Dont let the negative criticism scare
you away from this gem. In spite of
negative reviews, BMW is selling almost
11,000 745 models a year. There is a
reason: it is a fantastic driver's car
without sacrificing any luxury. The
power is always there and the handling
will amaze, and--Comfort!
Do not let the I-Drive criticism affect
your decision. The basic drive
elements of the car are independent of
the system. Most of the other systems
(toys) are redundant through I-Drive or
voice recognition so if you don't like
it, you don't have to use it. But if
you can use a multifunction remote
control for your stereo/tv/dvd, you
will have no problem with I-Drive, and
may come to enjoy it.
Power, handling and comfort.
Exquisite styling in and out which
garners looks and compliments from
ALL! (I have never heard anyone,
except the professional reviewers, say
this car needs improvement to its
styling.) Comfort seats, soft close
doors and I-Drive are great. Sport mode
Lose the BMW telephone and perfect
Bluetooth! Allow soft close trunk to
operate from cabin button or remote
fob, not just trunk lid. Allow easy
disable of seatbelt chime for 2 minute
drives within neighborhood!