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BMW 1, 3, 5 Series, X1, X3, Z4 recall: 2893 cars affected in Australia
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BMW 1, 3, 5 Series, X1, X3, Z4 recall: 2893 cars affected in Australia

BMW Australia is recalling 2893 vehicles across six model lines due to a fault that could affect the vehicles' braking performance. Part of a global recall of approximately 176,000 cars, the local recall affects 116 BMW 1 Series hatches; 1985 3 Series sedans, 91 Tourings and nine Gran Turismos; 105 5 Series sedans; 277 X1 models; 283 X3s; and 27 Z4s built between November 1, 2012 and July 31, 2013...


BMW 5 Series: facelifted range launches locally from $79,900
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BMW 5 Series: facelifted range launches locally from $79,900

The updated BMW 5 Series range has officially launched in Australia, offering refreshed styling, enhanced equipment levels, powertrain upgrades and a revised price list. On sale since July, the facelfited BMW 5 Series range – comprising sedan, Touring wagon and Gran Turismo hatch body styles – introduces design tweaks first revealed in May...


BMW 4 Series range expanded: new entry-level model added
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BMW 4 Series range expanded: new entry-level model added

The BMW 4 Series Coupe range is being expanded in Europe with the addition of a new entry-level petrol model and the range's first all-wheel-drive diesel. Powered by a 135kW/270Nm turbocharged 1.8-litre four-cylinder, the new BMW 420i will sit below the 180kW/350Nm 428i in Europe. Coming as standard with a six-speed manual transmission, the 420i will be optionally available with an eight-speed automatic...


BMW diesel engine recall: 1, 5, 7 Series, X models affected locally
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BMW diesel engine recall: 1, 5, 7 Series, X models affected locally

BMW is recalling more than 1100 diesel-powered cars in Australia due to an electrical fault that could lead to a vehicle fire. An expansion of a recall campaign announced in 2011 that originally affecting 2000 vehicles, the new recall sees the total number of affected vehicles rise to 3143...


2013 NRMA used car safety ratings revealed
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2013 NRMA used car safety ratings revealed

The NRMA has revealed its annual used cars safety ratings list, including 57 vehicles that achieved the maximum five-star score for driver protection. The data was compiled from an analysis of over six million vehicles involved in police reported road crashes in Australia and New Zealand between 1987 and 2011, and covers 216 different models...


BMW 5 Series facelift: pricing and specifications
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BMW 5 Series facelift: pricing and specifications

The updated BMW 5 Series range is now on sale in Australia, offering refreshed styling, enhanced equipment levels, powertrain upgrades and a revised price list. The update introduces the subtle but sophisticated design tweaks revealed in May to all three 5 Series body styles – sedan, Touring wagon and Gran Turismo hatch – headlined by added contour lines around the kidney grille, newly structured lower air intakes, and slimmer, more sharply contoured tail-lights...


BMW 5 Series: new engines, added tech for updated luxury range
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BMW 5 Series: new engines, added tech for updated luxury range

The BMW 5 Series has received revised styling, new engines, enhanced efficiency and added technology as part of its mid-life update. Subtle design tweaks set the upgraded 5 Series apart from the pre-facelift model. Sedan and Touring variants feature added contour lines around the kidney grille and newly structured lower air intakes to match the extra creases and slimmer, more sharply contoured tail-lights...


BMW 5 Series: fresh face for updated luxury range
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BMW 5 Series: fresh face for updated luxury range

The updated BMW 5 Series has been spied during a photo shoot in Europe ahead of its launch later this year. CarAdvice's spy photographers snapped the 5 Series' front-end fully undisguised, giving us our first unhindered look at the styling of the refreshed large luxury sedan...


BMW targets accident-free roads with autonomous driving technology
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BMW targets accident-free roads with autonomous driving technology

BMW and Continental have launched their collaboration into autonomous driving technology with the goal of making accident-free mobility a reality by 2020. The two German automotive powerhouses will work together on the program over the next two years, developing a number of prototypes capable of highly autonomous operation...


BMW limited edition M Sport models announced for Australia
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BMW limited edition M Sport models announced for Australia

BMW Australia has announced a range of limited edition M Sport models as part of the German brand's 'Festival of M'. Starting with the BMW X5 M Sport Limited Edition – priced from $99,900 driveaway – the upgrade sees the base BMW X5 xDrive30d fitted with an M Sport exterior bodykit, bi-xenon headlights with high beam assist, a chrome M Sport tailpipe finisher, 20-inch M double-spoke alloy wheels, M leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles, and electric seats...


2013 BMW 520d GT Review
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2013 BMW 520d GT Review

The styling is as awkward as the fact this 5 Series is actually a 7 Series hatchback. The surprise is, it's a good car...


BMW 550i Review
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BMW 550i Review

Fast and quiet, spacious and opulent, the BMW 550i clearly knows its business-executive role well...


BMW 3 Series and 5 Series diesels gain M Performance boost
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BMW 3 Series and 5 Series diesels gain M Performance boost

BMW has announced the availability of an optional upgrade for its four-cylinder diesel engine to boost the performance of specific variants in the 1 Series, 3 Series and 5 Series model lines. Set to launch at next week’s 2012 Paris motor show, the BMW M Performance Power Kit brings a number of software and hardware upgrades to the 2...


BMW ActiveHybrid 5 here in October; two more hybrids on the way
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BMW ActiveHybrid 5 here in October; two more hybrids on the way

BMW will launch its first hybrid in Australia in October – the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 – and has confirmed two more petrol-electric models based on the 3 Series and 7 Series will follow within six months. CarAdvice broke the story late last year that the ActiveHybrid 5 was headed our way, and BMW Australia has now confirmed the 5 Series-based sedan will be priced from $122,900 before on-road costs when it hits local showrooms in two months' time...


BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo: new base model from $89,900
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BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo: new base model from $89,900

BMW has announced a raft of updated features across its BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo range including the addition of a new base model that drops the entry price to five figures for the first time. The new BMW 520d GT will provide an entry point into the pseudo-SUV line-up, joining the existing BMW 530d GT and BMW 535i GT. The $89,900 BMW 520d GT is powered by a 2...


BMW reveals new models and engine upgrades
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BMW reveals new models and engine upgrades

BMW has confirmed a host of upgrades that sees new variants, enhanced engines and extra features added to a number of models across its international range. First up is the new entry-level BMW 114i, which is powered by a 75kW/180Nm four-cylinder petrol engine. Teamed with stop-start technology, the 114i uses just 5...


BMW 5-Series, 6-Series recalled in Australia: 10,000 vehicles affected
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BMW 5-Series, 6-Series recalled in Australia: 10,000 vehicles affected

BMW Australia is recalling approximately 10,000 BMW 5-Series and 6-Series vehicles to address a potential defect with the rear-mounted battery cable covers. The technical recall campaign affects 5-Series and 6-Series vehicles produced between March 2003 and September 2010, and applies to all body styles: 5-Series sedan, 5-Series Touring, M5 sedan, 6-Series Coupe and 6-Series Convertible...


2012 BMW M5 unofficially sets Nurburgring production sedan record
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2012 BMW M5 unofficially sets Nurburgring production sedan record

BMW has only just revealed the next-generation, 2012 BMW M5, but apparently it's already had time to stretch its legs out on a track. The word is a BMW factory driver has clocked a Nurburgring lap time of 7:55. If this time is true, it means the new M5 will hold the record for the quickest mainstream factory sedan to ever lap the legendary circuit...


Video: 2012 BMW M5 promotional track video
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Video: 2012 BMW M5 promotional track video

BMW has released another promotional video of the new 2012 BMW M5. The car in the video is thought to represent the production version in full. After loads of teasers and spy images, BMW finally uncovered the new M5 last week. It features a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 producing 412kW of power, available from 6000-7000rpm, and 680Nm of torque, available from 1500rpm...


2012 BMW M5 images leaked: official
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2012 BMW M5 images leaked: official

The 2012 BMW M5 has just been revealed in full after images and details were leaked online. According to the details and images first published in German auto magazine AutoZeitung, the 2012 BMW M5 will feature a twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 producing 418kW of power at 6000rpm and 680Nm of torque available from as little 1500rpm...