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New Volvo XC90 a ‘genuine competitor’ against German rivals

Volvo says the introduction of the all-new XC90 shows that it has a genuine product that competes directly with the German luxury trio — BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz...

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2015 BMW 228i:: Week with Review
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2015 BMW 228i: Week with Review

CarAdvice's resident shooter Tom Fraser spends a week getting intimate with the BMW 228i...


BMW M4 MotoGP safety car features engine with water injection system
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BMW M4 MotoGP safety car features engine with water injection system

The BMW M4 MotoGP safety car that will be used during the 2015 season will feature an engine that's equipped with a novel water injection system. Aside from the eye-catching livery and its complement of flashing lights, the BMW M4 that will be used as a safety car during the 2015 MotoGP season has one extra trick hidden up its sleeve, or under its bonnet to be more precise: a water injection system that is said to improve performance and cut fuel consumption by reducing combustion temperatures...


BMW PHEV sedan coming in 2018, priced against Tesla Model S - report
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BMW PHEV sedan coming in 2018, priced against Tesla Model S - report

BMW is reportedly working on a plug-in hybrid sedan, which could be based on the next-generation version of the long-wheelbase 5 Series. According to a report in Car, BMW is preparing a new uniquely styled plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Mooted names for this vehicle include i5 and i7, but branding has yet to be settled on...


BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer revealed
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BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer revealed

The all-new BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer - the brand's first ever seven-seat mini van - has been revealed ahead of its debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show. The BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer is said to "carve out yet another new vehicle segment", with the European-focused small MPV-cum-wagon stretching the practicality on offer in the smaller 2 Series Active Tourer...


BMW M5 AWD variant a possibility
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BMW M5 AWD variant a possibility

BMW's head of product management says there’s potential for all-wheel-drive versions of core performance models in the future if the brand can maintain its focus on balancing the power to weight ratio. CarAdvice sat down with head of product management at BMW's M Division, Carsten Pries, at the international launch of the BMW X6 M in Texas, United States to discuss the viability of all-wheel-drive on other performance models...


BMW M Division willing to consider standard transmission for non-SUV models
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BMW M Division willing to consider standard transmission for non-SUV models

BMW's strict choice of dual-clutch transmission for non-SUV M models as opposed to regular automatic transmissions may not be a steadfast philosophy, according to one of the performance division's top engineers. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the BMW X6 M in Texas (United States), BMW M division chassis and power train engineer, Brend Barbisch, said the future of transmission choices for its high-performance cars will not necessarily be clear cut based on its predecessors...


Audi S3 sedan v BMW 228i coupe : Comparison review
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Audi S3 sedan v BMW 228i coupe : Comparison review

It’s not always body style or driveline specification that defines a good twin test — it’s also price. And on that count, the Audi S3 Sedan and BMW 228i Coupe are very similar indeed. The all-wheel-drive Audi is a classy compact sedan with a 206kW punch that retails for $62,200 plus on-road costs and without options...


2015 BMW M235i Review
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2015 BMW M235i Review

BMW injects some LSD into its flagship (for now) 2 Series, the turbocharged six-cylinder M235i...


BMW 3 Series range sharpened to fight C-Class
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BMW 3 Series range sharpened to fight C-Class

The BMW 3 Series range has been given a series of specification upgrades as the company looks at ways to catch the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the sales race.  While BMW has increased pricing across a number of sedan and wagon variants by between $400 and $3100 (while reducing the Gran Turismo by up to $3000), it has added significantly more equipment than before, making its mid-sized staple greater value...


BMW plots busy year of growth
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BMW plots busy year of growth

BMW Australia says balance is fundamental to the prestige brand’s continued growth in Australia, and insists it doesn't worry overmuch that rivals Audi and Mercedes-Benz are increasing their respective sales at an even faster clip...


2015 BMW X6 Review
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2015 BMW X6 Review

BMW releases the second-generation X6 crossover SUV...


2015 BMW X6 pricing and specifications
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2015 BMW X6 pricing and specifications

The all new 2015 BMW X6 is now available in Australia and while prices have increased across the range, specification and features is up on all models. BMW are aware that X6 buyers are more interested in luxury and performance appointments than their X5-buying counterparts, so the full X6 range has been tweaked to reflect a more premium offering...


2015 BMW M135i revealed
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2015 BMW M135i revealed

Images of the 2015 BMW M135i have been released, revealing the updated styling of the Bavarian brand’s flagship hot-hatch. BMW announced the specifications of its upgraded 1 Series range earlier this month but has kept images of the M135i under wraps until now...


BMW 225i Active Tourer Review
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BMW 225i Active Tourer Review

Torque steer and front wheelspin... We test a BMW with a big difference.


2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible : Pricing and specifications
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2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible : Pricing and specifications

The first-ever BMW 2 Series Convertible range will launch locally in February, with pricing kicking off below $55K. The new entry-level BMW drop-top will be offered in three model lines - the 220i Convertible (priced at $54,900 plus on-road costs), the 228i Convertible ($68,900 plus costs) and the M235i Convertible ($85,800 plus costs)...


Volkswagen, BMW partner to install around 100 US fast charging stations
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Volkswagen, BMW partner to install around 100 US fast charging stations

Volkswagen and BMW will install a set of almost 100 fast charging stations across the US by the end of 2015. The concerted effort by the two German automakers will expand the existing charging station network operated by Chargepoint. The new charging facilities will be located along the west coast and in the heavily populated north-eastern corner...


BMW, Toyota working together on a smaller, cheaper Mini model - report
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BMW, Toyota working together on a smaller, cheaper Mini model - report

According to a report, BMW and Toyota have begun investigating how they might produce a smaller and cheaper model to serve as a new entry point for the Mini range. One source within Mini told Automobile magazine, “It's still early days as far as the baby Mini goes, but when our new R&D board member Klaus Froehlich traveled to America early in the new year, this was one of the subjects on his agenda"...


2014 BMW 118i Review
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2014 BMW 118i Review

James drives the BMW 118i to see if it measures up to the higher numbers of its stablemates.


BMW M2 appears in US dealer computer system - report
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BMW M2 appears in US dealer computer system - report

Bavaria’s worst kept secret, the BMW M2, has appeared in the computer system of US BMW dealers, revealing additional details of the still-to-be-confirmed compact sports coupe. A screen grab of the dealer production timeline tracker – revealed by BMW enthusiast blog Bimmer Post – shows that production of the M2 coupe for the US market is scheduled to begin in November...