Best Bet
(4.5) 2 reviews
MSRP: $4,106$14,074
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 22
Engine: 325-hp, 4.4-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2005 BMW 745

Our Take on the 2005 BMW 745

Our Take

Introduced during 2002, the fourth generation of BMW's largest series comes in regular- and long-wheelbase forms as the 745i and 745Li, respectively. BMW also offers its full-size sedans with V-12 power as the 760i and 760Li. Adaptive headlights are standard for 2005; they move with the stee... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Complex controls
  • Controversial styling
  • Ride on rough surfaces with optional tires
  • Price

Notable Features

  • 325-hp V-8
  • iDrive control system
  • Luxury amenities
  • Two body lengths
  • Distinctive appearance


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 2 reviews

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Comfy, safe and fast

by CapnMike from SoCalif on December 7, 2011

Our second 745Li (dealer suggested buyback of the '03 has been superb. The seats are the best we have everr sat upon and offer heating, cooling, massage and adjustable support everywhere; 27 adjustmen... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

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