BMW M5 News

  • Before the M5 was even a thought at BMW, there was the 530 MLE. The 1976 motorsport special blazed a trail for BMW's motorsport prowess to come, and now, it's preparing for a homecoming. BMW South Africa announced at the end of last year it had discovered one of the 227 530 MLE cars homologated for racing, and it's getting a full restoration. Like most icons, the 530 MLE was born out of the desire to go racing. BMW South Africa wanted to race in the country's Modified Production Series but lacked a proper car to do so. That's where racing driver and Head of BMW Motorsport Jochen Neerpasch...

  • 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...

  • 2019 BMW M5 Compettiion
    The BMW M5 Competition is more powerful than advertised

    We're not shocked the 2019 BMW M5 Competition makes more power than the company says. While we suspect that plenty of modern sports cars feature conservative power ratings, just how much more power the M5 Competition makes is rather shocking. Car and Driver hooked the Bavarian sports sedan to a...

  • BMW legends collection up for sale
    Collection of BMW Legends for sale for $2.3M

    BMW enthusiasts, scrape your change together and think about a double mortgage. Enthusiast Auto Group announced on Wednesday it is selling a collection of BMW legends. The collection brings together 13 rare BMW models in one place, and they're being offered at one fixed price of $2.3 million. The...

  • 2018 BMW M5
    Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee: BMW M5

    Like its smaller sibling, the M3, the BMW M5 is a legendary nameplate that has been a benchmark sport sedan for decades. Its luster faded in recent generations as BMW focused more on pure performance numbers than feel behind the wheel, but now things seem to be back on track. New for 2018, the...

  • 2002 BMW M5 heads to Gooding auction
    437-mile 2002 E39 BMW M5 could sell for $180,000

    It's still regarded as one of the greatest super sedans ever built. The E39-generation BMW M5, built from 1998 to 2003, is an iconic dream machine for many enthusiasts. One such enthusiast was smart enough to buy two of them, one for driving and another to store away for a later day. That day has...

  • 2018 BMW M5

    The 2018 BMW M5 is a powerful beast, but some owners may also think they are getting fantastic fuel economy. Sorry, that's not the case. The 2018 BMW M5 is being recalled for a faulty fuel level sensor. The fuel gauge in the new M5 may show more fuel than is actually in the tank. That's because a fuel level sensor could become stuck against an in-tank fuel line. If that occurs, the sensor won't drop as the fuel level does. That in turn results in the fuel gauge displaying more go juice than is actually in the tank. Due to the issue, affected M5 owners run the risk of running out of gas and...

  • E28 BMW M5 in "Mission: Impossible - Fallout"
    Watch Tom Cruise flog a classic BMW M5 in "Mission: Impossible - Fallout"

    Sometimes, a film's cars become nearly as iconic as the stars themselves. See "Bullitt" or "The Fast and the Furious." It can be just as important that a character's car matches his or her persona. In "Mission: Impossible - Fallout," BMW earned the leading automotive role. In the film, Ethan Hunt...

  • 2018 BMW M5
    2018 BMW M5 recalled over ECU and fuel pump woes

    Owners of the 2018 BMW M5 should begin checking their mailboxes because nearly all of the new M5 are subject to a new recall over a faulty fuel pump. According to the recall information on the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration's website, 846 units of 2018 M5 will be recalled. BMW...

  • 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
    Details of the BMW M5 Competition package have leaked

    The 2018 BMW M5 has only just arrived, yet some members of the Roundel faithful already want more. That would be more power, more performance, and more ways to spend their money. BMW is happy to deliver and our friends at BMWBlog have likely discovered just how the Bavarian brand will do it by way...

  • 2018 BMW M5 on dyno
    The M5 makes a lot more power than BMW admits

    Well, well, well, it seems BMW has underrated its latest M-division product.That is the 2018 BMW M5, and dyno testing shows it's making more power than advertised. BMW says the F90 model produces 600 horsepower and 533 pound-feet of torque. But, when AMS Performance of Illinois strapped the car to...

  • 2018 BMW M5, BMW Test Fest, February 2018

    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 the feel is back. The F90 is the first M5 to get all-wheel drive, but BMW hasn't fully committed to sending power to all four wheels. It's dubbed M xDrive, and you can select a two-wheel-drive mode that also turns off the stability control. The system always favors more power to the rear wheels, and...

  • 2018 BMW M5's custom Pirelli tires
    Get a grip: 2018 BMW M5 rides on specially engineered Pirelli P Zero tires

    BMW announced on Tuesday it had smashed the record for the longest-sustained drift of 232.5 miles with the 2018 M5, but a tailored set of rubber helped get the job done with BMW driving instructor Johan Schwartz behind the wheel. The new M5 runs a set of specially engineered Pirelli P Zero 20-inch...

  • 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 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 M5
    New BMW M5 started life as RWD, next M3 to be AWD?

    BMW ushered in a new era when it revealed the 2018 M5 with standard all-wheel drive. The system, dubbed xDrive, is capable of varying the amount of rear-drive bias, or switching to full rear-wheel drive. However, BMW didn't originally plan for the F90 M5 to be AWD, but the notable benefits might...

  • 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...

  • 2018 BMW M5, 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show
    All of the wheels, all of the power; meet the new 2018 BMW M5

    Perhaps you've heard rumors that the new BMW M5 would be all-wheel drive. Or whispers that it would be more complicated than grad-level calculus. Or even hints that it may lack a third pedal for the first time in more than three decades. BMW last month confirmed all of the above. But there's more...

  • 2018 BMW M5 teaser video
    BMW teases new M5, reveal coming August 21

    The wait is nearly over for German sports car enthusiasts after BMW announced it will finally reveal the 2018 BMW M5 on August 21. With the announcement, which was posted to the brand's official Facebook page, the German automaker also supplied a very brief teaser video. The video was accompanied...

  • 1991 BMW M5
    To buy back the old toy, that is the question

    May 31, 2016 will be a day I relive in my head forever. It's the day a part of me died inside as I listed my 1991 BMW E34 M5 for sale on Bring A Trailer (BaT). The buyer could see I was in agony over the ordeal of selling my prized collector car, and he understood. He made me a promise: If or when...

  • Need For Speed Payback
    2018 BMW M5 partially revealed thanks to "Need For Speed" cover art

    On the surface, today's announcement surrounding a new "Need For Speed" title is a joyous occasion for gamers and racing fans alike. But, taking a closer look reveals something hidden in plain site. That something is the 2018 BMW M5, which we can say with almost 100 percent certainty is sitting...

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