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2017 BMW 4 Series, M4 update revealed: LEDs everywhere, and new infotainment across the range

The facelifted 2017 BMW 4 Series and M4 lines have been revealed this week, bringing a fresh look and updated infotainment systems to the Bavarian company's popular coupe and convertible range...

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BMW Connected now available in Australia
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BMW Connected now available in Australia

BMW Australia has released its BMW Connected smartphone app, giving users access to numerous new services. Available as a free download from the Apple App store, BMW Connected is a personal mobility assistant that helps customers plan their journeys, find their car, and remotely control specific vehicle functions...


2018 BMW M4 facelift spied in Sweden
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2018 BMW M4 facelift spied in Sweden

The facelifted BMW M4 coupe has been spied yet again, this time on the snowy roads of Sweden. Other than different wheels, this prototype looks largely the same to the vehicle spied last September, leading us to believe the new M4 is just about ready to hit production...


Top driving roads around Melbourne: Kinglake, Chum Creek and Donna Buang
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Top driving roads around Melbourne: Kinglake, Chum Creek and Donna Buang

Welcome to the first of a little series intended to highlight some of the best, most challenging, and most fun roads we (occasionally) get to drive on. Driving isn’t always about going fast; let me make that clear from the outset...


Top ten growth brands of 2016
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Top ten growth brands of 2016

The results are in: annual new vehicle sales in 2016 were the highest on record, with the market growing two per cent to a tick under 1.18 million vehicles, thanks to strong growth from light commercials and SUVs. But what brands grew well above the market average? Here we list the top 10 growth brands, by raw numerical sales increase...


BMW explores control and display tech with i Inside Future
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BMW explores control and display tech with i Inside Future

BMW has rolled out (or pushed, or carried, since it has no wheels...) a new concept for this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Dubbed i Inside Future, the sculpture-like concept forms part of the future-focused program that brought us the electrified i3 hatch and i8 sports coupe...


Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black
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Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black

2016 has wrapped up and it's time to look back on the kaleidoscope of cars that have rolled through the CarAdvice garage. MY17 models have been flooding in already, offering up fun new colours and finishes. Let's take a look. We've seen myriad hues, from bright and bold, through to more shades of brown and grey than we ever thought possible...


2016 BMW i8 review
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2016 BMW i8 review

The futuristic BMW i8 is already three years old, but has it lost any of its science fiction lustre living in our sometimes dull reality?


2017 BMW M550i xDrive: M5-beater detailed, but don't get your hopes up
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2017 BMW M550i xDrive: M5-beater detailed, but don't get your hopes up

BMW has handed down fresh details of its new M550i xDrive, the flagship (for now) of the new G30 5 Series range, ahead of its European launch in March next year. That flagship status won't apply to Australia, however, with the M550i xDrive confirmed as yet another all-wheel-drive BMW sedan that won't be offered in right-hook form...


2017 BMW 6 Series updates revealed, Australian timing to be confirmed
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2017 BMW 6 Series updates revealed, Australian timing to be confirmed

The BMW 6 Series has seen the addition of numerous new equipment and trim options for 2017 for both the exterior and interior, revealed this week initially for the European market. Available across all three versions of the Bavarian grand tourer - coupe, convertible and four-door Gran Coupe - BMW says the new options help to "showcase the sporting character" of the 6 Series range...


Fun Car Mega Test: CarAdvice readers join us at MotorWorld to test 17 'hot' cars under $60k
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Fun Car Mega Test: CarAdvice readers join us at MotorWorld to test 17 'hot' cars under $60k

We assembled 17 of fittest 'fun cars' under $60k at Sydney Motorsport Park at the recent MotorWorld event and there you, our readers, into the test seats. And we gave the mega test field a spin ourselves. Together, we decide what's hot, what's fun and what is exception value for money...


2017 BMW 530e iPerformance in Australia from second quarter
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2017 BMW 530e iPerformance in Australia from second quarter

The 2017 BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid (PHEV) has been detailed in European form ahead of its expected launch in Australia in the second quarter of 2017. Joining the core range in Europe just weeks after the March launch, the 530e is the latest model in BMW's iPerformance PHEV range, which already includes the 330e, 740e and 740Le, X5 xDrive40e, along with the China-only X1 xDrive25Le...


2018 BMW 3 Series spied with M Sport package
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2018 BMW 3 Series spied with M Sport package

The next-generation BMW 3 Series sedan has been spied again, this time fitted with the M Sport package. Compared to earlier prototype vehicles, this latest prototype features a small boot lip spoiler, sits slightly lower to the ground, and rides on a larger alloy wheels and lower profile tyres...


2016 BMW 650i review
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2016 BMW 650i review

James takes a look at BMW’s big V8 grand tourer, the 650i, to see if an old-school big power, big luxury approach still has what it takes in a new-school market.


BMW HoloActive Touch system previewed ahead of CES debut
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BMW HoloActive Touch system previewed ahead of CES debut

The BMW HoloActive Touch system will be demonstrated at CES 2017, which takes place at the beginning of January in Las Vegas. The German luxury car maker says that the system consists of a "free-floating" display, its "virtual" touchscreen controlled by finger gestures...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 16, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 16, 2016

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


2018 BMW X7 spied
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2018 BMW X7 spied

The BMW X7 has been spied undergoing testing ahead of its sales debut in 2018. Although we can see the overall shape and size of the X7, we can't make out too many of its finer styling details as BMW has fitted false body panels to the fenders, doors and bonnet of this prototype. We can see, though, that the new SUV will feature a set of tall kidney grilles...


BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition confirmed for Australia: 10 units heading Down Under
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BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition confirmed for Australia: 10 units heading Down Under

The motorsport-themed BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition has been confirmed for the Australian market this week, with only 10 of the 200 global units allocated to our market. Essentially another version of the limited-edition M4 GTS launched earlier this year, the M4 DTM is even more exclusive, and celebrates the company's 2016 drivers' championship win in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM)...


2018 BMW X2 spied at the snow
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2018 BMW X2 spied at the snow

The upcoming 2018 BMW X2 has been spied again, this time during cold weather testing in Northern Sweden. Set to be the sportier coupe-like companion to the BMW X1 in the same vein as the X3/X4 and X5/X6 pairs, the new X2 will feature a more heavily raked tailgate design and sloping roofline...


BMW partners with Westfield for free EV charging, Tesla tops 200 destination points
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BMW partners with Westfield for free EV charging, Tesla tops 200 destination points

BMW Australia has partnered with shopping centre network Westfield to offer electric vehicle charging stations at 10 locations across New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. The stations, installed by Chargepoint, will be free to use for any EV drivers and not just owners of electrified BMW models...