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BMW 5-Series, 6-Series recalled in Australia: 10,000 vehicles affected
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BMW 5-Series, 6-Series recalled in Australia: 10,000 vehicles affected

BMW Australia is recalling approximately 10,000 BMW 5-Series and 6-Series vehicles to address a potential defect with the rear-mounted battery cable covers. The technical recall campaign affects 5-Series and 6-Series vehicles produced between March 2003 and September 2010, and applies to all body styles: 5-Series sedan, 5-Series Touring, M5 sedan, 6-Series Coupe and 6-Series Convertible...


2012 BMW M5 unofficially sets Nurburgring production sedan record
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2012 BMW M5 unofficially sets Nurburgring production sedan record

BMW has only just revealed the next-generation, 2012 BMW M5, but apparently it's already had time to stretch its legs out on a track. The word is a BMW factory driver has clocked a Nurburgring lap time of 7:55. If this time is true, it means the new M5 will hold the record for the quickest mainstream factory sedan to ever lap the legendary circuit...


Video: 2012 BMW M5 promotional track video
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Video: 2012 BMW M5 promotional track video

BMW has released another promotional video of the new 2012 BMW M5. The car in the video is thought to represent the production version in full. After loads of teasers and spy images, BMW finally uncovered the new M5 last week. It features a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 producing 412kW of power, available from 6000-7000rpm, and 680Nm of torque, available from 1500rpm...


2012 BMW M5 images leaked: official
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2012 BMW M5 images leaked: official

The 2012 BMW M5 has just been revealed in full after images and details were leaked online. According to the details and images first published in German auto magazine AutoZeitung, the 2012 BMW M5 will feature a twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 producing 418kW of power at 6000rpm and 680Nm of torque available from as little 1500rpm...


Video: 2012 BMW M5 high-speed testing at Nardo
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Video: 2012 BMW M5 high-speed testing at Nardo

BMW and M Division have released yet another preview video of the new BMW M5. The car is taken to the limit on Italy's Nardo high-speed ring where speeds of up to 300km/h are reached. This is one of many teaser videos BMW has released of the new M5, all of which seem to build and build anticipation levels until it's eventually unveiled at September's Frankfurt Motor Show...


BMW 5 and 7 Series to get full LCD instrument display
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BMW 5 and 7 Series to get full LCD instrument display

Autoblog in the US has reported that the next-generation of the BMW 5 Series and the BMW 7 Series will get a new LCD instrument cluster to display gauges. The technology will allow users to select between different layouts and styles. Other companies have been doing it for a while now, the Lexus LFA for one, as well as some Jaguar models and the Mercedes-Benz rivals such as the S-Class...


2012 BMW M5 spy shots most revealing yet
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2012 BMW M5 spy shots most revealing yet

BMW is obviously finishing up development and testing of the next-generation BMW M5 as these latest spy shots show the car in its most revealing guise yet. So far we know the new M5 will feature a 4.4-litre twin-scroll (TwinPower) twin-turbo V8 producing a reported 425kW of power and 718Nm of torque...


Video: BMW M5 driven on test track in France
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Video: BMW M5 driven on test track in France

11/05/11 Update: Added more spy photos of the new BMW M5 to gallery below "The spectacular start leaves behind a trail of black rubber on the pavement and a smile on the face of the driver." If you were ever concerned about the upcoming BMW M5's personality and thought it might be a bit too watered down for driving enthusiasts, think again...


BMW M5 spotted with manual transmission
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BMW M5 spotted with manual transmission

The upcoming F10-series BMW M5 has been at the top of the headlines in the automotive press for the past year, and particularly over the past few weeks. The latest headline is an exciting one, with BMW potentially relaunching the option of a fully manual transmission with the new car. We know the car will come with a 4...


2012 BMW M5 four-wheel drive option confirmed: report
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2012 BMW M5 four-wheel drive option confirmed: report

According to a recent report by Autocar in the UK, BMW insiders have acknowledged that a four-wheel drive system is being planned for the new 2012 BMW M5. Although nothing is official yet, the four-wheel drive system is likely to be an optional package...


Video: BMW M5 Concept customer presentation
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Video: BMW M5 Concept customer presentation

BMW has released yet another preview video of the new BMW M5 Concept which builds even more anticipation ahead of the production car's unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. BMW M selected just six lucky customers from around the world and invited them to a very unique presentation of the concept car...


2011 BMW 5 Series Hybrid to be unveiled at Shanghai show
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2011 BMW 5 Series Hybrid to be unveiled at Shanghai show

BMW will unveil the all-new BMW 5 Series Hybrid at this year's Auto Shanghai motor show in April. BMW AG Chairman of the Board of Management, Dr Norbert Reithofer, recently made the announcement at the company's annual accounts press conference. The hybrid will be a plug-in hybrid type and will be built upon the BMW 5 Series long wheelbase platform that is currently on sale in China...


BMW RingTaxi M5 replaced with BMW M3
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BMW RingTaxi M5 replaced with BMW M3

No more BMW M5 RingTaxi. It's true, the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife will no longer host thrilling hot laps for customers in an E60 V10 BMW M5. BMW says a BMW M3 will now be used. Just as unfortunate, Sabine Schmitz - the lady who famously took up Jeremy Clarkson's challenge of completing a lap of the circuit in a Ford Transit van in under 10 minutes - is no longer a part of the RingTaxi drivers team...


Video: 2012 BMW M5 preview with BMW M president
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Video: 2012 BMW M5 preview with BMW M president

It was only yesterday that BMW M released a special teaser video of the next-generation BMW M5. The company has just released an extended version that briefly showcases a pre-production M5 being driven on the snow in addition to some comments by Dr Kay Segler, president of BMW M GmbH...


2011 BMW Alpina B5 BiTurbo Touring wagon
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2011 BMW Alpina B5 BiTurbo Touring wagon

Renowned BMW tuner, Alpina, has just launched the Aplina B5 BiTurbo Touring wagon package. The car features custom Alpina interior details, exterior trimmings, wheels and a tuned 4.4-litre twin-turbo BMW V8 engine. Power is rated at 373kW while torque is set at a tree-stump-ripping 700Nm. Think of it as like a BMW 550i wagon, and some...


2012 BMW M5 too much torque for DCT dual clutch gearbox
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2012 BMW M5 too much torque for DCT dual clutch gearbox

According to a recent report by MotorTrend in the US, BMW M engineers are apparently having trouble fitting an M DCT (dual-clutch auto) transmission behind the F10 2012 BMW M5's twin-turbo V8 engine. Reports say the new super sedan might get a simpler automatic gearbox instead. There once was a day when BMW M5s, and BMW M3s for that matter, only came with a proper manual-shift gearbox...


BMW 535i Hybrid Test Vehicle spotted
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BMW 535i Hybrid Test Vehicle spotted

There's been a number of reports about a BMW 535i getting around Munich wearing a sticker on the back stating 'Hybrid Test Vehicle'. We're not sure if it is true or if BMW is simply trying to create a stir, either way, BMW is expected to release a BMW 5 Series ActiveHybrid of some sort next year. If the'535i' badge remains on the production version, this means the car will come with a 3...


BMW 5 Series receives Top Safety Pick from IIHS
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BMW 5 Series receives Top Safety Pick from IIHS

BMW's 5 Series is securing its position as one of the safest cars on sale today, with the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) today announcing it has awarded the 5 Series its Top Safety Pick. This award acknowledges the best in all categories, with particular attention paid to a roll-over test, where roof strength is measured, along with a simulated side impact from an SUV - done with a 1...


2011 BMW 5 Series and Hyundai Sonata awarded first five star safety by NHTSA
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2011 BMW 5 Series and Hyundai Sonata awarded first five star safety by NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has just awarded the first lot of five star safety ratings for a 2011 model year car. And it's the BMW 5 Series and Hyundai Sonata (i45) that has come out on top so far. Crash testing is still in progress as the NHTSA works its way through 24 new passenger cars, 20 SUVs, nine utes and two vans...


BMW 5 Series M Sport Package available in Australia
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BMW 5 Series M Sport Package available in Australia

BMW Australia has announced the availability of the M Sport Package for the new BMW 5 Series range. Available across all Sedan and Touring models, the M Sport Package is set to arrive in local showrooms in November. Developed by BMW M GmbH, the package adds sports suspension, a revised aerodynamics package and lightweight 18in double-spoke alloys...