BMW

BMW 5 Series

Price $63,700 – $121,500
Fuel consumption 7.2 – 16.0 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 86%(view ratings)
The 5 Series sedan offers a wide range of powertrains, from a 248-horsepower turbo four cylinder to a 455-horsepower, twin-turbo V8. And let's not forget the raging M5 that serves up 600 horsepower, or 617 in the case of the M5 Competition variant, and whose all-wheel drivetrain can be decoupled to offer the driving feel of a rear-drive car. The 530e plug-in hybrid is the eco-friendly choice, with a maximum EV driving range estimated at 26 km.

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Test Drives2018 BMW M550i xDrive: Not Quite an M5, But Close
Obviously, if we’re looking for the most potent BMW 5 Series on the market, the M5 is the weapon of choice. With 600 metric horsepower on tap, it can blast from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 305 km/h. It also costs …
First Drives2018 BMW M5: Absolutely Fabulous
ESTORIL, Portugal – Sorry to spoil the suspense, but “fabulous” is the only word that comes to mind after trying BMW’s new M5 sedan on the track. To be fair, I suspect it also had something to do with chasing fellow Canadian Bruno Spengler, 2012 champion of the infamous DTM …
First Drives2017 BMW 5 Series: 7 Series Comfort, 3 Series Agility
Although the 3 Series is BMW’s top seller in Canada, besting the Bavarian manufacturer's various SUVs, the 5 Series is the brand’s most well-known model. While the first generation was introduced in 1972 , 2017 will witness the arrival of the seventh generation, which we’re comfortably calling spectacular after our …
Spotlight onAre You a Fan of the BMW 5 Series? We’re Driving it This Week!
For 2017, the BMW 5 Series will be completely redesigned, entering its seventh generation. Saying the model is important for the brand is obviously a euphemism. Actually, the 5 Series isn’t a volume seller—like the 3 Series and the SUVs are—but from a historical standpoint, it remains the company’s halo …
Blog2014 Best Buys: Sedans and Coupes Between $50,000 and $100,000
A heterogeneous category if there ever was one, the segment for sedans and coupes between $50,000 and $100,000 certainly isn’t dull. Eternal rivals the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and the 2014 Subaru WRX STI are pitted against the 2014 Audi A5, 2014 A6, 2014 A7 and even the 2014 Mercedes-Benz …
First Drives2012 BMW M5: A monster with a taste for luxury
These days, every luxury brand has its own line of powerful and sporty models. Mercedes-Benz has the AMG Division, while Audi has its dynamic RS models. And then there’s Jaguar and its high-performance R models. At the Bavarian manufacturer BMW, the Motorsport division is tasked with creating cars that are …
Test Drives2011 BMW 550i: An ICBM For the Rest of Us
At 110 kilometres per hour, it barely felt like it was stretching its legs. Sloughing off the assaults of a buffeting crosswind and impervious to the needling of the irregular pavement surface, there was no doubt in my mind that BMW’s obviously expansive engineering department spent a significant amount of …

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Hybrid/Plug-in HybridBMW 530e Gets a New Battery for a Bit More EV Range
Announced in March at the Geneva Motor Show, the new 2020 BMW 530e xDrive plug-in hybrid sedan is coming soon to Canada with standard all-wheel drive and the latest version of the German automaker’s battery cell technology. Battery capacity has increased from 9.2 kWh to 12 kWh even though the …
NewsThe Car Guide’s 2019 Best Buys: BMW 5 Series
The acquisition of a luxury car is more of an emotional choice than a rational one, but with such a wide selection of models on the market, it can be rather difficult to figure out which one best suits us. By publishing its Best Buys in all vehicle categories, The …
New Models2018 BMW M5 Finally Uncovered
Three months ago, BMW teased us with a photo gallery of the newly redesigned 2018 BMW M5 . However, the car was camouflaged and we couldn’t really see the specific styling details of the high-performance sedan that will once again take on the Mercedes-AMG E 63 , the Audi S6 …
News2018 BMW M5 revealed
For the last few years, the German automaker has amusingly decided to publish its own “spy shots” of upcoming models in order to get our attention. This time around, it’s the BMW M5 that has been revealed in a camouflage suit. The sixth generation of the powerful BMW M5 sedan …
Geneva2017 World Car Awards: Top Three Finalists Revealed
At the Geneva Auto Show last week, the top three finalists in each of six distinct World Car Awards categories were announced. In terms of media reach, the World Car Awards have been ranked as the number one automotive awards program in the world, and its jury consists of 75 …
News2017 World Car Awards: Finalists Announced
For the fourth year in a row, in terms of media reach, the World Car Awards have been ranked as the number one automotive awards program in world. Its jury of 75 automotive journalists spread across the planet, including two from Canada, have chosen the finalists in six different categories.
DetroitA Pair of new 2017 BMW 5 Series Variants For Detroit
In case you’ve missed it, we’re already driven the newly redesigned 2017 BMW 5 Series sedan , but it has yet to make an auto show debut. That will happen in January in Detroit, and the German manufacturer will be bringing along two new versions of their midsize model, in …
New ModelsHere is the Next BMW 5 Series
After teasing us with a few videos and some vague announcements, BMW just revealed the production version of the new 5 Series. As we expected, the car is now lighter and powered by new engines. Let’s start with the most obvious part of the car: the styling. Designed by Karim …

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The 2018 BMW M5 - Editors Take
Many consider the BMW M5 to be the king of Sport Sedans. BMW has broken with it's formula to bring us a different kind of monster. It's an improvement over the previous generation but can the latest iteration live up to the legend? Our Senior Editor takes seeks answers and …
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Throwback Thursday: 1996 BMW 5 Series
Although it's still early, 2016 marks a very special year for one very special reason: The 20th anniversary of the fourth generation E39 BMW 5 Series. And it was all those years ago that Motoring TV's Brad Diamond was in Vienna, Austria, to drive the then-new 1996 BMW 5 Series, …