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BMW M4 Convertible Edition 30 Years revealed - UPDATE

BMW has whipped the covers off the limited-run M4 Convertible Edition 30 Years, designed to celebrate – you guessed it – three decades since the first M3 Convertible's launch. Just 300 examples will be built worldwide, all fitted with the Competition Package...

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Owner Reviews: Best of January, 2018
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Owner Reviews: Best of January, 2018

We love Owner Reviews at CarAdvice. After all, the people who slapped down their hard-earned money on a car are, arguably, best qualified to tell the world what they're like! Here are our five favourites from January, along with the story that inspired the most comments...


2018 BMW M140i v Ford Focus RS LE v Honda Civic Type R comparison
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2018 BMW M140i v Ford Focus RS LE v Honda Civic Type R comparison

Front-wheel drive has been part of the classic hot-hatch formula since the genre was ignited in the 1970s. The layout would dominate any all-time-greats list for the category, featuring the likes of the Peugeot 205 GTI, Renault Megane RS, and of course Volkswagen Golf GTI (Marks III and IV excepted!). Yet, there have long been exceptions, of course...


BMW, Nissan lead criticism over lack of government support for EVs
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BMW, Nissan lead criticism over lack of government support for EVs

Two pioneering manufacturers in the electric vehicle (EV) market, BMW and Nissan, have called on the Australian Federal Government to incentivise buyers of low-emission cars, citing evidence from Europe, Asia and North America...


2013 BMW X5 and X6 added to Takata recall
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2013 BMW X5 and X6 added to Takata recall

BMW Australia has recalled X5 and X6 models sold in 2013 to replace the driver (and passenger, in some cases) airbag inflator. The company says metal fragments could shoot out of the Takata airbag inflators currently installed in affected cars, causing "serious injury or fatality" in the process...


2018 BMW 530i Touring review
Rating: 8.710 /10
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2018 BMW 530i Touring review

Traditional large luxury wagons are thin on the ground these days, but BMW’s extra-practical 5 Series variant is a persuasive alternative to a posh SUV.

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Five reasons to watch the Bathurst 12 Hour
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Five reasons to watch the Bathurst 12 Hour

Mount Panorama, Bathurst represents the pinnacle of motorsport in Australia. Petrol heads from around the country flock to the track every year, keen to see their heroes tackle the tight, twisty circuit in hulking Supercars, but local touring cars aren't the only vehicles subjected to the Bathurst torture test...


2018 BMW M5: Australian reaction overwhelmingly positive
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2018 BMW M5: Australian reaction overwhelmingly positive

BMW says the public has responded positively to the first all-wheel drive M5, which lands in Q2 this year. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Bathurst 12 Hour, Lenore Fletcher, communications boss for BMW Australia, said initial signs were good for the twin-turbo super-sedan. "It's probably the most positive response to a vehicle that I've ever seen," Fletcher said...


2019 BMW X2 M35i spied
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2019 BMW X2 M35i spied

A hotter BMW X2 has been snapped testing in the snow, wearing bigger brakes and a more aggressive front end. The most powerful global X2 is currently the xDrive28i, with power coming from a 170kW four-cylinder engine. In Australia, the range will be limited to sDrive 18i, sDrive 20i and xDrive 20d, meaning the most powerful local offering makes 140kW...


Alpina B5: Price slashed ahead of March launch
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Alpina B5: Price slashed ahead of March launch

Alpina Automobiles has taken a knife to the price of the B5 BiTurbo sedan, slashing nearly $30,000 off the price announced in October last year. Originally listed at $239,900 before on-road costs, the company's local arm has confirmed it has repositioned the 5 Series-based sports luxury model to better compete with its competitors...


BMW Australia: Apple CarPlay subscription fee under consideration
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BMW Australia: Apple CarPlay subscription fee under consideration

BMW Australia is considering a subscription fee for Apple CarPlay, potentially following in the footsteps of its American counterpart. Speaking to CarAdvice at the 2018 Bathurst 12 Hour, Lenore Fletcher, local communications boss for BMW, said the company was in discussions about making customers – who currently pay upfront to have CarPlay fitted – make yearly payments to use the service...


2018 BMW X3 M40i pricing and specs
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2018 BMW X3 M40i pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the BMW X3 M40i have been detailed this week ahead of a July arrival, with the new performance variant to kick off at $99,900 before on-road costs. Serving as the first ever M Performance version of the company's popular SUV, the X3 M40i's spec sheet is headlined by what's under the bonnet – a 265kW/500Nm 3...


2018 BMW X2 review: X1 goes 'coupe'!
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2018 BMW X2 review: X1 goes 'coupe'!

The 2018 BMW X2 piles on the good looks in its pitch as a premium small crossover player, but does it have substance to match its sporty looks?


2018 BMW X2 review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2018 BMW X2 review

The first-ever BMW X2 piles on the good looks in its pitch as a premium small crossover player. But does it have substance to match its sporty looks?


BMW X2 three-cylinder, diesel variants landing mid-year
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BMW X2 three-cylinder, diesel variants landing mid-year

BMW will follow the X2 sDrive 20i, set to launch in March, with the all-wheel drive xDrive 20d and front-drive, three-cylinder sDrive 18i in the coming months. The extra variants are set to land 'mid-year', with pricing still to be confirmed. As a guide, the X2 sDrive 20i is $1300 more expensive than the equivalent X1, and BMW has said a similar pricing gap will carry through the range...


2019 BMW M3 spied
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2019 BMW M3 spied

The next-generation BMW M3 has been spied during cold weather testing in Europe this week. Not much is really known about the super sedan at this point, nor does the heavy camouflage lend much to the imagination in terms of its design, though we can tell the next-gen M3 – and the 3 Series it will be based on – will be an evolution rather than an revolution...


2019 BMW X5 M spied
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2019 BMW X5 M spied

The next-generation BMW X5 M has been spotted testing on the icy roads of Sweden this week, ahead of a likely reveal sometime later this year. Compared to the standard version, which we've also seen out and about lately, the hi-po X5 M gets chunkier bumpers, more aggressively-flared guards and wider tyres around its big alloy wheels...


2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe spied in the snow
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2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe spied in the snow

The new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe has been spied during cold weather testing near the Arctic circle. Compared to the prototype spotted back in September last year, this vehicle seems to have the same level of disguise applied to it. There are plenty of false body panels stuck to the car, most notably around the rear quarter windows, doors and boot...


VW suspends lobbying head over latest emissions scandal
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VW suspends lobbying head over latest emissions scandal

Volkswagen has suspended Thomas Steg, chief lobbyist, over emissions tests partially funded by the car maker, which are said to have involved monkeys breathing in air with diesel fumes. "We are currently in the process of investigating the work of the EUGT, which was dissolved in 2017, and drawing all the necessary consequences...


2018 BMW M4 Pure v M4 CS comparison
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2018 BMW M4 Pure v M4 CS comparison

If there’s validation in twin-testing the 2017 BMW M4 Pure and the 2017 M4 CS – the most affordable and priciest variants of the Em-Four stable right now – I need to unearth it quick smart. Not merely in an attempt at relevant buying advice for you, dear reader, but also to justify why I needed to burn the fuel and rubber of two of BMW’s finest performers across some of Australia’s finest driving roads for a couple of days to those who dwell up on high in the CarAdvice ivory tower...