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BMW M2: Strong demand drives bigger allocation for Oz

High local demand for the BMW M2 has seen the company secure additional allocation of its entry-level 'M' car, the company says, cementing Australia's position as the premier BMW M market...

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BMW i boss jumps ship to Faraday Future
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BMW i boss jumps ship to Faraday Future

The head of BMW's 'i' electric vehicle (EV) team has joined start-up company Faraday Future this week, according to industry journal Automotive News Europe. Ulrich Kranz, now the chief technology officer at Faraday Future, was with the Bavarian luxury marque for over 30 years. At Faraday Future, he will be tasked with turning the start-up's FF 91 concept into a production car...


2017 BMW 520i here in September from $92,200
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2017 BMW 520i here in September from $92,200

The local 2017 BMW 5 Series range has been expanded this week with the introduction of a new entry-level 520i variant, hitting showrooms in September. Starting at $92,900 plus on-road costs, the 520i comes equipped with the Luxury Line styling pack with chrome exterior highlights, 18-inch light alloy wheels, LED headlights and fog-lights, keyless entry and start, 'Dakota' leather upholstery, electric front seat adjustment, Navigation Professional with 10...


2017 BMW M6 Gran Coupe review
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2017 BMW M6 Gran Coupe review

More than $300,000 for BMW M6 Gran Coupe? You must be mad... sort of.


BMW confirms entry into 2018/19 Formula E championship
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BMW confirms entry into 2018/19 Formula E championship

BMW has confirmed its entry as an official manufacturer from the fifth season (2018/19) onwards of the fledgling Formula E championship. The Andretti Formula E works team will use a BMW-sourced electric drivetrain from season 5, and will serve as a development hub for the company's upcoming iNEXT autonomous project and the next-generation of its electrified BMW i range...


2017 BMW M140i Performance Edition review
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2017 BMW M140i Performance Edition review

The limited-run BMW M140i Performance Edition is the best kind of parts-bin special. If you can find one of the 60 units created, you'd be crazy not to leap into one.


Kia Telluride concept, BMW 5 Series win IDEA design awards
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Kia Telluride concept, BMW 5 Series win IDEA design awards

The Kia Telluride concept, first revealed at last year's Detroit motor show, and the BMW 5 Series, have received bronze medals in the 2017 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). Achieving the award in the 'Transportation' category, the Telluride jons several previous Kia concepts and production models in winning an IDEA award, including the Soul crossover and GT4 Stinger concept in 2014, along with the Rio light car in 2012...


BMW's biggest plant is in the US
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BMW's biggest plant is in the US

BMW, the quintessentially German luxury car maker, actually makes more vehicles in the United States than any other country. The Bavarian company just marked the 25th anniversary of its US plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where it makes X-badged SUV models. Continuous expansions of the plant with extensive additions have made the plant the largest manufacturing facility in the BMW Group production network...


2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo gets the M Performance treatment
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2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo gets the M Performance treatment

The recently-revealed 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo has been the latest recipient of the company's M Performance makeover, with an array of sporty enhancements revealed for the new liftback this week. Available from the vehicle's overseas market launch, which is scheduled for November, the 6 Series Gran Turismo will be offered with numerous cosmetic upgrades and a sports exhaust system...


2018 BMW X2 design revealed in patent filing
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2018 BMW X2 design revealed in patent filing

The design of the BMW X2 has been revealed via leaked drawings submitted to the Japanese patent office. These patent images, which we initially spotted on Carscoops, confirm what we've deduced from disguised prototypes, namely the production X2 will keep most of the details from the 2016 concept car, albeit with roadworthy wing mirrors, and proper door handles...


2017 BMW 420i Luxury Editions announced - UPDATE
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2017 BMW 420i Luxury Editions announced - UPDATE

UPDATE: This article originally described the pricing as being before on-road costs. They are in fact drive-away prices. The BMW 4 Series has seen the addition of two special variants this week, in the form of the 420i Luxury Edition, available in both coupe and four-door Gran Coupe body styles...


Mille Miglia 2017: 90 years of automotive passion
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Mille Miglia 2017: 90 years of automotive passion

Dating back to 1927, Italy’s Mille Miglia is one of the most iconic and historic road races on the planet. First run in the same year as the debut race on Germany’s infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife, the Mille Miglia, or ‘Thousand Miles’, starts and finishes in Brescia in northern Italy...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 30, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 30, 2017

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...


BMW 3 Series Electric to debut September, options cut to fund for EV R&D - reports
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BMW 3 Series Electric to debut September, options cut to fund for EV R&D - reports

An all-electric BMW 3 Series sedan will reportedly be unveiled at this year's Frankfurt motor show in September, although BMW has yet to make any announcement of plans. Sources have told Handelsblatt the 3 Series EV will make its debut in September, partially as a spoiler for the Tesla Model 3, which goes into production later this year...


BMW X5 M, X6 M Black Fire Editions revealed, local arm keen
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BMW X5 M, X6 M Black Fire Editions revealed, local arm keen

The BMW X5 M and X6 M Black Fire Editions have been revealed this week, bringing a range of black-themed enhancements to the super-SUV pair. Available in overseas markets from August, the Black Fire Editions of the X5 M and X6 M gain exterior changes like Sapphire Black metallic paint, carbon-fibre mirror caps, 21-inch forged M alloy wheels in black, and black chrome trim for the double kidney front grille...


2017 BMW 5 Series Touring pricing and specs, here in October
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2017 BMW 5 Series Touring pricing and specs, here in October

Local pricing and specifications for the 2017 BMW 5 Series Touring have been announced this week, with the Bavarian wagon set to start from a smidgen under $100,000 when it arrives in October. Just two variants will be offered in Australia, the diesel-powered 520d and the petrol-powered 530i...


2018 BMW X3 revealed, Australian launch expected for next year
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2018 BMW X3 revealed, Australian launch expected for next year

The all-new 2018 BMW X3 has been officially revealed, bringing a new-generation overhaul to the Bavarian manufacturer's popular mid-sized SUV. Measuring 4708mm long, 1891mm wide and 1676mm tall, the new-generation X3 is 60mm longer, 10mm wider and 1mm taller than its predecessor. Meanwhile, the new car's 2864mm wheelbase is a 54mm gain on the old version...


2018 BMW X3 revealed through leaked images - UPDATE
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2018 BMW X3 revealed through leaked images - UPDATE

Update - The new X3 has been officially revealed overnight, full details here The all-new 2018 BMW X3, due to be unveiled in the coming hours, has surfaced online in the leaky European press. Although full details are still to come, this comprehensive gallery offers a clear look at BMW's new mid-sized SUV...


2017 BMW 520d review
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2017 BMW 520d review

The new G30 BMW 520d looks familiar, but this new model does almost everything with a refined, effortless ease, while offering an impressive array of modern technologies for those who want to very latest.


2019 BMW 1 Series hits the Nurburgring
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2019 BMW 1 Series hits the Nurburgring

A prototype believed to be the next-generation 2019 BMW 1 Series has made its debut at the iconic Nurburgring race track this week. Compared to the vehicle spied in May, the 1 Series mule spied on track features a new front bumper with a radar sensor - likely for autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and radar cruise control systems - and different alloy wheels...