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BMW EV range to include electric 3 Series, X3, X4, Mini models - reports

The BMW X3, X4, 3 Series, and Mini hatch, will be among the company's mainstream vehicles to gain pure-electric drivetrains from 2019. Harald Krueger, BMW's CEO, has told Bloomberg the company will begin offering EV variants in its mainstream vehicle lines beginning in 2019 with an electric Mini hatchback...

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 12
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 12

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, Matt Campbell - filling in for Tegan Lawson - brings you this week's video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


BMW M3 v Lexus GS F v Mercedes-AMG C63 S comparison
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BMW M3 v Lexus GS F v Mercedes-AMG C63 S comparison

BMW M3 or Mercedes-AMG C63 S? Hell, why not throw in a Lexus for good measure!


2018 BMW 3 Series interior and exterior spied
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2018 BMW 3 Series interior and exterior spied

The interior of the next-generation BMW 3 Series has been spied for the first time, accompanied by fresh images of the new car's exterior. Unfortunately, the latest 3 Series prototypes seem to be wearing a similar amount of disguise to the vehicles spotted during cold weather testing at the beginning of the year...


BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, X5 added to Takata airbag recall: 28,600 vehicles affected
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BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, X5 added to Takata airbag recall: 28,600 vehicles affected

BMW has issued a recall for 28,577 of its older-generation 3 Series, 5 Series and X5 vehicles as part of the ongoing Takata airbag recall. The notice affects the ‘E46’ 3 Series, ‘E39’ 5 Series and ‘E53’ X5, produced between 2002 and 2005. In this latest Takata recall, BMW reports the driver airbag’s gas generator can malfunction due to high levels of humidity...


2017 BMW 3 Series GT LCI pricing and specifications: Tweaked looks, more equipment
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2017 BMW 3 Series GT LCI pricing and specifications: Tweaked looks, more equipment

The 2017 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo range is the latest recipient of the German car maker's 'Life Cycle Impulse' (LCI) facelift, and will arrive in Australia during the fourth quarter of this year. First revealed in June, the 3 Series GT LCI facelift receives a new daytime-running light signature for the standard-fit LED headlights, lightly refreshed front and rear bumpers, along with new LED tail-lights with an LED signature similar to the LCI-updated 3 Series sedan and wagon...


2016 BMW M3 and M4 Competition Review
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2016 BMW M3 and M4 Competition Review

The new Competition edition updates promise to flex M3 and M4 muscles harder for a little extra outlay. So are the new boys on the block a revelation or a case of mild evolution?


2017 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo revealed ahead of Australian debut
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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...


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...