The base price of our test car was $67,850. Options included the convenience package, cold-weather package, premium sound system, rear side airbags with head protection, rear sunshade and parking sensors. The sticker price was $74,395. Warranty
Four years or 50,000 miles. Point: The all-new 745i is a redefinition of the luxury sedan. Aggressive styling is boldly original for a car in this class. The engine boasts 325 horsepower and the sumptuous interior has all the comfort and convenience one expects in a car that costs as much as a small house. Counterpoint: The iDrive system brings a computer interface to the automobile, and it takes a while to get even partially comfortable with it. Despite the wow factor, I think simple knobs would still be my preference, but then that is the price you pay for being on the cutting edge. SPECIFICATIONS:
Engine: 4.4-liter, 325-hp V-8
Transmission: automatic Rear-wheel drive
Wheelbase: 117.7 inches
Curb weight: 4,376 lbs.
Base price: $67,850
As driven: $74,395
Mpg rating: 18 city, 26 hwy.