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2019 BMW 1 Series gets M Performance Parts

It may have only just been revealed yesterday, but the all-new BMW 1 Series has already received the M Performance Parts treatment from the company's motorsport division, with the range of performance accessories already available in Europe. Various components can be specified for the exterior and interior, optimising aerodynamics and enhancing aesthetics...

2020 BMW 1 Series revealed, coming to Oz Q4

The third-generation BMW 1 Series hatch has been unveiled, and for the first time BMW's smallest hatch is based on a front-wheel drive platform with only a five-door body on offer. Visually, the new 1 Series is quite a departure from earlier models with a wedge-shaped body and slim side windows...

2020 BMW 1 Series teased

The third-generation BMW 1 Series hatch has been teased in a series of posts on social media. The image above gives us our first official, undisguised look at the new hatch’s headlight design, as well as the shape of half its kidney grille and bonnet. Another photo, below, shows off the car’s customisable digital instrumentation cluster...

2020 BMW M135i xDrive spied at the 'Ring

Photographers have snapped the new-generation BMW M135i xDrive doing rounds at the famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany, ahead of an anticipated reveal during the second half of this year. We've already seen leaked images of the new hot hatch's exterior, though some new photos show more interior details than we've seen previously...

CarAdvice podcast 149: LIVE from the MG stand at the Sydney Royal Easter Show!

Mandy Turner and Tony Crawford are live from the MG stand at the Sydney Royal Easter Show! In car news, Australia's 'cheap' fuel will remain unchanged until 2027, the 2020 Nissan 370Z, GT-R and GT-R Nismo 50th Anniversary editions will be coming to Australia, the Goodyear Eagle Supersport is headed Down Under, and the 2020 BMW M135i xDrive has been leaked...

2020 BMW M135i xDrive leaked

The new-generation BMW 1 Series has been leaked online, ahead of an anticipated reveal later this year. Posted by BimmerFile, the pair of images show the front and rear of the all-new hatchback, in flagship M135i xDrive form. In terms of the overall design there aren't too many surprises, with the exterior blending elements from across BMW's newest line-up...

CarAdvice podcast 146: Race the NSW Highway Patrol... legally!

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Paul Maric and James Wong. In car news, the next-generation BMW 1 Series has been previewed, Toyota Australia has confirmed three hybrid launches before the end of the year, and the Ford Ranger is getting AEB across the range. Also, initial details have been released for the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, and the 2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan has been revealed...

2020 BMW 1 Series previewed

BMW has offered a early look at the next-generation 1 Series hatchback, publishing a series of camouflaged prototype photos and releasing preliminary details of the new model. The company says the new 1er "will set new standards in the premium compact class in terms of driving dynamics, while also offering significantly more space inside"...

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...