The 7-Series is a full-size luxury vehicle line from the German automaker, BMW. These vehicles have been in production from 1977, replacing the BMW New Six after 1977. All models are four-door sedans with a front-engine and rear-drive layout until the current-generation models, starting production in 2009, when an all-wheel-drive option was added.
Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 4.4-liter V-8, 6.0-liter V-12
Transmissions: six-speed automatic
Models: BMW 745i, BMW 745Li, BMW 745i, BMW 745Li
The 2004 7-Series saw only limited changes from the previous model year, these included the addition of multi-spoke alloy wheels in exchange for the previous year’s double-spoke wheels, and optional satellite radio.
For 2004, BMW 7-Series models come in two sizes: the regular full-size i models and the extended Li models. The body has a classic BMW profile with the recognizable split grille. The headlights are Bi-xenon, high-intensity discharge. Eighteen-inch wheels come standard, and 19-inch wheels are optional.
The 2004 BMW 7-Series models seat five comfortably, and the extended Li models increase room further. The driver seat is a 14-way power seat and models come with micro perforated leather upholstery. The Li models get 20-way adjustment and articulated backrests standard, and these are optional on the i models. Tilt telescoping steering wheel is standard along with rain-sensing wipers, navigation, automatic climate control, and a six-CD changer with a 10-speaker sound system.
Performance & Handling
The 2004 BMW 7-Series’ 4.4-liter V-8 gets 325-hp for smooth and quick acceleration; this is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that uses adaptive technology. The 760 model has a far more powerful six-liter V-12 that can get 438 hp. The 760i’s six-speed automatic transmission allows drivers to manually select gears if they choose.
Both models provide a very comfortable ride with plenty of acceleration, plus excellent handling for a full-size sedan.
2004 BMW 7-Series safety features include anti-lock brakes, side-impact airbags in the front, a Head Protection System standard, rear-seat side-impact airbags, an inflatable tubular structure for the rear passengers, and knee airbags for the front.
EPA Fuel Economy
BMW 745i: 16/24 mpg city/highway
BMW 760i: 13/21 mpg city/highway
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