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2018 BMW X2 pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the 2018 BMW X2 range have been announced this week, with the company's newest SUV model to kick off from $55,900 when it lands in March. At launch just one variant will be offered, the X2 sDrive20i. Outputs are rated at 141kW and 280Nm from the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol, with 0-100km/h taking around 7...

2019 BMW Z4 spied with less camouflage next to Toyota Supra

The third-generation BMW Z4 has been spied alongside its platform mate, the long-awaited successor to the Toyota Supra. Compared to the last prototype, spied on the Nurburgring in May 2017, this latest car wears significantly less camouflage. Gone are most of the coverings around the head- and tail-lights, the disguise around the grille and lower air intakes, and the false body panels along the car's flanks...

2019 BMW X4 to be revealed in coming months

The next-generation BMW X4 looks set to be revealed in the coming months, with Bernhard Kuhnt - BMW North America's CEO - confirming the new crossover will debut this year. Confirming the news while speaking to press at the 2018 Detroit motor show - as reported by Carscoops - Kuhnt said; "this year, we will launch a new BMW X4"...

2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible spied in the snow

The BMW 8 Series Convertible has been spied this week during cold weather testing wearing less camouflage, giving us a closer look at the company's upcoming drop-top. Looking very much like its coupe twin - albeit with a different roof design - there aren't too many surprises in terms of the 8 Series Convertible's overall design...

BMW smashes longest continuous drift record

The 2018 BMW M5 has smashed the record for the longest continuous drift, with the time of eight hours, the German sedan blitzed the previous record by a massive 230-kilometres, with a new distance of 374km. The 4.4-litre V8-powered BMW has 441kW of power and 750Nm of torque, reaching 100km/h in 3...

CarAdvice podcast 85: Oh how easy it can be to steal your modern car

We are back for 2018! This week it's Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens in the studio. In car news, the Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X are coming to Australia, as is the Mazda CX-8. Over to Korea and Hyundai has announced it is building a two-seater sports car, right after revealing the hydrogen-powered Nexo...

2018 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer facelift unveiled

The facelifted BMW 2 Series Active Tourer has been unveiled with styling tweaks, a new transmission option and other upgrades. Stylistically, the 2 Series Active Tourer sports an updated front fascia with a wider set of kidney grilles, a slightly more aggressive design, a blacked out lower section on models without the M Sport styling kit, restyled LED fog lights, and new headlamp graphics for cars with LED lighting...

2018 BMW 8 Series spied without diguise

The upcoming BMW 8 Series has been spied and leaked on social media this week, giving us a first look at the final version of the Bavarian marque's coupe flagship. Several social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram posted the images, which show a white example of the sports luxury coupe on the factory floor, partially concealed by a white sheet...

UPDATE - EV roadmap: How the big brands will deliver electric vehicles in the years ahead

Electric vehicles are coming, and the past year has seen a number of big manufacturers roll out their plans for the electric revolution. Although each is shooting for the same goal – profitability in an era of tighter emissions regulations – there are a number of different theories on how to get there. Here are the latest formal plans, collated in the one place...

Top 5 concept cars of 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at some of the most interesting, exciting and downright strange stories published this year...

2019 BMW 1 Series spied during winter testing

The 2019 BMW 1 Series has been snapped during cold-weather testing in Scandinavia. Although it won't be the first front-wheel drive BMW – that honour goes to the 2 Series Active Tourer and X1 – the new 1 Series hatchback will be the first 'core range' car to ditch rear-drive...