I had a 545 with that engine, in 5 years I put 20k miles and luckily totaled it before things got expensive??
Edmunds Summary Review of the 2005 BMW 5 Series 545i Sedan One of the most satisfying midsize sport sedans you can buy, ultrarefined engines, multiple transmissions, tastefully appointed cabin, exceptional build quality, strong resale value.
2005 545i " A Beast" !!! by woody from nyc on Thu Jul 23 2009. amazing car.. faster and more responsive than the older 5s. Super quick in auto or in manual shift
amazing car.. faster and more responsive 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. Great sound system.It's broken in at about 50,000 miles! This car will last 15 years and still be a beast!
I've had mine since new, and I've only had to take it to the service shop twice: for oil changes. I have 38,000 miles and have never had an issue. Some people are just way too picky, this car is nearly perfect. The ride and handling are a perfect balance, and it provides a near perfect comfort.
has all the power, no inhibitors, great handling with sport package steering, wheels, suspension, brakes, shocks. Handles like a $100k car. 2005 this model was perfect!