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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...

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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...


2017 BMW M4 pricing and specs: Updated range lands from June
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2017 BMW M4 pricing and specs: Updated range lands from June

Local pricing and specifications for the updated 2017 BMW M4 range have been announced this week, bringing new technologies and new variants to the performance 4 Series line-up. Across the range there are several updates inside and out, including new LED headlights and tail-lights, revised interior trims, and the introduction of BMW's latest iDrive 6 infotainment system - including an 8...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017

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, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2018 BMW M5: Turbo V8, AWD and 0-100 in "under 3.5 seconds" all confirmed
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2018 BMW M5: Turbo V8, AWD and 0-100 in "under 3.5 seconds" all confirmed

Initial details of the upcoming 2018 BMW M5 have been released this week, accompanied by images of a camouflaged development vehicle tearing up a race track, and it looks like the biggest M sedan is going to be a killer...


2018 BMW M5 spied with less camouflage on the Nurburgring - UPDATE
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2018 BMW M5 spied with less camouflage on the Nurburgring - UPDATE

Update - BMW have released new details of the upcoming M5. You can read our coverage here The new BMW M5 has been spied testing on the Nurburgring, revealing more about how the production car will look. The latest M5 prototype has lost some of the false body panels used on earlier evaluation vehicles...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 21, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 21, 2017

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, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2018 BMW M5 to come with AWD and automatic only - report
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2018 BMW M5 to come with AWD and automatic only - report

The next-generation BMW M5 will reportedly be exclusively available with an eight-speed automatic paired to an advanced all-wheel drive setup. Sources have told Autocar that the new M5 will use the existing 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8, although improvements will see power rise to around 440kW...


BMW M140i Performance Edition confirmed
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BMW M140i Performance Edition confirmed

The ultra-exclusive BMW M140i Performance Edition hot hatch will be offered here in the second-quarter of the year. Only 60 units — 45 with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, and 15 with a purist-friendly six-speed manual — will come, priced at $71,900 plus on-road costs, or $7000 more than the regular M140i...


BMW snags Veyron designer
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BMW snags Veyron designer

The man responsible for the polarising design of the now legendary Bugatti Veyron, Jozef Kaban, will now head up design for the BMW brand. Reporting to BMW Group design chief Adrian van Hooydonk, the 44-year-old Slovakian designer will take the lead on styling all models that form part of the core BMW range, but not Mini or Rolls-Royce...


2017 BMW M3 'facelift facelift' heading to Geneva
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2017 BMW M3 'facelift facelift' heading to Geneva

Following recent news of an LCI (life-cycle impulse) update to the BMW 4 Series range, which includes the M4, comes a mild update to its four-door stablemate, the M3. Wait, you say. Didn’t the M3 score an update as part of the 3 Series LCI in 2016? Yes it did, but just to keep you on your toes, it’s had another one. Albeit, very minor...


Alpina boss says its models won't harm M sales, B5 could be on the way
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Alpina boss says its models won't harm M sales, B5 could be on the way

Despite the similarities in performance and pricing, Alpina's CEO is confident that the tuning brand's luxury-focused models will complement BMW's M range, rather than compete with them. Speaking at the brand's local launch at Doncaster BMW in Melbourne, company boss, Andreas Bovensiepen - son of Alpina founder, Burkhard Bovensiepen - told CarAdvice the brand's experience in other markets makes it confident there won't be competition between Alpina cars and BMW M cars...


BMW to expand M Performance range before introducing more M cars
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BMW to expand M Performance range before introducing more M cars

We will likely see more BMW M Performance models before we do ‘true’ BMW M models, the company says. CarAdvice spoke with a number of M Division executives, including Peter Quintus, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, in Australia for the Festival of M promotion and to meet with the local BMW team...


Next BMW M5 to uphold rear-drive philosophy, with a twist
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Next BMW M5 to uphold rear-drive philosophy, with a twist

The world of high-performance super sedans is like a game of chess. Moves and counter moves. This week saw the official launch and first drive of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 S, a 450kW AWD salvo across the bow of arch rival BMW, which is yet to formally announce the specification of the G30-generation M5 sedan...


2017 BMW 5 Series M Performance accessories revealed - UPDATE
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2017 BMW 5 Series M Performance accessories revealed - UPDATE

Update - A spokesperson for BMW Australia has told CarAdvice that the M Performance accessory range is not on the cards for Australia for now. See bottom of article for details. The 2017 BMW 5 Series hasn't officially launched yet but the Bavarian company has wasted no time in creating a line of M Performance accessories for the new-generation luxury mid-sizer...


BMW M2 adds new M Performance track exhaust system for Australia
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BMW M2 adds new M Performance track exhaust system for Australia

The BMW M2 is now available with a dual-mode M Performance exhaust system that brings track-inspired sound to the company's smallest M model. Now homologated for the Australian market, the M Performance exhaust upgrade comes with a valve silencer system and two modes - 'Sport' for the street and 'Track' for the circuit...


2017 BMW M4 GTS review
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2017 BMW M4 GTS review

Limited to just 700 units worldwide, and just 25 in Australia - is the $300k M4 everything it needs to be?


2017 BMW M760Li xDrive detailed for Australia: $419,000 starting price for sporty flagship limousine
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2017 BMW M760Li xDrive detailed for Australia: $419,000 starting price for sporty flagship limousine

The sport-luxe BMW M760Li xDrive has been confirmed for the Australian market this week, and will start from $419,000 plus on-road costs when it arrives in showrooms from the second quarter of next year. Powered by a massive twin-turbocharged 6.6-litre V12, the flagship BMW 7 Series produces 448kW and 800Nm and sprints from 0-100km/h in just 3...