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2017 Alpina B5 sedan spied at the Nurburgring
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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...


CarAdvice podcast 25: Brand image change for Jeep, Mid-size SUV comparison, Brock HDT sign-writer and more!
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CarAdvice podcast 25: Brand image change for Jeep, Mid-size SUV comparison, Brock HDT sign-writer and more!

Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Mike Stevens are in the chair this week. The latest in car news include the 2017 Volkswagen Golf facelift November reveal, 2017 Honda CR-V US unveiling, Jeep change their brand, what's new with the 2017 BMW 5 Series, Australian pricing and details revealed for 2018 Ford Edge, how Victoria is supporting autonomous vehicle testing and that driverless car acceptance is growing in Australia...


The 2017 BMW 5 Series is the first vehicle to get wireless Apple CarPlay control
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The 2017 BMW 5 Series is the first vehicle to get wireless Apple CarPlay control

The 2017 BMW 5 Series has been unveiled, bringing with it a host of advanced technology and features - including a handy world-first for fans of the Apple iPhone. BMW's G30 5 Series debuts wireless Apple CarPlay integration, which eliminates the use of a cable. If you're anything like this writer, with a ritualistic phone charging routine, this will be a godsend...


2017 BMW 5 Series revealed: Lighter new 5er heavy on technology
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2017 BMW 5 Series revealed: Lighter new 5er heavy on technology

The all-new 2017 BMW 5 Series sedan goes official today, featuring new looks, a new engine line-up, more in-car technology, and new driver assistance systems. Launching globally in early 2017, BMW says the new 5 Series features “further enhanced dynamics, an unbeatable line-up of assistance systems, and unmatched degree of connectivity and a new and innovative operating system”...


2017 BMW 5 Series surfaces online in leaked images
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2017 BMW 5 Series surfaces online in leaked images

The all-new 2017 BMW 5 Series has been given an unscheduled debut today, just hours out from its official world premiere tomorrow morning. Full details on the big new sedan are still to come, although BMW has handed down no shortage of clues and preliminary details in recent weeks...


2017 BMW 5 Series to be unveiled this week, interior revealed in video
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2017 BMW 5 Series to be unveiled this week, interior revealed in video

The all-new 2017 BMW 5 Series will be revealed on October 13, the company has confirmed. On its Twitter page, BMW has posted a series of teaser videos for the upcoming luxury sedan, dubbed “#5reasonsforsuccess”, each showcasing features or traits of the new car...


2017 BMW 5 Series sedan spied showing more skin
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2017 BMW 5 Series sedan spied showing more skin

The upcoming next-generation BMW 5 Series sedan has been spotted with significantly less camouflage than earlier prototypes. Like the wagon that was captured a few days ago, these latest sedan prototypes no longer features disguising tape over the bonnet, roof, sills, and the lower portion of the rear bumper...


2017 BMW 5 Series Touring sheds layers in new spy photos
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2017 BMW 5 Series Touring sheds layers in new spy photos

The new 2017 BMW 5 Series Touring wagon has been spied again, this time with less camouflage. For the first time we can see some sheetmetal on the bonnet and lower doors, along with the rear bumper. The more practical 5 Series maintains an athletic profile despite its load-lugging potential, with its sloping roofline and fast-back tailgate...


2017 BMW 5 Series previewed with Remote 3D View
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2017 BMW 5 Series previewed with Remote 3D View

The next-generation BMW 5 Series has been teased in a new video on the company's Twitter profile, which previews a new ‘Remote 3D View’ technology. Few details have been revealed about the new system or the car itself, however the Remote 3D View feature will use the car’s surround-view camera system giving the driver a virtual overhead view of their 5 Series remotely via the BMW Connected smartphone app...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 12
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 12

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia’s new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Matt Campbell - filling in for Tegan Lawson - brings you this week's video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Alpina B5 Touring spied at the Nurburgring
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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...


BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, X5 added to Takata airbag recall: 28,600 vehicles affected
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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 M5 Competition Edition revealed
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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 5 Series sedan and Touring wagon rendered
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2017 BMW 5 Series sedan and Touring wagon rendered

Speculative renderings of the next-generation BMW 5 Series sedan and Touring have surfaced online, offering a glimpse at what the luxury mid-sizer may look like when it makes its debut. Once again, Dutch artist Remco Meulendijk has created a set of renderings for both the 5 Series sedan and the 5 Series Touring wagon - likely based on the several prototypes that have been spied testing over the past year...


2017 BMW M5 sedan and 5 Series wagon spied with less camouflage
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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 5 Series M Sport sedan exterior and interior spy photos
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2017 BMW 5 Series M Sport sedan exterior and interior spy photos

Our spy photographers have landed yet another cache of photos of the next-generation BMW 5 Series. This time our team has come upon the new 5 Series sedan in M Sport trim. Compared to earlier sedan and wagon prototypes, this M Sport sedan is wearing different front and rear bumpers. Up front, as you'd expect, there are larger, and more aggressively styled lower air intakes...


2016 Jaguar XF Review: first Australian drive
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2016 Jaguar XF Review: first Australian drive

The second-generation Jaguar XF has grown up. The dynamic number has the BMW 5 Series firmly in its crosshairs...


2017 BMW 5 Series GT spy photos
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2017 BMW 5 Series GT spy photos

The second-generation BMW 5 Series GT has been spotted by our spy photography team in Europe. It's understood that the new 5 Series GT will utilise the new Carbon Core platform launched with the new 7 Series, and which will also likely be found underneath the next-generation 5 Series that's currently in development...


2016 BMW 5 Series wagon spied inside and out
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2016 BMW 5 Series wagon spied inside and out

Our latest set of BMW 5 Series photos show the next-generation nearing wagon production from both the inside and the outside. Over the last few years, we've featured a steady stream of spy photos of the next-generation BMW 5 Series in both sedan and wagon guises...


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