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

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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 expands 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...


BMW 3 Series High-Line Special Editions announced: More standard equipment added as new C-Class arrives
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BMW 3 Series High-Line Special Editions announced: More standard equipment added as new C-Class arrives

The BMW 3 Series High-Line Special Editions have arrived in Australia just weeks ahead of the all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class hitting showrooms. BMW Australia claims the new High-Line models offer "unrivalled standard specifications" across the 3 Series sedan and Touring wagon ranges, with the inclusion of any of the BMW Line packages (Sport, Modern or Luxury) that alter the exterior appearance of the car, and the Innovations Package which adds new safety equipment...


BMW 3 Series three-cylinder has potential, but questions remain over rollout
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BMW 3 Series three-cylinder has potential, but questions remain over rollout

Three-cylinder versions of the BMW 3 Series are technically plausible, but the company has “question marks” over whether such a driveline would be accepted by the market despite a wide range of potential benefits, according to company corporate communications manager and powertrain specialist Manfred Poschenrieder...


Audi A4 quattro range: Ambition and S line to boost already booming A4 quattro sales
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Audi A4 quattro range: Ambition and S line to boost already booming A4 quattro sales

Audi A4 quattro sales are already booming, but the German car-maker's local arm this week furthered its goal of getting even more AWD versions of its A4 sedan and Avant into Australian driveways by adding a range of Ambition and S line variants that cut the price of entry by some $8700...


BMW engine recall : more than 2900 vehicles across eight model lines affected
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BMW engine recall : more than 2900 vehicles across eight model lines affected

BMW Australia is recalling more than 2900 vehicles across eight of its model ranges due to an issue related to three of its turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engines. The fault stems from a lose connection on the housing of the Valvetronic variable valve timing unit on turbocharged 2.5- and 3.0-litre N51, N52 and N55 engines...


BMW 3 Series: mid-life facelift spied
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BMW 3 Series: mid-life facelift spied

A lightly camouflaged BMW 3 Series prototype has been spied out in public for the first time, suggesting development of an upcoming facelift for the three-year-old sedan is well under way. Snapped on the road in Germany by CarAdvice’s spy photographers, the dark blue BMW 3 Series sedan had its front end disguised and all badging removed...


BMW 3 Series : plug-in hybrid sedan spied camouflage free
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BMW 3 Series : plug-in hybrid sedan spied camouflage free

A prototype of the upcoming BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid has been spotted camouflage-free while undergoing winter testing ahead of its anticipated unveiling later this year. Sharing much of its exterior styling with the current conventionally-powered 3 Series, the BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid is easily identifiable by the charging port flap clearly seen on the test car's front left quarter panel...


BMW: equipment upgrades coming mid 2014; new diesels not for Australia
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BMW: equipment upgrades coming mid 2014; new diesels not for Australia

BMW will add new diesel engines to its 2 Series and 4 Series coupe and 3 Series GT model lines and extend the availability of all-wheel drive to the 4 Series convertible in a wave of updates rolling out over the coming months. The majority of the upgrades apply to overseas markets, however, with vehicles headed for Australia to benefit from equipment enhancements only...


2014 BMW 3 Series Review: 316i M Sport
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2014 BMW 3 Series Review: 316i M Sport

New base BMW 3 Series lowers ownership entry, but needs options to perform at its best...


BMW 3 Series: Innovations Package adds up to 10 tech features
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BMW 3 Series: Innovations Package adds up to 10 tech features

A new Innovations Package for BMW 3 Series sedan and Touring variants will bundle together up to 10 high-demand options, offering customers claimed added value of up to $4300. The Innovations Package brings at least five features to all 3 Series sedans and wagons, including head-up display, surround view camera system, auto parking assistant, driving assistant (combining lane departure and collision warning systems), and lane change warning system...