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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, 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.

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2020 BMW 1 Series review: 118i and M135i

The 2020 BMW 1 Series is more than a hatchback, it’s a new direction for the German brand. So, does it still drive like a BMW?

2019 BMW M Festival, South Africa

Psst, want to know a secret? Motor shows are dying. Well, okay, no great secret perhaps. There’s a groundswell of new, different and reformulated motoring get-togethers popping up that, while perhaps not directly leading the dinosaurs of Detroit, Paris and Frankfurt to the tar pits, is kindling interest of internet age car-lovers tired of time-honoured look-but-don’t-touch convention...

2020 BMW X5 xDrive45e review

The X5 xDrive45e is the latest in a burgeoning number of plug-in hybrid BMW models.

2020 BMW X6 M50i review

A third-generation SUV coupe that's clearly not everyone’s cup of tea, but in initial top-of-the-line performance guise there’s no denying its raw speed, engaging dynamics nor its luxury appeal.

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BMW Videos

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...

Calvin Luk draws CarAdvice a BMW Z4 | CarAdvice

Nothing was going to stop Calvin Luk from being a car designer. Not even a high school art teacher who rejected Luk’s proposal for cars to feature as his major body of work before graduation. CarAdvice got the opportunity to sit down with Calvin Luk and he draws us a BMW Z4, watch how he does it in this video.

Comparison: Genesis G70 takes on BMW 3 Series and Lexus IS

Does the new 2019 Genesis G70 truly measure up on critical merit to key rivals from Germany and Japan, such as the new-generation BMW 3 Series and the familiar Lexus IS? Curt and Jez find out.

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BMW Comparisons

2019 BMW X5 xDrive30d v Mercedes-Benz GLE 300d v Volkswagen Touareg Launch Edition comparison

Prospective buyers of big luxury SUVs are spoiled for choice, and here are three of the best. The BMW X5 is an enduring top seller and almost certainly the storied Bavarian brand’s most important model, offering an unmistakable look with dynamic handling...

2019 Genesis G70 3.3T Sport v BMW 330i M Sport v Lexus IS350 F Sport comparison

The Korean Genesis G70 has finally arrived to take on the best from Germany, the BMW 330i, and the finest from Japan, the Lexus IS350.

2019 Porsche Macan S v BMW X3 M40i comparison

Porsche's facelifted Macan S brings a freshened look, performance bump and infotainment lift. But can it beat out the mainstay BMW X3 M40i for blending practicality and sportiness?

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BMW News

2021 BMW M4 coupe spied, GT3 teased

The design of the next-generation BMW M4 has become a little clearer thanks to the first spy photos of the high-performance coupe, as well as a teaser for the new 2022 M4 GT3 race car. Although prototypes of the second-generation M4 convertible, and 4 Series coupe and convertible have been snapped a number of times already, this is our first look at the upcoming M4 coupe...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

BMW Apple CarPlay subscription axed, Android Auto still coming

BMW has killed costly subscription fees for Apple CarPlay in Australia. The brand was alone in treating smartphone mirroring technology as a subscription service, charging $479 for three years...

BMW 1 Series scores five stars in ANCAP testing

BMW's new entry-level car, the 1 Series hatchback, has scored top marks in ANCAP crash testing – but the new Peugeot Parter fell short, thanks to a missing piece of active safety technology. The Partner van's autonomous emergency braking system can't detect cyclists in testing, limiting its 'vulnerable road user detection' score – and its overall rating to four stars...

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BMW Owner Reviews

2019 BMW 330i M-Sport review

The first thing with any car is holding the key. The key hints to you the level of quality and attention to detail to be expected. The BMW key feels solid and looks so good it excites you to press unlock for the first time...

2019 BMW 1 M140i Finale Edition review

When the time came to purchase a new car I initially had my sights set on an A45 / GLA 45 to replace my GLA 250. The M140i was always in the back of my mind as an option, especially if BMW released a performance pack to farewell the outgoing model...

2019 BMW X5 xDrive30D M Sport review

This is the third X5 we have purchased. The prior two were the F15 first gen and the updated model. The last X5 we had for 4 years and it proved to be a reliable family car, therefore we decided to give the G01 model a go. The new car is a 30D with M Sport pack, 7 seats, and air suspension...

2001 BMW 5 40i Executive review

If you decide to do a quick, cursory Google search for ‘E39 5 Series’ (or any similar phrase, really), you’ll notice that contemporary road tests and latter-day internet forums all come to the same conclusion – that the mid-90's to early 2000's mid-size sedan from the Bavarian automaker is a benchmark, and is a car that’s still used as a yardstick to this day when it comes to the development of new models...

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