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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 and 4WD/SUV models such as X1, X3, X5, & X6 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.

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A family road trip in the 2018 BMW M140i

It’s no secret we love the 2018 BMW M140i. So much so, CarAdvice recently bought one. It’s a proper quick hot hatch and is a fun and affordable European option at around $60,000. But is it comfortable enough to handle a 1400km round trip with its driver and two passengers? This M140i here is not the car CarAdvice owns...

2019 BMW X7 review

This new 2019 BMW X7 is the company's long-needed rival to the Mercedes-Benz GLS, Audi Q7 and the legendary Range Rover. Will it be up to the task?

2018 BMW i8 Roadster review

Despite looking a lot like an i8 Coupe with a missing roof, the extensive reworking involved to create the i8 Roadster ensures this new variant upholds BMW’s technical edge while still turning heads like nothing else on the road.

2018 BMW i3s review: Range anxiety and reality

It's quirky, bold and fully electric. But is the BMW i3s able to survive a week of commuting without a charge?

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BMW Videos

2018 BMW X7 review: Prototype drive

BMW is getting ready to take on the big Mercedes GLS and the Range Rover. Here, Alborz drives the new X7.

BMW i8 Roadster launch: First look

There are cars that are faster, more practical or more efficient, but there’s really nothing quite so in your face as the BMW i8, without spending supercar money. Nor is there anything right now with a sports car skew that rolls together the kind of technology automakers will be forced to adopt thanks to the tightening emissions regulations of the future...

BMW i3s video diary: Range anxiety and reality

Australia is not known for its eager and rapid embrace of the electric vehicle. Infrastructure is barely existent, purchase price is high, and 'range anxiety' is a major concern. But, when most of us live in dense urban areas, should we really be all that worried about running out of juice? To find out, we drove the new i3s for a full week, without charging...

2018 BMW M140i v Volkswagen Golf R: Munich v Wolfsburg in hot hatch shootout

It's Munich versus Wolfsburg in the battle of German hot hatches! See the full article here...

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BMW Comparisons

2018 Audi RS5 v BMW M4 Competition comparison

You could call a comparison between the 2018 Audi RS5 and 2018 BMW M4 Competition a battle of ethos. A battle, if you will, of two different ways of solving the same problem. Which problem? Delivering a blindingly fast, somewhat affordable track weapon that needs to be used every day. It’s not an easy conundrum to solve either...

2018 Audi Q2 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic sport v BMW X1 xDrive25i comparison

It doesn't seem to matter which end of the income scale you might be sitting at, the world can't get enough of SUVs – big or small. The choice between make, model and variant is as difficult as ever, even in the premium compact segment.

2018 BMW M140i v Volkswagen Golf R comparison

If you've got $60,000 to spend on a hot hatch, you really need to have these two at the very top of your list. They are the 2018 BMW M140i and the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R. BMW recently dropped the price of the M140i to $59,990 (plus on-road costs), meaning that it's now within earshot of the kitted-out Golf R, which is priced from $53,490 (plus on-road costs)...

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BMW News

2019 BMW X5 previewed - video

The all-new BMW X5 has been teased in new images and video showing the big SUV undergoing development testing ahead of its reveal in the coming months. Soon to be in its fourth generation, the X5 will introduce new suspension and chassis systems, which the company says are available for the first time in one of its 'X' models and are "virtually unique within the competitive field"...

BMW M850i put through its paces - Video

BMW isn't afraid to drag out the M850i's pre-production tease. We've seen camouflaged photos and race-ready versions of the upcoming super-coupe, but the full reveal will have to wait until Le Mans in June. In the meantime, we've got another pre-production look at the car, this time with comment from some senior engineers...

BMW 225xe Active Tourer not for Australia

The BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer will not be joining the local line-up anytime soon, the company has confirmed. Speaking with CarAdvice, BMW Australia's product communications manager, Adam Davis, said the luxury marque will soldier on with just one engine variant in the facelifted 2 Series Active Tourer range – the 220i...

BMW 530d becomes NSW Highway Patrol vehicle

The New South Wales Police Force has confirmed it will use the BMW 530d as Highway Patrol cars, becoming the second Australian authority to use the German sedan. "We are honoured by our association with the New South Wales Police Force and delighted that our officers will be driving BMW’s safe, efficient and dynamically superior vehicles," said Marc Werner, BMW Group Australia's CEO...

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BMW Owner Reviews

2017 BMW 330i M-Sport review

Looks? Tick. Sporty performance? Tick. A ride that won't totally destroy your lumbar spine? Tick. The purchase of my 2017-plated 330i was a big change from the cars I have previously owned (Think WRX/Golf GTI), and being an ageing millennial it was time to change into something a little bit more mature...

2014 BMW M135i review

I purchased the M135i when searching for a hot-hatch replacement to my Renault Megane RS250. After the test drive, there was no way I could not buy it. The power of a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight six with torque produced just off idle and an exhaust note to die for was a recipe for drool. I was never, and still am not, a huge fan of the look as I generally like my cars to stand out a little more...

1995 BMW 318i review

I’m CarAdvice’s senior editor, which means I have the privilege and honour of covering the industry for Australia’s best auto title. As such, I’m never without a new car or three to evaluate. But as amazing as such a job is, I’ve always thought it important to have a palate cleanser. Driving something older, with character, gives a great contrast...

2016 BMW M4 Competition review

For most of my adult life, I have wanted a BMW M3 (back then it only came in coupe form). Since the M4 convertible came out, it has been on the top of my bucket list. With an all-consuming compulsion induced by an early onset of midlife crisis (and an augmenting mortgage), I ordered an ice white M4 Competition convertible with lava red leather (aka Sakhir Orange) in June 2016...

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BMW Galleries

2019 BMW X5 previewed - video

2019 BMW X5 previewed - video

BMW 225xe Active Tourer not for Australia
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