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2019 BMW X4 M spied again

The next-generation BMW X4 M has been spied again, though this time the vehicle was spotted on the streets of Germany rather than in the US. Compared to the prototype we saw in August, not a lot has changed...

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BMW M four-cylinder engine unlikely, unless electrified
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BMW M four-cylinder engine unlikely, unless electrified

BMW’s M Division says it will not produce a small-capacity high-performance turbocharged four-cylinder engine until it can find the right way to counter the deficits of such a power unit with electrification. Speaking to Australian media in Munich today, the boss of BMW’s M Division, Frank Van Meel, said the performance sub-brand is keen to maintain its six-cylinder power units despite rival Mercedes-AMG having made use of smaller capacity four-cylinder units...


Can’t afford a new 2018 BMW M5? Why not buy a carbon-fibre-infused M5-inspired bike?
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Can’t afford a new 2018 BMW M5? Why not buy a carbon-fibre-infused M5-inspired bike?

That's right. Always keen to build affordable transportation for the masses to enjoy, BMW has revealed its latest special-edition BMW lifestyle bike, and it takes inspiration from the German marque’s brand-new super sedan. Catchily dubbed the BMW M Bike Limited Carbon Edition, the special new pushy is inspired by the all-new 441kW/750Nm 4...


BMW: Alfa Romeo Giulia QV the closest rival to M3 dynamics
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BMW: Alfa Romeo Giulia QV the closest rival to M3 dynamics

BMW’s high-performance division says it is keeping an eye on up-and-coming manufacturers that are now competing in its segment, while admitting the recently launched Alfa Romeo Giulia QV is the closest rival to the M3 dynamically...


New BMW M1 supercar unlikely
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New BMW M1 supercar unlikely

BMW says it would rather build high-performance cars for the masses rather than focus its efforts on producing a super sports car or supercar to compete with the likes of the recently unveiled super-limited Mercedes-AMG Project One, or the AMG GT lineup and Audi’s R8 range...


BMW M looking at hybrids and electrification
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BMW M looking at hybrids and electrification

BMW’s high-performance M cars are likely to adopt some form of electrification from 2021 in order to give additional performance whilst also meeting ever stringent emission regulations. Speaking to Australian motoring media at the Frankfurt motor show, Klaus Fröhlich, member of the board of management at BMW, said that once battery technology and electric motors are light and compact enough, they will make sense for implementation on BMW M vehicles...


2017 BMW X5M, X6M Black Fire Editions arrive in Australia
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2017 BMW X5M, X6M Black Fire Editions arrive in Australia

BMW's blacked-out X5 M and X6 M specials will go on sale in Australia from October, following their international unveiling earlier this year. The new style-focused BMW X5 M Black Fire Edition and BMW X6 M Black Fire Edition models will come to Australia in a very limited number, with just 15 slots allocated to the X5 M and 10 to the X6 M...


2017 BMW M4 Competition LCI review
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2017 BMW M4 Competition LCI review

Life Cycle Impulse. Any idea what that means? It's BMW speak for mid-life update, and the mean M4 Competition has just been LCI'd. Paul Maric jumps behind the wheel for a fang.


2018 BMW M5 revealed: Frosty 'First Edition' to open launch range
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2018 BMW M5 revealed: Frosty 'First Edition' to open launch range

The new 2018 BMW M5 has been officially revealed, with the Bavarian super sedan bringing all-wheel drive, supercar-like acceleration and a limited-run First Edition variant. First things first, let's talk numbers: 441kW of power, 750Nm of torque, and 0-100km/h in 3.4 seconds...


2018 BMW M2 pricing and specs: Hero coupe gets updates, price hikes
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2018 BMW M2 pricing and specs: Hero coupe gets updates, price hikes

Local pricing and specifications for the 2018 BMW M2 range have been announced this week, with the updated performance coupe gaining enhanced styling and technological features for the new model year. The update forms part of BMW's LCI program, or 'life-cycle impulse', which is the German car maker's term for a mid-life update...


2018 BMW M5 teased ahead of August 21 debut
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2018 BMW M5 teased ahead of August 21 debut

The upcoming 2018 BMW M5 super sedan has been teased again, this time undisguised in a short clip posted on the company's Facebook page this week. Scheduled to be unveiled on August 21 - according to Carscoops - the new 5 Series flagship is briefly visible during the 10-second video, which also hints at a special 'First Edition' model that will likely be available at launch...


BMW M3, M4 to get new driveshaft due to emissions requirements
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BMW M3, M4 to get new driveshaft due to emissions requirements

BMW has announced some running changes to the driveshafts in the M3 and M4 performance cars in preparation for new emissions regulations. Starting from November 2017 production, the Bavarian company will replace the current carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) unit currently used in the M3 and M4 with a new M-specific high-performance driveshaft made of steel...


2019 BMW X4 M spied
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2019 BMW X4 M spied

The new BMW X4 M has been spied leaving the company's American factory in Spartanburg, South Carolina. With four large exhaust tips out the back, and intercoolers lurking behind the front fascia's enlarged air intakes, we believe this vehicle is a full-on M car, not just a run-of-the-mill X4 variant wearing a body kit...


2018 BMW M4 CS pricing and specs: New hero model rounds out local range
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2018 BMW M4 CS pricing and specs: New hero model rounds out local range

A new hero has joined the local BMW M4 line-up, sitting atop the range - but at a more affordable point than the limited-edition GTS that preceded it. This one, the new BMW M4 CS, will join an already expanded group that includes the M4 Pure, the M4 and the M4 Competition. The CS badge makes its return after having last been seen in 2005 on the E46 M3 - for the UK only - and before that not since the '70s and '60s...


BMW M2: Strong demand drives bigger allocation for Oz
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BMW M2: Strong demand drives bigger allocation for Oz

High local demand for the BMW M2 has seen the company secure additional allocation of its entry-level 'M' car, the company says, cementing Australia's position as the premier BMW M market. Since its introduction in April last year, the BMW M2 has shifted 671 units, and year-to-date is the M brand's most popular model...


BMW X5 M, X6 M Black Fire Editions revealed, local arm keen
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BMW X5 M, X6 M Black Fire Editions revealed, local arm keen

The BMW X5 M and X6 M Black Fire Editions have been revealed this week, bringing a range of black-themed enhancements to the super-SUV pair. Available in overseas markets from August, the Black Fire Editions of the X5 M and X6 M gain exterior changes like Sapphire Black metallic paint, carbon-fibre mirror caps, 21-inch forged M alloy wheels in black, and black chrome trim for the double kidney front grille...


BMW hints at electrified M cars
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BMW hints at electrified M cars

The next generation of BMW M vehicles could see the introduction of performance-focused hybrid or full-electric technology, a representative of the company has hinted this week. Speaking with Australian media at the local launch of the new 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid (PHEV), Alexander Kotouc, head of product management for BMW GmbH, hinted that the worlds of both the performance-oriented 'M' and future-focused 'i' brands could one day merge...


2018 BMW M5 revealed in Need for Speed game front cover
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2018 BMW M5 revealed in Need for Speed game front cover

The 2018 BMW M5 has inadvertently been revealed by the creators of the video game Need for Speed, as part of an email promotion for the upcoming game. Need for Speed Payback isn't due for release until November, but a teaser email sent out to fans of the game has accidentally revealed the front-end design of the all-new BMW M5, which is yet to be released...


BMW M8 teased, Le Mans comeback confirmed
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BMW M8 teased, Le Mans comeback confirmed

A flagship BMW M8 will headline the upcoming BMW 8 Series range, the company has confirmed, revealing a camouflaged example today - just hours after revealing the new Concept 8 Series show car. Described by the company as the "icing on the cake" of the new 8 Series line-up, the the new BMW M8 also marks BMW Motorsport's return to Le Mans, with a race-spec M8 GTE currently under development, and scheduled to make its racing debut at the Daytona 24 Hours in January 2018...


2017 BMW M3 Pure: Cut-price Competition joins updated range from July
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2017 BMW M3 Pure: Cut-price Competition joins updated range from July

The updated 2017 BMW M3 range has been bolstered by the addition of a new entry-level M3 Pure variant, which will start from $129,900 when it arrives locally in July. Despite being the 'base model', the M3 Pure - like the M4 Pure - gets the more powerful 331kW/550Nm tune of the flagship M3 Competition variant, though it has a lower level of standard specification...