2004 BMW 7 Series Review

Pros & Cons

  • Superb driving dynamics, highly advanced technology, dizzying array of features, sumptuous furnishings.
  • Toys can be distracting from the task at hand, confusing secondary controls, odd styling details.
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$1,688 - $3,787

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Edmunds' Expert Review

A brilliant luxury sedan scarred by senselessly complicated interior controls.

2004 Highlights

A regular-wheelbase 760i model has been added to complement the long-wheelbase 760Li -- it features all the power and amenities of the top-line model in a more manageable size. The 745i and 745Li models are freshened with new alloy wheels, and are available with all-season run-flat tires as a no-charge option. All 7 Series models can add adaptive headlights as an option, and Sirius Satellite Radio as a dealer-installed accessory. BMW has made revisions to the iDrive control system to simplify various functions, and the automatic climate control system now has a humidity sensor. Finally, the outside mirrors get a power-fold function this year.

Consumer reviews

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Amazing Driving Experience
745i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
i must say, i was worried about getting a 745li, knowing all the issues those cars sometimes have. But i've really had no issues, & value wise, even if i get issues, its ok. This car is a true drivers car, has that amazing heavy yet sporty infamous BMW feel to the max! Its a pleasure driving this baby..feels nothing like the big huge sedan it is.
Heath Mcfarland,09/27/2003
745i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
this is the best vehicle that i have ever owned!!
745Li 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
I bought this car used 2 year ago with about 45k on the clock. Since then I've done regular maintanance, nothing else. This car has been solid as a rock. Best BMW i've ever owned and I've owned a lot of them. IDRIVE is not that hard to get, works like a charm when you know how to use it. Navi is great and all electronics are up to par. I've tried Lexus, Infiniti, audi and benz, and the only close thing to the Bmw is the Audi. The Idrive is just the same as the MMI in Audi and the Benz version. They all have there quarks. The Lexus is even worse and less intuitive. All I can say is so far I've been overly impressed with this Bavarian Auto. Handles like a little car in a big body. A+++++
745i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
I have had the car for less than three months. The car has been in the shop for more than 10 days already due to electrical problems with the eye drive. THis is my 2nd 745i with similar problems.


IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested

More about the 2004 BMW 7 Series

Used 2004 BMW 7 Series Overview

The Used 2004 BMW 7 Series is offered in the following submodels: 7 Series Sedan. Available styles include 745Li 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A), 745i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A), 760Li 4dr Sedan (6.0L 12cyl 6A), and 760i 4dr Sedan (6.0L 12cyl 6A).

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Should I lease or buy a 2004 BMW 7 Series?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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