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.

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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...


BMW Australia: reclaiming number one position will 'take some time'
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BMW Australia: reclaiming number one position will 'take some time'

BMW Australia remains confident it can once again become the best selling luxury brand in Australia, in due time. The company recorded its best June on record last month with 2184 sales, while year-to-date sales are up by 16 percent at 12,602. Mercedes-Benz remains ahead, however, with 17,889 sales so far this year...


BMW front-wheel drives models: won't negatively affect sales or perception, company claims
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BMW front-wheel drives models: won't negatively affect sales or perception, company claims

BMW believes the move to more front-wheel drive models will not negatively affect the brand’s overall sales or perception. Having launched the front-wheel drive BMW 2 Series Active Tourer in November last year, BMW Australia will in time introduce the new X1, which will see its sDrive variants now driven via the front wheels, rather than the rear wheels, as is the case with the current model...


Interview with Calvin Luk, BMW's Australian designer
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Interview with Calvin Luk, BMW's Australian designer

Australian designers in charge of global cars are rare to say the least, but one up-and-comer is BMW’s Calvin Luk, who has recently seen his vision come to life in the all-new BMW X1 and updated 1 Series. The Sydney-born 29-year old spent the first 18 years of his life here - he started his studies at the University of Technology in Sydney - before moving to Pasadena in the United States to study car design...


BMW adds electric truck to increasingly green manufacturing program
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BMW adds electric truck to increasingly green manufacturing program

While Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler continues to fine-tune its safety-focused autonomous Freightliner truck, rival BMW is taking another path: ultra-green load hauling. BMW made headlines when it detailed a manufacturing program for its i3 electric vehicle that would focus on sustainability ‘from the cradle to the grave’, and this week the German carmaker gone one further...


BMW M chief hints at future with power caps and no manual shifters
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BMW M chief hints at future with power caps and no manual shifters

New BMW M boss Frank van Meel has done little this week to offer purists any assurances on the future of their beloved manual transmissions. Talk of a manual-free M range has kept fans applying the Deep Heat to chilled spines for sometime now, with previous BMW M Friedrich Nitschke often advocating a switch to dual-clutch transmissions exclusively...


The CarAdvice Garage — live interactive video stream 11:30AM AEST 06/07
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The CarAdvice Garage — live interactive video stream 11:30AM AEST 06/07

After the success of our Toyota HiLux worldwide reveal, where we ran a Periscope session allowing our readers — you guys — to watch and ask questions live, we are trialling a Periscope stream of the CarAdvice Garage. You can watch the video stream live from your computer or you can watch and discuss live using the Periscope application on your iOS or Android device...


BMW hydrogen fuel cell prototypes revealed
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BMW hydrogen fuel cell prototypes revealed

BMW has revealed two of its hydrogen fuel cell prototype vehicles at its Innovation Days event. One of the vehicles, a BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo would be almost indistinguishable from the version in showrooms across the world, were it not for the words "Hydrogen Fuel Cell" emblazoned down its sides. The 5 Series GT prototype's motivation comes courtesy of a 180kW electric motor...


More brands passing new Luxury Car Tax savings on to buyers
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More brands passing new Luxury Car Tax savings on to buyers

Buyers shopping at the premium end of the new car market will hang onto a little extra pocket money from this week, with BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus and Porsche all moving to pass new savings onto customers. Away from the prestige marques, overall market leader Toyota has announced that it too will treat its customers to the same benefits, available on a number of its large family cars...


2017 BMW M5 spy photos
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2017 BMW M5 spy photos

Our spy photographers have spotted the next-generation BMW M5 out and about during public road testing in Europe. Despite the presence of acres of swirly camouflage, there are a few tell tale signs that we're looking at the next version of the M5. At the front there's a larger air intake than on next-gen BMW 5 Series prototypes we've seen earlier, while at the rear this car has quad exhaust tips...


2015 BMW M6 pricing and specifications
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2015 BMW M6 pricing and specifications

The 2015 BMW M6 range will come standard with the performance-enhancing Competition Pack when it arrives in Australia later this month. The Competition Pack boosts power and torque from the M6’s 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 to 441kW and 700Nm – representing gains of 29kW and 20Nm over the pre-facelifted model...


BMW fuel cell vehicle on sale by 2020 - report
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BMW fuel cell vehicle on sale by 2020 - report

BMW will reportedly have a fuel cell vehicle on sale by around 2020. Sources have told AutoExpress that the Bavarian automaker is planning to have a vehicle powered by a hydrogen fuel cell stack on the market by 2020...


2015 BMW 1 Series Review
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2015 BMW 1 Series Review

The updated BMW 1 Series has a lot to offer, but is it enough to unsettle the Mercedes-Benz A-Class?


2016 BMW 7 Series unveiled - UPDATED
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2016 BMW 7 Series unveiled - UPDATED

After a series of online leaks, the sixth-generation BMW 7 Series has been unveiled and detailed. As before, the new 7 Series will be available in both standard and long wheelbase formats. The regular car measures 5098mm from nose to tail, is 1467mm tall and rides on a 3070mm wheelbase, while the LWB version is 5238mm long, 1479mm tall and has a 3210mm wheelbase...