Tag Archives: BMW 5-Series
2014 BMW 5 Series

Opinion: Next-gen BMW 5er will try to be a sports sedan, but they should offer a lighter version too

BMW will reportedly be putting their next iteration of their 5 series midsize luxury sedan on a diet to the tune of 220 lbs according to a recent report by AutoExpress. Given BMW’s sporting heritage, this makes total sense, but to bring some perspective to this issue, let’s consider a couple of items: the current […]

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Report: Porsche dips toe in water of the sports sedan world

Porsche has the Panamera, their idea of a 4-door 911, so what they are thinking of doing now, may be another example of that, or it may be an even tinier crossover. Porsche’s boss, Matthias Müller, quipped “Speaking very frankly, I can say this is one of many ideas we have, to build a car […]

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Report: Next gen BMW 5-Series to get three cyl. engine, M5 gets optional AWD

Germany’s AutoBild reports that BMW is planning a new three-cylinder engine for the next generation 5-Series for the seriously frugal fuel misers. The engine will be turbocharged and capable for 150hp and a fuel economy rating of 60 mpg. Due in July 2016, the new 5-series will be sold as a 2017 model and will […]

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2014 BMW 5-Series

BMW prices 2014 5-Series starting at $50,425, gets new diesel 535d

BMW recently announced some new updates to the F10 5-Series as it enters the 2014 year. In addition to some exterior visual tweaks equating to a midlife refresh, the 2014 BMW 5-Series also receives a new diesel engine and some modified pricing. The 2014 BMW 5-Series starts with the 2.0L TwinPower four-banger powered 528i sedan […]

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Tesla Model S takes on BMW M5 in a drag race

Video: Tesla Model S takes on BMW M5 in a drag race

While Tesla Motors is all about going green and pitching the environmental benefits of their vehicles, the company is also about offering exhilarating performance. Some publications that have already gotten their hands on the Model S have reported a 0 to 60 mph time of just 3.9 seconds – so what happens when you take […]

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2012 Paris BMW M Performance 3-Series

2012 Paris Report: BMW unveils M Performance packages for Europe’s 1-, 3-, and 5-Series

Following some earlier reports, BMW unveiled their latest M Performance packages for the latest BMW 1-Series (F20), 3-Series (F30), and the 5-Series (F10) at this year’s 2012 Paris Auto Show. According to the Munich-brand’s report, the BMW M Performance accessory line allows any of the aforementioned cars to have various upgrades, all backed by BMW’s […]

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BMW M5/M6 Stop Delivery Message

BMW issues stop on M5 and M6 delivers due to engine oil pump issues

BMW is asking its dealers to stop selling the new 2013 model year BMW M5 and M6 immediately and is also contacting customers that have already taken delivery of the models to stop driving their vehicles. Why? Apparently there is a major issue with the engine oil pump. A safety message issued by BMW of […]

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2013 BMW 3-Series

Report: BMW to unveil M Performance kit for 120d, 320d, and 520d in Euro markets at Paris

WorldCarFans reports that BMW has announced that they’ll be introducing a new M Performance Power Kit for the brand’s 2.0L turbocharged diesel four-banger at this year’s 2012 Paris Motor Show. The kit was specifically designed for the internally coded N47 diesel straight-four, which sees duty in the 120d, 320d, and 520d in the European market. […]

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BMW M5 vs. Porsche Panamera GTS

Video: Super sedan showdown features BMW M5 vs Porsche Panamera GTS

In the latest episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman put the 2013 BMW M5 against the new 2013 Porsche Panamera GTS. Both sedans are two of the most powerful 4-doors on the road right now – but the question is – which one is the best on straights and winding roads. Find […]

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2012 BMW F10 M5 Engine

Report: Dynamometer finds F10 BMW M5 horsepower is underrated

Anyone who is familiar with BMW knows that the brand has a history for underrating their cars’ power figures from the factory—aside from the fact that many of them even felt that way. I remember piloting a family member’s brand new E46 325i five-speed sedan at the time and I always recalled the car feeling […]

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