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2019 BMW 1 Series hits the Nurburgring

A prototype believed to be the next-generation 2019 BMW 1 Series has made its debut at the iconic Nurburgring race track this week. Compared to the vehicle spied in May, the 1 Series mule spied on track features a new front bumper with a radar sensor - likely for autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and radar cruise control systems - and different alloy wheels...

2018 BMW X7 to debut as a concept in September

The BMW X7 Concept will reportedly be unveiled in September, and preview a new seven-seat crossover due to go on sale globally next year. According to both Autocar and BMW Blog, the X7 Concept will make its debut at the Frankfurt motor show, press days for which begin on September 12, European time...

2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo revealed, due for Australia this year

The BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo has been revealed in full hours after official images were published ahead of schedule. Measuring 5091 millimetres long, 1902mm wide, 1538mm tall, and riding on a 3070mm wheelbase, the new 6 Series Gran Turismo is 87mm longer overall than its predecessor. The width and wheelbase are unchanged, but the roof line sits 21mm closer to the ground...

2018 BMW 6 Series GT official photos leaked

Official photos of the BMW 6 Series GT hatchback have been accidentally published ahead of schedule. These images were originally published on Wheelsage, but have since been taken down. Although the 6 Series GT is a new nameplate for the Bavarian luxury car maker, the car shares the same concept as the 5 Series GT it replaces: fit a taller body to the 5 Series platform, and add a dash of sportiness via a raked back tailgate and frameless side windows...

BMW hints at electrified M cars

The next generation of BMW M vehicles could see the introduction of performance-focused hybrid or full-electric technology, a representative of the company has hinted this week. Speaking with Australian media at the local launch of the new 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid (PHEV), Alexander Kotouc, head of product management for BMW GmbH, hinted that the worlds of both the performance-oriented 'M' and future-focused 'i' brands could one day merge...

BMW slams Australian government on EV infrastructure

The boss of BMW's local arm has pulled no punches in his estimation of the Australian government, declaring it has fallen far behind other developed countries when it comes to legislation and strategies regarding low-emissions vehicles. Marc Werner, CEO for BMW Australia, said at the launch of the plug-in hybrid 530e iPerformance that the government has "stuck their collective heads in the sand"...

Jim Richards to run 1985 JPS BMW 635 at Silverstone Classic

Jim Richards' legendary JPS BMW 635 CSi will be making an appearance at the Silverstone Classic in the UK, with its championship-winning driver behind the wheel. In 1985, Richards drove the black and gold Beemer, for Frank Gardner Racing, to seven wins and won its first title in the Group A specification...

2017 BMW 530e iPerformance pricing and specs: PHEV here in July from $108,900

Local pricing and details for the 2017 BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid (PHEV) have been revealed this week, with the electrified luxury sedan to arrive in Australian showrooms from July. Starting from $108,900 before on-road costs, the hybrid 5 Series is the same price as the more conventional 530i, though the hybrid claims to be far more frugal...

2018 BMW X2 front bumper design spied

The BMW X2 has been spied again, this time on the back of a transport truck. This latest prototype features less camouflage tape on its front fascia, revealing an aggressive design for the crossover's lower air intakes. Unfortunately the rest of the vehicle wears the same level of disguise as the prototype seen at the end of 2016 during cold weather testing in Sweden...

Toyota 'brand value' unstoppable, Mercedes and Tesla climbing: survey

Toyota has defended its place atop the annual BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands study, maintained by research group Millward Brown - with Tesla improving on its 2016 position of 10th place. Each year, the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands study lists values for the world’s biggest companies...

BMW will always have a steering wheel, despite market push for autonomy

Automotive manufacturers are rapidly being forced to diversify into becoming mobility providers and technology companies, but BMW assures that despite the push for more onboard technology, the steering wheel (or something along those lines) will always have a place in ‘the Ultimate Driving Machine’...