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2019 BMW 3 Series review

The seventh-generation BMW 3 Series range has landed in Aussie showrooms in petrol and diesel forms. So why is one version so much better than the other?

2020 BMW 330e, X3 30e, X5 45e review: Quick drive

BMW is going plug-in crazy with no fewer than three making their debut at Geneva. We've already driven 'em...

2019 BMW M340i xDrive prototype review

BMW's M Division has honed this successor to the anonymous 340i, making it a sharper sub-M3 rival to the Audi S4 and Mercedes-AMG C43. And, shock horror, it's running a variable all-wheel drive system...

2019 BMW 3 Series review

The ‘G20’ BMW 3 Series is a wholesale makeover that in many ways restores the Bavarian brand to the top of the mid-sized executive car pile. It’s more agile, comfortable and tech-laden than ever, and a fitting brand hero that we can’t wait to compare against its rivals.

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BMW 3 Series Videos

REVIEW: 2019 BMW 3 Series, Australian launch

How this new Bimmer fares as an all-rounder against the Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class remains to be seen, but if the 3 Series brings with it the expectation of being the natural driver’s car to beat, this new version, in isolation at least, look to be more than capable of carrying the mantle and maintaining what many consider to be a hard-fought and well-earned reputation...

REVIEW: New 2019 BMW 3 Series driven!

The G20 delivers in a big way. If there’s one car BMW cannot afford to stuff up, it’s the 3 Series, and like its equally impressive new-generation 5 Series and X5, this one stakes a bold claim to class leadership that we’re looking forward to putting to the test. To say the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4, Jaguar XE and Alfa Romeo Giulia have their work cut out is an understatement...

All-new 2019 BMW 3 Series revealed!

The all-new BMW 3 Series has officially been unveiled at the Paris motor show! It's bigger, lighter, and more powerful than the model it replace. But, then, of course it is. Get all the details here, and at the link below!

BMW 318d Touring : do you need an SUV?

With a 495-litre boot capacity, the BMW 3 Series Touring has a larger boot than the all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class. But its practicality doesn’t end there… With the seats up, there is already plenty of space. But what if you need more? The cargo blind and load barrier can separate and the blind can be stored in a handy compartment under the floor...

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BMW 3 Series Comparisons

Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce v BMW 330i M Sport v Jaguar XE 25t R-Sport comparison

Compact luxury sedans remain a vital part of the business case for any serious player in the premium car market. While luxury car-makers seek to diversify and future-proof by making small entry cars and more crossover SUVs, sedans still sit at the heart of what their makers represent. Brand loyalty aside, the BMW 3 Series is the definitive luxury compact sports sedan...

Audi A4 2.0 TFSI quattro v BMW 330i v Mercedes-Benz C250 Comparison

The new ninth-generation A4 quattro is out to prove it's the new mid-sized premium sedan benchmark, taking on the German standard-bearers in BMW 330i and Mercedes-Benz C250...

BMW 330i v Jaguar XE 25t R-Sport v Lexus IS200t F Sport v Mercedes-Benz C250 : Comparison Review

You’re on your way up the corporate ladder, and you need a compact executive car that befits your burgeoning status. Or, perhaps, you’re coming through the other side, flush and looking to downsize without scrimping on class. What do you buy? Tough question. Fact is, if you’re after a sporty and luxurious mid-sized sedan in Australia, you’re embarrassed with riches...

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BMW 3 Series News

BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo to be axed

BMW has confirmed it will drop the 3 Series Gran Turismo as part of its upcoming cost-cutting efforts, following a 7.9 per cent drop in operating profits in 2018. In a press release, the company outlined its 'strategic course' to tackle 'challenging conditions', with key issues identified including political uncertainty, a cooling global economy, rising production costs, exchange rates and rising raw materials prices...

2019 World Car Awards: Finalists announced

The countdown to the World Car Finals has begun this week, with a list of 10 finalists announced for the overall title, along with the contenders in five specialist categories. According to the firm, a jury of 86 "distinguished international automotive journalists" selected the finalists by secret ballot, based on their own assessment of the vehicle as part of their professional work...

1999-2006 BMW 3 Series Takata recall continues

BMW has expanded its Takata recall to E46 3 Series models previously fitted with new Takata inflators as replacements for their old, potentially deadly units. UPDATE: Although the original recall included Alpha inflators, BMW has confirmed the latest campaign only includes 29,864 cars fitted with new Beta inflators to replace their ageing, and therefore more dangerous, airbag inflators during the last campaign...

2019 BMW 3 Series pricing and specs

BMW Australia has announced pricing and specification details for the new-generation 3 Series sedan, which will start from $67,900 before on-road costs when it arrives in dealers from March. Just two variants will be available from launch, the familiar 320d and 330i (from $70,900), offering one diesel and one petrol option...

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BMW 3 Series Owner Reviews

2010 BMW 335i M Sport review

I have always been an E46 fan, having three cars in the family already: 320i, 325ci and a 330i. All great cars and loads of fun to drive. I always dreamed of owning an E46 M3, having test-driven numerous cars. I was scared away by the M-Tax on replacement parts, and so could not commit to buying one...

2010 BMW 320d Lifestyle review

I'd never had to buy a car in a short space of time to suit a unique purpose before, until I bought my 2010 BMW 320d Lifestyle with M Sport Innovations package. I was working in a BMW dealership and had been driving brand-new BMWs every day as company cars. Some weeks I would have the same car, while other weeks I would have up to four different cars...

2017 BMW 330i M-Sport review

Looks? Tick. Sporty performance? Tick. A ride that won't totally destroy your lumbar spine? Tick. The purchase of my 2017-plated 330i was a big change from the cars I have previously owned (Think WRX/Golf GTI), and being an ageing millennial it was time to change into something a little bit more mature...

1995 BMW 318i review

I’m CarAdvice’s senior editor, which means I have the privilege and honour of covering the industry for Australia’s best auto title. As such, I’m never without a new car or three to evaluate. But as amazing as such a job is, I’ve always thought it important to have a palate cleanser. Driving something older, with character, gives a great contrast...

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