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BMW X range set to expand even further

BMW is looking to expand its X range of SUVs even further. BMW revealed the new X4 coupe-style SUV at the 2014 New York auto show overnight, bringing the brand's high-rider range to a total of five (X1, X3, X4, X5, X6), while a new X7 has also been confirmed to take on the likes of the Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz's GL-Class from 2017...

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BMW i8 unveiled in Sydney
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BMW i8 unveiled in Sydney

The arrival of the first BMW i8 in Australia was heralded with a grand unveiling in Sydney. Built from the ground up to accommodate two separate drivetrains, a plug-in hybrid and a three-cylinder turbo petrol engine, the sleek lines are crafted from carbon fibre and set on an aluminium chassis. This environmentally friendly super car is capable of reaching 100km/h in 4...


BMW i3 : arrives November, priced from $63,900
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BMW i3 : arrives November, priced from $63,900

The BMW i3 will be priced from $63,900 when it goes on-sale in Australia in mid-November. Shown in Sydney for the first time - in conjunction with a first local appearance of the BMW i8 supercar - the i3 will be available with an electric-only drivetrain, called the BMW i3 BEV (battery electric vehicle), or with a range extending petrol engine (called the i3 REx) priced from $69,900 before on roads...


2014 BMW X1 gains standard eight-speed auto, extra equipment
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2014 BMW X1 gains standard eight-speed auto, extra equipment

A standard eight-speed automatic transmission, trim and styling tweaks, and enhanced equipment levels headline the upgrades to the 2014 BMW X1. The six-speed manual transmission has been dropped from the premium compact SUV line-up, though BMW Australia has retained the X1’s $46,300 starting price...


BMW 9 Series rumoured to debut at Beijing auto show
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BMW 9 Series rumoured to debut at Beijing auto show

Rumour has it that a big automotive player is about to show off a huge new model at the 2014 Beijing auto show: get set for the BMW 9 Series concept. German magazine Auto Motor Und Sport claims the Bavarian brand will reveal the new model as a design study at the Chinese show later this month, and that the car will be built upon the next-generation 7 Series underpinnings...


BMW M4 Convertible revealed
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BMW M4 Convertible revealed

The first-ever BMW M4 Convertible has been revealed, beginning a new era for the Bavarian brand’s flagship open-top sports car. Sitting at the top of the new 4 Series Convertible range, the M4 Convertible becomes the third member of BMW’s new-generation high-performance mid-size family, joining the M3 sedan and the M4 Coupe...


BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe : Pricing and specifications
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BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe : Pricing and specifications

The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe will cost $500 more than its two-door Coupe sibling and at least $10K more than the 3 Series sedan when it reaches Australian showrooms in June. BMW Australia will offer four grades of the third member of its all-new 4 Series family that is aimed squarely at Audi's A5 Sportback – 420i: $70,000, 420d: $72,300, 428i: $81,000, and 435i: $109,000 – each one asking an identical $500 premium over its equivalent 4 Series Coupe variant...


2016 BMW X7 confirmed
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2016 BMW X7 confirmed

The BMW X7 will become the largest SUV ever offered by the luxury German manufacturer when it enters production in 2016. Following strong rumours last week, BMW Group chairman Dr Norbert Reithofer confirmed the company would invest US$1 billion ($1.08 billion) into its Spartanburg plant in South Carolina, USA, to build the new flagship SUV...


BMW 535i Touring :: week with Review
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BMW 535i Touring : week with Review

James Ward battles head and heart over a week with BMW 535i Touring.


BMW 3 Series :: mid-life facelift spied
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BMW 3 Series : mid-life facelift spied

A lightly camouflaged BMW 3 Series prototype has been spied out in public for the first time, suggesting development of an upcoming facelift for the three-year-old sedan is well under way. Snapped on the road in Germany by CarAdvice’s spy photographers, the dark blue BMW 3 Series sedan had its front end disguised and all badging removed...


BMW 2 Series Active Tourer M Sport revealed
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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer M Sport revealed

Intended to make the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer more aggressive and sporting, the German car maker has released the first images of the M Sport pack that will be made available for its first-ever compact MPV. The luxury German car maker’s first-ever front-wheel-drive production model and first model to be powered by a three-cylinder engine, the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer – which debuted earlier this month at the 2014 Geneva motor show – is due to arrive locally mid fourth quarter...


BMW X7 large SUV coming, report claims
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BMW X7 large SUV coming, report claims

The Wall Street Journal claims a new BMW X7 large SUV will be built at the company's Spartanburg plant in North Carolina. The new model, which will (obviously) be a size bigger than the BMW X5 and aimed at rival cars such as the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, is likely to be a permanent seven- or eight-seater, whereas the X5 is currently sold as a five-seat model with the option of a third row...


BMW 4 Series Convertible Review
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BMW 4 Series Convertible Review

The first ever 4 Series Convertible is bigger than before, but is that necessarily better?


BMW X5 Review: xDrive25d and sDrive25d
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BMW X5 Review: xDrive25d and sDrive25d

The entry-level four-cylinder X5 models offer a lot of car for not a lot of cash.


BMW X2 due 2017, second-generation Mini Countryman and Paceman confirmed :: report
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BMW X2 due 2017, second-generation Mini Countryman and Paceman confirmed : report

There's already a BMW X6 and a new BMW X4 has been revealed too. But just when you thought the "Sports Activity Coupe" range couldn't get any broader, an all-new BMW X2 has allegedly been confirmed. A user on BMW forum Bimmerpost who is reportedly employed by the company posted that "BMW has confirmed the X2 for introduction in 2017", uploading the above image to the site...


BMW 2 Series Active Tourer aims up at Mercedes-Benz B-Class
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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer aims up at Mercedes-Benz B-Class

    We never thought we’d say this, but there’s about to be a luxury MPV battle, as the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer will shape up in a sales race against the Mercedes-Benz B-Class...


BMW 2 Series Convertible to be revealed late in 2014
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BMW 2 Series Convertible to be revealed late in 2014

An all-new BMW 2 Series Convertible is likely to be revealed by the end of the year. BMW is yet to confirm any such 2 Series Convertible variant, despite numerous reports claiming it exists and spy shots (namely the ones you see here) all but confirming it. BMW Australia product manager for 1 Series, 2 Series, 3 Series and 4 Series ranges, Christoph Priemel, suggested a new open-top model would be a logical addition...


2014 BMW X5 Review
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2014 BMW X5 Review

Cheaper variants are on the way, but the BMW X5 xDrive30d remains a strong performer against stiff competition in the luxury SUV market.


BMW, Mercedes-Benz to simplify platforms for future models
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BMW, Mercedes-Benz to simplify platforms for future models

BMW and Mercedes-Benz will more than halve the number of vehicle architectures used to underpin their future model line-ups. Automotive News Europe reports all future BMW and Mini models (with the exception of BMW’s electric ‘i’ range) will be built from just two platforms: one front-wheel drive and one rear-wheel drive...


BMW i8 to be more fuel efficient than expected; claims 2.1L/100km, 49g/km CO2
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BMW i8 to be more fuel efficient than expected; claims 2.1L/100km, 49g/km CO2

The BMW i8 will be even more fuel efficient than originally thought when production of the plug-in hybrid sports car begins next month. Final production specifications released by BMW quote claimed combined cycle fuel consumption of 2.1 litres per 100km for the i8 – some 16 per cent lower than the 2.5L/100km claimed at the car’s official unveiling in September...