Showing posts in the category of BMW 5-Series

Future BMW Models to Have More Individual Styling


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The next generation of BMW’s mainstream models will be more differentiated from each other in terms of styling, the company’s design boss has revealed.

BMW Launches New 518d and 520d in Europe [89 Pics]


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First announced in May, BMW has now released the 518d and 520d with a new 2.0-liter diesel engine onto the European market.

What Do You Make of This Bungled Up BMW 540i E39?


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Some said Chris Bangle's bubble-butted and droopy-eyed BMW 7-Series E65 would age like a fine bottle of wine and win us over in the years to come. Hmm… I'm still not seeing that 13 years later; perhaps we need another decade or so to appreciate the design?

BMW 530i Splits Open Like a Tin Can in Horrific Accident


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A BMW 530i E60 sedan was involved in a gruesome, high-speed accident that occurred in the Russian city of Sochi this past Tuesday, July 22.

Next BMW 5-Series Spied in Touring Guise at the 'Ring


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Work is underway for the seventh generation of BMW's 5-Series range with our spies spotting a heavily cladded prototype of the Touring model doing the rounds on the Nürburgring.

BMW USA Boss Not Pleased with Diesel Sales of the 3-Series and 5-Series


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BMW has expanded its diesel offerings in the United States lately, with diesel fans now able to choose between a 3-Series, 5-Series, 7-Series, X3 and X5 fitted with an oil-burner. However, sales results are not satisfying for BMW’s U.S. CEO, Ludwig Willisch, particularly for diesel-powered 3-Series and 5-Series.

Pristine 1985 BMW 528e has 38k Miles and a Stick Shift


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It's not an M5, a 535is or even a 535i and it does come with the automotive equivalent of dental braces in their worst form, no thanks to the government-mandated U.S.-spec bumpers, but how often do you find an example of the last shark-nosed BMW 5-Series with 37,820 miles (60,853 km) on the odometer offered for sale?

1997 BMW 540i with Only 37,000 Miles and a $5,999 Asking Price


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If you're on the hunt for a special used ride without paying special prices, Craigslist can be a very useful tool these days (…just as long as you weed out all the scams), one of the reasons being that you search locally and avoid the exposure and the competition that comes with it on big sites like eBay.

BMW Designer Wanted to Make the E34 5-Series Look Like an 8-Series Before the 8-Series


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Back in the days when automotive designers didn't need crafty marketing lines of the four-door coupe-hype to entice consumers, a sports saloon was just that; a four-door sports car. Before you click through the jump to find out, can you tell who sketched this BMW 5-Series E34 prototype in the early 1980s?

Do You Believe Video Showing Russian Pedestrian Kidnapped?


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So…a dash-cam video allegedly captured a scene in Moscow, Russia, showing a young man throwing a soda cup towards an old BMW 5-Series E39 because the driver didn't stop at the zebra crossing and then, three big men jump out of the car and stuff him in the trunk before speeding away. What do you think; is it fake or real?

BMW Announces New UK Model Debuts, Including 2-Series AT, 518d, 228i Coupe and More


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A raft of new models, engines and equipment choices have been added to BMW's UK lineup, beginning with the 2-Series Active Tourer that is available for order now with first deliveries expected on 27 September, 2014.

BMW 5-Series Gets New 2.0-Liter Diesels with Up to 188HP/190PS


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The BMW 5-Series will be available starting this summer with a new generation of four-cylinder diesel engines with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. Available both on sedan and touring models, the new 2.0-liter powerplants are based on BMW Group’s new modular engine system and are offered with two power levels - 148hp (150PS) in the 518d and 188hp (190PS) in the 520d. In both cases, the power gain is 7hp over previous engines.

Surprise, Surprise: New GS F Sport Beats BMW 535i M Sport in Lexus’ Own Video


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There’s is no need for spoiler alerts on this official Lexus video that features a comparison between the Lexus GS F Sport and the BMW 535i M Sport. Obviously, the GS F Sport is the winner here, but saying its model was better than the BMW wasn’t enough for Lexus.

Alpina B9-Style 1988 BMW 535i Could be Yours for $32,500


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There’s something really special about BMWs of the 1980s, with their unique, upright shape that always somehow leads the eye to the aggressively slanted front fascia. One of the most iconic of the era is the E28, the second-generation 5-Series, which spawned a multitude of variants based on it, like the M5 and the Alpina B9. Both are known to be horribly expensive to buy.

Barn Find 1992 BMW 525i E34 with Just 14,708 Miles


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Built from 1988 through 1996, the E34 is a car that changed many perceptions about BMW's 5-Series in the executive sedan category with a more modern approach in styling as well as mechanical and technological solutions than the shark-faced E28. It's not easy to get a low-mileage sample these days, but it's not impossible either, as this eBay find proves.

BMW's 516i…err…520i AT with 1.6L Turbo Gasoline Engine on Film


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Following our story on the 1.6-liter turbocharged inline four-petrol for the BMW 5-Series and X3 in Greece on Wednesday, our Turkish friends Eren, Ilkan together with Tarık Akagün from Otomobil informed us that the in their home country, BMW has been offering the 5-Series with this smaller displacement unit since August of last year.

Italian Government Starts Selling 151 Ministerial Cars on eBay


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The new Italian government has decided to sell around 151 non-essential executive cars used by government officials, the so-called “Auto Blu”, in an online auction on eBay. The first 25 vehicles have already been uploaded on the auction website, with all cars belonging to the Interior Ministry.

Did BMW Just Launch 5-Series and X3 with 1.6-liter Turbo Petrol in Europe?


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I recall reading an April Fools' Day posting last year on the German Motor Talk forums about the launch of a new BMW 516i with a 1.6-liter gasoline engine. While it seemed funny and absurd at the time, it appears that the joke has become a reality, at least in Greece, where BMW announced the release of a 1.6-liter turbocharged petrol unit for both the 5-Series and the X3 facelift.

Tesla Puffs Out its Chest About Model S Crash with BMW M5, But is it Like That?


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Electric carmaker Tesla has shared an interesting story from one of its customers who was involved in an accident with a BMW M5 E60 V10.

The crash, filmed from a dash-cam mounted on a Model S, occurred in May of 2013 (according to the video date) when Tesla owner and driver Mr. Vernon H. encountered an M5 at a "four way blind intersection in a quiet, unlit, residential neighborhood".

G-Power M5 Hurricane RR Touring is a Wagon that Does 362km/h or 226mph


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The M5, the E60/E61, was the last of its kind in the BMW hangar, with an engine that for the first time, put it on par with supercars of the day. However, despite the fact that it’s been off the production line for a few years now, it’s still a source of interest for enthusiasts and tuners alike. The latest to crop up is this G-Power M5 Hurricane RR Touring, a wagon accompanied by all sorts of scary figures.