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BMW was founded by Franz Joseph Popp in 1916 in Germany, however the first BMW car didn’t go on sale until 1929 as it originally produced aircraft engines and motorcycles. BMW currently has a range of nine different passenger vehicles including the 3 Series, 5 Series, & 7 Series and 4WD/SUV models such as X1, X3, X5, & X6 available in Australia. BMW is today highly regarded for performance and luxury. Creating some of the most exciting sports cars in the world as well as exploring and creating new niche segments.

BMW Reviews

2016 BMW X5 M Review

The world's fastest SUV just happens to also be the best.

Should I buy a BMW i3? Is it suitable for country driving?

Electric cars are becoming a ‘real’ thing and are no longer a pipe-dream fantasy. CarAdvice reader Stephanie e-mailed us about the BMW i3 and wanted to know whether she should purchase the pure electric version, or the REX (Range Extender) version, which comes with a small petrol engine in addition to the electric drivetrain. Q: Hello...

2015 BMW 125i Review

Is 'one' the new 'three'? Curt drives the 2015 BMW 125i to see if it is worthy of the 'ultimate driving machine' moniker.

BMW Intensive Driving Experience

Though I've been to Sydney Motorsport Park quite a few times, I'd never driven on the track until I took part in the BMW Intensive Driving Experience. Heading out to the former Eastern Creek racetrack, the sun was shining and I was excited to be able to finally get my chance to see what it's all about – and in BMWs no less...

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BMW Videos

2016 BMW X1 Review

The all-new 2016 BMW X1 has arrived. It's bigger, it's bolder and it is a lot more grown up. BMW are adamant that the new X1 is very much a proper AWD vehicle. We negotiate a series of off-road simulations to show how the car's capabilities continue to offer a solid amount of lifestyle flexibility. The X-Drive (AWD) models feel great on the road - the front-drive version comes in 2016...

BMW Connected Drive - functionality overview

Read the article here. There are a lot of exciting things about owning a new BMW - whether it's the all new M3 and of course the first ever BMW X4. While there are some pretty cool things happening on the outside, there is very impressive technology happening on the inside - thanks to BMW Connected Drive...

Car technology: driving on a flat run flat tyre

Read the article here. What are run flat tyres? Essentially an RFT is a self-supporting tyre with a very different construction to that of a conventional pneumatic tyre. The sidewall is made of thicker rubber and has been reinforced to make it stiffer. It's this section that will bear the weight once the air pressure is gone...

BMW X5 twin test - upgrading from E70 to F15

Read the article here. For many Australians, selling your car before its warranty period ends – say every three or four years – is pretty standard practice. And if your ownership experience has been good, then the first place you’re likely look for your next car, is the new version of the one you have. So today, I’m upgrading from my own BMW X5 to the new BMW X5...

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BMW Comparisons

Audi TT Quattro Sport v BMW 228i Sport : Comparison Review

One brief, two different approaches. It's AWD Audi against RWD BMW for the battle of the sports coupes.

2015 BMW X5 M v Porsche Cayenne Turbo : Comparison Review

Traditionally, the sportscar concept embraced lightness and simplicity – a less is more approach. Increasingly, though, the makers of the BMW X5 M from Munich and Porsche Cayenne Turbo from Stuttgart – together with Affalterbach arch rival Mercedes-AMG – threaten to burst the conventional ‘sportiness’ pigeonhole at the seams plying extensive feature lists, excess in luxury and extremes of high performance in formulating their range-leading Sport Utility Vehicles...

Audi A3 Cabriolet v BMW 2 Series Convertible : Comparison review

With the sunlight hours diminishing by the day, the Audi A3 Cabriolet and the BMW 2 Series Convertible may not be at the top of your automotive wish list. Ironically, however, as we’re busy digging out our trackies and Uggs in preparation for circa-20-degree days, our friends in parts of Europe are doing the same – though they’re stripping off snow jackets and boots (in place of our footy shorts and thongs) in anticipation of what they depressingly label ‘summer’...

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BMW News

Next-generation BMW 5 Series wagon spy photos

Our spy photographers have nabbed the first photos of the next-generation BMW 5 Series Touring in almost two years. Under the skin, the new, larger 5 Series will utilise the company's new "35up" platform, which made its official debut underpinning the sixth-generation 7 Series that debuted earlier this year...

BMW preparing quad-turbo diesel for 2016 - report

BMW is reportedly preparing a quad-turbocharged diesel engine, which will initially do service in the brand's large sedan and SUV range. According to both Bimmerpost and Autocar, the Bavarian luxury car maker's engineers are working on a new inline six-cylinder diesel engine boosted by four turbochargers...

2016 BMW M3, M4 pricing and specifications

BMW Australia has revealed details of its updated 2016 M3 sedan and two-door M4 models this week, bringing new kit and, more importantly, significant price cuts. Due in showrooms from the fourth quarter of 2015, the refreshed M heroes will square off against the all-new and markedly more powerful Mercedes-AMG C 63 S - although the Merc will do battle in sedan and Estate wagon form initially, with the coupe still to be revealed...

What is Alpine Diesel? Do I need Alpine Diesel when travelling to the snow?

With snow season in full swing, a question that often comes up at this time of year is — what is Alpine Diesel? When do I need to use Alpine Diesel and do I really actually need Alpine Diesel? CarAdvice reader Tom e-mailed us asking this question. Q: I am heading to the snow this weekend with my BMW X3 diesel...

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BMW Owner Reviews

2006 BMW 3 30i Review

When my partner said "i want a new car" i shrieked - His taste is quite exquisite. (generally means expensive) After searching for a well performer, that would match with good city economy, for 3 months; this BMW E90 330i M-Sport popped up on CarSales at an out of state respected dealer. Asking a ridiculous price, and myself being a new vehicle salesman, i eagerly called and got to know a bit about it...

2004 BMW 5 30i Sport Review

We bought this baby approximately 2 years ago. It was an impulse buy which my partner thought was a good idea as he has always dreamed about owning a 5 series. At the time I had high doubts about buying a European car with 120,000kms that was 9 years old. But, (touch wood) there was little wrong with her...

2014 BMW 1 M135i Review

The formula is simple, it's one that has been proven time and time again. Take one relatively light car, place a relatively big engine in it and make sure the power exits through the rear wheels. Add some thoughtful concern for 50:50 weight distribution and you have what can be described as a fun drive, it's physics after all, you're working with the laws and not trying to fight them...

2014 BMW 116i Sportline Review

I purchased my 2014 BMW 116i in late 2014 and overall have been very happy with my decision. I spent about a month looking for a vehicle to replace my 2011 Audi A3 and after many vehicles being considered, I ended up buying the 1 Series. Looked at SP25 Astina, A3, A-Class and more, and it turned out the BMW was the cheapest, and the best to drive in the end...

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BMW Galleries

Next-generation BMW 5 Series wagon spy photos
2016 BMW X5 M Review

2016 BMW X5 M Review

2015 BMW 125i Review

2015 BMW 125i Review

2016 BMW M3, M4 pricing and specifications
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