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2018 BMW X5 spied with less camouflage

The fourth-generation BMW X5 has been spied outside its primary production facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Compared to earlier prototypes, such as the one spotted at the Nurburgring in April, this latest vehicle is wearing significantly less camouflage, with no false body panels ahead of the B-pillar...

2007-12 BMW X5, X6 recalled for Takata airbags

BMW has issued a recall for 21,650 examples of its previous-generation 'E70' X5 and 'E71' X6 SUVs as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. In this latest notice, the Bavarian manufacturer reports that affected vehicles are fitted with potentially faulty front passenger airbag inflators, that may malfunction if subjected to high levels of humidity...

2017 BMW X5M, X6M Black Fire Editions arrive in Australia

BMW's blacked-out X5 M and X6 M specials will go on sale in Australia from October, following their international unveiling earlier this year. The new style-focused BMW X5 M Black Fire Edition and BMW X6 M Black Fire Edition models will come to Australia in a very limited number, with just 15 slots allocated to the X5 M and 10 to the X6 M...

BMW X5, X6 recalled over Takata airbag fault: more than 21,000 SUVs affected locally

More than 21,000 BMW X5 and BMW X6 SUVs have been recalled by BMW Australia, as the ongoing Takata airbag issue continues to expand. Affecting 21,649 second-generation E70 BMW X5s and first-generation E71 BMW X6s built between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2012, the recall relates to the possible malfunction of the driver's airbag...

BMW X5 M, X6 M Black Fire Editions revealed, local arm keen

The BMW X5 M and X6 M Black Fire Editions have been revealed this week, bringing a range of black-themed enhancements to the super-SUV pair. Available in overseas markets from August, the Black Fire Editions of the X5 M and X6 M gain exterior changes like Sapphire Black metallic paint, carbon-fibre mirror caps, 21-inch forged M alloy wheels in black, and black chrome trim for the double kidney front grille...

2018 BMW X5, X7 spied at the Nurburgring

The next-generation BMW X5 and upcoming BMW X7 have been spotted during performance testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany this week. It's clear that the Bavarian company is placing a high importance on the handling of both of its forthcoming SUV models, just like most other models in its range...

CarAdvice podcast 46: Is there a future for 3D printed cars?

In the studio this week is Mandy, Paul and James Ward. Covering car news, we talk about the 2017 Toyota HiLux TRD arrival, along with the big reveal of the Toyota HiLux Tonka concept! The Honda Civic Type R will be priced ‘aggressively’, the 2017 MG GS pricing and specs have been released, the 2018 Ssangyong Rexton has been revealed and Mitsubishi draws parallels to Jeep, Land Rover...

2000-2004 BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, X5 recalled for faulty airbags

BMW has issued a recall for its old-generation 'E46' 3 Series, 'E39' 5 Series and 'E53' X5 lines built between 2000 and 2004 over concerns the vehicles could be fitted with faulty Takata airbags. Unlike previous Takata recalls, the Bavarian automaker says the affected vehicles may have had their original airbags replaced with faulty inflators during their service life, or as part of the recent Takata airbag recall...

2018 BMW X5 spied in X1-inspired production body

Spy photographers have snapped the next-generation 2018 BMW X5 undergoing testing this week. Wearing a heavy disguise, the X5 prototype in the images sports a silhouette similar to the small X1, though obviously in a much larger package. Up front is a much larger version of BMW's signature double-kidney grille, while the headlights and front bumper are still pre-production units...

BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, X5 added to Takata airbag recall: 28,600 vehicles affected

BMW has issued a recall for 28,577 of its older-generation 3 Series, 5 Series and X5 vehicles as part of the ongoing Takata airbag recall. The notice affects the ‘E46’ 3 Series, ‘E39’ 5 Series and ‘E53’ X5, produced between 2002 and 2005. In this latest Takata recall, BMW reports the driver airbag’s gas generator can malfunction due to high levels of humidity...

2016 BMW X5 adds 'Innovations' equipment pack as standard

BMW has announced that the 'Innovations' package will now be available as a no-cost option on all X5 models. This brings the top-selling luxury SUV in-line with the updated Mercedes-Benz GLE range in offering more safety- and technology-centric equipment as standard...