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10 of the greatest station wagons ever

It’s no secret SUVs of all shapes and sizes have become the go-to vehicles for families, continuing to sell in numbers that makers of large, four-door sedans can only dream about now. The SUV boom has also claimed another automotive scalp, consigning the once-loved and humble station wagon to niche status...

2019 BMW M5 Competition review

The Competition supplants the regular M5 as the quickest and fastest BMW currently on sale. But is there enough comfy 'velvet glove' to the daily driving experience to complement the iron-fisted performance?

2019 BMW M5 Competition review: track test

Less than 12 months after the launch of the all-new BMW M5 comes a more powerful version called the Competition, only you'll struggle to pick the differences, at least on track. It's also thirty-grand more expensive.

2019 BMW M5 Competition review

Goodbye standard M5, hello M5 Competition; shortly the only version you'll be able to buy in Australia. Will the bump in performance be worth the jump in price?

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BMW M5 Videos

2019 BMW M5 Competition review: Australian launch

We didn't really feel the M5 needed more, but then "enough" isn't a word we're too familiar with... A NOTE on the video: "Estoril in Spain" – silly Tony. He knows, of course, that it's in Portugal!

2018 BMW M5 review

Six generations on, and BMW's M Division has produced its finest sedan yet, the 2018 M5. A genuine tour de force in every respect.

2016 HSV GTS vs BMW M5 Pure - matching claimed 0-100km/h figures

Read more about the HSV GTS here. Read more about the BMW M5 Pure here. With 430kW, the 2016 HSV GTS is the most powerful production car ever built in Australia. HSV claim a 0-100km/h sprint time of just 4.4 seconds. Those numbers sound pretty good - but how do they compare on a world stage? We match the big, green HSV with the 2016 BMW M5 Pure...

2011 BMW M5 spy video

An exclusive video showing the new 2011 BMW M5 testing at the Nurburgring. For more videos, news and reviews visit

BMW M5 Comparisons

2018 BMW M5 v Mercedes-AMG E63 S comparison

It’s a great Did You Know factoid that AMG wasn’t involved in the first express-spec E-Class. When Mercedes decided five years was long enough for the original (1985) M5 to have had its own way in the mid-range sports sedan arena – longer if you count the M535i – the Stuttgart brand sought the help of close-neighbour Porsche to create a muscled-up, V8-powered version of the W124 sedan...

400kW Club Comparison : Audi RS6 v BMW M5 v Jaguar XFR-S v Mercedes-Benz E63 S AMG

Chief executives sitting in lofty boardrooms make changes less frequently than the manufacturers of the cars they drive, or so it seems. One year ago we tested the BMW M5 and it was the only luxury muscle car with 400-plus kilowatts of power; the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG made 386kW, the Jaguar XFR 375kW...

BMW M5 v Jaguar XFR v Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG: Comparison Review

It's the BMW M5 versus its rivals, the Jaguar XFR and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, as Germany and Britain battle to take over as chair-car of luxury performance sedans. Words: Jez Spinks. Photos: Easton Chang Executives have been in a rush to make money long before fictional Wall Street warlord Gordon Gekko proclaimed, “greed is good”...

BMW M5 News

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...

2021 BMW M5 Competition price and specs: new looks, upgraded drive

Australian pricing for the 2021 BMW M5 Competition has been announced, and the updated performance sedan gains a long list of revisions. In its refreshed MY21 form, the M5 Competition starts at $244,900 plus on-road costs, marking a $10,000 increase over the outgoing model. For that money, your M5 will again be powered by 460kW/750Nm 4...

2021 BMW M5 revealed, Australian launch due in October

BMW has launched the facelifted 2021 BMW M5 and M5 Competition with a sharper design and upgraded suspension. Australian buyers will only have access to the higher-spec 2021 BMW M5 Competition, due to arrive in October, with the standard M5 dropped from the local line-up in 2018. Borrowing components from the BMW M8 Gran Coupé, the M5 secures new shock absorbers and retuned suspension...

2021 BMW M5 facelift leaked online

The 2021 BMW M5 facelift has been leaked online, a day before the official unveiling. BMW's iconic performance sedan misses out on the oversized 'coffin-shaped' kidney grilles, as seen on the recent release of the 2021 BMW 4 Series Coupé and undisguised BMW M4 spy photo...

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BMW M5 Galleries

2021 BMW M5 spied winter testing

2020 BMW M5 CS spied

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