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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...

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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...


2016 BMW 3 Series to arrive in Australia around October
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2016 BMW 3 Series to arrive in Australia around October

The updated, 2016 BMW 3 Series sedan and wagon will launch in Australia around October, tasked with narrowing the sales gap to the big-selling Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Revealed in Europe overnight — see more details here — the upgraded iteration of BMW’s most important model additionally premieres a few months before Audi stages the world debut of the new A4...


BMW 3 Series update revealed with new three-cylinder petrol and plug-in hybrid options
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BMW 3 Series update revealed with new three-cylinder petrol and plug-in hybrid options

As the current-generation car heads into its mid-life phase, the BMW 3 Series has been given a light makeover and a selection of new engines and drivetrains. Visually, the 3 Series update features revised front and rear bumpers, which have been tweaked to emphasise the car's width. The company has played with the headlights' internals, and buyers can now opt for full LED lighting, if they so desire...


2015 BMW 318d Touring Review
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2015 BMW 318d Touring Review

Combining sharp looks with excellent practicality, for 2015, the BMW 318d Touring is now even better value...


BMW 3 Series range sharpened to fight C-Class
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BMW 3 Series range sharpened to fight C-Class

The BMW 3 Series range has been given a series of specification upgrades as the company looks at ways to catch the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the sales race.  While BMW has increased pricing across a number of sedan and wagon variants by between $400 and $3100 (while reducing the Gran Turismo by up to $3000), it has added significantly more equipment than before, making its mid-sized staple greater value...


2015 BMW New Cars
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2015 BMW New Cars

Details of the new and updated BMW models launching in Australia in 2015.   BMW 2 Series Convertible – Q1 BMW Australia will complete its 2 Series family early in 2015 with the launch of the Convertible range. The successor to the old 1 Series Convertible boasts a 20 per cent increase in torsional rigidity and promises to offer a considerably sportier drive...


BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype previews 2.0L/100km premium sedan
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BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype previews 2.0L/100km premium sedan

BMW has given the automotive world a sneak peek at its upcoming 3 Series plug-in hybrid sedan with an ultra-efficient prototype model that previews next year’s production car. The German luxury car maker’s mid-sized four-door plug-in prototype claims combined cycle fuel consumption of just 2...