​The V10-Powered Volvo Laughs At Your Puny V8 Swaps

V8-powered Volvo 240s are as common as spray tans in Minnesota. Not that there's anything wrong with that (the swaps, not the tans). Hell, we built one and raced it. But one particular Scandinavian decided to take it to the next level with a V10 pulled from the last-gen BMW M5. » 8/01/14 6:22pm 8/01/14 6:22pm

10 Reasons The E60 535i Is Better Than The M5

In recent years BMW has somewhat muddied the water with respect to M cars. First they started making their standard cars available with option packages that made them appear nearly identical to their M equivalent. Then they started releasing M cars that bear the M badge but aren't M cars like the M235 but by and… » 7/21/14 4:04pm 7/21/14 4:04pm

Shooting A BMW Print Campaign Filled With Drifting M-Sport Cars

Sean Madden, creative director from the ad agencyBrains On Fire, reached out to me earlier this year and asked if given an arsenal of stunt drivers, the newest high performance BMW’s, and a closed race course, could I create a 58 foot long composite print for BMW. My answer? “When can I start?” » 9/02/13 2:31pm 9/02/13 2:31pm

Is the E39 M5 too quiet?

Usually I'm all for making cars louder; half the fun of driving is hearing the sound of the engine. But in the case of the E39 M5, I kind of like the fact that it's not really loud. » 7/08/13 1:45pm 7/08/13 1:45pm

The Stock BMW M5 Can Run A Blistering 11.78 Second Quarter Mile

Buying a fast car is one thing, but taking it to the drag strip is the leap of faith that lets you find out how badass your ride really is. Doing well can bring elation, but falling short of your own expectations can really ruin your mood. » 9/20/12 4:00pm 9/20/12 4:00pm

Does The New BMW M5 Secretly Have Over 600 Horsepower?

The folks over at iND Distribution took their stock 2013 BMW M5 and ran it on the dyno. It put down 527 horsepower at the wheels. » 9/06/12 4:00pm 9/06/12 4:00pm

2013 BMW M5: The Jalopnik Review

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. » 8/23/12 10:30am 8/23/12 10:30am

They Drift Their BMW M5s Barefoot In The Philippines

This is Philippine drifter Ian King. His country is known for its Japanese nostalgic car scene, but he owns an E39 M5. As you can see, this hasn't kept him from burning tires up mountain passes - even when he's barefoot. » 4/19/12 1:00pm 4/19/12 1:00pm

No, This Is Not An Action Movie Stunt

No, this is not an action-movie stunt. This is a BMW M5 Touring dangling off the side of a Swiss bridge this past weekend (link auf Deutsch) twenty feet above a highway after the overenthusiastic driver lost control and crashed. » 4/16/12 3:00pm 4/16/12 3:00pm

The Art Of Drifting A Nissan GT-R In The Rain

Chris Harris says the 2012 Nissan GT-R is one of the most interesting cars in the world to behave badly in. Why? Because the car's amazingly byzantine all-wheel drivetrain fights against aggressively reckless inputs. But what if you add a dour British rain? Instant four-wheel dorifto. » 2/15/12 6:41pm 2/15/12 6:41pm

BMW E39 M5 Drifting Is Back

Prepare yourself for another roaring episode of E39 M5 hoonage. Today's festival of skids is set in a suburban parking lot, where everything is quiet and placid until this BMW shows up. » 2/14/12 1:00pm 2/14/12 1:00pm

This Is The Coolest BMW M5 Badge We've Ever Seen

BMW's M cars are not fair-weather toys. They may be more powerful and more stiffly sprung than their mainstream sisters, but they also function as regular transportation. They carry mothers-in-law. They slog through traffic jams. And sometimes they get left out in the cold. » 1/19/12 2:00pm 1/19/12 2:00pm

Watch supercars play Slip 'N Slide on a wet street track

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. When life hands you rain on your track day, do as these Scandinavian enthusiasts did and make it a drift day. » 12/23/11 9:30am 12/23/11 9:30am

The world's fastest Christmas card

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. » 12/16/11 1:30pm 12/16/11 1:30pm

New BMW M5 fakes its engine noise for your pleasure

When we drove the 2012 M5 on a frozen lake we felt the Bavarian stormer was great but a little disappointing in its engine sounds. BMW's fix: a new piece of technology that pumps synthetic engine noise into the cabin. Is it better to know someone's faking in advance? » 9/23/11 3:00pm 9/23/11 3:00pm

Watch a Subaru Impreza with a M5 sourced V10 tear up the track

Youtube is flooded with videos of people drifting Subaru Imprezas, but this isn't just any Impreza. Underneath this Subaru's hood sits a V10 from a BMW M5. Watching this video requires overcoming the mind blowing sound to visual discrepancy. » 9/04/11 12:30pm 9/04/11 12:30pm

Hear the 2012 BMW M5 in full wail mode

BMW's shown us the new 2012 M5, and we've even already had some drive time on an icy Swedish lake, but now we can hear the new über-sedan in full twin-turbo wail. » 6/21/11 9:30am 6/21/11 9:30am

BMW crashes into Lamborghini: Before and after

Speed is addictive, which may explain why the owner of this Lamborghini Murcielago decided to tussle with a BMW M5 as they both left the 2011 SuperGT race at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia this afternoon. As these exclusive before-and-after photos show, the Lambo loses. » 6/19/11 10:32pm 6/19/11 10:32pm