Jan 3rd
Call it kismet, karma, or dumb luck, but practically every car line eventually enjoys a day in the sun. Twenty years ago, the planets aligned for the BMW 5-series. The fourth-generation E39 sports sedan arrived with beguiling powertrain, chassis, and aesthetic attributes and driving merits worthy of six straight Car and Driver 10Best awards between 1997 and 2002. Even Consumer…
2017 BMW 5-series Sedan

Nov 20th
Rudolf Diesel, inventor of the compression-ignition engine that bears his name, allegedly drowned in the English Channel 103 years ago. While tragically unfortunate for the inventor himself, this is also bad news for those looking for a metaphor to frame the modern dilemma in which the diesel engine finds itself. At risk of sounding grossly insensitive, it would be much…
2018 BMW 5-series Sedan

Nov 16th
The speed limit just clicked from 120 km/h to unlimited, but the guy in the 10-year-old black Mercedes-Benz C-class diesel won’t get the hell out of my way. We’re heading westbound on the A8 autobahn, about 50 miles southeast of Munich. Spring is late, and the freezing rain hasn’t let up for days.I’m driving a 2018 BMW M550i xDrive, and…