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2017 BMW 520d review

The new G30 BMW 520d looks familiar, but this new model does almost everything with a refined, effortless ease, while offering an impressive array of modern technologies for those who want to very latest.

2017 BMW 530e iPerformance review

The 2017 BMW 530e iPerformance PHEV promises landmark parity in pricing and spec to the petrol 530i alternative. But does it comes with any shortcomings or compromise in the user experience?

2017 BMW 530d review

BMW's new 5 Series is starting to shake off its sports sedan heritage in favour of a luxury limousine experience. Does the mid-spec 530d diesel make a compelling enough case for this realignment of sorts of the 5er formula?

2017 BMW M550i xDrive quick drive

The new BMW M550i xDrive is faster than the old BMW M5, and its V8 engine outguns the Mercedes-AMG E43's six. So why the hell can't we get it in Australia?

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2017 BMW 530i vs Mercedes-Benz E300 sedan comparison

While Bill Murray began every Groundhog Day at 6AM back in the early ’90s, the perpetual time warp I’m currently finding myself in starts with ‘5’ and ends with ‘Series sedan from BMW’. Since the all-new seventh-generation 2017 BMW 5 Series range lobbed locally in March, I've sampled both petrol 530i fours and 540i sixes, spent a week with diesel six-cylinder 530d in May, and attended the 530e iPerformance PHEV’s local launch in June...

Luxury sedan comparison part two: Audi A6 v BMW 5 Series v Jaguar XF v Mercedes-Benz E-Class

It's time for the final showdown, where the winner of last month's luxury sedan test goes wheel-to-wheel in a winner-takes all fight against three of the established, premium (and German) stalwarts. That means our Jaguar XF has returned to battle for the British against the Teutonic might of the establishment: the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class...

BMW 5 Series v Hyundai Genesis : Comparison review

Some might argue this is a pointless test. They’d say there’s not a chance in a fiery underworld that luxury car buyers entranced by the German badges could be swayed by one wearing the Hyundai ‘H’. Yet if it were accepted that unexpected upstarts couldn’t challenge the Germans, then everyone might have ignored a car that in 1989 spooked Audi, BMW and Mercedes with its remarkable build quality and regal levels of refinement...

BMW 5 Series News

2018 Alpina B5 BiTurbo pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the new Alpina B5 BiTurbo have been announced, with the luxury super sedan to kick off at $239,900 before on-road costs. Based on the new-generation 'G30' BMW 5 Series, the Alpina B5 BiTurbo is the quickest-accelerating vehicle that the company has ever built - managing the 0-100km/h sprint in just 3...

BMW 530d joins Victorian highway patrol fleet

The 2017 BMW 530d will report for duty as a highway patrol car "by early-2018", as part of the Bavarian manufacturer's new vehicle supply partnership with Victoria Police. Up to 80 of the diesel-powered sedans will be patrolling Victorian roads within the next 12-15 months, largely due to the end of local vehicle manufacturing - spelling the demise of the current police crop of Ford Falcons and Holden Commodores...

2017 BMW 520i here in September from $92,200

The local 2017 BMW 5 Series range has been expanded this week with the introduction of a new entry-level 520i variant, hitting showrooms in September. Starting at $92,900 plus on-road costs, the 520i comes equipped with the Luxury Line styling pack with chrome exterior highlights, 18-inch light alloy wheels, LED headlights and fog-lights, keyless entry and start, 'Dakota' leather upholstery, electric front seat adjustment, Navigation Professional with 10...

Kia Telluride concept, BMW 5 Series win IDEA design awards

The Kia Telluride concept, first revealed at last year's Detroit motor show, and the BMW 5 Series, have received bronze medals in the 2017 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). Achieving the award in the 'Transportation' category, the Telluride jons several previous Kia concepts and production models in winning an IDEA award, including the Soul crossover and GT4 Stinger concept in 2014, along with the Rio light car in 2012...

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BMW 5 Series Owner Reviews

2003 BMW 525i Sport review

Depreciation is both a gift and a curse, depending on who you speak to. For the first owner of this 2003 BMW 525i Sport (series E39), I think she might be the latter. For a car approaching 15 years old, it has lost over 90 per cent of its value, or over $90,000! I would be pretty upset myself. But I am not, as I am on the other side of this capitalist construct...

2012 BMW 535i GT Review

So, after just over four years of ownership 'we' (well the other half) traded in our BMW 535i GT for a 440i Gran Coupe (yes, I know, first world, white people problems). Other half bought the car before we met, as at the time he had decided he wanted: a hatchback for the flexibility of carrying 'Stuff' a larger car than the 3 series Coupe The 535 (actually built on the 7 series platform) was an ex-company car from Brisbane BMW with about 9000km on it and it was at a knockdown price...

2015 BMW 528i Luxury Line Review

Two weeks ago, BMW revealed its new 5 Series, the G30 to replace their current F10 generation. While we are waiting for the new 5 series to arrive in Australia next year, I thought I should write an owner review for my F10, 2015 528i with M Sport package. I hope this review can be useful for people who are considering purchasing an F10 for a bargain when the G30 arrives...

1994 BMW 540i Review

My wife drives a 2014 F10 LCI BMW 520d (“Luxury” model according to the badge). I get the impression that while she may not be disgruntled, she is far from being gruntled with it. That’s a little unfair because the 520d has never put a foot wrong. It does a lot of miles taking her to work and taking us and our two young boys all over Sydney...

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