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The 2015 BMW X6M might be absurdly fit, but what on earth is its purpose?

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2016 BMW 7 Series due October, some first impressions
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2016 BMW 7 Series due October, some first impressions

The all-new, sixth-generation 2016 BMW 7 Series will get a fast-tracked Australian launch in late October or early November, less than two months after the Bavarian limo’s world premiere at the Frankfurt motor show...


Next generation BMW M3 may be a plug-in hybrid - report
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Next generation BMW M3 may be a plug-in hybrid - report

The next-generation BMW M3 may be powered by a high performance plug-in hybrid drivetrain. When asked about whether electrification is coming to its performance models, Ludwig Willisch, BMW North America's CEO, admitted to The Detroit Bureau, "We have to go that way"...


BMW M235i Convertible Review
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BMW M235i Convertible Review

The BMW M235i Convertible represents fast and fun ragtop motoring. But who is it really made for?


BMW M4 GTS, 3.0 CSL Hommage R concepts revealed for Pebble Beach show
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BMW M4 GTS, 3.0 CSL Hommage R concepts revealed for Pebble Beach show

BMW has rolled out a pair of striking concepts for this weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California; one brand-new, the other a sharp refresh of a recent showstopper. Headlining the unveiling is the new Concept M4 GTS, a muscly makeover of the still-new M4 Coupe that BMW has dressed in a cool grey finish with contrasting orange highlights - and, of course, a load of aerodynamic and under-the-skin enhancements...


2016 BMW M2 set for October debut - report
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2016 BMW M2 set for October debut - report

The 2016 BMW M2 will be revealed online in October, ahead of a later motor-show debut, according to a new report with enthusiast website BMW Blog. Data leaked in recent months has hinted at a November production start for the hot new coupe, which had led to speculation that an unveiling at next month’s Frankfurt motor show was on the cards...


BMW investigates whether Google's Alphabet infringes on its trademark - report
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BMW investigates whether Google's Alphabet infringes on its trademark - report

BMW investigating whether the move by Google to create a new holding company named Alphabet infringes on the automaker's trademarks. Earlier this week, Google stunned most observers when it announced that it will reorganise itself under a new umbrella corporation called Alphabet. There are a few small wrinkles in Google's plan, though...


Johanna Quandt, BMW matriach and major shareholder, passes away
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Johanna Quandt, BMW matriach and major shareholder, passes away

Johanna Quandt, one of the largest individual shareholders in luxury automaker BMW, died earlier this week. A spokesman for her foundation said that Johanna Quandt passed away peacefully on Monday, German time, at the age of 89, in the town of Bad Homburg, outside of Frankfurt. At the time of her death, Johanna Quandt held a 16.7 percent stake in BMW...


BMW partners up on traffic light countdown: EnLighten hits ConnectDrive overseas
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BMW partners up on traffic light countdown: EnLighten hits ConnectDrive overseas

BMW has partnered with traffic data company Connected Signals (formerly known as Green Driver) on an in-dash app that lets motorists stay ahead of upcoming signals. The app, called EnLighten, is already available on iPhone and Android devices, but this latest application marks its first appearance in an integrated vehicle setting...


Next-generation BMW 5 Series wagon spy photos
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Next-generation BMW 5 Series wagon spy photos

Our spy photographers have nabbed the first photos of the next-generation BMW 5 Series Touring in almost two years. Under the skin, the new, larger 5 Series will utilise the company's new "35up" platform, which made its official debut underpinning the sixth-generation 7 Series that debuted earlier this year...


Nokia sells Here mapping business to Audi, BMW, Daimler in $4.2 billion deal
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Nokia sells Here mapping business to Audi, BMW, Daimler in $4.2 billion deal

Finnish technology company Nokia has confirmed an agreement to sell its Here digital mapping and location services business to a new joint venture partnership between Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler. The deal will form part of Nokia’s plan to focus on networking technologies,  but for Here’s new German owners, the acquisition is an important building block in the development of fully autonomous vehicles...


2016 BMW X5 M Review
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2016 BMW X5 M Review

The world's fastest SUV just happens to also be the best.


BMW preparing quad-turbo diesel for 2016 - report
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BMW preparing quad-turbo diesel for 2016 - report

BMW is reportedly preparing a quad-turbocharged diesel engine, which will initially do service in the brand's large sedan and SUV range. According to both Bimmerpost and Autocar, the Bavarian luxury car maker's engineers are working on a new inline six-cylinder diesel engine boosted by four turbochargers...


2015 BMW 125i Review
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2015 BMW 125i Review

Is 'one' the new 'three'? Curt drives the 2015 BMW 125i to see if it is worthy of the 'ultimate driving machine' moniker.


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

BMW Australia has revealed details of its updated 2016 M3 sedan and two-door M4 models this week, bringing new kit and, more importantly, significant price cuts. Due in showrooms from the fourth quarter of 2015, the refreshed M heroes will square off against the all-new and markedly more powerful Mercedes-AMG C 63 S - although the Merc will do battle in sedan and Estate wagon form initially, with the coupe still to be revealed...


BMW Intensive Driving Experience
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BMW Intensive Driving Experience

Though I've been to Sydney Motorsport Park quite a few times, I'd never driven on the track until I took part in the BMW Intensive Driving Experience. Heading out to the former Eastern Creek racetrack, the sun was shining and I was excited to be able to finally get my chance to see what it's all about – and in BMWs no less...


2015 BMW 118i Review
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2015 BMW 118i Review

The 2015 118i is the most affordable way into a new BMW - so, what is it like...


BMW confirms new concept pair for Pebble Beach show
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BMW confirms new concept pair for Pebble Beach show

BMW is queuing up a pair of new concepts for the Monterey Car Week event in the US next month, ahead of this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The carmaker is keeping quiet on just what we’ll see on its stand, although a telling teaser sketch released today hints at something along the lines of a properly track-inspired M-badged monster...


2016 BMW 3 Series Review
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2016 BMW 3 Series Review

Can the 2016 3 Series successfully challenge the dominance of the C-Class?


BMW 330e plug-in hybrid under consideration for Australia
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BMW 330e plug-in hybrid under consideration for Australia

BMW will expands it plug-in hybrid offerings with the introduction of the 330e in 2016. BMW Australia previously introduced the 3 Series ActiveHybrid in 2013, an efficient hybrid that utilised the 335i engine with an electric motor in tow. It retailed for $97,700 and despite its performance credentials (faster than a Porsche Boxster to a 100km/h), it failed to make much of an impact locally...