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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...


Next-generation BMW 5 Series wagon spy photos
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Next-generation BMW 5 Series wagon spy photos

Our spy photographers have nabbed the first photos of the next-generation BMW 5 Series Touring in almost two years. Under the skin, the new, larger 5 Series will utilise the company's new "35up" platform, which made its official debut underpinning the sixth-generation 7 Series that debuted earlier this year...


BMW preparing quad-turbo diesel for 2016 - report
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BMW preparing quad-turbo diesel for 2016 - report

BMW is reportedly preparing a quad-turbocharged diesel engine, which will initially do service in the brand's large sedan and SUV range. According to both Bimmerpost and Autocar, the Bavarian luxury car maker's engineers are working on a new inline six-cylinder diesel engine boosted by four turbochargers...


Next-generation BMW 5 Series spied on the Nurburgring
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Next-generation BMW 5 Series spied on the Nurburgring

The next-generation BMW 5 Series has been snapped on the Nurburgring by our spy photographers. Car Advice's spy snappers first caught the new 5 Series out and about in late 2013. Since then they've spotted several more prototypes, including a plug-in hybrid version, but the rate of camouflage shedding has been slow...


2015 BMW 5 Series gains new options packages; 550i variant discontinued
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2015 BMW 5 Series gains new options packages; 550i variant discontinued

BMW Australia has introduced two new options packages for the 2015 BMW 5 Series range. Available from March production, the new Professional and Exclusive packages bundle together a host of comfort and driver assist systems to enhance the BMW 5 Series sedan, Touring and Gran Turismo models...


2016 BMW 5 Series spied in plug-in hybrid guise
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2016 BMW 5 Series spied in plug-in hybrid guise

Our spies have photographed the next-generation BMW 5 Series sedan out and about during testing in Europe. Despite growing in size, the next-gen 5 Series is expected to shed some weight, with rumours indicating that the new model will tip the scales at around 100kg less than the current-generation car...


BMW engine recall : more than 2900 vehicles across eight model lines affected
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BMW engine recall : more than 2900 vehicles across eight model lines affected

BMW Australia is recalling more than 2900 vehicles across eight of its model ranges due to an issue related to three of its turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engines. The fault stems from a lose connection on the housing of the Valvetronic variable valve timing unit on turbocharged 2.5- and 3.0-litre N51, N52 and N55 engines...


BMW, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz top IIHS auto-brake tests
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BMW, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz top IIHS auto-brake tests

The BMW 5 Series and X5, Hyundai Genesis and Mercedes-Benz E-Class have earned perfect scores in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s latest round of auto-brake testing...


2014 BMW 535i Touring: Week with Review
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2014 BMW 535i Touring: Week with Review

James Ward battles head and heart over a week with BMW 535i Touring.


BMW 5 Series: seventh-gen sedan, Touring spied
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BMW 5 Series: seventh-gen sedan, Touring spied

The next-generation BMW 5 Series has been spied in prototype form in both sedan and Touring body styles close to three years out from its anticipated debut. Spotted on the back of a flatbed truck in Germany by CarAdvice's spy photographers, the seventh-generation BMW 5 Series sedan test mule wears heavy camouflage but has a sleeker profile and new flush-mounted exhaust outlets...


BMW 1, 3, 5 Series, X1, X3, Z4 recall: 2893 cars affected in Australia
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BMW 1, 3, 5 Series, X1, X3, Z4 recall: 2893 cars affected in Australia

BMW Australia is recalling 2893 vehicles across six model lines due to a fault that could affect the vehicles' braking performance. Part of a global recall of approximately 176,000 cars, the local recall affects 116 BMW 1 Series hatches; 1985 3 Series sedans, 91 Tourings and nine Gran Turismos; 105 5 Series sedans; 277 X1 models; 283 X3s; and 27 Z4s built between November 1, 2012 and July 31, 2013...


BMW 5 Series: facelifted range launches locally from $79,900
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BMW 5 Series: facelifted range launches locally from $79,900

The updated BMW 5 Series range has officially launched in Australia, offering refreshed styling, enhanced equipment levels, powertrain upgrades and a revised price list. On sale since July, the facelfited BMW 5 Series range – comprising sedan, Touring wagon and Gran Turismo hatch body styles – introduces design tweaks first revealed in May...


BMW 4 Series range expanded: new entry-level model added
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BMW 4 Series range expanded: new entry-level model added

The BMW 4 Series Coupe range is being expanded in Europe with the addition of a new entry-level petrol model and the range's first all-wheel-drive diesel. Powered by a 135kW/270Nm turbocharged 1.8-litre four-cylinder, the new BMW 420i will sit below the 180kW/350Nm 428i in Europe. Coming as standard with a six-speed manual transmission, the 420i will be optionally available with an eight-speed automatic...


BMW diesel engine recall: 1, 5, 7 Series, X models affected locally
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BMW diesel engine recall: 1, 5, 7 Series, X models affected locally

BMW is recalling more than 1100 diesel-powered cars in Australia due to an electrical fault that could lead to a vehicle fire. An expansion of a recall campaign announced in 2011 that originally affecting 2000 vehicles, the new recall sees the total number of affected vehicles rise to 3143...


2013 NRMA used car safety ratings revealed
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2013 NRMA used car safety ratings revealed

The NRMA has revealed its annual used cars safety ratings list, including 57 vehicles that achieved the maximum five-star score for driver protection. The data was compiled from an analysis of over six million vehicles involved in police reported road crashes in Australia and New Zealand between 1987 and 2011, and covers 216 different models...


BMW 5 Series facelift: pricing and specifications
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BMW 5 Series facelift: pricing and specifications

The updated BMW 5 Series range is now on sale in Australia, offering refreshed styling, enhanced equipment levels, powertrain upgrades and a revised price list. The update introduces the subtle but sophisticated design tweaks revealed in May to all three 5 Series body styles – sedan, Touring wagon and Gran Turismo hatch – headlined by added contour lines around the kidney grille, newly structured lower air intakes, and slimmer, more sharply contoured tail-lights...