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2019 BMW 3 Series teased

BMW has begun the official tease of its next-generation 3 Series, releasing a set of camouflaged pictures of the crucial mid-size sedan taking on the Nurburgring. Although we can't tell too much about the way it'll look, BMW has provided a few tantalising details about the car. For one, it'll maintain its 50/50 weight distribution, and have a centre of gravity around 10mm lower than the current model...

2020 BMW 3 Series 'Electric' spied

A prototype believed to be an all-electric BMW 3 Series has been spied this week, indicating the next-generation mid-sizer could be getting a pure-electric variant. Serving as the Bavarian marque's direct rival to the Tesla Model 3, the electric 3 Series doesn't give much away in terms of distinguishing features from its combustion-powered siblings, other than the 'Electric Test Vehicle' stickers plastered on the sides and rear...

2019 BMW 3 Series Touring spied

The upcoming BMW 3 Series Touring has been snapped for the first time, carrying styling borrowed from its bigger siblings under its pre-production camouflage. Although the requisite zebra-coloured camouflage has been applied to most of the car, we can still make out a few details about the load-lugging 3 Series...

2005-2011 BMW 3 Series recalled

BMW Australia has recalled the 2005-2011 3 Series, over concerns about the interior fan blower wiring. According to the company, the electrical wiring and fan resistor in the blower could deteriorate over time, creating a risk of melting or short-circuit and, subsequently, a fire. There are 44,196 units included in this recall – a VIN list is attached here...

BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, X3 added to Takata recall

BMW Australia has issued a recall across its previous-generation 1 Series, 3 Series, and X3 model lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. This latest notice affects driver's airbags fitted to 'E8x' 1 Series, 'E9x' 3 Series and 'E83' X3 models, sold from 1 June 2004 through 30 June 2015...

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...