BMW 5-Series News

  • BMW 5-Series test mule fitted with fifth-generation electric drive system

    The electric 5-Series test mule will hit 60 mph in well under 3.0 seconds.

  • 2019 BMW 5-Series (M550i xDrive)
    More powerful V-8 on the way for BMW M550i

    From July 2019, BMW's M550i xDrive is about to get a big boost in power thanks to a new V-8 engine.

  • An original BMW 530 MLE, a precursor to the M5, is undergoing restoration

    BMW South Africa is restoring one of the last-known BMW 530 MLE models. Only 227 of the precursor to the M5 were built in 1976 and 1977.

  • 2020 BMW M5 Edition 35 Years
    BMW celebrates 35 years of fast sedans with special M5

    The BMW M5 is turning 35, and to celebrate the automaker on Thursday announced the 2020 M5 Edition 35 Years. Just 350 will be built for worldwide sale, and of these just 35 are headed to the United States, each priced from $128,995. That figure includes destination and a gas guzzler tax and is...

  • BMW 5-Series found abandoned in Bulgaria
    11 new E34 BMW 5-Series discovered in Bulgarian warehouse

    There are barn finds, and then there are treasure chests. While 11 brand-new BMW 5-Series isn't exactly a gold mine, it's an incredible discovery nonetheless. This group of 11 E34-generation (1988-1996) 5-Series models was discovered in a warehouse in Bulgaria, according to a Facebook post by a...

  • 2019 Vinfast Lux A2.0, 2018 Paris auto show
    Vietnam's Vinfast launches at Paris auto show with pair of rebodied BMWs

    Vietnam is getting into the vehicle manufacturing business with its own brand. Called Vinfast, the first two products from the newly established car company include a mid-size sedan and SUV, and they were presented to the public for the first time on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. But rather...

  • 2019 BMW M5 Compettiion

    BMW already won us over with the 2018 M5 super sedan. On Tuesday, it hit the gas on a more potent Competition model. The M5 Competition arrives for 2019, joining a M2 Competition unveiled in April. With slightly more power, specific suspension tune and enhancements, and new engine mounts, the M5 Competition does what the M5 does, once more, with feeling. ALSO SEE: 2018 BMW M5 video road (and track) test Under the hood the burly 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine now produces 617 horsepower–up 17 horses over the standard M5–while torque stays at 553 pound-feet. BMW doesn't say how the...

  • 2018 BMW M5, BMW Test Fest, February 2018
    2018 BMW M5 video road (and track) test

    Feel. It's what makes us fall in love. It's what drives our passions. And it's what made auto enthusiasts revere BMW's M cars for years. But even as it got faster around a racetrack, the BMW M5 lost some of its magical feel in its last two generations. The M5 is redesigned once again for 2018, and...

  • 2018 BMW M5 refueling during longest continuous vehicle drift attempt
    Driver in BMW M5 sets 232.5-mile record for longest drift

    BMW driving instructor Johan Schwartz has set the world record for the longest continuous drift using a 2018 BMW M5. Schwartz’s sustained drift measured an impressive 232.5 miles, or 143 miles more than the previous record set in 2014. The latest attempt took place on a wet surface at...

  • BMW car-to-car refueling during longest vehicle drift world record attempt
    Learn how BMW re-fueled mid-drift during its Guinness World Record attempt

    BMW set out to attempt a Guinness World Record for the longest-distance drift in eight hours, but the task presented a unique challenge. If BMW was to set the record, how would the team refuel the car without stopping? Previous record setters equipped cars with a massive fuel tank, but BMW and the...

  • 2018 BMW 5-Series
    Power to the people: Diesel BMW 5-Series headed to the States, on sale next month

    We'll stop short of saying diesel has been resurrected, but reports of the oil-burner's demise may have been premature. This month, the EPA certified for sale the 2018 BMW 540d xDrive and rated the diesel-powered sedan at 26 mpg city, 36 highway, 30 combined. It will go on sale in the U.S. in...

  • 2018 BMW M5, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2018 BMW M5 priced from $103,595

    A new generation of the M5 goes on sale next spring, one that’s unlike any version of the BMW super sedan we’ve seen before. And BMW has priced the car from $103,595, including destination. That’s quite the jump on the $95k starting price of the last M5, but with the new model you...

  • 2018 BMW M3 30 Years American Edition

    The 2017 SEMA show kicked off in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday and one of the stars is a special M3 celebrating the sporty BMW nameplate’s 30th year in the United States. The car is called the M3 30 Years American Edition, and it comes a year after BMW rolled out a special M3 celebrating the 30th anniversary of the launch of the first M3 back in 1986. This latest one features the most exclusive of exclusive build runs of just one example, and yes, BMW has plans to sell it. The asking price is $129,630, including destination. The car features a very American color scheme combining red...

  • 2018 BMW M5
    BMW's newest M5 to receive Competition Package

    Roundel fans have a lot to be happy about these days. Especially those that pine for a bit of the old BMW magic that used to float around when the automaker was churning out top-notch sport sedan and coupes. You'll have folks arguing both sides of the fence as to whether BMW is doing enough of that...

  • BMW M5 with m xDrive all-wheel-drive system
    BMW racer Timo Glock gets acquainted with new M5’s all-wheel-drive system

    Ex-Formula One racer Timo Glock has a pretty great job these days. After racing with various manufacturers and teams, he's been a BMW factory racing driver for some time, competing in DTM. His most recent task is one of much more interest, however. BMW recently put Glock behind the wheel of its...

  • BMW M5 with m xDrive all-wheel-drive system
    BMW details M xDrive all-wheel-drive system debuting on M5

    BMW M is putting the final touches on its new M5, a car that will be unlike any of its predecessors. It will come as standard with all-wheel drive, though the system will be able to operate in rear-wheel drive form. Yep, you don’t have to worry about the car’s ability to go sideways on...

  • 2018 BMW 530e iPerformance wireless charging
    BMW 530e iPerformance to offer wireless charging option

    BMW’s new plug-in hybrid 5-Series, the 530e iPerformance, will eventually get wireless charging capability. It will mean no longer have to bother with plugging the car in for charging. Instead, you simply position the car over a inductive charging plate plugged into a wall outlet. BMW says...

  • 2017 BMW 5-Series
    BMW believes in diesel: 540d confirmed for US market

    Volkswagen has done a bang-on job at making diesel a dirty word, but BMW isn't counting it out quite yet. A BMW spokesperson has confirmed an all-new 5-Series diesel will be arriving in the United States this year. Car and Driver reports the diesel-powered 5-Series will take the 540d name, and it...

  • 2018 BMW M550d xDrive Touring

    Diesel is falling out of favor in many regions, including in Europe where the fuel sells at a significant discount to gasoline and has been the preferred choice of buyers for decades. Automakers, too, are looking more towards electrification to improve efficiency rather than diesel technology, brought about by a combination of stricter emissions regulations and the fallout of the Volkswagen Group’s diesel scandal. Perhaps, then, BMW’s 3.0-liter quad-turbocharged inline-6 that’s just been fitted to the 2018 M550d is the last hurrah for diesel technology, at least as far as...

  • 2018 BMW 5-Series Li
    2018 BMW 5-Series Li shows off elongated looks in Shanghai

    BMW showcased the latest iteration of its long-wheelbase 5-Series developed especially for the Chinese market on Wednesday at the 2017 Shanghai auto show. Referred to as the BMW 5-Series Li, the stretched sedan comes with a 133-millimeter (5.24-inch) long expansion compared to the standard sedan on...

  • 2018 BMW Alpina B5
    2018 BMW Alpina B5 bows with 600-hp V-8, all-wheel drive

    Can’t wait for BMW to launch its new M5? Well, semi-official BMW tuner Alpina has just dropped its own sledgehammer based on the latest 5-Series. Yes, the latest 5-Series has spawned its Alpina B5 variant which once again sports a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8, 8-speed automatic...

  • BMW 5-Series design video
    Video outlines differences between new BMW 5-Series and its predecessor

    BMW has just introduced a complete redesign for its 5-Series, though to the casual observer the differences between the new car and its predecessor will be hard to spot. It appears the issue has not gone completely unnoticed at BMW as the automaker has released a video outlining the stylistic...

  • 2017 BMW 5-Series Touring
    2017 BMW 5-Series Touring revealed ahead of Geneva debut

    BMW has just launched a new generation of its 5-Series, and today we have our first look at the car’s wagon body style which in most markets is referred to as a 5-Series Touring. The handsome wagon makes its debut in March at the 2017 Geneva auto show and unfortunately we’re unlikely to...

  • 2018 BMW 530e iPerformance
    2018 BMW 5-Series preview

    BMW’s redesigned 5-Series was a late arrival for the 2017 model year. That’s why the automaker has already announced the 2018 5-Series which sees the lineup expanded with plug-in and performance-oriented models. Look hard. You'll need to focus to spot the differences between the...

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