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Next BMW M5 to uphold rear-drive philosophy, with a twist

The world of high-performance super sedans is like a game of chess. Moves and counter moves. This week saw the official launch and first drive of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 S, a 450kW AWD salvo across the bow of arch rival BMW, which is yet to formally announce the specification of the G30-generation M5 sedan...

2017 BMW M5 component renderings surface online

We may not have been lucky enough to see the new 2017 BMW M5 revealed alongside its lesser 5 Series siblings last week, but these new renderings could be our closest look yet at the new super sedan. America’s The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast claims to have received these product renderings from a BMW employee...

2017 Alpina B5 Touring spied at the Nurburgring

A sporty 2017 BMW 5 Series wagon prototype, believed to be the new Alpina B5 Touring, has been snapped doing laps around the famed Nurburgring circuit. The Bavarian brand hasn’t offered an M5 Touring since the ‘E61’ generation that debuted in 2007, meaning the company lacks a competitor to the likes of the Audi RS6 Avant and Mercedes-AMG E63 wagon...

2016 BMW M5 Competition Edition revealed

A new BMW M5 Competition Edition special has been revealed this week, likely representing the last offering in the powerful sedan's current generation. Spy photos published in recent months have confirmed that we can expect to see an all-new M5 very soon, alongside the new-generation 5 Series sedan expected to debut later this year...

2017 BMW M5 sedan and 5 Series wagon spied with less camouflage

The next-generation BMW M5 sedan and the BMW 5 Series wagon have both spotted on the streets of Germany revealing more details than ever before. There certainly hasn't be a shortage of spy photos of the next-generation 5 Series and M5 on CarAdvice over the last year...

2017 BMW M5 spied testing in light camouflage

Spy photos have once again shown a heavily cloaked next-generation 2017 BMW M5 on the streets of Europe. These latest shots show new details not visible the last time CarAdvice published images of the new M5 prototype, including a newly exposed large main intake at the front end. While most details for the new M5 remain unknown, it has been reported that power will come from a modified version of the 4...

BMW M5 Nighthawk and M5 White Shadow launched

The BMW M5 Pure announced this week may be getting the headlines, but the Bavarian brand has concurrently launched a pair of limited edition variants called the M5 Nighthawk and M5 White Shadow. A study in cosmetic contrast, each M5 edition gets a handful of extra features and are finished in either Frozen Black/Azurite Black metallic or Frozen White/Brilliant White metallic paintwork to stand out from the pack...

BMW M5 Pure launched at $185k, most affordable M5 in decades

The price of entry into a BMW M5 super-sedan has been slashed by about $45,000 with the introduction of a new, ‘stripped’ Pure edition this week, making it the cheapest M5 since the E34 of the early 1990s.  Echoing the approach BMW took with the M3 Pure in mid-2013, near the end of that iteration’s life cycle, the M5 Pure loses some luxury items, but also becomes a whole lot more accessible...

BMW M chief hints at future with power caps and no manual shifters

New BMW M boss Frank van Meel has done little this week to offer purists any assurances on the future of their beloved manual transmissions. Talk of a manual-free M range has kept fans applying the Deep Heat to chilled spines for sometime now, with previous BMW M Friedrich Nitschke often advocating a switch to dual-clutch transmissions exclusively...

2017 BMW M5 spy photos

Our spy photographers have spotted the next-generation BMW M5 out and about during public road testing in Europe. Despite the presence of acres of swirly camouflage, there are a few tell tale signs that we're looking at the next version of the M5. At the front there's a larger air intake than on next-gen BMW 5 Series prototypes we've seen earlier, while at the rear this car has quad exhaust tips...

BMW M5 AWD variant a possibility

BMW's head of product management says there’s potential for all-wheel-drive versions of core performance models in the future if the brand can maintain its focus on balancing the power to weight ratio. CarAdvice sat down with head of product management at BMW's M Division, Carsten Pries, at the international launch of the BMW X6 M in Texas, United States to discuss the viability of all-wheel-drive on other performance models...