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2017 BMW Alpina B7 revealed

New details on the powerful 2017 BMW Alpina B7 super saloon have been revealed this week, ahead of next month's Geneva motor show. The B7, based on the new 2016 BMW 7 Series, is driven by a 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine...

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BMW M760Li xDrive revealed: New Mercedes-Maybach rival will come to Australia - UPDATE
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BMW M760Li xDrive revealed: New Mercedes-Maybach rival will come to Australia - UPDATE

BMW has just revealed a flagship derivative of the brand-new 7 Series range, which will serve as its answer to the Mercedes-Maybach S600. The BMW M760Li xDrive leaps straight to the very pinnacle of the BMW range. It’s based on the long-wheelbase BMW 7 Series Li models, but brings a whole lot more pomp and circumstance...


2016 driving experiences: New skills and adrenaline-pumping thrills
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2016 driving experiences: New skills and adrenaline-pumping thrills

Whether you've been driving for decades and know you know it all, or have just passed your drivers test and already think you know it all, there's always something new to learn. Here at CarAdvice we encourage everyone to actively seek to not only improve their driving skills, but to also feel the adrenaline rush that comes with pushing the limits of both car and driver in a safe environment...


BMW Australia finalising Alpina feasibility study
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BMW Australia finalising Alpina feasibility study

BMW Australia has updated us on the feasibility study it has been working on with specialist tuner Alpina, to bring a line of the company’s performance-tuned cars here. You may recall our chat with Alpina in Frankfurt last September, in which the lauded, independent tuning company confirmed its interest in expanding to Australia...


2016 BMW M2 M Performance parts detailed ahead of Geneva debut
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2016 BMW M2 M Performance parts detailed ahead of Geneva debut

The all-new 2016 BMW M2 now has its requisite M Performance styling and handling pack, detailed this week ahead of a Geneva motor show debut in March. Full to overflowing with carbonfibre goodness, the M2’s M Performance pack adds a number of aerodynamic and styling parts, along with interior goodies and a number of mechanical tricks under the skin...


2016 BMW X1 xDrive 20d Review
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2016 BMW X1 xDrive 20d Review

James puts the junior member of BMW’s X-Range through its paces. How does the 2016 BMW X1 xDrive 20d handle the urban sprawl?


1 Series Sedan: BMW Australia hunting Mercedes CLA rival
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1 Series Sedan: BMW Australia hunting Mercedes CLA rival

BMW Australia is hoping to get its hands on a long-overdue front-wheel-drive 1 Series sedan model to rival the popular Audi A3 sedan and Mercedes-Benz CLA in 2017, provided it can secure right-hand-drive production. It's no secret that BMW is developing a compact sedan...


BMW M2 demand 'overwhelming', could sell out before launch
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BMW M2 demand 'overwhelming', could sell out before launch

Australian demand for the yet-to-be-launched BMW M2 super-coupe is so strong that the company’s local arm is already talking to the factory about getting a bigger share of global production for its first year.  In fact, there’s the very real chance that Australia’s entire 2016 allocation of the newest and smallest BMW M car will be sold out before the car’s April launch — the same thing Ford faced with the Mustang...


2016 BMW X4 xDrive35d Review
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2016 BMW X4 xDrive35d Review

The 2016 BMW X4 xDrive35d brings eye-opening diesel performance to the company's new Audi SQ5 rival...


BMW 7 Series four-cylinder not for Australia
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BMW 7 Series four-cylinder not for Australia

Would you buy a four-cylinder BMW 7 Series? If you’re in Australia, it seems exceedingly unlikely, at least according to the brand’s local boss. Confirmation of a four-pot BMW 7 Series came this week when the company quietly added a new 730i variant to its Chinese and Turkish regions, assumedly with more to follow...


2016 BMW M135i Review
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2016 BMW M135i Review

With sharper looks and equipment levels and an even sharper price, is the 2016 BMW M135i the ultimate high-performance hatchback...


Next BMW X5 spotted in northern Europe
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Next BMW X5 spotted in northern Europe

Spy photographers have run across a fleet of BMW prototypes this week, including the Z4 replacement and the 3 Series sedan, undergoing winter testing in northern Europe. The last in the flotilla is this SUV, which our photography connection believes could be an early development mule for the next-generation X5, but we're not so sure...


2017 BMW i3 driving range will hit nearly 200km - report
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2017 BMW i3 driving range will hit nearly 200km - report

For some months now, reports have suggested the updated 2017 BMW i3 will bring a significant improvement in the electric hatch’s driving range. In its current form, which launched in Australia in 2014, the light BMW i3 claims a range of between 130 to 160 kilometres off one charge of its lithium-ion battery pack...


BMW 'Z5' spy photos: Toyota co-developed Z4 replacement spotted for the first time
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BMW 'Z5' spy photos: Toyota co-developed Z4 replacement spotted for the first time

The long-awaited replacement for the BMW Z4 has been spied and photographed by our spies in northern Europe. Although not confirmed, rumours indicate that the new car will be branded as the Z5. Not only does the new badge indicate that the new car will be larger in most dimensions than the Z4, but that it will also feature higher pricing than the current vehicle...


2017 BMW 3 Series sedan spy photos
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2017 BMW 3 Series sedan spy photos

The next-generation BMW 3 Series sedan has been spotted by our spy photographers in northern Europe undergoing harsh winter testing. Beneath the swathes of camouflage, this prototype wears a version of the body that will grace the next-generation 3 Series sedan...


2017 BMW X2 spied testing
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2017 BMW X2 spied testing

The upcoming new 2017 BMW X2 has been spied testing again this week, ahead of a world premiere that could appear around the middle of this year - if not earlier. The so-called X2 was last caught on a sunny day in November last year, with mixed camouflage revealing its overall profile while hiding the finer details at both ends...


2016 BMW 4 Series updates in Australia around July
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2016 BMW 4 Series updates in Australia around July

New 2016 BMW 430i and 440i variants will arrive in Australia around July, bringing the range into line with the recently updated 3 Series. As with the 3 Series, the BMW 4 Series updates comprise new 430i coupe, convertible and Gran Coupe variants to replace the 428i, while the 440i versions replace the 435i...


2016 BMW M3, M4 Competition Packs announced
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2016 BMW M3, M4 Competition Packs announced

The latest generation of Competition Pack upgrades have been revealed for the BMW M3 and BMW M4 heroes, adding a number of handling tweaks and a dose of extra power. In all body types - M3 sedan, M4 coupe and convertible - BMW M has raised power from 317 to 331kW, bringing the trio a smidge closer to the Mercedes-AMG C63’s 350kW and 375kW tunes...


Blue Booming, Red Rising: Car Colour Trends of 2015/16
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Blue Booming, Red Rising: Car Colour Trends of 2015/16

One of the most deeply personal aspects of buying a new car is choosing the colour. It's a reflection of who we are, and the considerations vary greatly from person to person. Be it the desire to make a fashion statement, an attempt to preserve re-sale value or even choosing which colours are least likely to be targeted by thieves, there's a lot to consider...


BMW i Vision Future Interaction concept unveiled
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BMW i Vision Future Interaction concept unveiled

The BMW i Vision Future Interaction concept car has been unveiled at CES 2016, and provides clues about what's in store for future iterations of the brand's iDrive infotainment system. Based on the 2012 plug-in hybrid i8 Spyder concept, the i Vision Future Interaction goes a step further by eliminating the doors altogether, presumably to allow attendees at CES 2016 an easy look at the concept's remodelled dashboard...