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BMW to expand M Performance range before introducing more M cars

We will likely see more BMW M Performance models before we do ‘true’ BMW M models, the company says. CarAdvice spoke with a number of M Division executives, including Peter Quintus, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, in Australia for the Festival of M promotion and to meet with the local BMW team...

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CarAdvice podcast 32: MotorWorld special! Riding with Grant Denyer, Toyota Mirai and meet our guest presenter!

We are live from MotorWorld Sydney with Mandy, Paul and our guest presenter, Peter Ronis. In car news, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen are launching ultra-fast EV network in Europe, MG ZS revealed ahead of Australian debut, 2017 Ford Fiesta revealed, Kia GT concept makes first production appearance in factory leak, Holden winds up engine production ahead of 2017 manufacturing end and 2018 Volkswagen Arteon previewed...


Next BMW M5 to uphold rear-drive philosophy, with a twist
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Next BMW M5 to uphold rear-drive philosophy, with a twist

The world of high-performance super sedans is like a game of chess. Moves and counter moves. This week saw the official launch and first drive of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 S, a 450kW AWD salvo across the bow of arch rival BMW, which is yet to formally announce the specification of the G30-generation M5 sedan...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 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...


BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen to launch ultra-fast EV network in Europe
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BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen to launch ultra-fast EV network in Europe

BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group have announced they will partner to build a network of ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations across Europe. The joint venture can be considered a response to the growing Tesla Supercharger network in Europe, which is understood to number around 260 sites - with more to come...


2018 BMW X5 spied in X1-inspired production body
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2018 BMW X5 spied in X1-inspired production body

Spy photographers have snapped the next-generation 2018 BMW X5 undergoing testing this week. Wearing a heavy disguise, the X5 prototype in the images sports a silhouette similar to the small X1, though obviously in a much larger package. Up front is a much larger version of BMW's signature double-kidney grille, while the headlights and front bumper are still pre-production units...


2018 BMW i3 facelift to bring sporty 'S' variant - report
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2018 BMW i3 facelift to bring sporty 'S' variant - report

The refreshed 2018 BMW i3 range will bring a new look, more range and a sporty new performance model, according to a new report out of Europe. Britain's Autocar claims the updated electric car will make its debut at next year's Frankfurt motor show in September, headlined by a new 'i3S' electric hot hatch which will become the new flagship...


2017 BMW 5 Series M Performance accessories revealed
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2017 BMW 5 Series M Performance accessories revealed

The 2017 BMW 5 Series hasn't officially launched yet but the Bavarian company has wasted no time in creating a line of M Performance accessories for the new-generation luxury mid-sizer. With an array of accessories available across all 'G30' 5 Series variants, the M Performance range includes performance, cosmetic and trim upgrades...


BMW 5 Series GT to become 6 Series GT - report
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BMW 5 Series GT to become 6 Series GT - report

The next-generation BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo is set to get a name change, according to a new report out of Europe. According to Spain's motor.es, translated by BMW Blog, the current hatchback-wagon-styled 5 Series GT will become a 6 Series derivative alongside the coupe and convertible, and feature a sportier look than the somewhat frumpy-looking current car...


2018 BMW X2 spied with less camouflage
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2018 BMW X2 spied with less camouflage

The 2018 BMW X2 has been spied again on public roads before its anticipated release next year. This latest pre-production prototype ditches the false body panels, present on earlier cars, that were used to conceal various styling features. Unlike the concept car unveiled at this year's Paris motor show, the production X2 will have framed door windows, regular door handles, and wing mirrors...


2017 BMW i3 94Ah review: Long-term report one - introduction
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2017 BMW i3 94Ah review: Long-term report one - introduction

The BMW i3 94Ah brings an important update to the electric hatch's driving range, but is it enough to put 'range anxiety' to bed? Over the course of this long-term report, we'll explore that question - and so much more.


BMW M4 Competition v Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe road comparison
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BMW M4 Competition v Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe road comparison

The choice between the BMW M4 and Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe is an extremely difficult one. Not because both cars are excellent overall, but because they are so different. Having previously compared the M3 against the C 63 S sedan, the reason for this two-door comparison was rather simple...


BMW M2 adds new M Performance track exhaust system for Australia
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BMW M2 adds new M Performance track exhaust system for Australia

The BMW M2 is now available with a dual-mode M Performance exhaust system that brings track-inspired sound to the company's smallest M model. Now homologated for the Australian market, the M Performance exhaust upgrade comes with a valve silencer system and two modes - 'Sport' for the street and 'Track' for the circuit...


Mini John Cooper Works Rally features BMW straight-six
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Mini John Cooper Works Rally features BMW straight-six

The Mini John Cooper Works Rally race car was unveiled overnight, and will make its competitive debut at the 2017 Dakar Rally. Built in conjunction with X-raid, the JCW Rally's body is designed to look like the just unveiled second-generation Countryman SUV, although the panels and underlying structure are made from carbon-fibre and Kevlar...


2018 BMW 6 Series cabrio spied
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2018 BMW 6 Series cabrio spied

The next-generation BMW 6 Series convertible has been spied outside the Nurburgring in Germany. These first photos of the new cabrio come a few weeks after the 2018 6 Series coupe was photographed out on public roads. While we can see that the car's overall proportions won't be too different to today's vehicle, it's hard to discern it's key styling flourishes...


2017 BMW M4 GTS review
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2017 BMW M4 GTS review

Limited to just 700 units worldwide, and just 25 in Australia - is the $300k M4 everything it needs to be?


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 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...


BMW i3 successor a question of when, not if - report
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BMW i3 successor a question of when, not if - report

The BMW i3 hasn't been much of a sales success globally, but the electric vehicle's project manager strongly believes a second generation will launch. He would not confirm a launch window, however. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News, Heinrich Schwackhoefer said despite slow sales compared to rivals like Tesla, he expects the BMW i-range will live on...


2017 BMW X3 spied with less camouflage
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2017 BMW X3 spied with less camouflage

The third-generation BMW X3 has been spied testing in the United States. Unlike earlier prototypes, these latest vehicles have less camouflage on its top half and around key elements, such as the headlights, tail-lights, and the air intakes. We can see clearly now that the new X3 will have an X5-style chiseled shoulder line...


Get hands-on at MotorWorld Sydney
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Get hands-on at MotorWorld Sydney

The countdown is on to the inaugural MotorWorld Sydney automotive festival. We're looking forward to checking out the fantastic range of events and displays at Sydney Motorsport Park from December 1-4, and there really will be something for every member of the family...