2005 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: Still the best

2005 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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545i Sedan (4.4L V8 6-speed Manual)

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Still the best
By HJCrowley on


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


This is my third 5, and the first 8 cylinder version I've owned. Great engine, solidly built car, and the best mid-sized luxury sedan available. My only regret is that the 545 in the non-sport model configuration only offers an automatic transmission - not as fun as my previous manual but if I had to take an auto, I couldn't have done better than this. I heard so many negative comments about i- drive, I was prepared for the worst. Now that I use it, I can't imagine what people were talking about. It's very intuitive, and gives me greater control over the vehicle and my driving experience. BMW will be vindicated as having been ahead-of-the curve on this groundbreaking interface.

Best Features

i-drive, engine, overall quality, same great driving experience as my last 2 5's.

Worst Features

Offer a 6 speed manual with the non-sport model 545i.
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