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BMW 5 Series ute for sale

  A BMW 5 Series ute conversion has been listed on Ebay for $US30,000 (approximately $AU41,700). Unfortunately for Australian ute lovers however, it's left-hand drive and happens to be located in the Russian city of Kursk. And shipping isn’t included in the price...

BMW to debut remote engine start function, but is it legal to use?

BMW will debut a remote engine start function on its upcoming 4 Series, 5 Series, and M5 Competition vehicles. The technology will allow operators to start the car's engine remotely – using a smartphone app – for up to 15 minutes before driving. During this time the interior can be heated or cooled and the seat warmers can be activated...

BMW with COVID19 number plates 'abandoned' in Adelaide

A BMW with ‘COVID19’ number plates has mysteriously been left in a carpark at Adelaide Airport. ABC News reported the vehicle has potentially been there since "February or even earlier”. A spokesman for Adelaide Airport was unable to confirm exactly how long the car had been abandoned, but told CarAdvice the 2009 BMW 5 Series sedan is not parked illegally or currently accumulating fines...

2021 BMW 5 Series: prices rise by up to $6000

It will cost more to keep to keep up appearances in a 2021 BMW 5 Series sedan when the midlife facelift arrives in Australian showrooms in October. The subtle redesign – including new headlights, grille, and tail-lights – coincide with tech changes including a larger infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and engine power upgrades for a number of models...

2021 BMW 5 Series unveiled: Android Auto in, wagon likely out

UPDATE, July 14: Australian pricing for the updated 2021 BMW 5 Series has now been revealed, and the wagon is confirmed as being deleted from the range. Details here. The updated 2021 BMW 5 Series has been unveiled today, ahead of an Australian market launch confirmed for October...

2021 BMW 5 Series revealed early as official images leaked online

The updated 2021 BMW 5 Series sedan has been laid bare in leaked official photos ahead of its debut globally later this year. The facelifted BMW 5 Series is expected to go on sale in Australia in late 2020 or early 2021. CarAdvice has reached out to BMW Australia for specific local timing and will update this story once we hear back...

2020 BMW M550i: 'Pure' V8 sedan priced from $134,900

The BMW M550i xDrive will be a cut-price M5 alternative in Australia, with the twin-turbo V8 sedan kicking off at $134,900 before on-road costs when it arrives early in 2020. The entry-level M550i xDrive will be badged Pure, a label previously reserved for pared-back M3 and M2 variants, and will undercut the fully-specced M550i xDrive by $15,000...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2021 BMW 5 Series facelift spied with less camouflage

The facelifted BMW 5 Series Touring has been spied again, this time with less disguise, especially around the front of the vehicle. Up front, there's a revised bumper with triangular vents towards the edges. There's also a new grille design with the double kidney elements fused together...

2021 BMW 5 Series Touring spied again

The facelifted BMW 5 Series Touring has been spied again, this time on the back of a vehicle-carrier truck in Europe. Compared to the prototype spotted a month ago, this vehicle appears to be a regular combustion-powered version, as there's no charge port like the previously seen plug-in hybrid model...

2020 BMW 530e update revealed

The updated BMW 530e plug-in hybrid sedan has been unveiled in Europe. According to BMW, the 530e benefits from "the latest advances in the field of battery cell technology", allowing the company to fit a 12kWh battery in same physical space, primarily under the rear seats, as the outgoing car's 9.2kWh unit...