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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.
2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible : Pricing and specifications

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2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible : Pricing and specifications

The first-ever BMW 2 Series Convertible range will launch locally in February, with pricing kicking off below $55K. The new entry-level BMW drop-top will be offered in three model lines - the 220i Convertible (priced at $54,900 plus on-road costs), the 228i Convertible ($68,900 plus costs) and the M235i Convertible ($85,800 plus costs)...

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Volkswagen, BMW partner to install around 100 US fast charging stations
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Volkswagen, BMW partner to install around 100 US fast charging stations

Volkswagen and BMW will install a set of almost 100 fast charging stations across the US by the end of 2015. The concerted effort by the two German automakers will expand the existing charging station network operated by Chargepoint. The new charging facilities will be located along the west coast and in the heavily populated north-eastern corner...


BMW, Toyota working together on a smaller, cheaper Mini model - report
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BMW, Toyota working together on a smaller, cheaper Mini model - report

According to a report, BMW and Toyota have begun investigating how they might produce a smaller and cheaper model to serve as a new entry point for the Mini range. One source within Mini told Automobile magazine, “It's still early days as far as the baby Mini goes, but when our new R&D board member Klaus Froehlich traveled to America early in the new year, this was one of the subjects on his agenda"...


2014 BMW 118i Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2014 BMW 118i Review

James drives the BMW 118i to see if it measures up to the higher numbers of its stablemates.


Porsche 911 Targa and BMW i8 review : Evolution meets revolution
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Porsche 911 Targa and BMW i8 review : Evolution meets revolution

The Porsche 911 is an icon, a supercar classic that has evolved over the decades while remaining true to its design heritage, and long been one of the best cars to drive.

BMW hasn’t even been in the supercar game since the M1, but forget the Eighties because the new i8 is a car that looks ready for the 22nd century...


BMW M2 appears in US dealer computer system - report
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BMW M2 appears in US dealer computer system - report

Bavaria’s worst kept secret, the BMW M2, has appeared in the computer system of US BMW dealers, revealing additional details of the still-to-be-confirmed compact sports coupe. A screen grab of the dealer production timeline tracker – revealed by BMW enthusiast blog Bimmer Post – shows that production of the M2 coupe for the US market is scheduled to begin in November...


2015 BMW i3: Week with Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 BMW i3: Week with Review

The BMW i3 is a game changer in the niche electric vehicle market. It's quirky looking with a focus on the use of sustainable materials, fun to drive and has a lot of character.

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$63,900 to $69,900

BMW i3 Review: a little car with a lot of character
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BMW i3 Review: a little car with a lot of character

The BMW i3 is an intriguing little car. It's quirky looking and certainly not your usual BMW design, but then it has been built from the ground up to be an entirely new car for the German manufacturer.

We had both models through the CarAdvice garage, the i3 BEV or fully electric model with a 360V battery powering the electric motor and the i3 REX, equipped with an electric motor as well as a small range-extending petrol engine...


2015 BMW 1 Series : Fresh looks, three-cylinder engines for updated small car
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2015 BMW 1 Series : Fresh looks, three-cylinder engines for updated small car

The BMW 1 Series has been given a 2 Series-inspired facelift and gained a pair of three-cylinder turbocharged engines from the Mini Cooper in a major mid-life update for the premium small car. Gone are the droopy headlights of its predecessor, replaced by flatter, sharper fixtures reminiscent of the 2 Series coupe and convertible...


BMW M5, M6 may gain all-wheel drive for next-generation models
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BMW M5, M6 may gain all-wheel drive for next-generation models

The new boss of BMW's M division has suggested the next-generation BMW M5 and BMW M6 models may feature an all-wheel drive system. Franciscus van Meel, formerly the head of Audi RS and now the leader at BMW M, spoke to members of the British motoring media, including Auto Express and Autocar at the Detroit motor show...


2014 BMW 328i: Week with Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2014 BMW 328i: Week with Review

James sold his classic 528i but will a new BMW 328i fill the void?


BMW M4 Iconic Lights concept debuts laser headlights with spotlight, width markers
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BMW M4 Iconic Lights concept debuts laser headlights with spotlight, width markers

The BMW M4 Iconic Lights concept currently lives at the Las Vegas Convention Center, home to much of this year's CES, in a large tent in the middle of what is normally a car park. This odd setting allows the M4 Iconic Lights concept to demonstrate its prototype illumination technologies to a small audience via an elaborate light and sound display...


Luxury SUV Comparison: Audi Q5 v BMW X3 v Lexus NX v Volvo XC60
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Luxury SUV Comparison: Audi Q5 v BMW X3 v Lexus NX v Volvo XC60

Considering luxury SUVs are big business, the Lexus NX can’t be accused of being rushed to market. It’s more than a decade since Toyota’s luxury division introduced its last new SUV, the GX that is a spruced-up Prado and never sold in Australia. You then have to go back into the 1990s for the (LandCruiser-based) LX and (Highlander-based) RX...


Face/Off - BMW M135i hatch with M235i coupe front
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Face/Off - BMW M135i hatch with M235i coupe front

It's normally the realm of poor Photoshops or bonkers show cars - grafting the nose of one car onto another. Nissan famously followed fans who were fitting the S13 Silvia nose onto the sister 180SX hatch with an official "Sileighty" model. This one comes from a BMW fan in the UK who (like many) was not a fan of the BMW 1-Series nose on the sporty M135i hatch...


BMW 7 Series: Next-generation 730d sedan photographed completely undisguised
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BMW 7 Series: Next-generation 730d sedan photographed completely undisguised

The next-generation BMW 7 Series has been photographed completely undisguised months ahead of its official launch. Reports state that the new 7 Series will be officially launched in the build up to the one of this year's major European motor shows, either the Geneva show in March or Frankfurt extravaganza in September. According to Dutch website AutoWeek...


2015 BMW 2 Series Review : 228i Coupe
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 BMW 2 Series Review : 228i Coupe

The BMW 228i Coupe is sparkling little two-door that delivers benchmark ride and handling at this end of the market.

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$64,400

Electric cars comparison : BMW i8 v Holden Volt v Mitsubishi PHEV v Nissan Leaf v Toyota Prius
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Electric cars comparison : BMW i8 v Holden Volt v Mitsubishi PHEV v Nissan Leaf v Toyota Prius

Dan and Tegan put five classes of electric vehicles to the test - ranging from compact city cars, to the new BMW i8 sports car.


2015 BMW New Cars
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2015 BMW New Cars

Details of the new and updated BMW models launching in Australia in 2015.   BMW 2 Series Convertible – Q1 BMW Australia will complete its 2 Series family early in 2015 with the launch of the Convertible range. The successor to the old 1 Series Convertible boasts a 20 per cent increase in torsional rigidity and promises to offer a considerably sportier drive...


2015 BMW X6 : Pricing and specifications
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2015 BMW X6 : Pricing and specifications

The second-generation BMW X6 has arrived in Australia with more equipment and improved performance countered by higher pricing.  BMW has not messed with the proportions, however, which remain part SUV and part coupe. The design is polarising, but given about 260,000 of the first-generation car were sold worldwide, there’s clearly a demand there...


BMW to demo fully automated parking assistance, 360-degree crash avoidance systems at CES
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BMW to demo fully automated parking assistance, 360-degree crash avoidance systems at CES

At the 2015 CES show, the Bavarian luxury car maker will demonstrate a version of the BMW i3 electric hatchback that can park itself in a multi-level car park, and is also fitted with a 360-degree collision avoidance system. The i3 research vehicle, which will be demoed at Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas at the beginning of January, is kitted out with four laser scanners, which can monitor the car's environment in real time...


BMW 2 Series Coupe gains three-cylinder engine option, ruled out for Australia
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BMW 2 Series Coupe gains three-cylinder engine option, ruled out for Australia

The three-cylinder engine that has already been seen in the just-released BMW 2 Series Active Tourer can now be found in the sporty BMW 2 Series Coupe. BMW has revealed details of its new 218i base model Coupe, which is powered by the same 1.5-litre three-cylinder powerplant that is also seen in the Mini Cooper range...


2016 BMW 5 Series spied in plug-in hybrid guise
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2016 BMW 5 Series spied in plug-in hybrid guise

Our spies have photographed the next-generation BMW 5 Series sedan out and about during testing in Europe. Despite growing in size, the next-gen 5 Series is expected to shed some weight, with rumours indicating that the new model will tip the scales at around 100kg less than the current-generation car...


Lexus RC350 F Sport v BMW 435i coupe : Comparison review
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Lexus RC350 F Sport v BMW 435i coupe : Comparison review

From the moment the Lexus RC350 F Sport threaded through a first sharp corner it clicked that this is not only a proper BMW 435i rival, but is one that could dethrone the benchmark in the premium coupe class. Lexus nails quality and refinement almost consistently enough that its engineers even seem bored with just ticking off those virtues...


2015 BMW 6 Series, M6 updates revealed
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2015 BMW 6 Series, M6 updates revealed

The BMW 6 Series luxury sports car family and the high-performance BMW M6 halo models have been upgraded for 2015 with fresh styling, extra technology and features, and updated interiors. The 6 Series Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe models benefit from a newly designed kidney grille and restyled front and rear bumpers designed to accentuate the cars’ width...


BMW appoints new boss, Harald Krueger starts mid-2015
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BMW appoints new boss, Harald Krueger starts mid-2015

BMW has announced that Harald Krueger will become its new boss from May 2015, replacing current CEO Norbert Reithofer. Norbert Reithofer has led BMW since 2006, during which time the company has revised its nomenclature to include the 2 Series and 4 Series, expanded its SUV range with the X1, X4 and X6, and seen the departure of controversial design chief Chris Bangle...


BMW 5 Series v Hyundai Genesis : Comparison review
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BMW 5 Series v Hyundai Genesis : Comparison review

Some might argue this is a pointless test. They’d say there’s not a chance in a fiery underworld that luxury car buyers entranced by the German badges could be swayed by one wearing the Hyundai ‘H’. Yet if it were accepted that unexpected upstarts couldn’t challenge the Germans, then everyone might have ignored a car that in 1989 spooked Audi, BMW and Mercedes with its remarkable build quality and regal levels of refinement...


BMW dismisses talk of Tesla tie-up - report
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BMW dismisses talk of Tesla tie-up - report

German luxury automaker BMW has dismissed suggestions that talks are being held about a partnership with American electric car maker Tesla. Wirtschafts Woche, which translates to Business Weekly in English, approached the Bavarian company for a comment after speculation began brewing following a recent interview by Der Spiegel with Tesla CEO, Elon Musk...


BMW Australia upbeat about its front-wheel-drive future
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BMW Australia upbeat about its front-wheel-drive future

BMW Australia is continuing to forge ahead with its plan to offer a product to suit every driver, and the majority of its growth will involve its new front-wheel-drive UKL platform. At the recent launch of the 2 Series Active Tourer, the German car maker revealed there are already 20 products planned to be introduced next year - joining approximately 25 new arrivals this year and 20 the year before...


BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype previews 2.0L/100km premium sedan
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BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype previews 2.0L/100km premium sedan

BMW has given the automotive world a sneak peek at its upcoming 3 Series plug-in hybrid sedan with an ultra-efficient prototype model that previews next year’s production car. The German luxury car maker’s mid-sized four-door plug-in prototype claims combined cycle fuel consumption of just 2...


BMW Australia rules out 2 Series Active Tourer seven-seat and xDrive variants
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BMW Australia rules out 2 Series Active Tourer seven-seat and xDrive variants

BMW Australia says it will likely steer clear of expanding its front-drive 2 Series Active Tourer range with Euro-focused seven-seat or xDrive all-wheel-drive derivatives for the foreseeable future. The seven-seat baby MPV 'Gran Tourer' has been spotted out and about in disguise overseas, and is tipped to launch in Europe by the middle of 2015...