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2017 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo revealed ahead of Australian debut

The newly refreshed 2017 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo has been revealed today, ahead of an Australian launch likely to occur in late 2016 or early next year. Due to enter the European market after July, the revised 3 Series GT makes its debut some three years after first joining the 3 Series range...

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BMW M3 30 Jahre celebrates three decades since the legendary E30 M3
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BMW M3 30 Jahre celebrates three decades since the legendary E30 M3

This year, the BMW M3 ticks over three decades old. To celebrate, BMW has announced the limited-edition M3 30 Jahre ('30 years') model. The M3 30 Jahre is based on the $144,900 M3 Competition pack sedan, which, with 331kW and 550Nm is already up 14kW on the standard M3 - the 30th Anniversary M3 features some exclusive highlights...


2016 BMW M3, M4 Competition pricing and specifications
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2016 BMW M3, M4 Competition pricing and specifications

Pricing and specifications have been announced today for the new 2016 BMW M3 Competition sedan, along with the M4 Competition coupe and convertible. Arriving in local showrooms from mid-May, the new Competition versions of the M3 and M4 include a host of added features and performance improvements. Headlining the Competition upgrades is a 14kW power bump for the 3...


2016 BMW 330e Plug-in Hybrid Review
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2016 BMW 330e Plug-in Hybrid Review

The plug-in hybrid BMW 330e is a welcome addition to the range of Australia's greenest car brand.


2016 BMW 318i Review
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2016 BMW 318i Review

The BMW 318i badge returns, packing a three-cylinder engine. Yes, a three-pot 3-Series. Does the package work?


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


2017 BMW 3 Series sedan spy photos
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2017 BMW 3 Series sedan spy photos

The next-generation BMW 3 Series sedan has been spotted by our spy photographers in northern Europe undergoing harsh winter testing. Beneath the swathes of camouflage, this prototype wears a version of the body that will grace the next-generation 3 Series sedan...


2016 BMW 330i M-Sport Touring Review
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2016 BMW 330i M-Sport Touring Review

James signs off the 'Year of the Wagon' with the updated BMW 330i M-Sport Touring.


2016 BMW New Cars
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2016 BMW New Cars

Details of the new and updated BMW models launching in Australia in 2016.   750i/750iL – March BMW will start 2016 in style by introducing the flagship variants in its new-generation 7 Series range. The 750i and 750Li inject some twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 grunt into the luxury German limousine to the tune of 330kW and 650Nm, launching the duo from 0-100km/h in 4...


2016 BMW 340i Review
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2016 BMW 340i Review

The new BMW 340i brings more than just a change of badge over the old 335i...


BMW 330i v Jaguar XE 25t R-Sport v Lexus IS200t F Sport v Mercedes-Benz C250 : Comparison Review
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BMW 330i v Jaguar XE 25t R-Sport v Lexus IS200t F Sport v Mercedes-Benz C250 : Comparison Review

You’re on your way up the corporate ladder, and you need a compact executive car that befits your burgeoning status. Or, perhaps, you’re coming through the other side, flush and looking to downsize without scrimping on class. What do you buy? Tough question. Fact is, if you’re after a sporty and luxurious mid-sized sedan in Australia, you’re embarrassed with riches...


BMW 340i 40 Year Edition marks four decades of the 3 Series
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BMW 340i 40 Year Edition marks four decades of the 3 Series

BMW Australia is marking the 40th anniversary of the 3 Series with a limited-run of the exclusive BMW 340i 40 Year Edition. BMW will offer just 40 of the 340i 40 Year Edition vehicles in our market. Arriving in showrooms in the coming days, the limited edition cars will cost $97,900 plus on-road costs, positioning them $8000 above the regular 340i sedan, the flagship of the updated 3 Series range...


BMW 3 Series doesn't need to beat C-Class on its own, says local boss
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BMW 3 Series doesn't need to beat C-Class on its own, says local boss

The boss of BMW Australia says he isn’t concerned about chasing down the rampant sales success that is the Mercedes-Benz C-Class with the updated 3 Series, insisting the brand is focused on its entire product portfolio rather than one segment. Over the past 12 months the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has established itself as the dominant player in the premium mid-sized segment...


2016 BMW 3 Series Review
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2016 BMW 3 Series Review

Can the 2016 BMW 3 Series reassert itself as the dynamic benchmark and enhance its overall appeal in the premium mid-size market?


2016 BMW 3 Series pricing and specifications
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2016 BMW 3 Series pricing and specifications

The first-ever three-cylinder BMW 3 Series will cost $54,900 plus on-road costs when it arrives in Australian showrooms towards the end of this year. Powered by the 100kW/220Nm 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine familiar from the 2 Series Active Tourer and the Mini Cooper, the BMW 318i sedan will land in November, a few weeks after the rest of the overhauled line-up that launches locally next month...


2016 Jaguar XE Review
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2016 Jaguar XE Review

The Jaguar XE gives the rejuvenated brand a real presence in the mid-sized luxury market. It might even set a new dynamic benchmark…...


Jaguar XE pricing and specifications
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Jaguar XE pricing and specifications

The long-awaited Jaguar XE luxury sedan is here at last, and primed to take it up to dominant Germans such as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3 Series. The Jaguar XE marks a return to this part of the market for the Indian-owned iconic British car-maker, six years after the demise of the Ford-based X-Type...


2016 BMW 3 Series Review
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2016 BMW 3 Series Review

Can the 2016 3 Series successfully challenge the dominance of the C-Class?


BMW 330e plug-in hybrid under consideration for Australia
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BMW 330e plug-in hybrid under consideration for Australia

BMW will expand it plug-in hybrid offerings with the introduction of the 330e in 2016. BMW Australia previously introduced the 3 Series ActiveHybrid in 2013, an efficient hybrid that utilised the 335i engine with an electric motor in tow. It retailed for $97,700 and despite its performance credentials (faster than a Porsche Boxster to a 100km/h), it failed to make much of an impact locally...


BMW Australia: reclaiming number one position will 'take some time'
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BMW Australia: reclaiming number one position will 'take some time'

BMW Australia remains confident it can once again become the best selling luxury brand in Australia, in due time. The company recorded its best June on record last month with 2184 sales, while year-to-date sales are up by 16 percent at 12,602. Mercedes-Benz remains ahead, however, with 17,889 sales so far this year...