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2017 Alpina B5 teased ahead of possible Geneva debut: video

The next-generation Alpina B5 has been teased, ahead of its likely debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show next month. Based on the new 'G30' BMW 5 Series, the new Alpina B5 will be a luxury-focused high-performance model, pitched as a more comfortable and conservative alternative to the upcoming BMW M5 performance flagship...

2017 BMW 5 Series Touring revealed, confirmed for Australia - UPDATE

Update - BMW Australia has confirmed the 5 Series Touring will be offered locally in the second half of 2017. See bottom of article for details The 2017 BMW 5 Series Touring has been revealed, adding a more practical option to the 5er line-up when it arrives in European showrooms this June...

2017 BMW M550i xDrive: M5-beater detailed, but don't get your hopes up

BMW has handed down fresh details of its new M550i xDrive, the flagship (for now) of the new G30 5 Series range, ahead of its European launch in March next year. That flagship status won't apply to Australia, however, with the M550i xDrive confirmed as yet another all-wheel-drive BMW sedan that won't be offered in right-hook form...

2017 BMW 530e iPerformance in Australia from second quarter

The 2017 BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid (PHEV) has been detailed in European form ahead of its expected launch in Australia in the second quarter of 2017. Joining the core range in Europe just weeks after the March launch, the 530e is the latest model in BMW's iPerformance PHEV range, which already includes the 330e, 740e and 740Le, X5 xDrive40e, along with the China-only X1 xDrive25Le...

2017 BMW 5 Series pricing and specs: More kit and price hikes for big new sedan

The new seventh-generation 2017 BMW 5 Series will touch down in Australia in March, the company has confirmed, with four models available from launch. This time around, BMW Australia has gone for a higher-specification line-up, adding more standard kit while bringing price increases with it...

2012 BMW 5 Series GT, 7 Series, Rolls-Royce Ghost recalled for safety fix

UPDATE: The Rolls-Royce model affected was listed incorrectly on the government recalls website. It was the Ghost Series I affected, not the Phantom. Several BMW Group models have been recalled this week, including the 2012 BMW 5 Series GT, 7 Series and Rolls-Royce Ghost Series I, over concerns a faulty sensor could cause the front airbags and seat belt pretensioners to not deploy...

2017 BMW 5 Series M Performance accessories revealed - UPDATE

Update - A spokesperson for BMW Australia has told CarAdvice that the M Performance accessory range is not on the cards for Australia for now. See bottom of article for details. The 2017 BMW 5 Series hasn't officially launched yet but the Bavarian company has wasted no time in creating a line of M Performance accessories for the new-generation luxury mid-sizer...

BMW 5 Series GT to become 6 Series GT - report

The next-generation BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo is set to get a name change, according to a new report out of Europe. According to Spain's motor.es, translated by BMW Blog, the current hatchback-wagon-styled 5 Series GT will become a 6 Series derivative alongside the coupe and convertible, and feature a sportier look than the somewhat frumpy-looking current car...

2017 BMW 5 Series Touring spied with lightweight camouflage

The next-generation 2017 BMW 5 Series Touring has been spotted again, this time with even less camouflage. Following the recently-revealed 'G30' 5 Series sedan, the new wagon wears the same face, though its more practical rump is still concealed under large amounts of swirly disguise...

2017 BMW 5 Series G30: Australian first-look walkaround

Last week, the wraps officially came off the all-new 2017 'G30' 5 Series. Right after, BMW Australia took the extra step of flying two pre-production cars in for an early preview. CarAdvice went in for an exclusive first look, and you can catch our walkaround video above...

2017 Alpina B5 sedan spied at the Nurburgring

An aggressive-looking 2017 BMW 5 Series sedan believed to be the new Alpina B5 has been spied during performance testing at the legendary Nurburgring in Germany. Like the sporty Alpina B5 wagon prototype spotted in August, this development vehicle has the same mismatched alloy wheels at the front and back, while the front and rear bumpers also sport a similar design...