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Rumormill: Next BMW 5 Series to come in two hybrid flavors

BMW Blog is citing an unnamed company insider that reportedly has intimate knowledge of the next-gen 5 Series as saying the new 2011 model will be offered with two separate hybrid powertrain packages. Both the mild system used in the upcoming 7 Series and the more advanced 2-Mode drivetrain that's set to debut in the Jeremy Korzeniewski

Spy Shots: BMW 5-Series GT

A couple of near production-ready 5-Series GTs have been caught on BMW's home turf, and to our eyes they don't hurt the car, but they don't make a case for it either. The last time we were in this situation -- hoping a car's production version would be a huge improvement over it's pre-production form -- was with the Porsche Panamera, and we know how that ended. While we're certain t

Geneva Preview: Full details emerge on BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Concept

Click above for a high-res gallery of the BMW 5 Series Gran Touring Concept

Spy Shots: BMW 5-Series sedan

Chris Bangle is now chief of design for the BMW Group. Without his hand directly penning the coming crop of new BMWs, new man on campus Adrian van Hooydonk -- who answers to Bangle -- is slowly erasing some of Bangle's more controversial contributions.

Spy Shots: Production Hyundai Genesis Sedan

What do you get when you cross a Lexus LS460 and and a BMW 5-Series (plus a healthy dollop of Toyota Crown -Ed.)? You get what appears to be the production Hyundai Genesis sedan. The front end looks as though it was ripped right off of the most expensive Lexus, with a strikingly

BMW recalling 5 and 6-series, X5s due to stalling

The NHTSA has announced a recall of nearly 30,000 2006 and 2007 X5, 5-Series, and 6-Series models equipped with the 4.8L V8 engine due to a stalling issue. The reason for the recall is that low temperatures coupled with dry conditions can create a static discharge in the fuel line, which interrupts fuel delivery. T

Cadillac nixing the barges, introducing new BRX CUV and RWD sedans

For eons, the image of a Cadillac ingrained into our minds was that of an XL cruiser wafting down the highway consuming asphalt and small rodents without complaint. That perspective is set to change, as Cadillac plans to drop the slow-selling STS and DTS models, and instead focus its efforts on creating another CUV, a new mid-sized sedan and an entry-level RWD offering.

China getting Long Wheelbase BMW 5-Series

BMW is set to debut a new stretched wheelbase version of its 5-Series sedan at the Chinese Auto Show next month. The Peking show will see the introduction of 530Li, 525Li and 523Li versions of the midsize Bimmer. Developed specifically for the Chinese businessman, it should combine traditional BMW driving dynamics with a larger, more comfortable interior.

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