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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

The new BMW 1 Series is a very different proposition to its predecessor, but that’s why it will be a more successful rival to the Audi A3, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, and other premium small hatchbacks.

2019 BMW Z4 M40i review

'The ultimate driving machine' may be a BMW catch-cry of the distant past, but the new Z4 M40i proves the brand hasn't forgotten where it came from.

The Backup Plan: Two days in Queenstown with BMW M Performance

Queenstown, nestled near the southern tip of New Zealand, is usually a winter wonderland by the start of July. That makes it the perfect place for carmakers like BMW to let their hottest performance cars loose on ice. But snow has been hard to come by in 2019. The ski resorts around Queenstown are battling to stay open, and there's precious little coverage on the peaks surrounding Lake Wakatipu...

2019 BMW 125i review

With the all-new front-driven model on the way, is the current RWD 1 Series still worth your hard-earned cash?

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BMW Videos

2020 BMW 1 Series review | RWD hero goes FWD (& AWD)!

Our first drive of the newly front-wheel- and all-wheel-drive 2020 BMW 1 Series tells us the German brand has successfully migrated away from its unique RWD design in producing a new 1 Series that will appeal to a broader buyer base, at the likely expense of a miffed handful. Credit where it’s due: this is a high-tech, relatively practical and dynamically adept hatchback...

2019 BMW X3 M review: Hero SUVs driven!

Finally, at last, BMW's powerhouse X5 M and X6 M monsters have been joined by the new and slightly more accessible mid-sized X3 M and X4 M. Are they up to the standard set by models like the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 twins, or the Jaguar F-Pace SVR and Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio? Alborz Fallah finds out.

REVIEW: BMW X2 M35i

The X2 is a stylish, fast, noisy crossover with one of the most desirable badges in motoring. Mission accomplished, to a point. But we've become accustomed to a degree of polish from BMW performance cars that's lacking here. There's plenty of room for improvement.

REVIEW: 2019 BMW 8 Series (M850i)

The new 2019 8 Series is a terrific GT that'll be a delightful choice for long distance drives or the daily commute. It’s jam-packed with the latest technology from BMW and won't disappoint even the most discerning buyer... so long as you don’t mind other BMW owners having some of the same features for a fair bit less.

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BMW Comparisons

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?

2019 European performance sedan comparison

If you’re looking for the most visceral journeys, short or long, from a practical mid-sized performance sedan, should you look to Alfa Romeo, Audi Sport, BMW M or Mercedes-AMG?

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BMW News

2020 BMW X1 pricing and specs

BMW has announced pricing and specs for the facelifted X1 SUV line-up, dropping the prices of low-end models and upping the sticker on range-topping variants. Four models will be offered when the X1 arrives in October, starting with the sDrive 18i ($44,500 before on-road costs)...

CarAdvice podcast 162: Take a ride in the 2019 Lexus LC500h

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Mike Stevens and James Wong. In car news, the 2020 Skoda Kodiaq RS will be coming to Australia, the Ford and Volkswagen alliance is expanding to electric and autonomous tech, the Lotus Evija has been unveiled, and the 2019 Ford Everest is getting AEB across the range. Sam Purcell reviews the 2019 Volkswagen Touareg and takes it off-roading...

BMW AG: Oliver Zipse to be appointed CEO

BMW has appointed a successor to Harald Krüger, appointing Oliver Zipse its next chief executive. Zipse is the current head of production for BMW AG, but will take over as CEO on August 16. Krüger announced his resignation on July 8th, citing the "enormous exertion" involved in the role. But there's more to the resignation than just over-exertion...

2019 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe spied

The upcoming BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe has been snapped in testing, ahead of a reveal on July 24. Based on the same UKL platform as the 1 Series and Mini models, the 2 Series Gran Coupe is a style-focused rival to the Mercedes-Benz CLA. Based on the big wheels, big brakes and big air intakes at the front, we'd suggest this tester is an M235i xDrive model...

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BMW Owner Reviews

2016 BMW X1 xDrive 25i review

The year was 2016, and at this point I was doing a fair amount of road trips on a range of differing surfaces. I had been driving a VW Golf GTI (Mk 6) for the past six years, and with over 200,000 kilometres on it, I knew it was time for a change. I liked the idea of a premium compact SUV, as I wanted something with all-wheel drive, but I didn’t want it to come at the expense of size or dynamic ability...

1995 BMW 840ci review

The 8-Series is BMW's forgotten supercar. Most people, even some BMW fans surprisingly, don't even know there was an 8-Series back in the 90's! The first car that was released in this category, the BMW 850i (with its heavy V12 engine) has given the 8-Series pretty much a bad rap, and the 850i (or 850Ci) is basically the very car that people (who know of this car) first think of when you mention the 8-Series to them...

2004 BMW 325Ci review

When you hear the words "Driving Pleasure" you would have to think of BMW. They have done well in making some admirable cars currently, as well as in the past, which is why you would consider one, right? I have owned a few BMWs, ranging from E30, E36, E46, E90 and had thought I was done with them, as I had enjoyed what the brand had to give me within my budgets...

2009 BMW 135i Sport review

If you’re looking for a car that will bring a smile to your face every time you start the engine, then this is the car for you; the BMW 135i Coupe. From the instant the 3.0-litre straight-six twin turbo engine springs into life you know that you are in a performance vehicle designed to deliver "Driving Pleasure"...

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BMW Galleries

2020 BMW 1 Series review

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