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 |  Aug 20 2014, 2:31 PM


The latest version of BMW’s armored X5 is heading to the Moscow Motor Show.

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 |  Jun 05 2014, 1:43 PM

2015 BMW Models

BMW just released a massive list of information detailing its 2015 products. Here’s the latest news from the i3 electric car to the 7 Series flagship and everything in between.

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 |  May 29 2014, 7:05 AM


Technology is helping vehicles achieve better ratings on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s front crash prevention test.

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 |  May 21 2014, 8:02 AM


The 2014 BMW X5 is being recalled for an issue with its child safety locks.

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 |  Jan 26 2014, 3:06 PM


Does the BMW M235i live up to all the hype? AutoGuide readers were curious this week, making our BMW M235i review video the most watched video of the week. Luxury shoppers were also interested in the 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i while the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class continues to garner plenty of interest on our YouTube channel.

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 |  Nov 08 2013, 8:32 AM


BMW has announced its lineup of cars heading to the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, including the world premiere of the 4 Series Convertible and the U.S. debut of the i3 and i8 models.

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 |  Oct 28 2013, 3:01 PM


The 2015 BMW X4 has shed a bit of camouflage since the last time we spotted it, revealing more of the side profile of the upcoming crossover.

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 |  Oct 22 2013, 12:01 PM

BMW-X6-Main-ArtOur intrepid clandestine photographers have snapped a few shots of the next-generation BMW X6 as its circles the legendary Nürburgring in Germany. Here’s what we know about this upcoming “sports activity coupe.”

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 |  Sep 29 2013, 4:18 PM


This week on AutoGuide, the 2014 BMW X5 Review captured the most sets of eyes. 

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 |  Aug 31 2013, 3:02 PM


BMW has unveiled its 2014 X5 M50d SUV, powered by a 3.0-liter, turbocharged six-cylinder diesel engine with 381 horsepower and 546 lb-ft of torque.

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 |  Aug 21 2013, 7:58 PM


BMW has revealed the X5 eDrive concept ahead of its official debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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 |  Aug 20 2013, 8:32 AM


BMW is issuing a recall for its 2009 and 2010 X5 xDrive35d SUVs for a potential loss of battery power and the risk of a vehicle fire.

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 |  Jul 10 2013, 1:02 PM

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Car thefts have dropped an average 13 percent each year since 2006 according to the latest data from the government safety regulators.

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 |  Jul 08 2013, 8:32 AM


BMW has been spotted testing an ActiveHybrid X5 model in California, as these spy photos reveal.

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 |  Jun 24 2013, 7:51 PM


BMW has announced pricing on its third-generation X5, with the 2014 X5 sDrive35i starting from $53,725 including a $925 destination and handling fee.

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 |  May 29 2013, 7:01 PM


The third-generation BMW X5 has been officially announced with increased spaciousness, three engine variants, and even more personalization options.

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 |  Apr 05 2013, 8:31 AM


With the official reveal its new X4 Concept, BMW is previewing of a more affordable version of the X6.

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 |  Feb 27 2013, 9:31 AM

20. BMW 7-Series

In the market and shopping for a used car? Consumer Reports has released a list of 20 used vehicles to stay away from as they have a reputation for causing trouble. Listed is a top 20 list of used cars from 2003 to 2012 model year to avoid in alphabetical order. These vehicles had multiple years of much-worse-than-average overall reliability, according to Consumer Reports’ Annual Auto Survey.

SEE ALSO: Used Car Reviews

The BMW 7-Series may be the German automaker’s luxury flagship, but used models aren’t without their issues. From 2001-2008, the 7-Series featured the good ‘ol “Bangle Butt” and sported some highly controversial styling. Early production of that generation was overwhelmed with issues even causing BMW to purchase back some of the vehicles back in 2002-2003. BMW of North America even extended its warranty on all 2002-2003 model year 7-Series vehicles to six years/100,000 miles from the original four years/50,000 miles.

According to Consumer Reports, the BMW 7-Series ranked “worse” in the categories of Engine Major, Engine Minor, Transmission Major, Transmission Minor, Body Hardware, and Audio System.

 |  Feb 15 2013, 2:59 PM

BMW is recalling over 30,000 X5 SUVs with  the V8 engine because of a potential problem with the brakes.

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 |  Oct 12 2012, 7:46 PM

The next BMW X5 M is currently in its testing phase, as our spy photographers captured a heavily-camouflaged model making its round at the world-famous Nurburgring race track.

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 |  Jun 20 2012, 10:17 AM

A machining error in 2012-2013 BMW X6 and X5 diesel vehicles is causing a power steering fluid leak, which has spurred NHTSA to commence a recall.

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 |  Apr 14 2012, 4:30 PM

2,846 BMW vehicles are being recalled for a possible fire risk. Affected models include 2011 5-Series, 5-Series Gran Turismo, 2012 6-Series Convertible, 7-Series, X5, and X6. 

No injuries have been reported due to the recall, which is being caused by a circuit board for the auxiliary water pump that can overheat and cause a fire. The German automaker will begin notifying affected owners and dealerships will replace the water pump for free. Owners of the above mentioned BMW models can call BMW at (800) 525-7417 for more details.

 |  Nov 22 2011, 2:30 PM


BMW held a dealer presentation in the Netherlands and a leak has rumors stirring that the upcoming M550d will officially come with 381-hp and 516 lb-ft of torque from its tri-turbo, inline-six diesel powerplant.

Even though the horsepower figure comes in lower than the early speculations of over 500-hp, the torque is pretty impressive. It also appears that the M550d will be AWD only with production beginning next March. It is not yet known if this F10-generation M550d will make its way to North America, but we could be seeing the tri-turbo diesel in other BMW models including the X5 and X6.


 |  Oct 30 2011, 12:00 PM


BMW is recalling 32,000 vehicles in order to replace potentially faulty electric auxiliary water pumps. An issue can cause the water pumps to overheat, potentially causing a vehicle fire. Models impacted by the recall include 2008-2011 5-Series, 5-Series Gran Turismo, 7-Series, X5 and X6 equipped with either the eight- or 12-cylinder turbocharged engines.

Two engine compartment fires have already been reported with 102 cases of pump failures worldwide. No crashes or injuries have been reported due to the issues however. The pump in question is an auxiliary pump that helps cool the turbocharger and in case of failure can cause the circuit board to overheat. BMW said in cases that this does occur, a warning message will illuminate on the instrumental cluster.

The issue was first discovered in June of 2009 on a test vehicle and in April 2010, a smoldered electrical cable of the water pump was found on a BMW-owned vehicle. Owners impacted by the recall will be contacted next month with BMW replacing the faulty electric auxiliary water pump.