BMW

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 Touch Sensitive Radio Preset Buttons

Most Recent video

BMW Touch Sensitive Radio Preset Buttons

Did you know that running your fingers along the radio preset buttons in a BMW displays where it leads on the iDrive screen? Dave Zalstein shows you what we mean.

Recent BMW News & Reviews
2015 BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M pricing and specifications
17
Comments

2015 BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M pricing and specifications

Pricing and specification details have been announced for the 2015 BMW X5 M and its coupe-styled sibling, the 2015 BMW X6 M. The range-topping versions of the X5 and X6 will arrive in the second quarter of 2015, with the high-performance duo claimed to "set the benchmark" for dynamic ability and agility...


2015 BMW 228i:: Week with Review
Rating: 810 /10
Read Review

2015 BMW 228i: Week with Review

CarAdvice's resident shooter Tom Fraser spends a week getting intimate with the BMW 228i...

Priced At
$64,400

Rinspeed Budii reimagines the BMW i3 as an autonomous vehicle
5
Comments

Rinspeed Budii reimagines the BMW i3 as an autonomous vehicle

The Rinspeed Budii concept will take pride of place on the Swiss company's stand at this year's Geneva motor show. Rinspeed has given the BMW i3 a wide-body restyling and a host of new technology to turn the hatchback into a glimpse of what an autonomous vehicle might look like in the showroom. The thoroughly reworked interior features a steering wheel mounted to a robotic arm...


BMW M4 MotoGP safety car features engine with water injection system
18
Comments

BMW M4 MotoGP safety car features engine with water injection system

The BMW M4 MotoGP safety car that will be used during the 2015 season will feature an engine that's equipped with a novel water injection system. Aside from the eye-catching livery and its complement of flashing lights, the BMW M4 that will be used as a safety car during the 2015 MotoGP season has one extra trick hidden up its sleeve, or under its bonnet to be more precise: a water injection system that is said to improve performance and cut fuel consumption by reducing combustion temperatures...


2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible Review
Rating: 910 /10
Read Review

2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible Review

The 2015 BMW 2 Series convertible is perhaps the only real option for an open-air sporty German cruiser on a budget, but is that reason enough to buy one?

Priced At
$54,900 to $85,000

BMW PHEV sedan coming in 2018, priced against Tesla Model S - report
3
Comments

BMW PHEV sedan coming in 2018, priced against Tesla Model S - report

BMW is reportedly working on a plug-in hybrid sedan, which could be based on the next-generation version of the long-wheelbase 5 Series. According to a report in Car, BMW is preparing a new uniquely styled plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Mooted names for this vehicle include i5 and i7, but branding has yet to be settled on...


BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer revealed
20
Comments

BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer revealed

The all-new BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer - the brand's first ever seven-seat mini van - has been revealed ahead of its debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show. The BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer is said to "carve out yet another new vehicle segment", with the European-focused small MPV-cum-wagon stretching the practicality on offer in the smaller 2 Series Active Tourer...


2015 BMW X6 M Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
Read Review

2015 BMW X6 M Review

The BMW X6 M is a mode of transport that makes about as much sense as the current state of Australian politics. It’s not a coupe or a real SUV, yet it sits somewhere in the middle and no matter what you think of its divisive looks and bold character, it’s unbelievably fast. Even BMW admits that the original X6 was an answer to a question nobody had asked...

Priced At
$185,000 to $195,000

BMW M5 AWD variant a possibility
6
Comments

BMW M5 AWD variant a possibility

BMW's head of product management says there’s potential for all-wheel-drive versions of core performance models in the future if the brand can maintain its focus on balancing the power to weight ratio. CarAdvice sat down with head of product management at BMW's M Division, Carsten Pries, at the international launch of the BMW X6 M in Texas, United States to discuss the viability of all-wheel-drive on other performance models...


BMW M Division willing to consider standard transmission for non-SUV models
18
Comments

BMW M Division willing to consider standard transmission for non-SUV models

BMW's strict choice of dual-clutch transmission for non-SUV M models as opposed to regular automatic transmissions may not be a steadfast philosophy, according to one of the performance division's top engineers. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the BMW X6 M in Texas (United States), BMW M division chassis and power train engineer, Brend Barbisch, said the future of transmission choices for its high-performance cars will not necessarily be clear cut based on its predecessors...


BMW M electrification "still a few years" away
2
Comments

BMW M electrification "still a few years" away

The performance arm of BMW says it will still be some years before it begins the electrification of its iconic models. Speaking to CarAdvice at the international launch of the BMW X6 M, Carsten Pries, head of product management of BMW M division, said there are still unanswered questions about the commercial viability of electric cars and whether BMW needs more electrified models than its current i3 and i8...


Audi S3 sedan v BMW 228i coupe : Comparison review
45
Comments

Audi S3 sedan v BMW 228i coupe : Comparison review

It’s not always body style or driveline specification that defines a good twin test — it’s also price. And on that count, the Audi S3 Sedan and BMW 228i Coupe are very similar indeed. The all-wheel-drive Audi is a classy compact sedan with a 206kW punch that retails for $62,200 plus on-road costs and without options...


2015 BMW M235i Review
Rating: 9.510 /10
Read Review

2015 BMW M235i Review

BMW injects some LSD into its flagship (for now) 2 Series, the turbocharged six-cylinder M235i

Priced At
$79,900

BMW 3 Series range sharpened to fight C-Class
38
Comments

BMW 3 Series range sharpened to fight C-Class

The BMW 3 Series range has been given a series of specification upgrades as the company looks at ways to catch the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the sales race.  While BMW has increased pricing across a number of sedan and wagon variants by between $400 and $3100 (while reducing the Gran Turismo by up to $3000), it has added significantly more equipment than before, making its mid-sized staple greater value...


BMW plots busy year of growth
4
Comments

BMW plots busy year of growth

BMW Australia says balance is fundamental to the prestige brand’s continued growth in Australia, and insists it doesn't worry overmuch that rivals Audi and Mercedes-Benz are increasing their respective sales at an even faster clip...


2015 BMW X6 Review
Rating: 810 /10
Read Review

2015 BMW X6 Review

BMW releases the second-generation X6 crossover SUV


2015 BMW X6 pricing and specifications
13
Comments

2015 BMW X6 pricing and specifications

The all new 2015 BMW X6 is now available in Australia and while prices have increased across the range, specification and features is up on all models. BMW are aware that X6 buyers are more interested in luxury and performance appointments than their X5-buying counterparts, so the full X6 range has been tweaked to reflect a more premium offering...


2015 BMW M135i revealed
33
Comments

2015 BMW M135i revealed

Images of the 2015 BMW M135i have been released, revealing the updated styling of the Bavarian brand’s flagship hot-hatch. BMW announced the specifications of its upgraded 1 Series range earlier this month but has kept images of the M135i under wraps until now...


BMW 225i Active Tourer Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
Read Review

BMW 225i Active Tourer Review

Torque steer and front wheelspin... We test a BMW with a big difference.

Priced At
$54,900

2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible : Pricing and specifications
5
Comments

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)...


Volkswagen, BMW partner to install around 100 US fast charging stations
13
Comments

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
29
Comments

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
Read Review

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
6
Comments

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
8
Comments

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
Read Review

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.

Priced At
$63,900 to $69,900

BMW i3 Review: a little car with a lot of character
0
Comments

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
72
Comments

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
26
Comments

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...