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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...

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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...


One on one with BMW DTM champion Bruno Spengler
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One on one with BMW DTM champion Bruno Spengler

German Touring Car ace and BMW Motorsport driver Bruno Spengler flies halfway around the world, lands in Melbourne at 5:30am, and is greeted by rain and less than 10 degrees Celsius...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 27
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 27

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 will deliver a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


BMW M Performance Day winners tackle Phillip Island
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BMW M Performance Day winners tackle Phillip Island

Recently CarAdvice ran a competition for 20 lucky people to win a drive in the new BMW M2 at one of the world's best racetracks - Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Or, as it's more simply and somewhat affectionately known, Phillip Island. Our 20 lucky winners (listed below) spent the entire BMW M Performance Drive Day behind the wheel of the BMW M2 and BMW M4 on track, and the BMW M235i on the skidpan...


BMW M2 supply for Australia grows
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BMW M2 supply for Australia grows

It will surprise few to learn that the 2016 allocation of just 300 BMW M2 coupes for Australia was quickly exhausted. Orders flew out the door so quickly, BMW says, that many who missed out were spending up for an M3 or M4 rather than wait around for next year's deliveries. A clever strategy to boost sales of its more expensive M cars? Perhaps, but you can hardly begrudge a business acting like a business...


2016 BMW 4 Series pricing and specifications: New engines, sharpened pricing
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2016 BMW 4 Series pricing and specifications: New engines, sharpened pricing

Australian pricing and details for the updated 2016 BMW 4 Series range have been announced today, bringing new engines, more standard equipment and significant price cuts to echo recent changes to the accompanying 3 Series range. Available in Australian dealerships later this month, the refreshed 4 Series range starts with the familiar 420i and 420d models, and is now joined by new 430i and 440i variants - which replace the 428i and 435i offered previously...


40 years of M: a quick look at the history of BMW Motorsport
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40 years of M: a quick look at the history of BMW Motorsport

For the past 40 years, the letter M has signified something special beneath the blue and white BMW badge. And now, with the addition of the M2, BMW’s M-car range is at its most diverse ever. But, what makes these tri-colour road warriors so special? Established in 1972 to support BMW’s motorsport activities, the M division initially turned its attention to the iconic E9 3...


2017 BMW X3 M spied at the Nurburgring
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2017 BMW X3 M spied at the Nurburgring

A prototype for the anticipated (although yet to be confirmed) BMW X3 M has been spied again, this time running hot laps around the famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany. First snapped on the streets of Germany just over a fortnight ago, this beefed-up X3 test mule is shown here being put through its paces on the demanding 20.83-kilometre race track...


BMW 2002 Hommage revealed for Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
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BMW 2002 Hommage revealed for Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

As part of the company's ongoing centenary celebrations, a new BMW 2002 Hommage concept will be unveiled at the 2016 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The latest Hommage concept pays tribute to the 02 Series, which was launched 50 years ago and is widely credited for kickstarting BMW's rise to the top of the global luxury car market...


BMW 750d xDrive debuts quad-turbo diesel, no-go for Australia
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BMW 750d xDrive debuts quad-turbo diesel, no-go for Australia

The BMW 7 Series limousine is the first model in the brand’s line-up to be powered by the company’s new 3.0-litre quad-turbocharged diesel engine. Following its reveal a fortnight ago, BMW’s new flagship diesel engine ups power by five per cent and reduces average fuel consumption by 11 per cent over the preceding triple-turbo powerplant...


2017 BMW M140i, M240i lines revealed: Power boost for hatch, coupe, convertible
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2017 BMW M140i, M240i lines revealed: Power boost for hatch, coupe, convertible

The newly powered-up 2017 BMW M140i and 2017 M240i models have been announced today, debuting with the same new powertrain featured in the new 340i, 440i and X4 M40i. Headlining the changes to the small M140i hatch and M240i coupe and convertible models is the same all-new 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engine that features in their larger mid-sized stablemates...


2016 Tesla Model S P90D v BMW 730d Comparison
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2016 Tesla Model S P90D v BMW 730d Comparison

These are two cars that barely need an introduction. One is a long-time luxury vehicle from a respected German brand, while the other is a lightning-fast newcomer from an American brand with a focus on green credentials. We’re talking, of course, about the BMW 7 Series and the Tesla Model S...


BMW iNext: autonomous car due in 2021
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BMW iNext: autonomous car due in 2021

At the company's annual general meeting, Harold Krueger, BMW's CEO, revealed elements of the product roadmap for its i sub-brand, including an self-driving car to be known as the BMW iNext. After launching the updated i3 hatch this year, which sports a new battery capable of a range of around 200 kilometres, the company will unveil the roadster version of the i8 in 2018...


2016 BMW 730d Review
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2016 BMW 730d Review

The new BMW 7-Series remains the choice for driver-focused luxury sedans and the 730d might be the smartest choice in the range.


Ten of the most bonkers concept cars
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Ten of the most bonkers concept cars

Concept cars are a law unto themselves, and the rules are: there are no rules. Motor shows are full of over-the-top, fantastical creations and, while some offer a glimpse into the future of personal transport, some are nothing but the physical manifestations of delusional designers and inventors...


2016 BMW M3, M4 Competition pricing and specifications
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2016 BMW M3, M4 Competition pricing and specifications

Pricing and specifications have been announced today for the new 2016 BMW M3 Competition sedan, along with the M4 Competition coupe and convertible. Arriving in local showrooms from mid-May, the new Competition versions of the M3 and M4 include a host of added features and performance improvements. Headlining the Competition upgrades is a 14kW power bump for the 3...


Toyota 86 head keen for BMW M brand rival, successors to icons
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Toyota 86 head keen for BMW M brand rival, successors to icons

The lead engineer behind the Toyota 86, Tetsuya Tada, has revealed a goal to create a performance brand rival to challenge Audi’s quattro GmbH, BMW’s M and Mercedes-Benz’s Mercedes-AMG divisions, while personally dreaming of not only a Toyota Supra successor but also a new version of the iconic Celica GT-Four...


Toyota 86 future bright, says global chief engineer: Turbo unlikely, convertible still a dream
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Toyota 86 future bright, says global chief engineer: Turbo unlikely, convertible still a dream

The man responsible for the Toyota 86 says the model's future is bright, with enough ideas and concepts under development to keep existing fans interested and potentially attract new fans to the already popular model. In Australia for the country’s third Festival of 86 event, Toyota 86 global chief engineer Tetsuya Tada told CarAdvice he and his team have “plenty of ideas, but we’re always looking for the very best ideas”...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 6
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 6

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 will deliver a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...