My first BMW 745. My previous car was a volvo S80
and I can't even compare them. The German
engineering is astounding. Road handling and
performance is at its best when you're driving this
car. Yepp I'm a techy geek and love the
computerized interior. The car basically purrrsss
and I sometime can't even tell if it's running. Every
part of this car comfortable from the look, feel, and
use. I'm hoping my car could the new 645ci. If not,
I'm definitely getting another 745 at a minimum.
I extensively tested and researched the
Mercedes S500, Audi A8, the Lexus LS430
and the BMW 745LI. This car clearly
surpasses them all. Forget about what
they say that the command control is
confusing. I'm no technophile, but I
mastered it in less than 10 minutes.
This car comes with dozensmore features
than the Mercedes and is less money.
The Lexus is nice, but it is not a
beast on wheels like the BMW. I use to
teach Police Officers High Speed
Pursuit driving so I know performance
when I drive it. This car is simply the
best. It combines the best of
everything, luxury and high performance
into one cool package.
Active cruise control, navigation
system, command system, Logic 7
surround system, active headlights
(great for curvy roads, awesome seats
fit for a king,convience
Make the A/C so you can control both
driver and passenger temps with one
control instead of individually.
I've owned 1998 and a 1999 740il, an x5
SUV, and this 745IL exceeds all in
comfort, performance and luxury. It is
a fine driving machine. The i-drive is
a little difficult to get used to but
it provides all data and settings
required. If this were a hotel it'd be
rated 5 star..
The door lock and flasher light switch
has been moved onto dash from the
console.. now the dog can't lock door
or turn on flashers by stepping on them.
This is my 4th BMW and by far the best.
I also own MB E class but I like the
745i better. The computer display could
be improved to a more logical layout.
It has too many things all over the
place and could be organized in a more
meaningful way. The parking distance
and navigation system did not appeal to
me that much. The performance and the
head turning factor is tremendous.
Performance and head turning appeal.
Great sound system.
Pass on the parking distance and
navigation system. XM or Sirius should
I was hesitant to trade my 2001 740iL
for the newer model (E65) after
reading about all the issues with the
2002 and 2003 model years. The
leasing incentives were just to good
to pass up so I made the move. In a
word, I'm thrilled. This car is more
nimble, quicker, handles better,
brakes better, and rides better than
my 2001. I'm still not crazy about
the styling, but I'm willing to live
with it to get all the other
improvements. My 2001 was in the shop
5 or 7 times in the first 6 months for
minor issues. I've had this car for 2
months with zero issues and I'm really
picky. I think they have the issues
resolved for the 2004s...joe
Brakes, transmition, active
suspension, and the performance
I don't care for the dash, the silver
painted plastic in the interior.