Glad I stepped up to the car I really wanted. Was sold on 530, with premium and cold weather package, but really liked the power of the 545. Traded in my '99 M3 Convertible, which was one of the most exciting cars I have owned, but now with the 545, I now have a rocket with more room and luxury. Considered the new M45, A6 4.2, and Lexus GS, but after driving all, you realize why BMW is the one they are all striving to be.
Navigation system, acceleration, tight feel of active steering, sound system, idrive, quiet cabin, styling
The test drive sold me in 30 seconds. Doesn't hold a candle to the Lexus or the Benz. Handling of turns is most impressive and turns on a dime. Purrs like a kitten.... the sound system is great... the i-drive is a piece of cake. I would buy another one tomorrow.
The shape of the car...the interior layout and design
This vehicle is beautiful to look at, fun to drive and very reliable. BMW Service is second to none and we would never think of puchasing another make of vehicle. My husband used to be a Cadillac Man, but not anymore!
The Navigation System and overall comfort of the vehicle
The 545i is the finest vehicle I've ever owned... Sports car like feel in speed and handling, luxurious and comfortable for extended trips... With extremely attractive styling, other drivers always staring at it...
Navigation system a must... Upgrade- premium stereo is unbelieveable.. Optional COMFORT seats worth the money... Sports Package ( for special steering ) is strongly recommended.. Add on the rear bumper sensors... A big help for parking....
I like the i-Drive system... Very easy to use, however mine keeps breaking down... It does what it wants whenever it wants.... Hopefully I'll get this corrected... This problem is not enough to sour me on this car however... It's an excellent vehicle...... I strongly recommend it...
This is my third 5 series car, car has been recalled two times due too computer problems. The 5 drives smooth and is as fast as a rocket. The upgrade seats are terrible not comfortable and not worth the extra money. My computer replacement took 4 weeks! Needless to say i was not happy. Bmw rented a volvo for me and paid the bill. Car is very tight and hits the road bumps very hard, could be the sports package with the low tires? The run flat tires are a pain, you cant get a simple flat fixed, bmw wants the tire to be replaced, at $425. Everyone looks at the black on black 545 it is a great looking car. I'm sure the computer bugs are fixed and love driving and highly recommend 545 to all.