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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...

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Next BMW M5 to uphold rear-drive philosophy, with a twist
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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
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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. The model-year 2008 and 2009 Impreza and the model-year 2009 Forester have been affected...


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...


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


2018 BMW i3 facelift to bring sporty 'S' variant - report
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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
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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...


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...


BMW 5 Series GT to become 6 Series GT - report
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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
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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...


2017 BMW i3 94Ah review: Long-term report one - introduction
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2017 BMW i3 94Ah review: Long-term report one - introduction

The BMW i3 94Ah brings an important update to the electric hatch's driving range, but is it enough to put 'range anxiety' to bed? Over the course of this long-term report, we'll explore that question - and so much more.

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BMW M4 Competition v Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe road comparison
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BMW M4 Competition v Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe road comparison

The choice between the BMW M4 and Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe is an extremely difficult one. Not because both cars are excellent overall, but because they are so different. Having previously compared the M3 against the C 63 S sedan, the reason for this two-door comparison was rather simple...


BMW M2 adds new M Performance track exhaust system for Australia
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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
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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...


2017 BMW M4 GTS review
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2017 BMW M4 GTS review

This is one of just 700 2017 BMW M4 GTS in the world – the first of just 25 coming to Australia. The car is so special, it has to go through a very specific 2000km running-in program and service, before we’re even allowed to touch it. So before we get behind the wheel, we have to wait for the BMW technicians to finish...


2018 BMW X2 Concept - 2016 Paris Motor Show
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2018 BMW X2 Concept - 2016 Paris Motor Show

To be built on the X1 platform and made available as a production model by the start of 2018, the new X2 has all the looks it needs to portray an exciting sports SUV.


2017 BMW M4 GTS review
Rating: 9.510 /10
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2017 BMW M4 GTS review

Limited to just 700 units worldwide, and just 25 in Australia - is the $300k M4 everything it needs to be?

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