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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...

Loved that? Buy this: The 2021 equivalents of your favourite cars

Given the average age of a car on Australian roads has increased to 10.4 years, it's fair to say plenty of us are holding out on upgrading to newer models. As such, many consumers might find that when the time comes to trade in, their beloved car has disappeared from showrooms...

2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible price and specs

2021 BMW 4 Series price and specs announced Local examples to arrive in first quarter of 2021 Three engines offered locally, with range-topping M440i xDrive producing 285kW/500Nm All Australian models to feature the M Sport package as standard The 2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible will arrive locally in the first quarter of next year, with the entry-level 420i variant priced from $89,900 plus on-road costs...

BMW to offer three electric i4 models, but no plug-in hybrid – report

The 2022 BMW i4 will be offered in three variants when it goes on sale, with the company adopting its traditional naming conventions for the electric vehicle. According to multiple sources, including BMW Blog, it's suggested BMW will initially offer a mid-spec i440, which is expected to use a single electric motor to drive the rear wheels...

2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible unveiled, Australian details confirmed

New 2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible revealed, trades hardtop for lighter soft-top 4 Series coupe’s controversial kidney grilles carry over to the convertible Three engines on offer in Australia, headlined by 285kW, six-cylinder M440i Australian launch in the first quarter of 2021 The 2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible has been unveiled today, slicing the top off the German car maker's divisive new two-door...

2021 BMW 4 Series convertible revealed in patent images

New images have emerged of the upcoming 2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible. Published by China's National Intellectual Property Administration – and revealed through Autoblog – the rendered design drawings suggest BMW is planning to replace the current generation retractable metal roof with a more traditional (and lighter) soft top...

2021 BMW M4 spied without camouflage - UPDATE

The 2021 BMW M4, the performance flagship of the 4 Series line, has been photographed without camouflage just days after the new 4er was revealed. The fresh image, which surfaced on Reddit, further confirms the 2021 M4 will wear a similar oversized kidney grille design to that worn by regular 4 Series variants – a styling cue that has divided BMW fans...

2021 BMW 4 Series Coupé price and specs: new model due in October

BMW has released pricing and specifications for the 2021 4 Series Coupé range. Three variants will be offered: the 420i, 430i and all-new M440i xDrive. The line-up will be available in Australia from October, 2020. The next-generation vehicle is larger than its predecessor, stepping up in length by a substantial 130 millimetres to 4768mm...

BMW to debut remote engine start function, but is it legal to use?

BMW will debut a remote engine start function on its upcoming 4 Series, 5 Series, and M5 Competition vehicles. The technology will allow operators to start the car's engine remotely – using a smartphone app – for up to 15 minutes before driving. During this time the interior can be heated or cooled and the seat warmers can be activated...

BMW design boss says 4 Series grille won't be rolled out across the range

The oversized kidney grille on BMW's new-generation 4 Series has been a talking point since its debut, but the design boss has assured its detractors it won't be making it onto other models in the range. In a new interview with BMW Blog, BMW's Head of Design, Domagoj Dukec, revealed the bold aesthetic addition was specifically created for the 4 Series and did not mark an across-the-board image overhaul for the German brand...

Is BMW design on the nose?

Okay, I’ll put it out there: I like the kidney grille on the new BMW 4 Series. At least in photos; it’s always important to reserve final styling judgements for seeing a car in the metal. I also have to allow for an element of surprise influencing my thoughts...