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CarAdvice podcast 68: New EV infrastructure coming for Australia?

While Mandy heads to the Birdsville Races, Paul Maric is joined this week is Mike Costello, bringing you the latest car news from the past week. This includes the all-new Bentley Continental GT, details on Kia Stinger specifications, the awesome looking Suzuki Jimny, the all-new Porsche Cayenne, plus the BMW i3 revision and Volvo XC60...

2018 BMW i3s brings more power, bigger boots to EV range

A hotted-up version first reported last year has now been made official, with today's online unveiling of the 2018 BMW i3s. Joining a lightly facelifted line-up that last year added the '94Ah' model, the i3s - another awkwardly named variant and not merely a group of i3s - sets itself apart with a subtle sports kit and a moderate power bump...

BMW confirms Formula E racing project

BMW Motorsport has announced its plans for a potential team entry into the fifth season of the all-electric Formula E championship. Currently in its third season, the FIA Formula E championship has already seen the likes of Citroen, Jaguar and Renault make manufacturer's entries, with BMW the latest major automaker to join the electric racing series...

2014-16 BMW i3 REx recalled for fuel leak fix

BMW has issued a recall for its i3 REx (range extender hybrid) built between 2014 and 2016 over concerns the fuel tank ventilation line could be faulty and leak fuel vapour. The Bavarian company reports the fuel tank ventilation line may not be correctly located, and could wear through if it rubs against the body of the vehicle...

Tesla Model S, BMW i3 fall short in IIHS Top Safety Pick tests

The Tesla Model S and BMW i3 electric vehicles have missed out on being considered a Top Safety Pick by the US's Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)...

CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

2018 BMW i3 facelift to bring sporty 'S' variant - report

The refreshed 2018 BMW i3 range will bring a new look, more range and a sporty new performance model, according to a new report out of Europe. Britain's Autocar claims the updated electric car will make its debut at next year's Frankfurt motor show in September, headlined by a new 'i3S' electric hot hatch which will become the new flagship...

BMW i3 successor a question of when, not if - report

The BMW i3 hasn't been much of a sales success globally, but the electric vehicle's project manager strongly believes a second generation will launch. He would not confirm a launch window, however. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News, Heinrich Schwackhoefer said despite slow sales compared to rivals like Tesla, he expects the BMW i-range will live on...

BMW electric future in the balance as board debates direction - report

BMW's eight top managers will take the unusual step of skipping next month's Paris motor show to discuss the future of its electric vehicles program, a new report suggests. Like most car makers, BMW's top executives will usually make themselves available to media and partners in the opening days of the world's biggest motor shows...

2017 BMW i3 pricing and specifications: EV range increased to 200km

The radical BMW i3 electric car has scored an upgrade, giving it a greater driving range in exchange for a small price increase. The rather clumsily-named new 2017 BMW i3 94Ah contains a battery with denser lithium-ion cells, yielding greater energy. The range in real-world driving increases to 200km on the pure EV (up from 160km) and grows to 320km for the plug-in hybrid...

Next BMW i8 could have 560kW, autonomous EV coming - report

The next-generation BMW i8 hybrid supercar could produce as much as 560kW and drive all four wheels, while a new BMW i-model will debut the company's most advanced autonomous driving systems at the turn of the decade, according to a new report out of America...