Superstar Car: Six Facts about Celebrities and the BMW 745li
- As an inside linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers, Patrick Willis stands at over 6 feet tall and weighs at around 240 pounds. With such an impressive build, he definitely needs the spacious dimensions (203.5-inch long by 74.9-inch wide and 58.7-inch high) of his white BMW 745li.
- Willis isn't the only athlete with a Bimmer. Pro skateboarder Terry Kennedy has a 2005 745li that one of his sponsors, Zenetti Wheels, made over with 22-inch black Zenetti Spartan Rims.
- If there's no such thing as bad publicity, then it's a good thing that controversial lobbyist Jack Abramoff spent more than 48,000 USD in customizing his 2002 BMW. In 2006, it was discovered that he spent part of this amount on tinted windows, custom-built 15.2-inch video monitors with cordless headphones for DVD-watching or game playing, as well as seat-back tables.
- The Volvo Auto Museum held an online auction for celebrity cars on November 9, 2012 and an oxford green BMW 745li owned by rock star Jon Bon Jovi crossed the auction block. Bon Jovi had taken very good care of the car he had bought brand new so that he could pick up his sons from baseball practice. He upgraded it with a 5,100 USD luxury-seating package, which included heated and ventilated massage reclining seats. With an appraised value of 40,000 USD, the lucky new owner of this car also got a copy of the title in Bon Jovi's full given name and the car's manuals and records.
- The BMW 745li isn't just a celebrity-driven car, it's also a superstar in its own right. It has appeared in horror/suspense movies such as Silent Hill, An American Haunting, and Perfect Stranger. It has also appeared in comedy films like The Wedding Crashers and Big Momma's House 2.
- On the small screen, the 745li has appeared in Lost, Burn Notice, and Without a Trace. It was also shown in reality shows like Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. Finally, it had music video cameos as a vehicle favored by hip-hop artists Knoc-turn'al, Birdman, and Rick Ross.