(4.5) 12 reviews
MSRP: $5,198$12,094
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 21
Engine: 325-hp, 4.4-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
2005 BMW 545

Our Take on the 2005 BMW 545

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • Wet-weather traction with RWD
  • Complex iDrive controls
  • Somewhat controversial styling
  • Seat comfort, especially in rear
  • Price

Notable Features

  • 4.4-liter V-8
  • RWD layout
  • iDrive control system
  • Luxury amenities
  • Distinctive appearance


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 12 reviews

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2005 545i " A Beast" !!!

by woody from nyc on July 23, 2009

amazing car.. faster and more resonsive than the older 5s. Super quick in auto or in manual shift mode..can use manual shift mode to downshift on hills, quick stops or to move it out. Super handling. ... Read Full Review

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