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CarAdvice podcast 133: Camaro v Mustang!

Join Mandy Turner, Trent Nikolic, and Tony Crawford in Sydney for the CarAdvice Christmas Party! Tony talks about his new purchase, a Ford Mustang Bullitt, and we announce the winner of guess the exhaust. In car news, external airbags have been put to the test, an i30 N Line has joined the Hyundai range, the McLaren 720S Spider has been revealed, and the Toyota GR Supra Super GT Concept has been teased...

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...

2019 BMW 3 Series Touring spied again

The next-generation BMW 3 Series Touring has been snapped again by photographers, before it joins the recently-revealed sedan on the market sometime next year. In these latest photos, we can see the B-pillar forward is pretty much identical to the new 3 Series sedan, while the rear apes the design of the larger 5 Series Touring...

2019 BMW 330e unveiled

The BMW 330e plug-in hybrid has been unveiled overnight, ahead of a global on-sale date in the middle of 2019. Power in the 330e comes from a plug-in hybrid drivetrain combining a 135kW 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor integrated into the eight-speed automatic transmission...

2020 BMW M340i revealed: xDrive for us, RWD option for USA

The new 2019 BMW M340i xDrive has been revealed tonight ahead of its Australian debut, properly positioned as an AMG C43 rival – and with the glittery grille bling to match. This follows a basic detailing at last month's Paris motor show, where BMW confirmed its key points: 275kW of power, 500Nm of torque, and a 0-100km/h time of 4.4 seconds...

2019 BMW 3 Series Touring spied with less camouflage

The new BMW 3 Series Touring seems to be close to its full public unveiling, as these latest prototype cars have shed a significant amount of camouflage. Compared to the vehicles spied back in August, the vehicles seen here are completely camouflage-free ahead of the B-pillar. And, in a surprise to no-one, the new wagon is identical to the latest 3 Series sedan from the front doors forward...

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"...

2019 BMW 3 Series Touring patent images published

The design of the next-generation BMW 3 Series Touring has been revealed via patent renderings handed over to the Brazilian patent office. Brazilian website Quatro Rodas discovered these patent diagrams on the country's National Institute of Industrial Property site. These images show the new wagon is identical to the just-unveiled sedan from the B-pillar forward...

BMW 3 Series: M Performance parts revealed

Hot on the heels of the reveal of its all-new 3 Series, BMW has unveiled a range of M Performance accessories for its "middle-class limousine". Like M Performance options available on the company's other models, the range of accessories offered for the new 3 Series not only sharpen up the new 3er's looks, but bring benefits to the vehicle's aerodynamics...

2019 BMW 3 Series revealed in Paris

The all-new BMW 3 Series has officially been unveiled at the Paris motor show, after a set of renders leaked overnight. Measuring 4709mm long, 1827mm wide and 1442mm tall, the car is larger in every dimension than the model it replaces. The wheelbase has grown by 41mm, too, and the tracks have grown front (+43mm) and rear (+21mm)...

2019 BMW 3 Series leaked via online configurator

The seventh-generation BMW 3 Series has been leaked via an online configurator that went live a little ahead of schedule. These computer-generated images show the car in 330i M Sport (blue) and M340i trims (black). For the first time they also show us the car's notched headlight design, which, to our eyes, recalls the fourth-generation (E46) model...