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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 2 Series Active Tourer to be pricier but better-equipped than Mercedes B-Class

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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer to be pricier but better-equipped than Mercedes B-Class

The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer will launch in Australia later this year with a higher price of entry than its Mercedes-Benz B-Class arch rival, but the Bavarian brand’s local arm says it will more than even the ledger with a substantial list of standard equipment from entry level...

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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer : Three in four buyers will be new to the brand, says car maker
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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer : Three in four buyers will be new to the brand, says car maker

Three out of four buyers of the all-new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer will first-time BMW customers, according to the brand’s projections. Head of product management for BMW’s lower model range Frank Niederlander told Automotive News Europe the 2 Series Active Tourer compact MPV would predominantly attract people that had never owned a BMW before...


BMW M4 v Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507
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BMW M4 v Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507

BMW M Division is the master of toying with magic these days. Here is the brand new BMW M4 we’ve been driving for less than an hour, at 100km/h on Melbourne’s Monash freeway while the official launch is still happening in New Zealand, and the trip computer is reading 6.8 litres per 100 kilometres...


BMW willing to share lithium-ion battery tech with other automakers
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BMW willing to share lithium-ion battery tech with other automakers

BMW has said that it's willing to share its lithium-ion battery technology with other car manufacturers. For its i3 hatchback and i8 plug-in hybrid supercar, BMW uses lithium-ion batteries that it co-developed with Samsung SDI. With 5396 i3 hatches sold worldwide in the first half of 2014 and plans to increase daily production from 100 cars per day to 140 by the end of he year, BMW and Samsung are preparing to increase battery production...


BMW X1 Review : sDrive20i
Rating: 710 /10
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BMW X1 Review : sDrive20i

The world's first compact luxury SUV still holds appeal - especially in the way it drives

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$48,300

2015 BMW 1 Series : First look at fresh-faced hatch
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2015 BMW 1 Series : First look at fresh-faced hatch

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have snapped the updated 2015 BMW 1 Series in Germany, revealing a number of styling tweaks for the premium compact hatchback. The facelifted 1 Series will debut in the European autumn, likely making its public debut at October’s Paris motor show, before reaching right-hand-drive markets such as the UK in the first quarter of 2015...


2015 BMW X1: Second-generation model spied in Europe
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2015 BMW X1: Second-generation model spied in Europe

The 2015 front-wheel-drive BMW X1 baby crossover will make its world premiere in the first half of next year, and here we have the latest round of spy images of the vehicle undergoing late-stage development.  The latest round of images from CarAdvice's European spies show the vehicle in lighter camouflage than before, with the headlights now at least partially visible...


BMW M4 v Mercedes-Benz C63 Edition 507 - Teaser
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BMW M4 v Mercedes-Benz C63 Edition 507 - Teaser

The BMW M4 debuts a new name and a twin-turbo straight-6, but is it enough to tackle the still epic 6.2-litre V8 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507?


BMW 1 Series Review : 116i
Rating: 7.510 /10
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BMW 1 Series Review : 116i

Dan DeGasperi finds the cheapest BMW available in Australia is also one of the best, but watch the options...

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$35,600

BMW and Daimler work together on inductive charging for electric cars
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BMW and Daimler work together on inductive charging for electric cars

BMW and Daimler have announced a collaboration to develop an inductive charging system that will work with both companies' electrified cars. The standardised system to be developed by the two German luxury car makers will be able to charge full electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles without the need for those cars to be physically plugged into a power source...


BMW M4 Gran Coupe ruled out over cost concerns
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BMW M4 Gran Coupe ruled out over cost concerns

There is a four-door BMW M3, and a two-door BMW M4 – but there won’t be a four-door M4. Confused? Read on. BMW has ruled out any plans to offer an M4 Gran Coupe model, which, were one to be created, would be based on the regular 4 Series Gran Coupe model. According to BMW M performance arm sales boss, Jörg Bartels, the car was considered and a business case developed, but it didn’t meet criteria to make it to production...


2014 BMW M3 Review: Track test, skid pan and more
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2014 BMW M3 Review: Track test, skid pan and more

The iconic BMW M3 has been reborn with a new character. Matt Campbell gets to know the turbocharged super sedan in New Zealand.

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$156,900

BMW X1 M: Brand won't rule out small performance SUV
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BMW X1 M: Brand won't rule out small performance SUV

A BMW X1 M performance SUV is on the table as a possible new model, with the brand refusing to rule out any such derivative of its smallest SUV. Any such BMW X1 M would be directly targeted at baby performance crossovers such as the Audi RS Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG. Those two cars are priced at $81,900 and $79,900 respectively, and offer power outputs of 228kW/420Nm and 265kW/450Nm respectively...


BMW M4: Pricing won't change despite discounted Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG 507 Edition
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BMW M4: Pricing won't change despite discounted Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG 507 Edition

The $166,900 price tag of the all-new BMW M4 won't be dropped despite an announcement that rival super coupe the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG 507 Edition has received a discount. Mercedes-Benz today announced a new price of $159,507 plus on-road costs for the C63 AMG 507 Edition, while the all-new BMW M4 - which is being launched in New Zealand this week ahead of going on sale locally late in July - will cost buyers $7393 more before on-road costs...


BMW 2 Series Active Tourer: Company adamant there's space for new MPV despite segment sales slump
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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer: Company adamant there's space for new MPV despite segment sales slump

The all-new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is set to go on sale in Australia in November, but it appears the company may be facing an uphill battle to sell it to potential buyers in an SUV-crazed market. The new 2 Series Active Tourer is best considered as a small MPV - a category of vehicle that has never hit any great sales heights in the local market - which is slated to be aimed squarely at the Mercedes-Benz B-Class...


BMW i8 laser headlights still awaiting approval for Australia
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BMW i8 laser headlights still awaiting approval for Australia

The groundbreaking laser headlights that will are touted to be available on the BMW i8 are still awaiting regulatory approval for Australian sale. BMW Australia director of finance Peter Buchauer told CarAdvice at this week's launch of the BMW M3 and M4 performance models in New Zealand that the new headlight technology is still not locked in to be offered locally...


2014 BMW X5 sDrive 25d Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2014 BMW X5 sDrive 25d Review

The first four-cylinder BMW X5 is also the first 2WD model. It's also the most affordable. Will a small engine dull X5's broad appeal?

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$82,900

BMW engine recall : more than 2900 vehicles across eight model lines affected
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BMW engine recall : more than 2900 vehicles across eight model lines affected

BMW Australia is recalling more than 2900 vehicles across eight of its model ranges due to an issue related to three of its turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engines. The fault stems from a lose connection on the housing of the Valvetronic variable valve timing unit on turbocharged 2.5- and 3.0-litre N51, N52 and N55 engines...


BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Review
Rating: 810 /10
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BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Review

BMW's new 4 Series Gran Coupe isn't a niche player according to the German marque. With extra space and practicality on offer, the company might be right.

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$70 to $109

BMW Connected-Drive Review
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BMW Connected-Drive Review

BMW is rolling out its innovative ConnectedDrive in-car services system across its range from March and April production, meaning the first versions are now in Australia. Essentially, the idea according to BMW is that this technology will make drivers more efficient and, crucially, more mobile. BMW ConnectedDrive is based around and powered by a fully integrated and fixed on-board SIM card...


BMW i8 priced at $299,000, here in March 2015
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BMW i8 priced at $299,000, here in March 2015

The BMW i8 will cost $299,000 when it arrives in Australian showrooms in March 2015. BMW Australia today confirmed pricing and specification details of the plug-in hybrid sports car, which will become the halo model in the new BMW i range that launches in November with the city-sized i3...


BMW and Mini introduce integrated GoPro app
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BMW and Mini introduce integrated GoPro app

BMW and Mini owners will soon be able to operate a GoPro camera through their car’s infotainment system. The integration technology – available from July in 2012 model year and newer vehicles – is the result of a new partnership between the German car maker and the American portable camera manufacturer...


BMW M2 caught testing with new M3
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BMW M2 caught testing with new M3

The highly anticipated BMW M2, the successor to the BMW 1 Series M Coupe, is undergoing testing alongside the newly released BMW M3 in Europe ahead of the car's unveiling in 2015. These new photos reveal the BMW M2's quad exhaust system for the first time...


BMW X5: Week With Review
Rating: 810 /10
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BMW X5: Week With Review

The popular BMW X5 range now includes the sDrive 25d - the first rear-wheel-drive version.

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$82,900

2015 BMW X6 revealed
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2015 BMW X6 revealed

The 2015 BMW X6 has been officially revealed, marking the start of a new chapter for the car that created the luxury crossover coupe niche six years ago. The second-generation X6, revealed inside and out in leaked images just hours ago, will make its public debut in August before launching overseas and in Australia towards the end of 2014...


2015 BMW X6 : Photos of second-generation SUV leaked
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2015 BMW X6 : Photos of second-generation SUV leaked

What seem to be low-resolution versions of official press photos for the next-generation BMW X6 have leaked onto the internet. These photos show that the second generation of BMW's "sports activity coupe" will sport an evolutionary style update. While the new car's basic shape is carried over from the original, it has been melded with BMW's latest styling tropes, including headlights that blend into the company's dual kidney grille...


Driving, Diving and X5ing - BMW X5 Review
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Driving, Diving and X5ing - BMW X5 Review

Escaping the city for the weekend, Tegan Lawson hits the road in the BMW X5 and heads to Port Stephens on a scuba diving adventure. Underwater vision courtesy of Nick Young.


BMW X4 : The Quick Guide
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BMW X4 : The Quick Guide

The BMW X4 is the latest model to join the German brand’s popular line-up of SUVs. The X4 is to the X3 what the X6 is to the X5 – a coupe-style derivative that aims to attract buyers more on its design and sportier intent than its practicality. Here’s CarAdvice’s quick, 10-step guide to the new BMW X4 that goes on sale in Australia in June...


BMW X4 Review
Rating: 710 /10
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BMW X4 Review

BMW's coupe-style version of the X3 follows the pros and cons of the bigger X6 by being less practical but also sportier than the car on which it's based.


BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Review
Rating: 810 /10
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BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Review

BMW merges the practicality of a 3 Series sedan with the visual appeal of a 4 Series coupe ... with a successful outcome.

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$70,000 to $109,000