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2017-18 BMW M5 recalled

BMW Australia has issued a recall for the 2017-18 'F90' M5 sedan over concerns about a faulty fuel pump. The manufacturer reports a software fault is to blame for the issue, which could cause the pump to "stop working while the car is in motion". If the condition occurs, the vehicle could lose power, posing an accident risk...

2018 BMW M5 takes on the Nurburgring - video

The 2018 BMW M5 is a serious beast, with 441kW of power and 750Nm of torque from its 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8. We know it's quick in a straight line, but how does it shape up around the Green Hell? German magazine Sport Auto decided to find out, putting a blue F90 M5 through its paces around the fearsome Nurburgring Nordschleife...

2018 BMW M5 Competition revealed

The 2018 BMW M5 Competition has been officially revealed, bringing increased performance and unique features to the Bavarian super sedan. Set to be priced from $229,900 before on-road costs in Australia, the M5 Competition boasts a beefier version of the standard car's 4...

2018 BMW M5 Competition leaked

Details about a more focused, hardcore BMW M5 Competition package have leaked online, along with its likely $229,000 local starting price. According to a member of Bimmerpost, the hotter M5 will have 460kW of power from its 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8, for a 3.3-second sprint to 100km/h and a 10.8-second run to 200km/h...

Configurator Challenge: BMW M cars

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our new configurator challenge, we’re going to let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we’re building BMW M cars of essentially every flavour...

BMW M5 Competition on the way – report

It looks like a more hardcore BMW M5 Competition is on the way, with the M Division's president reportedly confirming the new model's development earlier this week. In a new report by Carscoops, BMW M boss, Frank van Meel, said the M5 MotoGP safety car actually previews what's to come from the more focused version of its super sedan – set to launch later this year...

2018 BMW M5: Australian reaction overwhelmingly positive

BMW says the public has responded positively to the first all-wheel drive M5, which lands in Q2 this year. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Bathurst 12 Hour, Lenore Fletcher, communications boss for BMW Australia, said initial signs were good for the twin-turbo super-sedan. "It's probably the most positive response to a vehicle that I've ever seen," Fletcher said...

BMW smashes longest continuous drift record

The 2018 BMW M5 has smashed the record for the longest continuous drift, with the time of eight hours, the German sedan blitzed the previous record by a massive 230-kilometres, with a new distance of 374km. The 4.4-litre V8-powered BMW has 441kW of power and 750Nm of torque, reaching 100km/h in 3...

Our favourite cars of 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at some of our favourite cars from this year...

CarAdvice podcast 80: BMW M4 Pure v M4 CS

Joining Mandy Turner this week is Mike Costello and Alborz Fallah. It's been a big week in car news, with the Tesla Semi and Roadster being revealed, Hyundai still undecided on its i30 N line-up, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS has been teased, and pricing for the new imported Toyota Camry has been announced...

2018 BMW M5 pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the all-new 2018 BMW M5 range have been revealed this week, with the super sedan to kick off from $199,900 plus on-road costs. When it lobs Down Under in the second quarter of 2018, the M5 will be offered in two special launch variants; the Launch Edition and the First Edition...