Best 7 Yet!
By Burt Spielman on
2004 BMW 7 Series 745Li 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
Our fourth 7-Series, this car far
exceeds past models in performance,
comfort and convenience. Of particular
note is the Dynamic Stability Control,
which enables the car to take curves at
speed with absolutely no noticeable body
lean. BMW's philosophy of eliminating
excess buttons and permitting the driver
to concentrate on driving is well
carried out via an excellent voice
activation system and the intuitive,
albeit controversial, iDrive controller.
Extraordinarily adjustable heated,
ventilated, massaging seats, the height
of comfort, alleviate the stress of
driving while simultaneously stimulating
the driver to prevent driving fatigue.
The Logic7 audio system is superb.
The iDrive controller places
virtually every feature not essential to
driving at your fingertips. I would much
sooner deal with this device than find
my way among the myriad buttons on a
Lexus or Mercedes dashboard. The amazing
voice activation system responds to any
voice, male or female.
I find little if anything in need of
improvement. BMW definitely "got it
right" with this automobile, a true
pleasure to drive.