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

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

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 direction… » 3/23/11 2:00pm 3/23/11 2:00pm

BMW X5 xDrive35d AdvancedDiesel To Challenge Audi Diesel Dominance

If your dreams involve stomping around Terra Firma in a BMW X5 xDrive while running on good 'ole American diesel, consider yourself a step closer. BMW unveiled their X5 xDrive35d today, with it's sequentially turbocharged six-pot diesel, at the LA Auto Show » 11/19/08 2:30pm 11/19/08 2:30pm. Precisely the same powerplant is slotted for the . Fuel…

BMW X5 Imitates Kool-Aid Man, Busts Through Garage Door

We'd like to believe this woman was channeling Michael Douglas' character in Falling Down » 11/13/08 6:00pm 11/13/08 6:00pm as she smashed through this garage door with great vengeance and furious anger, but the truth is probably much less bad ass. Powered garage doors can be tricky, these things; It's nearly impossible to tell whether they are up or…

Possible BMW X5M, X6M Prototypes Spotted In Spartanburg

Some are suggesting that the BMW X5 and X6 prototypes you see here will wear the sacred "M" badge when they reach production. The rules used to state that all BMW "M" cars must be naturally aspirated and rear-wheel-drive. But with rumors of turbochargers being bolted to future M-models » 8/25/08 11:00am 8/25/08 11:00am, and now the prospect of these…

BMW X5 Security: Heavy Armor For The BMW With The Big Butt

Nothing is worse than overseeing your operations in Central America in last year's BMW X5, even if it is armored. It just makes you look so...vulnerable, even though you're invulnerable to small arms fire. Well warlords, worry no more: a limited number of updated BMW X5 Security armored SUVs are finally available. So… » 8/15/08 1:00pm 8/15/08 1:00pm

2010 BMW X5 Shows Off Its New Nose

Someone must have gotten lazy at the Nordschleife and didn't remember to cover up the new nose on the twin-turbocharged V8-powered 2010 BMW X5. In this latest round of spy shots from the folks at KGP, we can clearly see the dramatic, M3-inspired front air dam and big new wheels to match the upgraded styling. This marks … » 6/26/08 5:35pm 6/26/08 5:35pm