Really, there is no good reason to buy the first BMW 5 series. It’s too old to be modern and it’s too new to be vintage. It does nothing that the classic 1980s second generation doesn’t do better. And yet, now you will want one.
The BMW 5 Series is has been the benchmark for big sporty luxury sedans since the dawn of time. What do you need to know before you buy an 5 Series? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in our Buyer’s Guide.
The Mercedes E-Class is a classic over-engineered German sedan, but that’s not a bad thing. What do you need to know before you buy an E-Class? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in our Buyer’s Guide.
When it debuted, the E60 wasn't just the ugliest 5 Series BMW had ever made — it was a strong contender for the ugliest car ever made. So why does it look so clean and handsome now?
These days, everyone loves to talk about the E30 M3 and how it's skyrocketing in value. Call me a heretic, but as much as I love E30s, I think I'd take the original E28 M5 instead. It's classy, it's ultra rare, it's got a beefy straight six, and it was supposedly the fastest sedan in the world when it debuted.
BMW must be panicked staring into the face of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class that looks well, different, than its predecessor. In the battle of German luxury car facelifts, though, the 2014 BMW 5-Series must be one of the most subtle. Seriously, I'm looking for the new.
Most of us never find our automotive soul mate. You know, that one, special car that really speaks to us at the core of our being, the one we would keep around forever.
Jason Bourne. Under his white-collar appearance and cool demeanor is a wild animal that — at the push of a button — can transform into a pure, unsavory killing machine. The 2013 BMW M5 is Jason Bourne.
Blame it on our love of all things station wagon, but after stumbling across this custom Cadillac station wagon we couldn't stop thinking about the wagons that should have been.
As a fledgling car magazine reader and member of the 11-year Old Future Motoring Journalists Institute of The United Kingdom, Chris Harris loved the 1986 E28 BMW M5. As an adult, he bought one. As you'll see, owning your childhood hero car doesn't suck.
Taking a break from painting sexy portraits of cows, Swiss illustrator Gavin Patterson took a lap around Circuit de l'Anneau Du Rhin in Alsace with a BMW factory driver. On the way, he had to draw a Christmas card. Spoiler: He did not poke himself in the eye with a pen.
Whenever you think you've seen all of the strange automotive creations Russia could conceivably have to offer something like this tire covered 5 series BMW with wings appears to remind you there is no limit to Russian weirdness.
Despite the stereotype, car guys can exist in New York City, where parking is expensive and annoying, and good workspaces are harder to find than a cab on a rainy day. This is the story of how one car enthusiast prepped, primed and wrapped his BMW in a one-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn.
Shell once ran an ad in which an F1 car was refueled by an air tanker. Imagine the same premise, only the car's a 5 Series, BMW's touting fuel economy and the ending's a surprise. BMW: the ultimate deus ex macchiato.
A BMW M5 with xDrive? Don your Internet fire suits and get to the forums in in 3-2-1... There's no production confirmation, but as Autocar reports, BMW officials have confirmed they're messing with the concept. Is the end of tail-out action near?
If, say, BMW invites you to ride in a new BMW M5 on a Swedish lake, the cynic in you might expect one of those shambolic "passenger" rides where the hapless journalist attempts to glean something of use riding shotgun.
Each time we've passed by the B5 BiTurbo Touring, the Alpina-tuned 5 Series wagon, here at Geneva, we've let out a little whimper. And why shouldn't we? With a 507 HP and 516 lb-ft o' torque BMW twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 powerplant under the hood, it's hard for your pants not to tighten when you see this power…
Watch a forklift driver in Taiwan provide the answer to the riddle "How do you move a BMW 5-Series wagon across a construction zone without its wheels touching the ground?" Ultimate driving machine, meet ultimate parking enforcer. (Thanks Robert!) [e90post.com]
A while back, BMW featured Sabine Schmitz on its "Unscripted" web video series. This week, it's South Africa's own Grant Mc Ilrath, A.K.A "The Meerkat Man." His Nürburgring lap time might be subpar, but those meerkats sure love his Bimmer.