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    Video: Motor Trend pits BMW M5 against Porsche Panamera GTS
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    It's not like we needed it, but the latest episode of Motor Trend's "Head 2 Head" is more proof that those who spend six-figures buy whatever they want (or more likely, they buy three or four of them), not necessarily what wins the spec war or a drag race. Jonny Lieberman took two German thunder ...

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    Report: 2013 BMW M5 may have more horsepower than reported
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    With the 2013 BMW M5 finally going on sale in the U.S., we definitely saw this coming. BimmerBoost recently got a hold of engine dyno run for the new M5, and is reporting that the car's twin-turbo V8 is "severely" underrated. Officially, the M5's 4.4-liter V8 is rated at 560 horsepower and 500 ...

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    Official: BMW says M5 sedan, M6 Coupe finally in U.S. showrooms
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    For those of you looking to snag a brand-new BMW M5 or M6, good news has arrived. The German super sedan and two-door have finally rolled in to U.S. dealerships. (Given how long we've been talking about these cars, you could be forgiven for thinking they've been on sale in the States for ...

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    Official: BMW outlines plans at Pebble, teases new Zagato concept
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    The pageant of global automotive finery that is Pebble Beach weekend is under way, and among the many automakers with big plans is BMW. Its prize pony will be the unveiling of the BMW Zagato concept (click the photo above to enlarge) – a different BMW-Zagato collaboration than what was ...

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    Video: The BMW M5 "Bullet" commercial that's too good to miss
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    Want to watch something strangely beautiful? We suggest the BMW M5 footage crafted by BMW of Canada in the video below. No scantily clad women, no overtly gratuitous tire smoke – just a 560-horsepower super sedan doing its best impression of a bullet. Shortly after getting "shot" out of a ...

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    Report: Next BMW M5 to drop manual transmission option
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    There is something very right about a rear-wheel-drive sports sedan with over 500 horsepower and a manual transmission, and yet few vehicles check those boxes quite like the BMW M5. Unfortunately, most M5 buyers prefer to leave their left foot out of the gear-shifting equation, which is leading ...

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    Official: Robb Report releases 24th annual Best of the Best list
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    Robb Report has released its annual Best of the Best issue, and the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 has been awarded top honors in the automotive category. No surprise there – the Italian supercar was chosen as the magazine's Car of the Year earlier in 2012. Prefer to go topless? In that case, ...

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    Official: BMW launching M Performance Editions in the UK with three new Frozen matte colors
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    If you're tired of the usual shiny paint job that appears on 99-percent of the cars on the road, a matte finish could be just what the proverbial doctor ordered. But while matte black is the common choice among the anti-gloss set, to our eyes, it can often look like someone simply forgot to apply ...

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    Video: Chris Harris explains what makes his own 1986 BMW M5 so special
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    The 70s were a definitive decade for music and movies. Fashion and cars, not so much. The 80s corrected one of those oversights, an era of ethereal supercars like the Porsche 959, game-changing exotics like the Ferrari Testarossa, and, best of all, everday cannons that offered mortals a generous ...

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    Official: 2013 BMW M5 configurator revs up
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    With a starting MSRP of $90,695, the 2013 BMW M5 is spendy to begin with. But loading it up with all the trimmings, you'll see a sticker price north of $116,000. And we know this because we just spent a few minutes playing with the M5 configurator, which is now live on the BMW consumer ...

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    Pics Aplenty: BMW celebrates 40 years of M
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    When we think of the BMW M division, the 1978 M1 comes instantly to mind, followed by the E30 M3 and then the 2001-2002 M Coupe. But the company's in-house hot rod shop actually dates back to 1972, when it was formed as a subsidiary to manage the company's racing operations, dubbed BMW ...

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    Video: BMW teases new M3 and M5 M Performance Editions
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    BMW has posted two teasers to YouTube, previewing M Performance versions of both the M3 and M5. These look to be specially produced for the UK market, and limited to just 30 units of each model in either red, white or blue. Little information accompanies the low-res videos, saving that each of ...

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    Video: Listen to BMW's new M5 with its Active Sound system enabled vs. disabled [w/poll]
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    Pushrods and overhead valves or dual overhead cams; naturally aspirated, turbocharged or supercharged; it simply doesn't matter – there's nothing quite like the sound of a powerful V8 engine. Or is there? The engineers from BMW have been known to make some beautifully melodic powerplants ...

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    Official: BMW M5 called in to service as new Ring Taxi
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    There's any number of cars that can be used for taxis. The Ford Crown Vic, Nissan NV, Toyota Sienna... pretty much anything with a useable back seat, a cargo area and a roof on which to put a dome light. But a BMW M5? Surely that has to be overkill, right? Maybe for most taxis, but this is no ...

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    Official: BMW prices 6 Series Gran Coupe, M5 and M6 for U.S.
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    If you've been saving your spare change to pick up one of these new BMW models later this year, well, now you can more accurately estimate how many wheelbarrows full of nickels you'll need to dump into the Coinstar machine at your local grocery store. We'll start with the 2013 6 Series Gran ...

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    Official: BMW to field 2013 M5 in One Lap Of America
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    The new BMW M5 is taking a one-week, 3,300-mile U.S. road trip, and not only will it tour the skeevy diners, restless rest areas and truck-stop toilets of this fine land, it'll eat up its tires on nine of our nation's finest tracks. If you think that sounds like the Tire Rack One Lap of America, ...

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    Geneva: AC Schnitzer rocks a matte blue hue with the ACS5 Sport
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    The new 2012 BMW M5 produces an impressive 560 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque, but for companies like AC Schnitzer, the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 presents only a starting point. The German tuning company unveiled the new ACS5 Sport here at the Geneva Motor Show this week, managing to ...

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    Video: Chris Harris + M5 + GT-R. You'll want to watch this
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    Pitting the Nissan GT-R against the all-new BMW M5 is ridiculous. They're two different beasts in two different classes with two different purposes. It's a cynical, SEO-optimized comparison. And even worse, it's already been done. But... We can't help but post on it. Not because it's clicky or ...

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    Video: This is the difference between a sports sedan and the GT-R
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    Okay, this is an easy one. If we told you to pick a performance winner between the Nissan GT-R and the BMW M5, we're guessing the vast majority of you would pick Godzilla to come out on top. Both vehicles feature over 500 horsepower, but the BMW weighs over 400 pounds more, and the GT-R counters ...

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    Official: BMW to launch toned-down line of M Performance Automobiles
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    We just wrapped up the Detroit Auto Show, but BMW has already moved on to Geneva. The German automaker announced today that it's going to be showing a new line of what it's calling "M Performance Automobiles" at the Geneva Motor Show in March. These vehicles will sit between standard Bimmers and ...

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