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CarAdvice podcast 66: Win an awesome Father's Day present, and how is a hearse built? We find out!

In the studio this week is Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Dave Zalstein bringing you the latest in the car world from the past week. In car news, left-hand drive supercars will become legal in Australia by 2019, Volkswagen Golf GTi Original and Golf R Grid to sharpen prices for Australia and the Infiniti Prototype 9 has been revealed with parts from the next-generation Nissan Leaf...

2019 BMW 3 Series sedan spied with showroom-ready lights

The next-generation BMW 3 Series sedan has been photographed wearing production-ready LED head- and tail-lights. It's been over half a year since the last 3 Series prototypes were spied undergoing testing. This latest prototype does away with the placeholder parts used on earlier cars. There's also less disguise up front, fleshed out side sills, a fuel cap, and exhaust tip finishers...

2018 BMW 3 Series pricing and specs: New equipment, price bumps

Pricing and equipment for the updated 2018 BMW 3 Series range have been announced this week, before the refreshed line-up arrives in local showrooms from November. Headlining changes include the addition of a bright new Sunset Orange metallic exterior paint, along with updated alloy wheel designs and the standard fitment of BMW's iDrive 6 infotainment system across the range...

BMW 3 Series Electric to debut September, options cut to fund for EV R&D - reports

An all-electric BMW 3 Series sedan will reportedly be unveiled at this year's Frankfurt motor show in September, although BMW has yet to make any announcement of plans. Sources have told Handelsblatt the 3 Series EV will make its debut in September, partially as a spoiler for the Tesla Model 3, which goes into production later this year...

2000-2004 BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, X5 recalled for faulty airbags

BMW has issued a recall for its old-generation 'E46' 3 Series, 'E39' 5 Series and 'E53' X5 lines built between 2000 and 2004 over concerns the vehicles could be fitted with faulty Takata airbags. Unlike previous Takata recalls, the Bavarian automaker says the affected vehicles may have had their original airbags replaced with faulty inflators during their service life, or as part of the recent Takata airbag recall...

2018 BMW 3 Series spied with M Sport package

The next-generation BMW 3 Series sedan has been spied again, this time fitted with the M Sport package. Compared to earlier prototype vehicles, this latest prototype features a small boot lip spoiler, sits slightly lower to the ground, and rides on a larger alloy wheels and lower profile tyres...

BMW EV range to include electric 3 Series, X3, X4, Mini models - reports

The BMW X3, X4, 3 Series, and Mini hatch, will be among the company's mainstream vehicles to gain pure-electric drivetrains from 2019. Harald Krueger, BMW's CEO, has told Bloomberg the company will begin offering EV variants in its mainstream vehicle lines beginning in 2019 with an electric Mini hatchback...

2018 BMW 3 Series interior and exterior spied

The interior of the next-generation BMW 3 Series has been spied for the first time, accompanied by fresh images of the new car's exterior. Unfortunately, the latest 3 Series prototypes seem to be wearing a similar amount of disguise to the vehicles spotted during cold weather testing at the beginning of the year...

BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, X5 added to Takata airbag recall: 28,600 vehicles affected

BMW has issued a recall for 28,577 of its older-generation 3 Series, 5 Series and X5 vehicles as part of the ongoing Takata airbag recall. The notice affects the ‘E46’ 3 Series, ‘E39’ 5 Series and ‘E53’ X5, produced between 2002 and 2005. In this latest Takata recall, BMW reports the driver airbag’s gas generator can malfunction due to high levels of humidity...

2017 BMW 3 Series GT LCI pricing and specifications: Tweaked looks, more equipment

The 2017 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo range is the latest recipient of the German car maker's 'Life Cycle Impulse' (LCI) facelift, and will arrive in Australia during the fourth quarter of this year. First revealed in June, the 3 Series GT LCI facelift receives a new daytime-running light signature for the standard-fit LED headlights, lightly refreshed front and rear bumpers, along with new LED tail-lights with an LED signature similar to the LCI-updated 3 Series sedan and wagon...

2016 BMW 330i and 430i Gran Coupe 100 Year Editions on sale in Australia

BMW's ongoing celebrations of its 100-year history is expanding into the Australian market with the launch of two special editions: the 330i 100 Year Edition and the 430i 100 Year Edition. Adding between $9000 and $13,000 in additional equipment, the 330i and 430i Gran Coupe special editions include the addition of various BMW Individual selections as standard...