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2018 BMW M140i v M240i comparison

With its combination of 250kW/500Nm turbocharged six-cylinder power, rear drive and choice of manual or automatic transmission shoehorned into a small five-door body shell, the BMW M140 LCI was one of 2017's most unique and highly anticipated offerings for the discerning petrolhead...

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2018 BMW M4 CS pricing slashed
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2018 BMW M4 CS pricing slashed

Revised pricing for the 2018 BMW M4 CS has been announced this week, cutting almost $21,710 from the $211,610 asking price revealed in July. The lighter, more powerful two-door M hero now kicks off from $189,900 before on-road costs, sitting above the existing M4 Pure ($139,900) and M4 Competition ($156,710) in the range...


2018 BMW M5 review
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2018 BMW M5 review

Six generations on, and BMW's M Division has produced its finest sedan yet, the 2018 M5. A genuine tour de force in every respect.


2018 BMW M5 pricing and specs
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2018 BMW M5 pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the all-new 2018 BMW M5 range have been revealed this week, with the super sedan to kick off from $199,900 plus on-road costs. When it lobs Down Under in the second quarter of 2018, the M5 will be offered in two special launch variants; the Launch Edition and the First Edition...


BMW M850i to slot below M8 - report
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BMW M850i to slot below M8 - report

The upcoming BMW 8 Series range is set to feature an M850i M Performance variant, according to a new report. BMW Blog claims the Bavarian manufacturer wants to bridge the gap between the entry-level 840i and the flagship M8 with a focused M Performance model. While not confirmed, the M850i is expected to get a version of BMW's 4...


2018 BMW M3 CS revealed, local arm keen
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2018 BMW M3 CS revealed, local arm keen

The BMW M3 CS has been revealed, adding yet another variant - albeit in limited numbers - to the Bavarian manufacturer's sports sedan lineup. In similar fashion to the M4 CS, the M3 CS sits one rung up above the Competition Package variant, bringing more power, a more focused look, and extensive use of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP)...


2018 BMW M8 spied inside and out
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2018 BMW M8 spied inside and out

The upcoming BMW M8 has been spied inside and out this week at the famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany. Set to become the company's flagship when it debuts sometime next year, the M8 has already been previewed by its GTE race car counterpart in preparation for the 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season next year...


BMW reveals M Performance goodies for SEMA
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BMW reveals M Performance goodies for SEMA

BMW has revealed its its new M Performance parts for the new-generation M5 super sedan, along with a special M3 30 Years American Edition for the US market. Set to be displayed at the 2017 SEMA show, the M Performance parts on the new M5 have already been previewed by the new MotoGP safety car, and are all crafted from carbon-fibre...


BMW M5 MotoGP safety car revealed
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BMW M5 MotoGP safety car revealed

BMW has unveiled the M5 safety car for the 2018/19 MotoGP season, spelling the end for the current hotted-up M2 safety car. Power in the safety car comes from the same twin-turbo V8 as the standard road car, with 441kW and 750Nm channeled to all four wheels through a clever M xDrive all-wheel drive system...


2019 BMW X4 M spied again
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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. However, there are different alloy wheels - albeit mismatched - that differ from the vehicle spied in the States a couple of months ago...


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...