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BMW eDrive plug-in hybrid X5 and 3 Series pricing announced

A pair of BMW eDrive plug-in hybrid models - the X5 xDrive40e and 330e - will hit showrooms with attractive pricing in May 2016. The new plug-in hybrid pairing models are said to "reinforce BMW’s commitment to sustainable mobility by offering a plug-in hybrid alternative within the brand’s two highest-selling model ranges"...

BMW eDrive plug-in hybrids: X5, 3 Series models in Australia from May

The new 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e has made its first local appearance in Melbourne this week, with the new plug-in hybrid set to launch in Australia in April or May alongside the 330e sedan. The two variants feature BMW's eDrive platform, and the X5 xDrive40e will only be offered in one specification, combining a 2...

BMW Australia to double electric footprint

BMW will greatly expand its presence in Australia's fledgling electrified vehicle space during 2016, with plans to add two plug-in hybrid models and double its network of registered ‘BMW i’ dealers. BMW Australia currently has six dedicated dealers selling the i3 and i8, in all states and territories with the exception of NT and Tasmania...

2017 BMW 3 Series sedan spy photos

The next-generation BMW 3 Series sedan has been spotted by our spy photographers in northern Europe undergoing harsh winter testing. Beneath the swathes of camouflage, this prototype wears a version of the body that will grace the next-generation 3 Series sedan...

Medium/large cars coming in 2016

Medium/large cars coming in 2016 Mainstream medium/large cars Ford Falcon XR Sprint – Q1 Skoda Superb – Q1 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack – Q1 Subaru Levorg – mid 2016 Hyundai / Genesis G80 rebranding – late 2016/early 2017 Luxury medium/large cars Audi A4 sedan – February Audi A4 Avant – March/April Infiniti Q70 update – February Jaguar XF – February Lexus GS F – February BMW 750i/750iL – March Jaguar XJ – March BMW 330e – May BMW M4 GTS – June Audi RS6 Avant Performance, RS7 Sportback Performance – Q2 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-in – Q2 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in – Q2 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe – Q2 Jaguar XE update (infotainment) – first half Audi S8 Plus – mid 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet – Q3 Infiniti Q60 – Q4 Mercedes-Benz E-Class – Q4 Volvo S90 – Q4 BMW 3 Series GT update – second half BMW 4 Series update – second half Infiniti Q50 update – second half Audi S4 sedan and Avant – late 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet – late 2016/early 2017...

2016 BMW 3 Series GT facelift spy photos

The Bavarian luxury car maker is working on a facelift for the BMW 3 Series GT, and a prototype of the updated car has been photographed by our spy team in Europe. As with the facelift that was applied to the 3 Series sedan and wagon earlier this year, the visual update to the GT will be minor in nature...

BMW 340i 40 Year Edition marks four decades of the 3 Series

BMW Australia is marking the 40th anniversary of the 3 Series with a limited-run of the exclusive BMW 340i 40 Year Edition. BMW will offer just 40 of the 340i 40 Year Edition vehicles in our market. Arriving in showrooms in the coming days, the limited edition cars will cost $97,900 plus on-road costs, positioning them $8000 above the regular 340i sedan, the flagship of the updated 3 Series range...

BMW 3 Series doesn't need to beat C-Class on its own, says local boss

The boss of BMW Australia says he isn’t concerned about chasing down the rampant sales success that is the Mercedes-Benz C-Class with the updated 3 Series, insisting the brand is focused on its entire product portfolio rather than one segment. Over the past 12 months the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has established itself as the dominant player in the premium mid-sized segment...

2016 BMW 3 Series pricing and specifications

The first-ever three-cylinder BMW 3 Series will cost $54,900 plus on-road costs when it arrives in Australian showrooms towards the end of this year. Powered by the 100kW/220Nm 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine familiar from the 2 Series Active Tourer and the Mini Cooper, the BMW 318i sedan will land in November, a few weeks after the rest of the overhauled line-up that launches locally next month...

Passenger car buyers have expensive taste, figures suggest

It’s no secret that sales of passenger cars — that is to say, vehicles that are neither SUVs, utes or vans — are contracting in market share. But this is not unanimously the case. People are still buying a lot of hatchbacks, sedans, wagons, coupes and convertibles — only an increasing ratio have premium (mostly German) badges affixed to the nose...

BMW 330e plug-in hybrid under consideration for Australia

BMW will expand it plug-in hybrid offerings with the introduction of the 330e in 2016. BMW Australia previously introduced the 3 Series ActiveHybrid in 2013, an efficient hybrid that utilised the 335i engine with an electric motor in tow. It retailed for $97,700 and despite its performance credentials (faster than a Porsche Boxster to a 100km/h), it failed to make much of an impact locally...