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2021 BMW 330i Iconic Edition price and specs: $81,900 drive-away for limited-run model

2021 BMW 330i Iconic Edition price and specs BMW says $81,900 drive-away price includes $10,000 worth of extras Illuminated grille, black trim, laser headlights and a sunroof top the equipment list Just 200 examples available in Australia Pricing and specification details for the 2021 BMW 330i Iconic Edition have been published...

BMW Australia introduces third round of price rises in eight months

BMW Australia has applied another round of price rises across its most popular models – some by as much as $6000 – representing the third increase since June 2020. The majority of BMWs in the pricing overhaul have gone up by $2000, while the smallest increase is $910, reserved for 1 Series and 2 Series models...

2021 BMW 320e, 520e plug-in hybrids revealed for Europe, Australian launch unconfirmed

The 2021 BMW 320e and BMW 520e plug-in hybrids have been unveiled, ahead of their European market launch in March 2021 – however, Australian launches for both models are not in the brand's local plans. Unveiled as part of a raft of Model Year 2021 updates for the wider BMW line-up in Europe, the new 3 Series and 5 Series plug-in hybrids mate a 120kW 2...

BMW raises prices for the second time in six months

Less than six months after prices increased by up to $5000 across the range, BMW has upped prices again. Buyers will need to dig deeper to purchase a 1 Series, 2 Series Gran Coupe, 3 Series, 5 Series, X3, X4, or X6. Smaller BMW models models see increases of $1000, while SUVs and 5 Series models have gone up by $2000...

Electric BMW 3 Series spied in testing

A fully-electric BMW 3 Series has been spied testing in Europe, with the model expected to join the electrified 4 Series from 2021. Curiously, the camouflaged test vehicle uses the long-wheel-base (LWB) body. The stretched version has only been available in China up until recently, with a right-hand-drive LWB 3 Series being announced for India in June 2020 to replace the axed 3 Series GT...

BMW recalls X3 M, X4 M, 3 Series, and Z4 models due to steering failure

BMW Australia has issued a recall of 1269 examples of (MY2018-19) F97 X3 M, F98 X4 M, G20 3 Series, and G29 Z4 models due to a potential steering rod failure. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the steering track rods may be damaged when exposed to high temperatures and vibrational loads...

Long-wheelbase BMW 3 Series to be offered outside China for first time

BMW will replace the 3 Series GT with a long-wheelbase (LWB) version of the 3 Series sedan in India, according to Autocar India. While the longer BMW has been available to Chinese buyers for a number of years, it's the first time a right-hand-drive version of the 3 Series has been produced...

2020 BMW price rises: Every model listed

BMW Australia has updated pricing across its range for June, with price rises of up to $5000 on some of its most popular models. CarAdvice has been told there is no change to specification of the vehicles, and that the increases are due to "normal economic changes"...

2020 BMW M340d xDrive revealed, 'no plans' for Australia

BMW will expand into diesel for its sub-M 3 Series range, with the reveal of the M340d xDrive ahead of its in-person debut at the Geneva motor show. Sitting alongside the M340i xDrive, the M340d is powered by a 3.0-litre inline-six engine augmented by a 48V mild-hybrid system. At least, it will be in Europe – BMW says there are "no plans" to bring it Down Under...

2020 BMW 318i returns to four-cylinder power

BMW has offered a few details on its imminent range-opening 3 Series derivative, which will once agin wear the well-known 318i badge. Interestingly, the company has abandoned the strategy it used on the previous 318i iteration, which featured Mini's thrummy 100KW/220Nm three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine...

2020 BMW M340i xDrive Touring launches in Europe, still not for Oz

The BMW M340i xDrive Touring has gone on sale in Europe, sporting the same 275kW/500Nm turbocharged inline six as its sedan equivalent – but don't expect it in Australia anytime soon. Compared to its three-box twin (which is now on sale Down Under from $99,900), the M340i xDrive Touring claims to hit 100km/h from a standstill in 4.5 seconds (0...