Some driving schools teach you the rules of the road. Others show you how to get the most out of your car while driving at the limit on a closed circuit. A rarefied few, like BMW‘s facility in the former East Germany, can show you how to get away with life and limb intact should you ever… Continue Reading...
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Studie AG is one of the rare but well-known Japanese tuners that specialize in European vehicles, more specifically BMWs. Over the past decade Studie AG has customized a huge range of BMWs, from vibrant to subtle, race cars to street cars. Their newest creation is a 2010 BMW 5-Series GT that has received a flat… Continue Reading...
Good news for the economy, not-so-great news for BMW and Mercedes-Benz factory workers who had travel plans over the holiday season. In order to meet the growing demand for new models, these two automakers have decided to shorten Christmas breaks this year. This shortened vacation policy applies to BMW’s German plants in Dingolfing and Leipzig,… Continue Reading...
Most people’s perception of BMW owners is likely rooted in negative stereotypes; the inattentive soccer mom driving her X5 while on the phone or a douchey, sunglasses wearing M3 driver, blasting techno while holding the wheel with one hand. BMW is hoping to conquer this by releasing a video called “BMW Unscripted”. The video shows… Continue Reading...
Reports say that BMW is looking to re-brand the 6-Series lineup as the 5-Series Coupe and Convertible, to better align themselves with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class range. The E-Class Coupe and Convertible were once known as the CLK, but Mercedes decided bring them under the E-Class lineup. Having already built up significant brand equity in the… Continue Reading...
Oh AC Schnitzer, you’re actually late to the party this time around! BMW‘s new 2011 5-Series has already been overhauled by quite a few tuners including 3D Design and Lumma Design and now the brand synonymous with BMW customization over the last few decades has embraced BMW’s new sedan. Apparently this is just one of… Continue Reading...
Lumma Design is slowly becoming one of our favorite new tuners, having checked out their 760Li project and Top Car built X6 M. Once again, Lumma has teamed up with their Russian tuner Top Car to show off what the new BMW 5-Series is fully capable of. With a tongue twister of a name, the… Continue Reading...
BMW is recalling 6,080 5-Series and 5-Series GT models for a malfunctioning fuel tank sensor. The vehicles manufactured between January 12 and July 1, 2010 are prone to the problem, which can wedge itself against the fuel tank and cause an incorrect reading. Drivers could conceivably run out of gas at the side of the road, and… Continue Reading...
Consumers in China and the United States are fueling the fortunes of German luxury car makers like Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi. Buyers in both countries are going wild for the re-designed Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series and Audi A8. “The Chinese appetite for German nameplates is absolutely bottomless,” Sascha Gommel, a Frankfurt-based analyst with Commerzbank… Continue Reading...
BMW announced their M Sport Package for the new F10 5-Series, and the equipment is exactly what you’d expect. Complete with front M sport bumper, M-sport rear diffuser/bumper, sideskirts, two M-sport wheel options and a new set of tailpipes, the M Sport makes the car a little aggressive, while an upgraded suspension helps it keep… Continue Reading...
The M-Sports package has long been a staple of the BMW 5-Series lineup, with enough cosmetic and chassis tweaks to give owners a taste of the famed M5 sports sedan without having to step up to a more hardcore (not to mention expensive) car. The package has all of the usual goodies like a revised… Continue Reading...
The BMW 5-Series xDrive models will hit dealerships this October, right before the snow hits the ground, but if you want to pick up one of BMW’s all-wheel-drive sedans, you better be prepared to make it rain. The base 5-Series xDrive will start at a not insignificant $52,775 for the 535i and $62,875 for the… Continue Reading...
The Chinese auto market has a strange fascination with stretched versions of compact and mid-size sedans, the the stretched BMW 5-Series (pictured), the Audi A4L and the stretched Mercedes-Benz E-Class to name a few. BMW wants a bigger piece of the action and is teaming of with Chinese automaker Brilliance (yes, that Brilliance) to build… Continue Reading...
BMW‘s oddball 5-Series GT hatchback/station wagon/SUV thing is not off to a great start in the United States, and BMW executives are blaming the decision to market only the top-of-the-line rear-drive V8 car upon launch as the culprit behind sluggish sales. “The V-8 was probably not the right car to launch it with,” said Rich Brekus,… Continue Reading...