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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...

BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, X5 added to Takata airbag recall: 28,600 vehicles affected

BMW has issued a recall for 28,577 of its older-generation 3 Series, 5 Series and X5 vehicles as part of the ongoing Takata airbag recall. The notice affects the ‘E46’ 3 Series, ‘E39’ 5 Series and ‘E53’ X5, produced between 2002 and 2005. In this latest Takata recall, BMW reports the driver airbag’s gas generator can malfunction due to high levels of humidity...

2016 BMW X5 adds 'Innovations' equipment pack as standard

BMW has announced that the 'Innovations' package will now be available as a no-cost option on all X5 models. This brings the top-selling luxury SUV in-line with the updated Mercedes-Benz GLE range in offering more safety- and technology-centric equipment as standard...

BMW eDrive plug-in hybrid X5 and 3 Series pricing announced

A pair of BMW eDrive plug-in hybrid models - the X5 xDrive40e and 330e - will hit showrooms with attractive pricing in May 2016. The new plug-in hybrid pairing models are said to "reinforce BMW’s commitment to sustainable mobility by offering a plug-in hybrid alternative within the brand’s two highest-selling model ranges"...

BMW eDrive plug-in hybrids: X5, 3 Series models in Australia from May

The new 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e has made its first local appearance in Melbourne this week, with the new plug-in hybrid set to launch in Australia in April or May alongside the 330e sedan. The two variants feature BMW's eDrive platform, and the X5 xDrive40e will only be offered in one specification, combining a 2...

BMW Australia to double electric footprint

BMW will greatly expand its presence in Australia's fledgling electrified vehicle space during 2016, with plans to add two plug-in hybrid models and double its network of registered ‘BMW i’ dealers. BMW Australia currently has six dedicated dealers selling the i3 and i8, in all states and territories with the exception of NT and Tasmania...

Large SUVs coming in 2016

Mainstream large SUVs Land Rover Discovery Sport Dynamic – May Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary – Q2 Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary – Q2 Mazda CX-9 – mid 2016 Luxury large SUVs Range Rover SVAutobiography – March Volvo XC90 R-Design – Q1 Mercedes-Benz GLS – April BMW X5 xDrive40e – May Mercedes-Benz GLE Plug-in – Q2 Volvo XC90 T8 – Q2/Q3 Jaguar F-Pace – August Lexus RX200t F Sport – second half Audi Q7 e-tron – late 2016 Bentley Bentayga – late 2016 Maserati Levante – late 2016...

Weekend deals on wheels - November 27

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which looks at four factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...

BMW preparing quad-turbo diesel for 2016 - report

BMW is reportedly preparing a quad-turbocharged diesel engine, which will initially do service in the brand's large sedan and SUV range. According to both Bimmerpost and Autocar, the Bavarian luxury car maker's engineers are working on a new inline six-cylinder diesel engine boosted by four turbochargers...

BMW X5 M and X6 M launched: Pricing, specifications and sales

The equal most powerful and single most torque-rich regular production BMWs that money can buy launched in Australia this week. The second-generation X5 M and X6 M have touched down, priced from (a few grand higher than before) $185,900 and $194,700 plus on-road costs starting prices respectively...

BMW X5 plug-in hybrid confirmed for 2016 Australian launch

BMW will launch its first plug-in hybrid model (beyond its niche ‘i’ sub-brand) into Australian showrooms from 2016. Earlier this week, the Bavarian brand premiered the X5 xDrive40e, a petrol-electric version of its top-selling large SUV that looks just like the regular 30d version you see in school zones everywhere...