me a new one and it works
now. Stereo is great but don't have XM.
Haven't tried Sirius yet. Seats are
very comfortable and am finally getting
used to all the controls. I like this
Body style and mechanicals
XM or Sirius should be standard feature
on a car like this.
It is really a gorgeous car on the
outside but they messed up the
dashboard and oversimplified it they
thought. The older BMW's looked great
on the inside. They completely striped
it all out destroyed it. Look at the
interior of the 97 - 2001 740's and it
has a gorgeous interior. The
triptronic shifting is a joke. It is
on the steering wheel. At least
mercedez got it right in that
department and still keep it on the
stick shift lever.
Great room inside and seats
Put the triptronic back and the stick
shift. make the dash board like the
older models. hange almost everything
on the steering wheel as a choice, like
hands free dialing of phone, A/C and
voice activated items like the Jaguar.
Mercedez did great with the 500E inside.
After driving Mercedes since 1985, I
finally bought my first beamer. The
745i has great looks, handling,
acceleration, finish... all you'd
expect from a luxury sports sedan.
However, why does the car's design
require acknowledgment/cancellation of
a disclaimer every time I start it? How
many times does it take to push a
button for "Park" instead of
mistakingly "shifting" into reverse?
How many times does it take to stop
turning on the the windshield wipers
when I really want to shift into
reverse? Perhaps this car is really not
for me -- there IS a learning curve --
and all I wanted to do is enjoy driving
Lots of features to like: style,
quietness, acceleration, wonderful
optional luxury seats, self-closing
doors & trunk... and great gas mileage
Ok, ok, so I'm an old dog who can't
easily learn new tricks. But why
should this $75,000 car be so tricky to
drive? Simplify operating controls and
put a "stop" to return the turn signals
to an "off position." Satellite radio
still not available for the 7-series.
We've driven Jags, Audis, Cadillacs,
and of all luxury cars, this has to be
the best. The car isolates you from
the roadway and road noise. Response
is immediate. Blending into traffic is
fun, even with those crazy drivers that
are bound and determined not to let you
get in front of them.
The I drive is a pleasure to use. Once
you learn it, you can handle everything
in your car easily.
The controls on the seat should allow a
little more adjustment in tilt. I
don't know of anything else I would
Next car will be a 7 also.