Loading indicator
News & Reviews
Last 7 Days

BMW mulling electric venture with Great Wall for China - UPDATE

Update (16 October 2017): Great Wall Motor Company has issued a statement in response to rumours of a potential tie-up with BMW. See bottom of article for details. German luxury marque BMW is looking into a business venture with Chinese manufacturer Great Wall to produce electric vehicles, according to a new report...

2018 BMW X2 spied with almost no disguise

The upcoming BMW X2 has been spied again this week, with almost no effort made to hide its key styling details. Finished in a metallic yellow similar to the shade used on the M3 and M4, the company's new coupe-like crossover certainly stands out, though the overall design is fairly true to form considering it looks almost exactly like the Concept X2...

2018 Alpina B5 BiTurbo pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the new Alpina B5 BiTurbo have been announced, with the luxury super sedan to kick off at $239,900 before on-road costs. Based on the new-generation 'G30' BMW 5 Series, the Alpina B5 BiTurbo is the quickest-accelerating vehicle that the company has ever built - managing the 0-100km/h sprint in just 3...

2019 BMW X4 M spied again

The next-generation BMW X4 M has been spied again, though this time the vehicle was spotted on the streets of Germany rather than in the US. Compared to the prototype we saw in August, not a lot has changed. However, there are different alloy wheels - albeit mismatched - that differ from the vehicle spied in the States a couple of months ago...

Mocking BMW's niche cars says more about you, than it

Forget the aphorism about opinions being like arseholes. Not everyone has them, and many of those who do are bang on. Yet like clockwork, any yarn about a niche model, strange derivative, new body type, is met by derisive fervour - sourced from those clearly unaware of irony...

CarAdvice podcast 73: The fifth-storey Las Vegas car collection

Joining Mandy Turner this week is Paul Maric and Mike Stevens, keeping you up-to-date with the latest in car news. We talk about the Ford Ranger being the number one vehicle in September, GM is strongly committed to Holden for the long-term, Toyota Australia’s Altona factory closes, and the 2018 Renault Clio RS Trophy pricing and specs have been released...

BMW X3 M40i coming to Australia soon

BMW Australia will finally get its hands on a real rival to the Audi SQ5 and Mercedes-AMG GLC43 performance SUVs from mid-2018, priced to match the pair at around $100,000 and primed to beat them from 0-100km/h. This is because the third-generation BMW X3 range, which launches in 'regular' $68,900 20d, $75,900 30i and $83,900 30d forms in Australia in early November, also comes with a new range-topping M Performance variant called the X3 M40i...

BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo pricing and specs

The ultra-niche BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo (GT) will hit Australia in November this year, to complement the shorter 5 Series sedan and wagon range. BMW's undoubtedly slicker successor to the polarising and moderately taller 5 Series GT retains the signature higher hip point, hatchback tailgate and stretched wheelbase (3070mm) to grow rear legroom - a key to doing well in China, its main market...

BMW sales up 52 per cent over five years; 14 new models coming by 2020

BMW Group Australia is kicking goals with local sales up 52 per cent over the past five years. In addition to sales success, the brand plans to launch 14 new models locally by 2020, further bolstering SUV sales and taking advantage of a surge in luxury car sales. Speaking with CarAdvice at the recent BMW 1 and 2 Series LCI launch, BMW Group Australia CEO Marc Werner said he is excited about BMW's future product offering...

BMW 'surprised' by Mercedes-Benz ute, watching segment closely

With the Navara-based Mercedes-Benz X-Class just around the corner, BMW's local boss said he was 'surprised' with the Mercedes-Benz announcement. Speaking with CarAdvice at the recent 1 and 2 Series LCI launch, BMW Group Australia boss Marc Werner admitted the local arm was surprised with the announcement and the brand is watching the space closely...

2019 BMW Z4 won't drive anything like the Toyota Supra, BMW boss says

As BMW ramps up co-development of the next-generation BMW Z4 with Toyota, BMW's local boss wants to assure purists that the final Z4 product won't be anything like its Japanese counterpart. Speaking to CarAdvice at the recent 1 and 2 Series LCI launch, BMW Group Australia CEO Marc Werner said the new Z4 will still be "an ultimate driving machine"...