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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 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...

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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...


Tesla and BMW in talks over co-operation on batteries, charging stations, carbonfibre
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Tesla and BMW in talks over co-operation on batteries, charging stations, carbonfibre

Tesla CEO and chairman, Elon Musk, has confirmed that Tesla and BMW have discussed working together on a number of different items. The outspoken CEO sat down for a long interview with Germany's Der Spiegel magazine. In the wide-ranging discussion he mentions, amongst other things, discussions that Tesla has had with BMW regarding possible future collaborations...


BMW M7 not needed, Alpina B7 covers that niche, according to BMW exec
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BMW M7 not needed, Alpina B7 covers that niche, according to BMW exec

A senior North American BMW executive has ruled out the possibility of a BMW M7 joining the model lineup in the near term. Paul Ferraiolo, BMW North America's manager of product planning and strategy, spoke to Motor Trend at the recent LA auto show about the company's new model pipeline...


BMW M3 Review – featuring E92
Rating: 8.510 /10
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BMW M3 Review – featuring E92

Before you read any deeper into this BMW M3 review, let me declare some bias. I’m more of an M3 person than an M4 one. It’s not just about the four-door practicality, as most M3 generations sold in Australia have been coupes; or the fact the M3 saves you $10K over the M4; it’s also about that badge...


BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Review
Rating: 810 /10
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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Review

Australia welcomes the first front-wheel drive BMW, the 2 Series Active Tourer. Its compact size, smooth drive, and space and features could see it carve out a new niche.

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$44,400 to $54,900

BMW working on hydrogen fuel-cell-powered 'i5' with Toyota - report
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BMW working on hydrogen fuel-cell-powered 'i5' with Toyota - report

The hydrogen fuel-cell drivetrain powering the new Toyota Mirai could, if reports are correct, end up underneath a third BMW i model, possibly named the BMW i5. Unnamed sources within BMW have told Autocar that the Bavarian car company is working with Toyota to develop a new hydrogen fuel-cell car...


BMW i Remote app for Samsung smartwatch wins CES award
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BMW i Remote app for Samsung smartwatch wins CES award

Not content with just winning engineering and design awards, BMW has won the top prize in the 2015 CES Innovations Awards - Software and Mobile Apps category - for its new i Remote app for Samsung Gear smartwatch. Entries in the awards are judged on a multitude of criteria, including aesthetic design, functionality, user-friendliness and innovation...


2015 BMW X1 interior : First look
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2015 BMW X1 interior : First look

CarAdvice's spies have grabbed the first peek at the inside of the next-generation BMW X1 due in 2015. The images reveal a number of visual changes from the current model, including a bulkier centre stack and an infotainment display that rises out of the dash rather than being integrated...


BMW i3 Review
Rating: 810 /10
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BMW i3 Review

BMW's first electric car sold in Australia, the i3 city car, is a $70k paradigm shift for the brand. But is the drive as sharp as the look?


2016 BMW 1 Series front-drive sedan spied again
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2016 BMW 1 Series front-drive sedan spied again

The 2016 BMW 1 Series sedan has been caught in action once again by our European spy photographers, giving us a good insight into the Bavarian brand’s imminent Audi A3 sedan and Mercedes-Benz CLA rival.  With its German rivals spinning out multiple entry level offering to great sales success, world luxury car sales leader BMW seems to have caught onto the idea that it must follow suit...


BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer: Seven-seat baby MPV due for mid-2015 launch
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BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer: Seven-seat baby MPV due for mid-2015 launch

BMW will launch a stretched seven-seat variant of the 2 Series Active Tourer MPV in 2015, possibly branded as the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer. According to the UK's Car magazine, the seven-seat variant of the 2 Series will be unveiled during the early part of the northern summer of 2015. It's unclear when, or even if, Australia will receive the lengthened 2 Series MPV...


BMW X5 M and X6 M revealed, due in Australia around May 2015
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BMW X5 M and X6 M revealed, due in Australia around May 2015

The hardcore second-generation 2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M high-performance SUVs are set to storm into Australian showrooms around May 2015 after making their world premiere this morning.  Once again a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine sits beneath the bonnet of both, but this version has 423kW on tap between 6000 and 6500rpm, up four per cent...


2015 BMW X4 M40i : Flagship performance crossover spied undisguised
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2015 BMW X4 M40i : Flagship performance crossover spied undisguised

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have snapped a seemingly production-ready BMW X4 M40i undergoing high-speed testing at the Nurburgring in Germany. Spotted covered with camouflage in August, these images uncover every exterior detail of the forthcoming X4 flagship, which boasts an M-enhanced sports body kit, large brakes, and, most significantly, tailpipes on either side of its rear diffuser, making it distinct from all other X4s...


BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition sports eye-catching highlights
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BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition sports eye-catching highlights

The limited run BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition has been created to celebrate the fact that an M4 lookalike has run away with this year's DTM championship. Unless you've been following the DTM championship closely, last weekend's season ending race at the Hockenheimring was all about the Audi RS7 Piloted Driving Concept...


BMW i8S with 370kW coming in 2017 - report
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BMW i8S with 370kW coming in 2017 - report

A fresh report has shed new light on BMW’s alleged plans for a higher-performance version of its i8 plug-in hybrid supercar. Following a report in July by German publication Auto Motor und Sport that a hotter BMW i9 was on the way, US magazine Automobile is reporting that the new model has been internally codenamed ‘M100’ and is “almost certain” to be badged BMW i8S...


Mercedes-Benz C200 v BMW 320i : Comparison review
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Mercedes-Benz C200 v BMW 320i : Comparison review

Not long ago the BMW 320i and Mercedes-Benz C200 would have had their model designation badges removed before their starting-out business executive owner even left the showroom. Behind the allure of tri-star and propeller badges were the reality of wheezy base engines and specification that often left execs cranking window winders...


BMW i3 acceleration problems will be sorted out in 2015
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BMW i3 acceleration problems will be sorted out in 2015

Testing has revealed that in certain circumstances the range extended version of the BMW i3 may experience a sudden decrease in acceleration ability; BMW says that it is currently working on a fix. The BMW i3 hatch is available as either a pure electric vehicle or with an optional range extender petrol engine...


BMW i8 Review - First Drive
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BMW i8 Review - First Drive

http://www.caradvice.com.au/313371/?yt_desc - Read the article here. If you’ve ever felt disappointed by the lack of stuff in science fiction movies being turned into reality, the BMW i8 might just be your cure. BMW showed off the i8 in the Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol movie back in 2011 and although there were hints of it going into volume production, no one actually expected the Munich-based brand to produce it so close to concept form...


BMW i8 Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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BMW i8 Review

Is this the future of the automobile?

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$299,000

BMW X1 Review: sDrive 18d SportLine
Rating: 710 /10
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BMW X1 Review: sDrive 18d SportLine

BMW's X1 has joined the ranks of 2WD SUVs. Can the RWD version of the popular small SUV compete with the AWD variant?


BMW M4 Convertible: 4.4sec twin-turbo drop-top lobs from $178,430
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BMW M4 Convertible: 4.4sec twin-turbo drop-top lobs from $178,430

The first-ever BMW M4 Convertible is now on sale in Australia priced from $178,430, representing a near $2000 price cut compared with the model it replaces. Taking its place atop the new BMW 4 Series range, the BMW M4 Convertible is priced $51,800 above the top-spec 435i Convertible and $12,000 above the M4 Coupe. Starting $1965 below the outgoing automatic-equipped 4...


Audi SQ5 v BMW X4 30d v Porsche Macan S Diesel : Comparison review
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Audi SQ5 v BMW X4 30d v Porsche Macan S Diesel : Comparison review

We are just about getting used to the idea of sporty cars powered by diesel engines, but the Audi SQ5, BMW X4 30d and Porsche Macan S Diesel further test the scepticism of purists. Can a diesel-powered SUV be a genuine performance star? It’s fitting the SQ5 is here because it was Audi that started the modern era of diesel performance with its R10 and R15 TDI race cars that, with the exception of 2009, dominated Le Mans between 2006 and 2011 (before hybrids became trendy)...


BMW 2 Series Active Tourer : 216d, 220d, 220i, xDrive variants expand MPV range
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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer : 216d, 220d, 220i, xDrive variants expand MPV range

The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer range has been expanded with the addition of three new turbocharged engines and the availability of all-wheel drive. A single new four-cylinder petrol (220i) and a duo of diesels (three-cylinder 216d and four-cylinder 220d) double the number of formerly announced engine options, joining the 218i and 225i petrol and 218d diesel that were available overseas from launch...


BMW 428i Gran Coupe Review : LT1
Rating: 810 /10
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BMW 428i Gran Coupe Review : LT1

Who better to test BMW's segment-straddling 428i Gran Coupe executive express than our resident chief executive?


2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible revealed
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2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible revealed

The wraps have been taken off the BMW 2 Series Convertible, which has been launched as a replacement for the outgoing 1 Series Convertible. The sporty small drop-top features an electric fabric soft top that is capable of opening or retracting in 20 seconds at speeds up to 50km/h, and BMW claims drivers will enjoy a sportier drive thanks to a 20 per cent increase in torsional rigidity in comparison to the outgoing 1 Series Convertible...


BMW 1 Series sedan caught for the first time
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BMW 1 Series sedan caught for the first time

An all-new BMW 1 Series sedan has been spotted undergoing testing by CarAdvice's spy photographers for the first time. The new 1 Series sedan, confirmed to be sold globally in the second part of this decade, was seen near the brand's German headquarters, and the significance of the car is not only that it's the first such bodystyle for the BMW small car range, but also its underpinnings...


Daredevil Drifting - BMW Alpine xDrive
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Daredevil Drifting - BMW Alpine xDrive

http://www.caradvice.com.au/306949 - Read the full article here. Snow is falling, the wind is howling and visibility is low. Perfect conditions to put BMW's xDrive system to the test on snow and ice at the BMW Alpine xDrive experience. CarAdvice heads to the Snow Farm, Wanaka, near Queenstown in New Zealand and Tegan Lawson gets behind the wheel of a number of X-series vehicles to get some tips on drifting, slalom and ice driving...


BMW M235i Weekend Review: Sorrento to Daylesford
Rating: 8.510 /10
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BMW M235i Weekend Review: Sorrento to Daylesford

Taking advantage of a long weekend, David Zalstein heads from Sorrento to Daylesford in the new BMW M235i...