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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016

Hi there, Tegan Lawson with you at the CarAdvice News Desk, this week we’re on location at Sydney Motorsport Park for MotorWorld Sydney. Here’s what’s making news this week. The Takata airbag global scandal continues with Subaru forced to recall more than 34,000 vehicles...

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016
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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...


Alpina officially launches in Australia: B3 and B4 BiTurbo now on sale
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Alpina officially launches in Australia: B3 and B4 BiTurbo now on sale

German tuning company Alpina is now officially on sale in Australia, with its BMW 4 Series-based B4 BiTurbo the first model in its range to be homologated for our market. Local distributor, The In Motion Group, officially launched the range at a special event late last week, with the first dealerships to sell the bespoke models being BMW Doncaster and Bundoora...


2017 Alpina B4 BiTurbo review
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2017 Alpina B4 BiTurbo review

It's a BMW but not as you know it. The bespoke 2017 Alpina B4 BiTurbo finally lands in Australia!

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2017 Alpina B4 BiTurbo pricing and specs: $160,900 starting price for 300kW coupe and convertible
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2017 Alpina B4 BiTurbo pricing and specs: $160,900 starting price for 300kW coupe and convertible

Australian pricing and specifications have been announced for the 2017 Alpina B4 BiTurbo range, the first model in the tuning company's local line-up. Based on the BMW 435i, the Alpina B4 BiTurbo has been extensively reworked to deliver better performance while also featuring numerous styling enhancements and unique interior elements...


2017 Alpina B5 sedan spied at the Nurburgring
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2017 Alpina B5 sedan spied at the Nurburgring

An aggressive-looking 2017 BMW 5 Series sedan believed to be the new Alpina B5 has been spied during performance testing at the legendary Nurburgring in Germany. Like the sporty Alpina B5 wagon prototype spotted in August, this development vehicle has the same mismatched alloy wheels at the front and back, while the front and rear bumpers also sport a similar design...


BMW tuner Alpina in Australia by November
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BMW tuner Alpina in Australia by November

The long-mooted introduction of BMW tuner Alpina to the Australian market was confirmed today, with the ADR-certified, 4 Series-based B4 Bi-Turbo launching in November. As you can read here, 50-year old Alpina has long been on the radar as Australia, as a sports-luxury yin to the BMW M Division’s hardcore performance yang...


BMW Alpina B7, B3 and B4 BiTurbo : 2016 Geneva Motor Show
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BMW Alpina B7, B3 and B4 BiTurbo : 2016 Geneva Motor Show

BMW Australia has updated us on the feasibility study it has been working on with specialist tuner Alpina, to bring a line of the company’s performance-tuned cars here. You may recall our chat with Alpina in Frankfurt last September, in which the lauded, independent tuning company confirmed its interest in expanding to Australia...


2017 BMW Alpina B7 revealed
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2017 BMW Alpina B7 revealed

New details on the powerful 2017 BMW Alpina B7 super saloon have been revealed this week, ahead of next month's Geneva motor show. The B7, based on the new 2016 BMW 7 Series, is driven by a 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine. Some markets will also gain BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive system, while others will go rear-wheel drive only...


BMW Australia finalising Alpina feasibility study
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BMW Australia finalising Alpina feasibility study

BMW Australia has updated us on the feasibility study it has been working on with specialist tuner Alpina, to bring a line of the company’s performance-tuned cars here. You may recall our chat with Alpina in Frankfurt last September, in which the lauded, independent tuning company confirmed its interest in expanding to Australia...


BMW Australia boss sees "good opportunity" for Alpina cars Down Under
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BMW Australia boss sees "good opportunity" for Alpina cars Down Under

The boss of BMW Australia believes there is “good opportunity” for high-performance Alpina vehicles to achieve sales success in Australia. Alpina is technically an independent German vehicle manufacturer, despite the fact its cars are based on BMW vehicles, and sold and serviced through BMW dealerships...