BMW's First 'Mainstream' Plug-In Will Be This 71 MPG X5 Hybrid

BMW knows you progressive gentry love hybrids, but their 'i-car" sub-brand is a little too wacky ( i3) and flashy (i8) for many. So they're porting their hybrid tech to the ever-popular X5; which gets 313 horsepower and supposedly as much as 71 MPG as the 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e. » 3/16/15 1:26pm 3/16/15 1:26pm

World's Worst SUV Gets Blown To Hell By German Journalist

Germany's AutoBild magazine really has it in for the Shuanghuan CEO. No, not the actual CEO of Shuanghuan Auto, I'm sure he's lovely; the CEO is their SUV, which happens to be a very blatant Chinese knockoff of the BMW X5. It is, according to the Germans, the worst SUV in the world. » 10/22/14 9:54am 10/22/14 9:54am

You Can Shoot This BMW X5 With An AK-47 And Drive It Away

The 2015 BMW X5 Security Plus, set to be revealed at the Moscow Auto Show later this month, is the next iteration of the company's armored SUV line. Sure looks like a standard X5, but all the body panels and windows have all been replaced with a variety BMW claims is "AK-47 proof." » 8/19/14 2:41pm 8/19/14 2:41pm

Even BMW Can't Tell Their SUVs Apart: Accidentally Called X3 An X5

BMW just shared a rather nice photo of an X3 posing with some mountains on their Facebook page. Unfortunately they called it an X5. Oops. » 6/19/14 12:46pm 6/19/14 12:46pm

2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i: The Truck Yeah! Review

In the late '90s, BMW and Mercedes finally figured out how to sell their wagons to Americans: put lift kits on 'em. Fourteen years later the 2014 BMW X5 represents the third generation of an ass-hauling luxury vehicle that happens to have a little extra ground clearance. » 4/30/14 3:38pm 4/30/14 3:38pm

The WSJ Asks: Is Porsche Still A Sports Car Company?

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 5/30/13 9:12am 5/30/13 9:12am

The 2014 BMW X5: This Is It For Real This Time

After months of camo'd-up teases, grainy shots and magazine leaks, BMW tonight has officially unveiled their next X5. And they've sent us these neat hi-res photos of the car in its natural environment: a mall parking lot. I mean, the desert. » 5/29/13 6:45pm 5/29/13 6:45pm

2014 BMW X5: This Is It

We're not yet sure whether BMW will unveil their new X5 at the Detroit Auto Show, but photos of the car have surfaced early over at the Malaysian website Cars, Bikes & Trucks this morning. » 1/14/13 6:30am 1/14/13 6:30am

Ridiculous Airbrushed BMW X5 Is A Truly Russian Creation

Obviously this BMW X5 is a product of Germany but if you can look beyond that fact and ignore the lack of Soviet Era design you'll see a vehicle that is in its own way truly Russian. » 5/06/12 11:00am 5/06/12 11:00am

Watch A Paint-Huffing Teen Toy With Cops In A Stolen BMW

If you're going to huff paint, why sit around in the basement playing Grand Theft Auto? The real thing's more thrilling and you might actually die. That was, apparently, the train of thought for an Australian 17-year-old who got high on paint, stole a BMW X5, and eluded police in a high speed chase around Brisbane. » 4/11/12 12:30pm 4/11/12 12:30pm

BMW M Cars Will Shred Tires With Three-Turbo Diesel Power

BMW is launching a new high-performance, 3.0-liter inline six for its M cars. No surprise yet. It also has three turbochargers, produces 381 hp and 546 lb-ft of torque, and only revs to 5,400 rpm. Ruh Roh. Yes, it's a diesel. » 1/26/12 10:00am 1/26/12 10:00am

Romanian mobster gets parking ticket, flashes police

The gentleman above is Dumitru Cârstea, a businessman from the western Romanian city of Timişoara. After receiving a wheel clamp on his black BMW X5 for parking it illegally, Cârstea protested by taping blocări ilegale (“illegally clamped”) to the window of his car, then waving his exposed penis in the general… » 3/23/11 2:00pm 3/23/11 2:00pm

VIDEO: BMW X5 Flipped In FAILtacular Fashion

"Hey Deiter, hold mein bier und watch this" is what we imagine the moron behind the wheel of this BMW X5 is saying before he attempts a very unsuccessful jump-to-barrel-roll stunt. That'll definitely leave a mark. » 8/30/10 1:45pm 8/30/10 1:45pm

Hyundai Gives BMW X5 Rampage Victim New Car

Last week brought us the worst BMW parking job ever, resulting in a crushed Hyundai Elantra. Hyundai Canada stepped up and gave the Elantra's owner a new one. Aww, isn't PR cute? [AutoNorth.ca] » 11/02/09 8:30am 11/02/09 8:30am

BMW X5 Driver Crushes Cars, Drives Away

The driver of a BMW X5 experienced some "unintended acceleration," driving over two cars in the Extreme Fitness parking lot in Thornhill, Ontario. Of course, the driver decided a hit-and-run was a good idea. It wasn't. (H/T to all!) » 10/26/09 1:30pm 10/26/09 1:30pm

BMW X5 Security Plus Package: For When Soccer Practice Turns Deadly

The BMW X5 Security Plus is the first Class 6 armored vehicle publicly available direct from the manufacturer. Now little Billy and Suzie will be safe from AK-47 fire as mommy drives them to school. » 4/15/09 4:30pm 4/15/09 4:30pm

BMW Developing Tri-Turbo Diesel For X5?

Just when we were beginning to lose faith in BMW, rumors begin to surface on a crazy new triple turbocharged diesel engine for an X5 Performance Diesel package. Intriguing would be an understatement. » 4/10/09 4:30pm 4/10/09 4:30pm

Houston BMW X5 Driver Slams Car Through Parking Garage Wall

We could say a lot about careless people driving BMW SUVs around Houston, but these pictures of an X5 launched through a parking garage wall are worth a thousand words. » 3/17/09 1:00pm 3/17/09 1:00pm

BMW M Sport Package Prices Announced

For you tuner kids who've grown up and earned some bank at daddy's company, BMW has just announced pricing on their M Sport appearance and "tuning" packages. » 2/20/09 6:00pm 2/20/09 6:00pm

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