2015 BMW X6 : Pricing and specifications

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2015 BMW X6 : Pricing and specifications

The second-generation BMW X6 has arrived in Australia with more equipment and improved performance countered by higher pricing.  BMW has not messed with the proportions, however, which remain part SUV and part coupe...

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BMW to demo fully automated parking assistance, 360-degree crash avoidance systems at CES
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BMW to demo fully automated parking assistance, 360-degree crash avoidance systems at CES

At the 2015 CES show, the Bavarian luxury car maker will demonstrate a version of the BMW i3 electric hatchback that can park itself in a multi-level car park, and is also fitted with a 360-degree collision avoidance system. The i3 research vehicle, which will be demoed at Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas at the beginning of January, is kitted out with four laser scanners, which can monitor the car's environment in real time...


2016 BMW 5 Series spied in plug-in hybrid guise
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2016 BMW 5 Series spied in plug-in hybrid guise

Our spies have photographed the next-generation BMW 5 Series sedan out and about during testing in Europe. Despite growing in size, the next-gen 5 Series is expected to shed some weight, with rumours indicating that the new model will tip the scales at around 100kg less than the current-generation car...


Lexus RC350 F Sport v BMW 435i coupe : Comparison review
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Lexus RC350 F Sport v BMW 435i coupe : Comparison review

From the moment the Lexus RC350 F Sport threaded through a first sharp corner it clicked that this is not only a proper BMW 435i rival, but is one that could dethrone the benchmark in the premium coupe class. Lexus nails quality and refinement almost consistently enough that its engineers even seem bored with just ticking off those virtues...


2015 BMW 6 Series, M6 updates revealed
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2015 BMW 6 Series, M6 updates revealed

The BMW 6 Series luxury sports car family and the high-performance BMW M6 halo models have been upgraded for 2015 with fresh styling, extra technology and features, and updated interiors. The 6 Series Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe models benefit from a newly designed kidney grille and restyled front and rear bumpers designed to accentuate the cars’ width...


BMW appoints new boss, Harald Krueger starts mid-2015
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BMW appoints new boss, Harald Krueger starts mid-2015

BMW has announced that Harald Krueger will become its new boss from May 2015, replacing current CEO Norbert Reithofer. Norbert Reithofer has led BMW since 2006, during which time the company has revised its nomenclature to include the 2 Series and 4 Series, expanded its SUV range with the X1, X4 and X6, and seen the departure of controversial design chief Chris Bangle...


BMW 5 Series v Hyundai Genesis : Comparison review
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BMW 5 Series v Hyundai Genesis : Comparison review

Some might argue this is a pointless test. They’d say there’s not a chance in a fiery underworld that luxury car buyers entranced by the German badges could be swayed by one wearing the Hyundai ‘H’. Yet if it were accepted that unexpected upstarts couldn’t challenge the Germans, then everyone might have ignored a car that in 1989 spooked Audi, BMW and Mercedes with its remarkable build quality and regal levels of refinement...


Supercars 2017: Who's in, who's out, and who's a chance?
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Supercars 2017: Who's in, who's out, and who's a chance?

The confirmation that the V8 Supercars racing series will be overhauled for the 2017 season to allow vehicles of various body styles and those powered by turbocharged four- and six-cylinder engines to compete with traditional V8 sedans has opened the door to a host of new brands...


BMW dismisses talk of Tesla tie-up - report
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BMW dismisses talk of Tesla tie-up - report

German luxury automaker BMW has dismissed suggestions that talks are being held about a partnership with American electric car maker Tesla. Wirtschafts Woche, which translates to Business Weekly in English, approached the Bavarian company for a comment after speculation began brewing following a recent interview by Der Spiegel with Tesla CEO, Elon Musk...


BMW Australia upbeat about its front-wheel-drive future
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BMW Australia upbeat about its front-wheel-drive future

BMW Australia is continuing to forge ahead with its plan to offer a product to suit every driver, and the majority of its growth will involve its new front-wheel-drive UKL platform. At the recent launch of the 2 Series Active Tourer, the German car maker revealed there are already 20 products planned to be introduced next year - joining approximately 25 new arrivals this year and 20 the year before...


BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype previews 2.0L/100km premium sedan
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BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype previews 2.0L/100km premium sedan

BMW has given the automotive world a sneak peek at its upcoming 3 Series plug-in hybrid sedan with an ultra-efficient prototype model that previews next year’s production car. The German luxury car maker’s mid-sized four-door plug-in prototype claims combined cycle fuel consumption of just 2...


BMW Australia rules out 2 Series Active Tourer seven-seat and xDrive variants
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BMW Australia rules out 2 Series Active Tourer seven-seat and xDrive variants

BMW Australia says it will likely steer clear of expanding its front-drive 2 Series Active Tourer range with Euro-focused seven-seat or xDrive all-wheel-drive derivatives for the foreseeable future. The seven-seat baby MPV 'Gran Tourer' has been spotted out and about in disguise overseas, and is tipped to launch in Europe by the middle of 2015...


Tesla and BMW in talks over co-operation on batteries, charging stations, carbonfibre - UPDATED
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Tesla and BMW in talks over co-operation on batteries, charging stations, carbonfibre - UPDATED

Update December 12: Tesla has since responded to the claims published in Der Spiegel: "Not only did Elon not talk up a “partnership" with BMW, we actively sought to squash any such rumors the moment they surfaced during that period. Elon respects BMW as a company and we have talked informally about many things, but at no point did he claim there was any partnership or serious discussions...


BMW M7 not needed, Alpina B7 covers that niche, according to BMW exec
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BMW M7 not needed, Alpina B7 covers that niche, according to BMW exec

A senior North American BMW executive has ruled out the possibility of a BMW M7 joining the model lineup in the near term. Paul Ferraiolo, BMW North America's manager of product planning and strategy, spoke to Motor Trend at the recent LA auto show about the company's new model pipeline...


BMW M3 Review – featuring E92
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BMW M3 Review – featuring E92

Before you read any deeper into this BMW M3 review, let me declare some bias. I’m more of an M3 person than an M4 one. It’s not just about the four-door practicality, as most M3 generations sold in Australia have been coupes; or the fact the M3 saves you $10K over the M4; it’s also about that badge...


BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Review
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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Review

Australia welcomes the first front-wheel drive BMW, the 2 Series Active Tourer. Its compact size, smooth drive, and space and features could see it carve out a new niche.


BMW 2 Series Active Tourer set to stir the pot
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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer set to stir the pot

BMW is confident the 2 Series Active Tourer (AT) will give it incremental growth as it draws from a fast-growing pool of entry-level 'premium' buyers, and snatches sales from rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz B-Class. Pitched as a rival for the B-Class, as well as compact SUVs, the 2 Series AT is perhaps best identified as the first front-drive car from the Bavarian car maker...


BMW working on hydrogen fuel-cell-powered 'i5' with Toyota - report
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BMW working on hydrogen fuel-cell-powered 'i5' with Toyota - report

The hydrogen fuel-cell drivetrain powering the new Toyota Mirai could, if reports are correct, end up underneath a third BMW i model, possibly named the BMW i5. Unnamed sources within BMW have told Autocar that the Bavarian car company is working with Toyota to develop a new hydrogen fuel-cell car...


BMW i Remote app for Samsung smartwatch wins CES award
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BMW i Remote app for Samsung smartwatch wins CES award

Not content with just winning engineering and design awards, BMW has won the top prize in the 2015 CES Innovations Awards - Software and Mobile Apps category - for its new i Remote app for Samsung Gear smartwatch. Entries in the awards are judged on a multitude of criteria, including aesthetic design, functionality, user-friendliness and innovation...


2015 BMW X1 interior : First look
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2015 BMW X1 interior : First look

CarAdvice's spies have grabbed the first peek at the inside of the next-generation BMW X1 due in 2015. The images reveal a number of visual changes from the current model, including a bulkier centre stack and an infotainment display that rises out of the dash rather than being integrated...