[The E34 BMW M5. Often lost in the shadows of its younger sibling, the E39 BMW M5, it’s still amazing. Here’s a look inside. Photo credit: BMW]
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.
As I’ve said before, I love machinery that has a singular purpose. Too many devices try to do too much, and fall short. Spreading yourself too thin creates a weak product. That’s how you wind up with the Transformers movies. They try to appeal to absolutely everyone, and in turn, become disposable and forgettable.…
Since this is Jalopnik, It’s safe to say that a good number of you would appreciate a classic BMW ///M car with a bit more practicality. Our friends at Bring A Trailer are listing this wonderful ‘93 M5 Touring with a starting bid of only $15,000.
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.
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…
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?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.