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2015 BMW X4 M40i : Flagship performance crossover spied undisguised

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have snapped a seemingly production-ready BMW X4 M40i undergoing high-speed testing at the Nurburgring in Germany...

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BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition sports eye-catching highlights
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BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition sports eye-catching highlights

The limited run BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition has been created to celebrate the fact that an M4 lookalike has run away with this year's DTM championship. Unless you've been following the DTM championship closely, last weekend's season ending race at the Hockenheimring was all about the Audi RS7 Piloted Driving Concept...


BMW i8S with 370kW coming in 2017 - report
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BMW i8S with 370kW coming in 2017 - report

A fresh report has shed new light on BMW’s alleged plans for a higher-performance version of its i8 plug-in hybrid supercar. Following a report in July by German publication Auto Motor und Sport that a hotter BMW i9 was on the way, US magazine Automobile is reporting that the new model has been internally codenamed ‘M100’ and is “almost certain” to be badged BMW i8S...


Mercedes-Benz C200 v BMW 320i : Comparison review
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Mercedes-Benz C200 v BMW 320i : Comparison review

Not long ago the BMW 320i and Mercedes-Benz C200 would have had their model designation badges removed before their starting-out business executive owner even left the showroom. Behind the allure of tri-star and propeller badges were the reality of wheezy base engines and specification that often left execs cranking window winders...


BMW i3 acceleration problems will be sorted out in 2015
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BMW i3 acceleration problems will be sorted out in 2015

Testing has revealed that in certain circumstances the range extended version of the BMW i3 may experience a sudden decrease in acceleration ability; BMW says that it is currently working on a fix. The BMW i3 hatch is available as either a pure electric vehicle or with an optional range extender petrol engine...


BMW i8 Review
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BMW i8 Review

Is this the future of the automobile?


BMW X1 Review: sDrive 18d SportLine
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BMW X1 Review: sDrive 18d SportLine

BMW's X1 has joined the ranks of 2WD SUVs. Can the RWD version of the popular small SUV compete with the AWD variant?


BMW M4 Convertible: 4.4sec twin-turbo drop-top lobs from $178,430
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BMW M4 Convertible: 4.4sec twin-turbo drop-top lobs from $178,430

The first-ever BMW M4 Convertible is now on sale in Australia priced from $178,430, representing a near $2000 price cut compared with the model it replaces. Taking its place atop the new BMW 4 Series range, the BMW M4 Convertible is priced $51,800 above the top-spec 435i Convertible and $12,000 above the M4 Coupe. Starting $1965 below the outgoing automatic-equipped 4...


Audi SQ5 v BMW X4 30d v Porsche Macan S Diesel : Comparison review
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Audi SQ5 v BMW X4 30d v Porsche Macan S Diesel : Comparison review

We are just about getting used to the idea of sporty cars powered by diesel engines, but the Audi SQ5, BMW X4 30d and Porsche Macan S Diesel further test the scepticism of purists. Can a diesel-powered SUV be a genuine performance star? It’s fitting the SQ5 is here because it was Audi that started the modern era of diesel performance with its R10 and R15 TDI race cars that, with the exception of 2009, dominated Le Mans between 2006 and 2011 (before hybrids became trendy)...


BMW 2 Series Active Tourer : 216d, 220d, 220i, xDrive variants expand MPV range
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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer : 216d, 220d, 220i, xDrive variants expand MPV range

The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer range has been expanded with the addition of three new turbocharged engines and the availability of all-wheel drive. A single new four-cylinder petrol (220i) and a duo of diesels (three-cylinder 216d and four-cylinder 220d) double the number of formerly announced engine options, joining the 218i and 225i petrol and 218d diesel that were available overseas from launch...


BMW 428i Gran Coupe Review : LT1
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BMW 428i Gran Coupe Review : LT1

Who better to test BMW's segment-straddling 428i Gran Coupe executive express than our resident chief executive?


BMW Alpine xDrive
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BMW Alpine xDrive

Hidden high on the Pisa Range between Queenstown and Wanaka lies the Snow Farm and Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds. A popular place for car manufacturers from across the world to test their vehicles in winter conditions during the Northern Hemisphere summer. It's also the location of the BMW Alpine xDrive...


BMW 1 Series sedan caught for the first time
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BMW 1 Series sedan caught for the first time

An all-new BMW 1 Series sedan has been spotted undergoing testing by CarAdvice's spy photographers for the first time. The new 1 Series sedan, confirmed to be sold globally in the second part of this decade, was seen near the brand's German headquarters, and the significance of the car is not only that it's the first such bodystyle for the BMW small car range, but also its underpinnings...


BMW M235i Weekend Review: Sorrento to Daylesford
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BMW M235i Weekend Review: Sorrento to Daylesford

Taking advantage of a long weekend, David Zalstein heads from Sorrento to Daylesford in the new BMW M235i...


Luxury Sedan Comparison Final Round : Mercedes-Benz C-Class v BMW 3 Series v Volvo S60
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Luxury Sedan Comparison Final Round : Mercedes-Benz C-Class v BMW 3 Series v Volvo S60

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class was Australia’s favourite luxury car in 2013. Perhaps a more impressive fact, however, is that Stuttgart’s mid-sized model outsold every mainstream medium car except the Camry and Mazda 6. It’s fair, then, to call this a significant volume car – as is its decades-old arch enemy, the BMW 3 Series, which matched that last feat...


BMW Z2 front-drive sports car coming in 2017 - report
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BMW Z2 front-drive sports car coming in 2017 - report

A BMW Z2 is due on sale by 2017, according to reports out of the UK. AutoExpress reports that the new baby BMW front-wheel-drive sports car - which has been rumoured since 2011, when we posted the above illustration - is coming within the next four years, built off the same modular underpinnings (UKL1) that forms the basis of the new, third-generation Mini line and the recently launched BMW 2 Series Active Tourer...


2015 BMW X6 M : New performance SUV drops camouflage
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2015 BMW X6 M : New performance SUV drops camouflage

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have snapped the most revealing images of the new BMW X6 M to date ahead of its anticipated unveiling later this year. The shots show the red X6 M prototype in seemingly production-ready form on public roads in Germany with only small sections of camouflage wrap disguising its front and rear bumpers, wing mirrors and side blades behind the front wheels...


2015 BMW X3 Review : xDrive30d
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2015 BMW X3 Review : xDrive30d

Fresh facelift for flagship BMW X3 refines an already impressive breed, Dan DeGasperi finds...


BMW 435i Gran Coupe Review : Touring weekender
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BMW 435i Gran Coupe Review : Touring weekender

The 435i is the range topper in BMW's interesting 4 Series Gran Coupe ensemble. Is it worth the stretch from the 428i Gran Coupe though?


BMW 420i Convertible added to local ranks as new entry model
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BMW 420i Convertible added to local ranks as new entry model

The BMW 4 Series Convertible line-up is set to gain a new entry-level model. The new BMW 420i Convertible will start proceedings for the drop-top mid-sizer, with pricing pegged at $87,000 plus on-road costs. That's $2300 less than the 420d version that currently kicks off the 4 Series Convertible range...