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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...

2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe spied again

The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe has been spied again, this time strutting its stuff in Germany. Although this prototype is wearing a similar level of camouflage to the vehicles spied earlier this year, our spy agency got up close and personal this time around. These test cars still have some false body panels around the sides, but are wearing production-ready exhaust tips, headlights, and tail-lights for the first time...

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 225xe Active Tourer not for Australia

The BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer will not be joining the local line-up anytime soon, the company has confirmed. Speaking with CarAdvice, BMW Australia's product communications manager, Adam Davis, said the luxury marque will soldier on with just one engine variant in the facelifted 2 Series Active Tourer range – the 220i...

CarAdvice podcast 101: Ford Ranger v Mercedes-Benz X-Class!

This week's show has Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Kez Casey. In car news, pricing and specs for the 2018 Mini hatch and convertible, and BMW 2 series Active Tourer have been announced. The Jeep Wrangler Golden Eagle and Freedom Editions are coming to Australia, the 2019 Toyota Corolla Australian details are out, and the Skoda Karoq is now arriving in June...

2018 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the updated BMW 2 Series Active Tourer have been released this week, with the refreshed MPV to kick off from $49,500 before on-road costs. While the price of entry has risen by $4500, the company has pared back the range to one variant, with just the 220i making the cut...

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...