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2017 BMW M4 spied

The facelifted BMW M4 has been spied undergoing evaluation on the streets of Europe. Visually, the changes to the M4 look to be even more minor than what's in store for the rest of the updated 4 Series range, which was spied last week...

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Jaguar Land Rover to use next-generation BMW V8 engine - report
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Jaguar Land Rover to use next-generation BMW V8 engine - report

BMW and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) are reportedly negotiating a deal that would see the German company supply its next-generation V8 petrol engine to the British luxury car maker. According to Automobile, the deal would see BMW supply its next-generation turbocharged V8 engine for use in various Jaguar, Land Rover and Range Rover models...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 22
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 22

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...


2017 BMW 4 Series coupe facelift spied
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2017 BMW 4 Series coupe facelift spied

The BMW 4 Series facelift has been on public roads in Germany. From these photos, we can see that, superficially at least, the 4 Series update will be limited to a few tweaks to the front and rear bumper design, and new graphics for the both the headlamps and tail-lights. Under the skin, the 4 Series should receive the same upgrades that were applied to the 3 Series range last year...


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...


2017 BMW 1 Series pricing and specifications: M140i swoops in, updates across range
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2017 BMW 1 Series pricing and specifications: M140i swoops in, updates across range

The incoming 2017 BMW 1 Series range has been detailed for Australia, bringing new engines with added performance and improved efficiency across the line-up. Headlining the minor refresh are the aforementioned engine upgrades, along with a new top-spec M140i variant replacing the previous M135i...


Toyota Supra firming for 2018 launch - report
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Toyota Supra firming for 2018 launch - report

The long-awaited successor to the Toyota Supra is looking good to hit the road as soon as 2018 - or 'as late as 2018', depending on how long you've been waiting - according to a new report out of the UK. A fortnight ago it was reported that Toyota’s upcoming performance flagship will be powered by a BMW engine paired with a Toyota-developed hybrid system...


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...


2017 BMW 1 Series sedan revealed
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2017 BMW 1 Series sedan revealed

The highly-anticipated 2017 BMW 1 Series sedan has been revealed today, entering the German car maker's range as a clear rival to Audi's A3 sedan and the Mercedes-Benz CLA. The 1 Series sedan has been spied a number of times over the past two years, and last year's 'Concept Compact Sedan' show car - revealed at the Auto Guangzhou event in China - offered the first clear look at what was to come...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 15
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 15

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...


2017 BMW 740e iPerformance plug-in hybrid detailed
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2017 BMW 740e iPerformance plug-in hybrid detailed

Full details for the new BMW 740e iPerformance plug-in hybrid sedan have been handed down overnight, following its unveiling at the Geneva motor show earlier this year. Although the 740e iPerformance was the first model in the new iPerformance range to be revealed, it was beaten to market by the 330e and X5 xDrive40e models...


Subaru Forester XT Premium v BMW X1 sDrive 20i Comparison
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Subaru Forester XT Premium v BMW X1 sDrive 20i Comparison

The Subaru Forester has a long tradition of bulletproof reliability and quality family SUV ability. It's got a tough fight on its hands against the excellent BMW X1 though.


2017 BMW 5 Series sedan and Touring wagon rendered
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2017 BMW 5 Series sedan and Touring wagon rendered

Speculative renderings of the next-generation BMW 5 Series sedan and Touring have surfaced online, offering a glimpse at what the luxury mid-sizer may look like when it makes its debut. Once again, Dutch artist Remco Meulendijk has created a set of renderings for both the 5 Series sedan and the 5 Series Touring wagon - likely based on the several prototypes that have been spied testing over the past year...


BMW M2 CSL/GTS: faster, lighter coupe approved - report
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BMW M2 CSL/GTS: faster, lighter coupe approved - report

If a report in the German media is correct, there will be a new variant of the BMW M2 sliding its way into showrooms in the not too distant future. BMW Blog is reporting that the latest edition of Auto Motor und Sport contains claims that BMW's board has approved a faster, lighter and even more focussed version of the M2...


BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen under investigation over steel price fixing claims
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BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen under investigation over steel price fixing claims

The offices of BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen have been raided as part of a German investigation into steel price fixing. The three German automakers are accused of being part of a six company automotive cartel that engaged in anti-competitive practices to depress the price of steel...


Toyota Supra to have BMW engine, Toyota hybrid system - report
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Toyota Supra to have BMW engine, Toyota hybrid system - report

The spiritual successor to the Toyota Supra will reportedly pair a BMW engine with a Toyota-developed hybrid system. We know that BMW and Toyota are collaborating on a new sports car platform, which will underpin the replacement for the BMW Z4 and the long awaited successor to the Toyota Supra...


BMW tuner Alpina in Australia by November
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BMW tuner Alpina in Australia by November

The long-mooted introduction of BMW tuner Alpina to the Australian market was confirmed today, with the ADR-certified, 4 Series-based B4 Bi-Turbo launching in November. As you can read here, 50-year old Alpina has long been on the radar as Australia, as a sports-luxury yin to the BMW M Division’s hardcore performance yang...


BMW to launch fully autonomous car in 2021
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BMW to launch fully autonomous car in 2021

BMW, Intel and Mobileye have announced plans to jointly develop an autonomous vehicle that will go on sale by 2021. To get there, the three partners will work together on a open hardware and software platform, which will be shared with other automakers, as well as companies in other industries that might benefit from autonomous machines...


BMW i8 EV under development - report
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BMW i8 EV under development - report

A pure electric version of the BMW i8 is reportedly being developed by the German automaker, and could one day be put into production. Sources have told Autocar that the company is working on a version of the i8 coupe that junks the current plug-in hybrid drivetrain in favour a three-motor electric layout...