The car is fun to drive when it's not at the repair shop. Problems start after 50k miles, transmission problems. My friend bought a similar car after seeing mine. He also had similar issues.
Hsu fully expects the trend of automakers requiring 0W-20 oil to continue in the quest for better fuel economy. Here’s the good news: Traditional 3,000-mile oil change recommendations are being phased out for 5,000-mile or more frequencies. Our BRZ didn’t recommend an oil change for 7.5 months or 7,500 miles, whichever comes first.
Oil changes may be more expensive with the required 0W-20 weight oil compared to conventional oil, but only having to service the car once or twice a year keeps annual costs to nearly a wash.
I have had every 5-series made including the e39 M5 and this 545i is the package. I have had 15 BMW since I was a kid so I know what to expect. All were performers - nothing short of excellent. The 1990 535i was the strongest, the 1999 740i sport was the prettiest, the 2003 M5 was the fastest and most power,
Pleasure to drive. Never lets me down when I need that burst of power - and it's got a ton of it! It's classy and understated, yet packs the power of a muscle car; it's the James Bond of the luxury car world. The reliability has been fantastic