The Truth About Cars » 5-Series http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » 5-Series http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com NAIAS 2016: 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the Base, But Far from Basic http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/naias-2017-mercedes-benz-e-class-base-far-basic/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/naias-2017-mercedes-benz-e-class-base-far-basic/#comments Mon, 11 Jan 2016 02:30:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1261049 When you consider the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class will spawn nearly a baker’s dozen variants in its time — coupes, performance models, wagons (please?) — the donor sedan can end up less thrilling than white bread. The remedy for this, like anything else in life, is to put a screen on it. Fussy child? Screen. Long flight? […]

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When you consider the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class will spawn nearly a baker’s dozen variants in its time — coupes, performance models, wagons (please?) — the donor sedan can end up less thrilling than white bread. The remedy for this, like anything else in life, is to put a screen on it. Fussy child? Screen. Long flight? […]

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No Fixed Abode: Return Of The King http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/no-fixed-abode-return-king/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/no-fixed-abode-return-king/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 12:10:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1065490 So here we are, celebrating forty years of the “Dreier”, or 3-Series, depending on how Euro-wannabe you wannabe. Since I don’t wannabe, I’m going to call it “39 Years Of The 3 Series”. After all, we didn’t get the 320i in the United States until the 1977 model year. When it did arrive, it was […]

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So here we are, celebrating forty years of the “Dreier”, or 3-Series, depending on how Euro-wannabe you wannabe. Since I don’t wannabe, I’m going to call it “39 Years Of The 3 Series”. After all, we didn’t get the 320i in the United States until the 1977 model year. When it did arrive, it was […]

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Piston Slap: Fix My Beeeemer, Sanjeev! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/piston-slap-fix-my-beeeemer-sanjeev/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/piston-slap-fix-my-beeeemer-sanjeev/#comments Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:41:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=731250 Nitin writes: Sanjeev, I read your blog about the problem in BMW. I have a 2009 BMW 535i X drive with turbo. The car just ran out of warranty and has 45000 miles only. My car started having engine problems last week. First, the BMW said it needs new spark plugs as they were dirty. […]

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Nitin writes: Sanjeev, I read your blog about the problem in BMW. I have a 2009 BMW 535i X drive with turbo. The car just ran out of warranty and has 45000 miles only. My car started having engine problems last week. First, the BMW said it needs new spark plugs as they were dirty. […]

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Review: 2014 Cadillac CTS 2.0T (With Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/review-2014-cadillac-cts-2-0t-with-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/review-2014-cadillac-cts-2-0t-with-video/#comments Fri, 27 Dec 2013 14:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=686066 It’s been decades since Cadillac produced the “Cadillac” of anything. However, when car buffs dismiss the only American luxury brand left, they fail to see Cadillac’s march forward. 2002 brought the first RWD Cadillac since the Fleetwoood. A year later the XLR roadster hit, followed in 2004 by Cadillac’s first 5-Series fighter, the STS. Not […]

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It’s been decades since Cadillac produced the “Cadillac” of anything. However, when car buffs dismiss the only American luxury brand left, they fail to see Cadillac’s march forward. 2002 brought the first RWD Cadillac since the Fleetwoood. A year later the XLR roadster hit, followed in 2004 by Cadillac’s first 5-Series fighter, the STS. Not […]

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Piston Slap: E39 M5, Labor of Lust? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/piston-slap-e39-m5-labor-of-lust/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/piston-slap-e39-m5-labor-of-lust/#comments Mon, 19 Sep 2011 15:56:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=411639     Jul writes: Hey Man, I’d like to have your opinion: What do you think of the E39 M5? Let me rephrase: What would you think about a 98000 miles absolutely mint condition, owned by an older gentleman with 3 or 4 other cars (the E39 not being his daily driver), with VANOS changed, […]

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    Jul writes: Hey Man, I’d like to have your opinion: What do you think of the E39 M5? Let me rephrase: What would you think about a 98000 miles absolutely mint condition, owned by an older gentleman with 3 or 4 other cars (the E39 not being his daily driver), with VANOS changed, […]

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And the Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/and-the-winner-is-15/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/and-the-winner-is-15/#comments Mon, 27 Jun 2011 05:31:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=400455 A BMW has taken the overall win at the Pacific Northworst 24 Hours of LeMons, but it wasn’t yet another dime-a-dozen E30. Nope, the winner this time was the bigger and more dignified E28 5 Series. An El Camino-ized E28 won the notorious “demolition derby LeMons” at Altamont in ’07, and quite a few E28s […]

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A BMW has taken the overall win at the Pacific Northworst 24 Hours of LeMons, but it wasn’t yet another dime-a-dozen E30. Nope, the winner this time was the bigger and more dignified E28 5 Series. An El Camino-ized E28 won the notorious “demolition derby LeMons” at Altamont in ’07, and quite a few E28s […]

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Review: 2011 BMW 5 Series (535i and 550i) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/review-2011-bmw-5-series-535i-and-550i/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/review-2011-bmw-5-series-535i-and-550i/#comments Mon, 09 Aug 2010 17:46:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=362499 Back in the 1980s, BMW was all about the compact, performance-oriented 3-Series. They also offered the 5 and 7, but these were greatly outsold by competing Mercedes. Seeking to expand well beyond its driving enthusiast base, BMW made its cars ever more stylish, luxurious, and laden with technology. Despite mixed reactions to the Bangled exteriors […]

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Back in the 1980s, BMW was all about the compact, performance-oriented 3-Series. They also offered the 5 and 7, but these were greatly outsold by competing Mercedes. Seeking to expand well beyond its driving enthusiast base, BMW made its cars ever more stylish, luxurious, and laden with technology. Despite mixed reactions to the Bangled exteriors […]

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BMW 5 Series Sells Out In All Markets http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/bmw-5-series-sells-out-in-all-markets/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/bmw-5-series-sells-out-in-all-markets/#comments Wed, 23 Jun 2010 14:33:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=359372 BMW, it turns out, can sell out more than just the odd “frozen grey” special-edition M3. According to BusinessWeek, BMW’s sales boss has confirmed that the new 5 Series is sold out, and that customers will have to wait between three and four months for orders to be processed. Second-quarter global sales at BMW Group […]

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BMW, it turns out, can sell out more than just the odd “frozen grey” special-edition M3. According to BusinessWeek, BMW’s sales boss has confirmed that the new 5 Series is sold out, and that customers will have to wait between three and four months for orders to be processed. Second-quarter global sales at BMW Group […]

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The Ultimate Niche Machine: BMW Considering X4 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/the-ultimate-niche-machine-bmw-considering-x4/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/the-ultimate-niche-machine-bmw-considering-x4/#comments Fri, 30 Apr 2010 16:53:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=354832 You can already buy a BMW 3-Series in sedan, coupe, station wagon and X3 “cute-ute” bodystyles, and for some automakers that might be enough. For niche-crazed BMW though, it’s just the beginning. A 3-Series GT is planned in the mold of the 5-Series GT, as a midway-point between the coupe, sedan and station wagon versions. […]

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You can already buy a BMW 3-Series in sedan, coupe, station wagon and X3 “cute-ute” bodystyles, and for some automakers that might be enough. For niche-crazed BMW though, it’s just the beginning. A 3-Series GT is planned in the mold of the 5-Series GT, as a midway-point between the coupe, sedan and station wagon versions. […]

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BMW China Does Stretching Exercises http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/bmw-china-does-stretching-exercises/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/bmw-china-does-stretching-exercises/#comments Sat, 03 Apr 2010 09:04:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=351369 While everybody is afraid of China flexing its muscles, the Middle Kingdom is stretching its feet. And its cars. Long versions are very popular in the world’s largest auto market, where one can hire a permanent driver for a few hundred $ a month. BMW joins the fray with a lengthened version of their locally […]

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While everybody is afraid of China flexing its muscles, the Middle Kingdom is stretching its feet. And its cars. Long versions are very popular in the world’s largest auto market, where one can hire a permanent driver for a few hundred $ a month. BMW joins the fray with a lengthened version of their locally […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: Number Five Is Alive Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-number-five-is-alive-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-number-five-is-alive-edition/#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2009 14:30:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=336829 The post What’s Wrong With This Picture: Number Five Is Alive Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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Automotive Traveler/TTAC Spyshot: New 2011 BMW 5-Series http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/07/automotivetravelerttac-spyshot-new-bmw-5-series/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/07/automotivetravelerttac-spyshot-new-bmw-5-series/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2009 11:40:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=321844 For more pics of the new 2011 BMW 5-Series caught in the desert, jump on over to automotivetraveler.com.

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For more pics of the new 2011 BMW 5-Series caught in the desert, jump on over to automotivetraveler.com.

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