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2020 BMW 1 Series spied inside and out

Photographers have snapped the all-new BMW 1 Series during development testing once again, though this time we're getting a first look at the new-gen model's overhauled cabin. Compared to the current car, the new 1 Series gets the design and layout of the company's latest range, which should not only see the introduction of BMW OS7...

BMW M140i Finale Edition announced from $62,990

BMW Australia has confirmed a new 'Finale' package for the M140i hot hatch, scheduled to arrive in showrooms around March priced from $62,990 before on-road costs. Celebrating the last iteration of the rear-drive hatchback before it makes the switch to front- and all-wheel drive in the next generation, the M140i Finale Edition gets special badging, extra specification and unique design bits over the 'standard' M140i for $3000 extra...

BMW, Mercedes-Benz discussing joint front-wheel drive platform

Thanks to rising development costs, greater market fragmentation, and the need to invest in both electric vehicles and self-driving car technology, automakers are increasingly coming together to share development costs and increase economies of scale. With that in mind, Harald Krüger, CEO of BMW, and Ola Källenius, CEO-in-waiting at Daimler, are said to be in wide-open collaboration talks between the sometimes bitter rivals...

BMW Australia initiates second phase of Takata recall - UPDATE

BMW Australia has announced it will be commencing the next phase of its Takata airbag recall work this month, detailing a staggered repair schedule over the coming year. UPDATE, 6/12/18: The contents of the table originally provided were inaccurate. We have updated the initiation schedule below...

BMW 118d, 120i dead for 2019

BMW will bring the 1 Series into 2019 with a trimmed-back range, culling the 118d and 120i as it prepares to welcome the next-generation model. The company yesterday announced a new Shadow Edition for the 118i and 125i, along with a new style-oriented options package...

BMW 1 Series Shadow Editions announced

BMW Australia has announced the new 118i and 125i Shadow Editions, which bring sporty dark-themed appointments without any extra spend. The 118i and 125i Shadow Editions will be priced from $39,900 and $49,900 drive-away – no more than the models on which they're based – when they touch down in showrooms early in 2019...

BMW recalls 1.6 million diesels globally over fire risk

BMW has extended a safety recall for diesel vehicles across various model lines over a potential fire risk – now affecting around 268,000 units in the UK and 1.6 million globally. According to the Bavarian marque, the fault could see the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler can leak glycol liquid, which could result in "smoldering particles" when combined with high temperatures in the EGR modules and "typical soot particles"...

BMW M140i: Next-gen to go hyper hatch - report

The BMW 1 Series may be switching to a front-wheel drive platform for its next iteration, but a new report has suggested the replacement for the M140i performance flagship will be no slouch. An article by Carscoops claims the next performance version of BMW's small hatchback will go toe-to-toe with all-wheel drive hot hatches and hyper hatches like the Mercedes-AMG A35/A45 and Audi S3/RS3...

2019 BMW 1 Series spied at the Nurburgring

The BMW 1 Series has been spotted outside the Nurburgring, and although the vehicle has roughly the same level of disguise as the model spied undergoing cold weather testing earlier this year, the lower speeds and clearer conditions give us a better view of the new hatchback. Standard BMW design tropes, such as the headlight graphics and tail-light design are all present and accounted for...

BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, X3 added to Takata recall

BMW Australia has issued a recall across its previous-generation 1 Series, 3 Series, and X3 model lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. This latest notice affects driver's airbags fitted to 'E8x' 1 Series, 'E9x' 3 Series and 'E83' X3 models, sold from 1 June 2004 through 30 June 2015...

BMW recalls 300,000 vehicles in the UK over stalling issue

BMW has expanded a safety recall in the UK, issuing a notice for around 312,000 examples of its previous-generation 1 Series, 3 Series, X1 and Z4 over concerns vehicles could suddenly stall without warning. Affected units were produced between March 2007 and August 2011, and the recall concerns both petrol and diesel variants where applicable...