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BMW to expand M Performance range before introducing more M cars

We will likely see more BMW M Performance models before we do ‘true’ BMW M models, the company says. CarAdvice spoke with a number of M Division executives, including Peter Quintus, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, in Australia for the Festival of M promotion and to meet with the local BMW team...

Next BMW M5 to uphold rear-drive philosophy, with a twist

The world of high-performance super sedans is like a game of chess. Moves and counter moves. This week saw the official launch and first drive of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 S, a 450kW AWD salvo across the bow of arch rival BMW, which is yet to formally announce the specification of the G30-generation M5 sedan...

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...

BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen to launch ultra-fast EV network in Europe

BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group have announced they will partner to build a network of ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations across Europe. The joint venture can be considered a response to the growing Tesla Supercharger network in Europe, which is understood to number around 260 sites - with more to come...

2018 BMW X5 spied in X1-inspired production body

Spy photographers have snapped the next-generation 2018 BMW X5 undergoing testing this week. Wearing a heavy disguise, the X5 prototype in the images sports a silhouette similar to the small X1, though obviously in a much larger package. Up front is a much larger version of BMW's signature double-kidney grille, while the headlights and front bumper are still pre-production units...

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...

2017 BMW 5 Series M Performance accessories revealed

The 2017 BMW 5 Series hasn't officially launched yet but the Bavarian company has wasted no time in creating a line of M Performance accessories for the new-generation luxury mid-sizer. With an array of accessories available across all 'G30' 5 Series variants, the M Performance range includes performance, cosmetic and trim upgrades...

BMW 5 Series GT to become 6 Series GT - report

The next-generation BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo is set to get a name change, according to a new report out of Europe. According to Spain's motor.es, translated by BMW Blog, the current hatchback-wagon-styled 5 Series GT will become a 6 Series derivative alongside the coupe and convertible, and feature a sportier look than the somewhat frumpy-looking current car...

2018 BMW X2 spied with less camouflage

The 2018 BMW X2 has been spied again on public roads before its anticipated release next year. This latest pre-production prototype ditches the false body panels, present on earlier cars, that were used to conceal various styling features. Unlike the concept car unveiled at this year's Paris motor show, the production X2 will have framed door windows, regular door handles, and wing mirrors...

BMW M2 adds new M Performance track exhaust system for Australia

The BMW M2 is now available with a dual-mode M Performance exhaust system that brings track-inspired sound to the company's smallest M model. Now homologated for the Australian market, the M Performance exhaust upgrade comes with a valve silencer system and two modes - 'Sport' for the street and 'Track' for the circuit...

2018 BMW 6 Series cabrio spied

The next-generation BMW 6 Series convertible has been spied outside the Nurburgring in Germany. These first photos of the new cabrio come a few weeks after the 2018 6 Series coupe was photographed out on public roads. While we can see that the car's overall proportions won't be too different to today's vehicle, it's hard to discern it's key styling flourishes...