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2018 BMW X5, X7 spied at the Nurburgring

The next-generation BMW X5 and upcoming BMW X7 have been spotted during performance testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany this week. It's clear that the Bavarian company is placing a high importance on the handling of both of its forthcoming SUV models, just like most other models in its range...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017

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...

2017 BMW 4 Series pricing and specs

The upgraded 2017 BMW 4 Series range will arrive in Australia this June, with headline changes being the addition of new LED lighting, iDrive 6 and revised suspension tuning — and price hikes of up to $2000. The latest 4 Series LCI (short for Life Cycle Impulse, the company’s term for update) also spells the end of the 420d diesel option...

BMW 530e iPerformance PHEV in Australia from July

The BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid (PHEV) luxury sedan will launch in Australia in July, joining the 330e, 740e and X5 xDrive40e in the company's growing green fleet, alongside the more radical i3 and i8...

2018 BMW M550d packs four turbos under its bonnet

The BMW M550d is the quad-turbo diesel station wagon you've always wanted. Oh, you can get it as a sedan as well. And yes, you read that right: four turbos. The German brand's new 5 Series M Performance model sits alongside the M550i, with the M550d xDrive all-wheel-drive model packing a 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine with quad turbocharging...

2017 BMW M4 CS: ‘emotional manual’ ditched in favour of ‘superior DCT’

Fast is fast is fast, and with manufacturers ever-more keen to chase performance numbers, elements that slow things down, such the humble old manual gearbox, tend to fall by the wayside. Sadly for DIY gear-change enthusiasts, this is the case with the recently revealed 2017 BMW M4 CS...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 21, 2017

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...

CarAdvice podcast 49: Australia vs The World, the drag race

James Ward tag-teams Paul Maric as they join Mandy Turner to give you a car-news wrap of the Shanghai Motor Show. This includes concept reveals of the Audi e-tron Sportback, 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan and MG E-Motion. Plus, the reveals of the Opel Grandland X SUV and BMW M4 CS. James reviews the 2017 BMW 330GT and CarAdvice's company car, the Abarth 595...

BMW M4 CS revealed: Limited run, Australian allocation confirmed - UPDATE

BMW’s M4 Coupe range now has a new stablemate with the reveal this week at the Shanghai motor show of the BMW M4 CS. The M4 CS (Club Sport) is designed to sit neatly in the M4 range between the already meaty M4 Competition Pack and the monstrous M4 GTS - although the latter, also a limited-edition model, is now sold out...

Five niche cars with growing sales

Everyone loves a left-of-centre battler, but when it comes to cars, few buy them. At least in a market like Australia, which is hugely competitive but dominated by a small number of big fish like Toyota, Mazda, Holden and Hyundai. But a scan through VFACTS sales figures also shows that, every year, there are a few lesser-known cars that for a variety of reasons enter another gear, sales-wise...

2017 BMW 5 Series scores five-star ANCAP safety rating

The all-new 2017 BMW 5 Series has been awarded a full five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority ANCAP - though, for the time-being, the rating applies only to the 520d variant. Scoring 35.07 points out of a possible 38 (92 per cent), the 5 Series impressed with its strong results across the board for occupant protection...