News & ReviewsLast 7 days
CarAdvice
BMW Logo

BMW

BMW was founded by Franz Joseph Popp in 1916 in Germany, however the first BMW car didn’t go on sale until 1929 as it originally produced aircraft engines and motorcycles. BMW currently has a range of nine different passenger vehicles including the 3 Series, 5 Series, & 7 Series, 8 Series and 4WD/SUV models such as X1, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6, & X7 available in Australia. BMW is today highly regarded for performance and luxury. Creating some of the most exciting sports cars in the world as well as exploring and creating new niche segments.

BMW Car

BMW Reviews

Design Review: BMW Zagato Coupe & Roadster (2012)

A collaboration between the Milanese design house Zagato and the Bavarian carmaker BMW offers a great example of modern coachbuilding - the BMW Zagato Coupe and Roadster. The BMW Zagato Coupe premiered at the 2012 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este (Italy) in May, while the closely-related BMW Zagato Roadster followed at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (USA) in August...

2020 BMW M340i xDrive review

The BMW M340i xDrive is so good, in so many ways, that the new M3 will have to be a world-beater to top it.

2019 BMW X3 M review

Take one family SUV, transplant in the beating heart of a performance icon, et voila.

2019 BMW M850i Coupe review

BMW taps into its ‘ultimate driving machine’ roots with the 8 Series Coupe for an official re-entry into the grand-tourer class.

View All Reviews

BMW Videos

RANGE REVIEW: 2020 BMW 3 Series – which model should you buy?

The BMW 3 Series family currently comprises four engine and spec-level choices, kicking off with the 320i (there’s no 318i for now). Next step is the volume-selling 330i, then there’s the left-field 330e plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and finally the M340i xDrive flagship in lieu of the yet-to-be-released new M3 coming soon enough...

BMW 3 Series: An origin story

Sponsored by BMW For 45 years, the BMW 3 Series has been a fixture of the automotive landscape. Through seven generations, the rear-drive sports sedan set the benchmark, and now, with the all new G20 3 Series, the benchmark has been raised. But to understand where the 2020 BMW 3 Series came from, we have to wind the clock back to where it all started, with the BMW E21 3 Series...

2019 BMW M8 Competition Coupe review: Track test

The M8 Competition is up there with one of the best BMWs ever built, at least, on track. How it performs as a daily driver is unknown until we put the car through its paces in local conditions in 2020. Until then, Anthony Crawford takes it around the Algarve International Circuit in Portugal to see what's what.

2020 BMW X3 M review: Not your usual SUV test...

For something unique, BMW took Australian media to the outback for an unorthodox approach to testing an SUV: Rally driving. Get your own rhythm and timing right, and the X3 M will scythe through a twisty rally course, throttle pinned, all 375kW relentlessly on tap – mid-era ’80s Group B rally monster power – with all four wheels constantly rotating faster than the ground beneath them...

View All Videos

BMW Comparisons

2020 BMW Z4 sDrive20i v Toyota GR Supra GT comparison

They’re twins under the skin and both famous nameplates. But if you’re after the best driver’s car for about $90,000, do you pick the German roadster or Japanese coupe?

2020 BMW M135i xDrive v Mercedes-AMG A35 v Audi S3 comparison

Three German performance hatchbacks with one shared formula: turbocharged four-cylinder power and all-wheel drive. But which car nails it?

2020 BMW 3 Series range review

The BMW 3 Series has always been the mid-size car of choice for those after a sporty drive, but competitors from Alfa Romeo and Jaguar have put Bimmer's engineers on their collective toes in this department. At the same time, Mercedes-Benz and Audi have demonstrated, respectively, that flashier design language and cutting-edge cabin technologies are higher priorities for many prospective customers...

View All Comparisons

BMW News

2020 BMW M340d xDrive revealed, 'no plans' for Australia

BMW will expand into diesel for its sub-M 3 Series range, with the reveal of the M340d xDrive ahead of its in-person debut at the Geneva motor show. Sitting alongside the M340i xDrive, the M340d is powered by a 3.0-litre inline-six engine augmented by a 48V mild-hybrid system. At least, it will be in Europe – BMW says there are "no plans" to bring it Down Under...

2021 BMW M4 Coupe spied testing in Sweden

BMW new M4 coupe has been snapped completing its winter testing in Sweden, ahead of its likely release at the end of 2020. These appear to be the first pictures showing the 2021 M4 coupe moving at speed, although the M3 sedan has been snapped a number of times at the track...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Ford Australia's Christine Wagner on FordPass

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Josh Dowling and Scott Collie. In car news, the car industry is divided on how much taxpayer support should be given to EV sales and infrastructure, the real estate recovery looks set to drive luxury car sales, car brands continue to donate to Australia's bushfire appeal, Ford v Ferrari wins two Oscars, and Mitsubishi adds two extra variants to the Triton range...

BMW X5 and X6 xDrive40d mild hybrids revealed, not for Australia

The BMW X5 and X6 are set to receive an xDrive40d variant complete with the brand's first mild-hybrid diesel powertrain, but BMW Australia isn't planning on bringing them Down Under. Due in May 2020, the new models will feature a revised 3.0-litre straight six-cylinder diesel mated to a 48V generator and mild-hybrid system...

View All News

BMW Owner Reviews

2001 BMW 530i Executive review

This is undoubtedly one of the best BMWs ever made. This car converted me from Honda to BMW after just a few weeks of driving. Yes, I really love driving this car and the person who sold me this car really regrets selling it. He had upgraded to a later model BMW, but keeps informing me that his current BMW isn't as good as the one he sold me...

2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i review

My wife and I bought this car to replace a diesel powered Range Rover product that we had no end of issues with. When its warranty expired we decided that we had to get rid of it. The BMW X5 had been a vehicle that we had desired for some time but we couldn’t afford a new one, but with some extensive research we managed to locate a low kilometre, one-owner vehicle for a reasonable and affordable price, and so a Sophisto Grey xDrive 35i joined our garage...

2010 BMW 118d review

I walked into a BMW dealer nearly 9 years ago, desiring a compact and economical car with that little bit more luxury and pizazz than the Golf I had been checking out. I was drawn into the showroom by a BMW advert - $42888 drive away for a 118d manual diesel with leather. I was told there were no manuals available...

2012 BMW 328i review

I bought this car second hand in January 2016. It only had done about 37500km. I had been driving a Colorado LTZ 4x4 for about 15 months and, whilst practical in many respects, it was not great for my back. I was doing about 45000km per year, so comfort was becoming very important...

View All Owner Reviews

BMW Galleries

View All Galleries