BMW 5-Series News

  • BMW 5-Series found abandoned in Bulgaria

    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 local company called The Rust Center. The Bulgarian site Auto Club reported last Friday that the cars were found stored in the city of Blagoevgrad in the southwest region of the country. Sadly, we don't spot any M5s among the bunch. Instead, it looks like most of the cars are 520is with a few 525is...

  • 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
    2019 BMW M5 Competition drills out 617 HP for $111K

    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...

  • 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

    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 February and cost $62,995, including destination. A spokeswoman for BMW didn't confirm specifications for the 3.0-liter inline-6 turbodiesel, but the U.S.-bound 540d should closely resemble the 530d sold in other parts of the world. The 530d makes 265 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque and its...

  • 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
    BMW unveils M3 30 Years American Edition, M5 M Performance Parts range at SEMA

    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...

  • 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’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 the charging plate is safe to use outdoors. Integrated into the base of the plate is a primary coil. A secondary coil is located underneath the nose of the car. An alternating magnetic field is generated between the two coils, through which electricity is transmitted without cables or contacts at a...

  • 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
    BMW M550d arrives with quad-turbocharged diesel

    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...

  • 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

    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 ever see it in the United States. Instead, we’re more likely to receive a sleeker, more luxurious successor to the ungainly 5-Series Gran Turismo, a car expected to be badged a 6-Series GT. BMW hasn’t pulled any surprises regarding the design of its new 5-Series Touring. A slightly...

  • 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...

  • 2017 BMW 5-Series
    2017 BMW 5-Series first drive review: playing the middle

    BMW’s middle child has always had identity issues. Iterations of the 5er have had their moments, but it’s always worn hand-me-downs from the 7-Series and, quite frankly, we would’ve rather played with the 3-Series on a Saturday afternoon. You can imagine how hard this 2017 BMW...

  • 2017 BMW 5-Series
    2017 BMW 5-Series priced from $52,195

    The BMW 5-Series is all new for 2017, and now BMW has announced pricing for some sedan versions of its new mid-size car. The base price goes up by $1,000 to $52,195, which includes the $995 destination charge. Four models will be available at launch, which is set for February 11. Here they are with...

  • 2018 BMW M550i xDrive
    Bring the 5 alive! New 2018 BMW M550i xDrive detailed

    We haven't even received our first new BMW 5-Series this side of the Atlantic, but already BMW is announcing performance models to whet our appetites. On Saturday, BMW detailed the new 2018 BMW M550i xDrive sedan—presumably the last stop before full-fledged M5 glory. What we know: the M550i...

  • 2018 BMW 530e iPerformance
    BMW announces 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid model for US

    BMW today showed its latest green model for the U.S., the 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid. It's part of the newly redesigned 5-Series lineup. The 530e is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine, which makes 180 horsepower and 215 pound-feet of torque, mated to an electric...

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