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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...

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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...


Weekend Deals on Wheels for November 5
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Weekend Deals on Wheels for November 5

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at six factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...


BMW Australia talks manual gearbox sales
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BMW Australia talks manual gearbox sales

BMW’s sales figures suggest there is still a market for passenger cars with manual gearboxes in Australia, albeit a small one. Unlike many luxury brands, and even some mainstream ones, which have discontinued the manual option from their products here in response to minuscule demand, you can still opt to shift your own cogs in several BMWs...


2017 BMW M5 component renderings surface online
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2017 BMW M5 component renderings surface online

We may not have been lucky enough to see the new 2017 BMW M5 revealed alongside its lesser 5 Series siblings last week, but these new renderings could be our closest look yet at the new super sedan. America’s The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast claims to have received these product renderings from a BMW employee...


BMW M performance brand open to electrification and autonomous driving
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BMW M performance brand open to electrification and autonomous driving

BMW says that as the electric vehicle and autonomous technology matures across its ‘i’ brand, it will seek to bring some of its learnings across its entire range, including the M performance brand, meaning future M models may have autonomous driving capability as well as electrification of their drivetrain in one way or another...


BMW M2 CS reported with M4 twin-turbo power boost
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BMW M2 CS reported with M4 twin-turbo power boost

As if BMW’s stunning M2 wasn’t already potent enough, speculation out of Germany is hinting at even more powerful M2 in the near future. German news outlet bimmertoday is reporting a 400 horsepower M2 is being developed, due for release in 2018. Dubbed the M2 CS (not CSL) it’s understood the pocket M-car will receive a makeover, courtesy of its bigger M3 and M4 brothers...


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!


2016 BMW M5 Competition Edition revealed
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2016 BMW M5 Competition Edition revealed

A new BMW M5 Competition Edition special has been revealed this week, likely representing the last offering in the powerful sedan's current generation. Spy photos published in recent months have confirmed that we can expect to see an all-new M5 very soon, alongside the new-generation 5 Series sedan expected to debut later this year...


BMW M3 30 Years Edition: pricing and details for small-batch birthday special
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BMW M3 30 Years Edition: pricing and details for small-batch birthday special

Although a fitting number, just 30 buyers in Australia will be able to take home the new BMW M3 30 Years special-edition model, the company has confirmed today. BMW Australia notes that this is the same number of vehicles allocated to the UK market, out of a total worldwide number of 500 units...


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?


2016 BMW M2 Pure Review
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2016 BMW M2 Pure Review

Touted as the purest, most organic BMW model in recent memory, Dave jumps into the 2016 BMW M2 Pure...


BMW unveils birthday-special M6 coupe for Japanese market
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BMW unveils birthday-special M6 coupe for Japanese market

BMW’s Japanese arm has revealed a new limited-edition version of the M6 coupe to celebrate the German marque’s 100th anniversary. Called the M6 Celebration Edition, the vehicle is one of six models set to be unveiled this year to commemorate the company’s centenary. Slated for a very limited run of just 13 examples, the Celebration Edition brings with it a number of enhancements over the standard M6...


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 M4 GTS pricing and specifications
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2016 BMW M4 GTS pricing and specifications

Australian pricing and details for the limited-edition 2017 BMW M4 GTS have been confirmed today, ahead of a local arrival set for September. The BMW M4 GTS will be priced from $295,000 plus on-road costs - but don’t expect to be able to get your hands on one, with the company also confirming that all 25 units heading to Australia (out of 700 worldwide) have already been snapped up...