2005 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: 545i; a great performer

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545i; a great performer
By Joe on


2005 BMW 5 Series 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)


I recently purchased a pre-owned 545i, with about 55k on the clock. The car is tight, without creaks and rattles, and the interior still looks largely new. My previous vehicle was an 06 Lotus Elise, and even so, I would say this car drives impeccably. Everything from the engine, to the weight distribution, to the suspension (sport package) to the transmission (6sp MT) is perfect. My only complaint with the whole car is the iDrive system; it's too cumbersome. Simple tasks like changing the radio station or ventilation settings should be easy to do with individual knobs without resorting to a series of menus.

Best Features

Performance and style. Excellent ergonomics.

Worst Features

More knobs, less iDrive.
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