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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...

2024 BMW M5 to introduce 750kW all-electric flagship – report

All variants of BMW’s next-generation M5 sedan model will receive some form of electrification from 2024, a new report out of the UK has claimed. Car magazine says that from 2024 onwards, the flagship sedan M5 model will only be available with a plug-in hybrid or full-electric powertrain option...

2021 BMW M5 spied winter testing

BMW’s newest iteration of its M5 has been spotted during winter testing before an expected unveiling later this year. As previously reported, the 2021 M5 seems to take many of its exterior styling cues from the most recent 3 Series, with slim headlights and LED daytime-running lights making an appearance...

BMW Australia adds four new cut-price M Pure variants

BMW Group Australia is expanding its M Pure lineup by adding four new variants and trimming price and equipment to make them more affordable. Joining the M550i xDrive Pure, the new variants will be M340i xDrive Pure, X2 M35i Pure, X5 M50i Pure and X6 M50i Pure. Each model will keep the same powertrain as offered in the model they are based on, but with a different level of equipment, coming in at a lower price...

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...

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...

2020 BMW M5 CS spied

The upcoming BMW M5 CS has been snapped totally undisguised, revealing its lightweight wheels and carbon lip spoiler. Designed to sit above the M5 Competition, which is no shrinking violet itself, the new CS will be lighter, more aggressive and potentially more powerful than its stablemates. There are a couple of big giveaways that this is a CS, not a Competition wearing some M Performance add-ons...

2021 BMW M5 spied

Photographers have snapped the upcoming facelift for the BMW M5 during development testing, with less camouflage than previously seen. Anticipated to be on track for a 2020 reveal, the updated M5 appears to draw heavily from the latest 3 Series, with sharper and slimmer headlights and a new LED daytime-running light signature...