BMW M5 News

  • BMW legends collection up for sale

    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 legends collection is made up of four M3s, a Z1, a Z3 M Coupe, a Z4 M Coupe, a Z8, two M5s, an M6, a 1M coupe, and the pièce de résisance, a BMW M1. The M1 is the crown jewel for many reasons. Not only was the car a seriously limited-production model (only 399 were built), but it was...

  • 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...

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    2018 BMW M5 recalled for faulty fuel level sensor

    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...

  • 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...

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    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

    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
    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
    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'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

    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 folks at Detroit Speed came up with a different solution: refueling mid-drift. Johan Schwartz, who set the previous world record, is the man who was tasked with piloting a 2018 BMW M5 in the record attempt. He said he was compelled to reclaim the crown after his previous record was bested. And BMW...

  • 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
    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...

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    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

    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 by a brief snippet of description: "Limits can be exceeded. The all-new BMW M5 with M xDrive is living proof." M xDrive is BMW's all-wheel-drive system that will debut with the 2018 M5. The system has the capability to switch between all-wheel and rear-wheel drive nearly instantly. A transfer case...

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    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...

  • 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 M5 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 BMW M5 spy shots and video

    A new generation of the BMW 5-Series has arrived, and just around the corner is the car's high-performance M5 variant. A prototype for the new M5 has been spotted, and it’s wearing the least bit of camouflage gear we’ve seen yet. Our photographer confirms that the engine fitted to the...

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