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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...

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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...

2020 BMW 5 Series spied

The 2020 BMW 5 Series facelift has once again been spied, this time in sedan guise. As with the Touring we spied last week, the new 5 Series sedan wears what appears to be a mildly-revised front end. The lights have been reworked to feature a signature in keeping with the latest 3 Series, while the kidney grille is heavily camouflaged...

2021 BMW 5 Series Touring spied

The 2021 BMW 5 Series Touring has been snapped in the open for the first time, featuring a tweaked nose and a hybrid powertrain. The most notable changes to the 5er have occurred at the front, where the test mule has a revised headlight design and graphics. With LED detailing on the bottom edge of the light clusters, there's more than just a hint of 3 Series about the new design...

BMW Power BEV: 530kW sedan prototype outed

You could argue BMW invented the fast sedan class with the M5, but recent developments in the industry have left its internal-combustion offerings looking a bit slow. After all, the Tesla Model S will hit 100km/h in just 2.4 seconds with Ludicrous Mode, making the latest M5 Competition's sprint time (3.3 seconds) look a bit leisurely...

2019 BMW M550i xDrive gets new V8, could come to Oz

BMW has announced running changes for the 5 Series range this week, headlined by a new V8 engine for the M550i xDrive M Performance model. From July 2019, the M550i xDrive will get a new-generation engine seen in the M850i xDrive, a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 making a healthy 390kW of power and 750Nm of torque – not that far off the M5 Competition's 460kW and 750Nm outputs...

BMW initiates Takata recall for 2000-03 5 Series, X5

BMW Australia has issued a recall notice for the 2000-2003 model-year 5 Series and X5 as part of the ongoing Takata airbag recall. The Bavarian marque reports 'some' of the 3391 affected units may have received an affected Takata inflator as part of a "steering wheel conversion during the life of the vehicle"...

BMW recalls 1.6 million diesels globally over fire risk

BMW has extended a safety recall for diesel vehicles across various model lines over a potential fire risk – now affecting around 268,000 units in the UK and 1.6 million globally. According to the Bavarian marque, the fault could see the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler can leak glycol liquid, which could result in "smoldering particles" when combined with high temperatures in the EGR modules and "typical soot particles"...