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Why a new 2013 BMW M5 costs less than a used one

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Ben Barry, 21 February 2013 09:00

A new BMW M5 retails for £73,000, so it’s understandable if a would-be owner considers the secondhand options; BMW’s approved used scheme throws up plenty of year-old models for £55,000 or so, including my old longtermer . How is it, then, that the new car can be substantially cheaper than a pre-owned equivalent? Because of the vagaries of personal car ...

Stay in our BMW M5 group test hotel - and save 20%

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Greg Fountain, 24 February 2012 09:41

Seiont Manor is ideally located in the beautiful heart of Snowdonia, with uninterrupted views of some of the most stunning scenery in North Wales, and some of the UK’s greatest driving roads right on the doorstep. And now CAR magazine readers can save 20% on a luxury break there with our special offer. You and a partner will pay from ...

Updated! Do we really need winter tyres in the UK?

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Tim Pollard, 06 February 2012 08:55

Should you fit winter tyres? After several hard winters [global readers note; harsh in the moderate British sense], we thought it prudent to try out some of the winter tyre programmes offered by car manufacturers here in the UK. So CAR fitted winter tyres to a selection of our long-term test vehicles: the BMW M5, Audi A1 and Infiniti M35h to ...

Saab: 8 reasons why it’s not all GM’s fault

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Greg Fountain, 17 January 2012 14:03

I blame GM for killing Saab. I’ve said that several times during the recent crisis, citing a litany of mismanagement, lack of sympathy for the brand, poorly conceived product and, in the final reel, the veto of Saab’s desperate final rescue plan. But in the course of this awful story I’ve talked to a lot of knowledgeable people with varying ...

Eight reasons why we like the Audi A7

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Ben Pulman, 03 January 2011 08:03

Just spent a few days driving Audi's new A7 in the UK, and have come away very impressed. Here's a few quick reasons why: Good point number 1: The driving position is very good: no longer do you feel the need to pull the steering wheel all the way out just to get comfortable (so often an Audi bugbear of ...

Why I ended up buying two E12 BMW M535i's

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Chris Chilton, 28 January 2010 10:20

There’s something about impending fatherhood that makes me rush out and buy cars that I have absolutely no need for. Maybe it’s a midlife crisis thing, I’m not sure, but I can tell you that children are certainly expensive, though not for the reasons everyone thinks.Three years ago I bought a 1989 911 Carrera two weeks before my son was ...

BMW 5-series (2010): our reaction in the metal

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Ben Oliver, 24 November 2009 10:20

At least it was a genuine surprise. BMW had managed to keep the looks of its new 5-series largely secret until design director Adrian van Hooydonk pulled the covers off at the firm’s Munich headquarters yesterday. I was there, and the reaction in the room was similar to the reaction in the CAR office and on the web when the ...

Will the XF seal Jaguar's fate?

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Ben Pulman, 26 July 2007 14:18

Ben Pulman stumbles across the new Jag XF on his first day in a new job A first day on the job is usually a letdown; all mind-numbing admin and IT problems. Not at CAR. My first (and second) day found me on the UK launch of the new Audi A5, and we'd taken along a couple of the big ...

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