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BMW X6 xDrive30d v Mercedes-Benz GLE350d Coupe v Audi A7 Comparison

There is a segment of cars on the market that carries a crowd of unique followers. They’re cars that are not universally loved for their designs, but they offer buyers a unique styling proposition backed by efficient engines...

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2018 BMW i8 to bring more power, wireless charging, roadster variant - report
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2018 BMW i8 to bring more power, wireless charging, roadster variant - report

The updated 2018 BMW i8 is set to bring a comprehensive upgrade late next year, with more power, inductive charging and a new look - according to a new report out of Europe. The current model, which launched locally in March 2015, matches a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor, producing a combined output of 266kW of power and 570Nm of torque...


BMW unveils quad-turbo diesel straight-six engine
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BMW unveils quad-turbo diesel straight-six engine

Over the weekend, at the Vienna Engine Symposium, BMW unveiled its much rumoured quad-turbo straight-six diesel engine. The quad-turbo engine features four exhaust-driven turbochargers, with two high pressure units allied to two low pressure devices. Rumours had earlier suggested this new engine might feature an electrically driven compressor to help out at low engine speeds...


BMW i3 loan car program axed
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BMW i3 loan car program axed

Owners of the BMW i3 will no longer be offered the option to access BMW loan cars if they decide to go for a long-distance road trip. At the time of the electric city car's launch in 2014, BMW announced a loan-car program for buyers of the i3 that would see those customers able to take advantage of a loan car when they planned to take a longer trip...


2017 BMW X3 M spied: big M power coming to mid-sized SUV
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2017 BMW X3 M spied: big M power coming to mid-sized SUV

A prototype of what could be the first-ever BMW X3 M has been spied testing in Germany this week. Following the images of the regular new 2017 BMW X3 snapped last week, a beefed-up, M-fettled variant of the next-generation SUV has been spotted for the first time...


2017 BMW i3 revealed with bigger battery, greater range
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2017 BMW i3 revealed with bigger battery, greater range

New i3 variant gets extended driving range with meatier battery Faster charging available with three-phase upgrade Australian debut due late 2016 A new variant in BMW’s electric vehicle family has been revealed this week, in the form of the 2017 BMW i3 (94 Ah). The parentheses aren’t our doing, either: the model’s official name in Europe is indeed “i3 (94 Ah)”...


2016 BMW M4 GTS DTM Safety Car unveiled
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2016 BMW M4 GTS DTM Safety Car unveiled

The BMW M4 GTS DTM Safety Car has been unveiled ahead of the 2016 season, which begins during the first weekend of May. Based on the showroom-bound BMW M4 GTS, which has a limited build run of just 700 units worldwide, this year's DTM safety car required only a few modifications to bring it up to spec for use in the German racing series...


BMW 1 Series sedan previewed with leaked design files - report
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BMW 1 Series sedan previewed with leaked design files - report

An image that purportedly reveals components of the upcoming and so-called 2017 BMW 1-Series sedan has surfaced online this week. In addition to recent spy pictures, fans got their first look at the sedan at last November’s Auto Guangzhou in China, presented then as the Concept Compact Sedan...


2016 BMW 318i Review
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2016 BMW 318i Review

The BMW 318i badge returns, packing a three-cylinder engine. Yes, a three-pot 3-Series. Does the package work?


2017 BMW X3 interior spied
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2017 BMW X3 interior spied

Our spy photographers have nabbed the photos of the interior of the next-generation BMW X3. Externally, this X3 prototype is wearing production versions of the car's headlights and tail-lights, indicating that the third-generation crossover is close to its official debut. Despite the heavy use of camouflage, there doesn't seem to be any false body panels attached to this car...


2017 BMW M5 sedan and 5 Series wagon spied with less camouflage
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2017 BMW M5 sedan and 5 Series wagon spied with less camouflage

The next-generation BMW M5 sedan and the BMW 5 Series wagon have both spotted on the streets of Germany revealing more details than ever before. There certainly hasn't be a shortage of spy photos of the next-generation 5 Series and M5 on CarAdvice over the last year...


Audi A3 e-tron v BMW i3 v Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius: Economy comparison test part two
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Audi A3 e-tron v BMW i3 v Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius: Economy comparison test part two

By now you’ve hopefully read part one of this economy comparison test, where we set out for 100 kilometres of urban driving. The aim of part one was to find out which of the four cars on test – Audi A3 e-tron, BMW i3 range-extender, Citroen C4 Cactus and Toyota Prius – was the most efficient, city-friendly commuter. And the winner was clear...


BMW X1 long-wheelbase variant revealed for China
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BMW X1 long-wheelbase variant revealed for China

BMW has unveiled a stretched version of its X1 SUV at this week's Beijing motor show - but apart from the longer rear door and surrounds, you'd be hard pressed to spot the difference. Developed specifically for China, the long wheelbase X1 (badged X1 Li), will be built at a joint-venture factory Tiexi plant in Shenyang by BMW’s Chinese partner, Brilliance...


2017 BMW X3 spied testing at the Nurburgring
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2017 BMW X3 spied testing at the Nurburgring

After being spied in cold-weather testing back in January, the next-generation 2017 BMW X3 has now been spotted being put through its paces at the Nurburgring. With the new X3 now in performance testing, it can be assumed the mid-range SUV is in the final stages of development, meaning an official unveiling could be on the horizon...


Audi A3 e-tron v BMW i3 v Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius: Economy comparison test part one
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Audi A3 e-tron v BMW i3 v Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius: Economy comparison test part one

With fuel prices hitting decade lows in recent times, there has arguably never been a worse time to buy an economy-focused car. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great options out there for people who are thinking about long-term sustainability and doing their bit for the environment...


2016 BMW M5 Pure Review
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2016 BMW M5 Pure Review

The 2016 BMW M5 Pure drops some kit, some kW and some dollars, to become a more purposeful version of the infamous sports sedan.


What makes a luxury car?
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What makes a luxury car?

What exactly is 'luxury' and what exactly makes a luxury car? These are some of the hardest questions in the automotive world to answer. Is it all about the brand? The technology? Features? Price? Heritage? It’s nearly impossible to define where a mainstream car becomes luxury or vice versa...


Mazda ponders becoming a Japanese alternative to premium Euros
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Mazda ponders becoming a Japanese alternative to premium Euros

With German premium brands racing to make their pricing more accessible to the masses, an opportunity exists for Mazda to meet them head-on and establish itself as a genuine, proudly Japanese luxury alternative. This is an idea espoused this morning by Mazda Corporation’s visiting global director and senior managing executive officer, Yuji Nakemine, who spoke today at the opening of Mazda Australia’s sprawling and glamorous new headquarters...


2016 BMW M2 Review: Track Test
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2016 BMW M2 Review: Track Test

The best car from BMW's M Division also happens to be its most affordable...


BMW X7: research shows room for larger SUV in Australia
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BMW X7: research shows room for larger SUV in Australia

BMW Australia says there is room in its product portfolio for a larger proper seven-seater SUV in the form of the upcoming X7, a space that the current X5 with its third-row seating option doesn’t appear to be filling. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new BMW M2 at Targa Tasmania this week, BMW CEO Mark Werner admitted that sales of seven-seater X5s were not that high, despite healthy market demand for more than five seats in that segment...