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CarAdvice podcast 93: LIVE from Subaru Docklands!

This week Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie are broadcasting from Subaru Docklands. In car news, the order books for the Honda Urban EV will be open in 'early 2019', pricing and specs for the Skoda Kodiaq Sportline and Alfa Romeo Stelvio have been released, and the Ford Mustang Bullitt is coming to Australia...

2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe spied in the snow

The new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe has been spied during cold weather testing near the Arctic circle. Compared to the prototype spotted back in September last year, this vehicle seems to have the same level of disguise applied to it. There are plenty of false body panels stuck to the car, most notably around the rear quarter windows, doors and boot...

2018 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer facelift unveiled

The facelifted BMW 2 Series Active Tourer has been unveiled with styling tweaks, a new transmission option and other upgrades. Stylistically, the 2 Series Active Tourer sports an updated front fascia with a wider set of kidney grilles, a slightly more aggressive design, a blacked out lower section on models without the M Sport styling kit, restyled LED fog lights, and new headlamp graphics for cars with LED lighting...

CarAdvice podcast 72: 'It's People Like Us' director, Eva Orner

On this week's show is Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Mike Costello. In car news, LDV confirms an off-road T60, Dyson's EV has been confirmed for a 2020 launch, the MG GS gets China's first ANCAP five-star rating, Tesla Model X door opens automatically and gets torn off by a passing truck, Toyota is still the best car company in brand value list, Renault Zoe and Kangoo EV pricing has been confirmed for Australia and 2018 Holden Astra Sportwagon pricing and specs have been released...

2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe spied

The new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe has been spied undergoing testing in Germany. Given the car's proportions and the position of the front wheels in relation to the front doors, the 2 Series Gran Coupe looks as though its based on a front-wheel drive platform, most likely shared with the next-generation BMW 1 Series...

2018 BMW 2 Series LCI pricing and specs

  The upgraded BMW 2 Series LCI coupe and convertible family will lob in Australia during September bringing some design and tech upgrades. But in exchange, prices have also been upped across the range. The BMW 2 Series LCI announcement comes shortly after the company detailed the related, upgraded 1 Series hatch family - headlined by price hikes at the low end but also inclusive of a circa $5000 cut to the M140i that doesn't carry over to the M240i...

2018 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer update spied

An updated BMW 2 Series Active Tourer has been spotted on public roads in Germany. With the 1 Series hatch, and the 2 Series coupe and cabriolet having received recently revisions — we're reluctant to call them facelifts — the 2 Series Active Tourer looks to be next cab on the update rank...

2017 BMW M240i Performance Edition revealed, Australian potential unclear

The 2017 BMW M240i Performance Edition has been revealed this week, bringing various visual and performance-themed enhancements to the company's sporty small coupe. From the outside, the M240i Performance Edition can be distinguished by its 19-inch 'Orbit Grey' bi-colour light alloy wheels wrapped in 225/35 R19 front and 245/30 R19 rear rubber, a sportier front bumper and matte-black splitter, black grille, a carbon-fibre rear spoiler and a new rear diffuser with carbon-fibre-trimmed tail-pipes...

2017 BMW 2 Series revealed ahead of September launch

An updated version of the BMW 2 Series coupe and convertible will arrive in Australia in late September this year, at the same time as the similarly upgraded 1 Series hatch. The minor mid-cycle upgrade to the smallest BMW sports car is in line with the Bavarian company’s strategy of making continuous, incremental changes to its model lines...

2018 BMW 2 Series facelift spied

A partially-camouflaged BMW 2 Series has been spotted on the back of a truck on its way to one of the company's test facilities. The white coupe pictured is believed to be a pre-production version of an upcoming mid-life facelift for BMW's smallest coupe and convertible. As you can see from the small amount of disguise, not a whole lot will change with this updated model...

2017 BMW 2 Series pricing and specifications: new engines, more equipment across the range

The 2017 BMW 2 Series coupe and convertible range has landed in Australia, bringing new 230i and M240i variants, along with the addition of more standard equipment across the range. For the new model year the 2 Series benefits from similar power and specification upgrades seen in the recently-updated 1 Series range...