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BMW recalls 300,000 vehicles in the UK over stalling issue

BMW has expanded a safety recall in the UK, issuing a notice for around 312,000 examples of its previous-generation 1 Series, 3 Series, X1 and Z4 over concerns vehicles could suddenly stall without warning. Affected units were produced between March 2007 and August 2011, and the recall concerns both petrol and diesel variants where applicable...

2019 BMW 3 Series interior spied in detail

The seventh-generation BMW 3 Series has been spied once again, but this time our spy photography agency was able to get numerous detailed shots of the car's interior. Although large sections of the interior are still covered, this set of photos gives us our best look yet at the cabin of BMW's signature model...

2019 BMW 3 Series spied

The next-gen BMW 3 Series has been spied again, wearing less camouflage than before – giving us a better look at the upcoming C-Class rival. While its production debut is likely to be months away, this latest prototype appears to be wearing production-spec bumpers front and rear, along with the final iterations of the tail-lights...

CarAdvice podcast 66: Win an awesome Father's Day present, and how is a hearse built? We find out!

In the studio this week is Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Dave Zalstein bringing you the latest in the car world from the past week. In car news, left-hand drive supercars will become legal in Australia by 2019, Volkswagen Golf GTi Original and Golf R Grid to sharpen prices for Australia and the Infiniti Prototype 9 has been revealed with parts from the next-generation Nissan Leaf...

2019 BMW 3 Series sedan spied with showroom-ready lights

The next-generation BMW 3 Series sedan has been photographed wearing production-ready LED head- and tail-lights. It's been over half a year since the last 3 Series prototypes were spied undergoing testing. This latest prototype does away with the placeholder parts used on earlier cars. There's also less disguise up front, fleshed out side sills, a fuel cap, and exhaust tip finishers...

2018 BMW 3 Series pricing and specs: New equipment, price bumps

Pricing and equipment for the updated 2018 BMW 3 Series range have been announced this week, before the refreshed line-up arrives in local showrooms from November. Headlining changes include the addition of a bright new Sunset Orange metallic exterior paint, along with updated alloy wheel designs and the standard fitment of BMW's iDrive 6 infotainment system across the range...

BMW 3 Series Electric to debut September, options cut to fund for EV R&D - reports

An all-electric BMW 3 Series sedan will reportedly be unveiled at this year's Frankfurt motor show in September, although BMW has yet to make any announcement of plans. Sources have told Handelsblatt the 3 Series EV will make its debut in September, partially as a spoiler for the Tesla Model 3, which goes into production later this year...

2000-2004 BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, X5 recalled for faulty airbags

BMW has issued a recall for its old-generation 'E46' 3 Series, 'E39' 5 Series and 'E53' X5 lines built between 2000 and 2004 over concerns the vehicles could be fitted with faulty Takata airbags. Unlike previous Takata recalls, the Bavarian automaker says the affected vehicles may have had their original airbags replaced with faulty inflators during their service life, or as part of the recent Takata airbag recall...

2018 BMW 3 Series spied with M Sport package

The next-generation BMW 3 Series sedan has been spied again, this time fitted with the M Sport package. Compared to earlier prototype vehicles, this latest prototype features a small boot lip spoiler, sits slightly lower to the ground, and rides on a larger alloy wheels and lower profile tyres...

BMW EV range to include electric 3 Series, X3, X4, Mini models - reports

The BMW X3, X4, 3 Series, and Mini hatch, will be among the company's mainstream vehicles to gain pure-electric drivetrains from 2019. Harald Krueger, BMW's CEO, has told Bloomberg the company will begin offering EV variants in its mainstream vehicle lines beginning in 2019 with an electric Mini hatchback...

2018 BMW 3 Series interior and exterior spied

The interior of the next-generation BMW 3 Series has been spied for the first time, accompanied by fresh images of the new car's exterior. Unfortunately, the latest 3 Series prototypes seem to be wearing a similar amount of disguise to the vehicles spotted during cold weather testing at the beginning of the year...