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BMW Australia initiates second phase of Takata recall - UPDATE

BMW Australia has announced it will be commencing the next phase of its Takata airbag recall work this month, detailing a staggered repair schedule over the coming year. UPDATE, 6/12/18: The contents of the table originally provided were inaccurate. We have updated the initiation schedule below...

BMW recalls 1.6 million diesels globally over fire risk

BMW has extended a safety recall for diesel vehicles across various model lines over a potential fire risk – now affecting around 268,000 units in the UK and 1.6 million globally. According to the Bavarian marque, the fault could see the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler can leak glycol liquid, which could result in "smoldering particles" when combined with high temperatures in the EGR modules and "typical soot particles"...

2021 BMW i4 to 'normalise' EVs for the brand - report

The upcoming BMW i4 could bridge the gap between the company's electrified 'i' division and its core range, according to a new report out of the UK. Auto Express claims the Bavarian manufacturer's new electric vehicle (EV) will be much closer aligned to the next-generation 4 Series, right down to the CLAR modular architecture underpinning everything from the new 3 Series to the 7 Series and X7...

2020 BMW 4 Series Convertible spied

Photographers have snapped the next-generation BMW 4 Series Convertible once again, giving us a closer look at the upcoming companion to the all-new 3 Series sedan. Unlike the current-generation model, the next 4er drop-top will sport a folding fabric roof – this is not only more traditional, but also lighter and more cost-effective, along with offering more luggage space with the roof down...

2020 BMW 4 Series Convertible spied again

The 2019 BMW 4 Series Convertible has been snapped again, this time getting out and about without a car carrier obscuring its new soft top. That's right, there's no complex folding hard-top here. BMW has taken the same approach with the Z4, changing tack from its predecessor and re-embracing the soft-top life, while the 8 Series cabriolet is expected to wear a fabric hat as well...

2020 BMW 4 Series Convertible spied

The next-generation BMW 4 Series Convertible has been spied for the first time, sitting on the back of a truck in Europe. While the vehicle is essentially fully clothed in a swirly black-and-white wrap, we can see the new 4er resembles the new 3 Series, while it also appears to be dropping the current car's folding metal roof for a fabric one...

2017 BMW 420i Luxury Editions announced - UPDATE

UPDATE: This article originally described the pricing as being before on-road costs. They are in fact drive-away prices. The BMW 4 Series has seen the addition of two special variants this week, in the form of the 420i Luxury Edition, available in both coupe and four-door Gran Coupe body styles...

2019 BMW 4 Series GT to replace 3 Series GT, EV option coming - report

Bavarian automaker BMW is planning a slew of electric and electrified models, including a 4 Series GT, which will debut around 2019 - according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar cites "highly placed insiders", claiming the company is hard at work developing electric versions of three current models, alongside new-generation and updated versions of its electrified 'i' models by the end of the decade...

2017 BMW 4 Series pricing and specs

The upgraded 2017 BMW 4 Series range will arrive in Australia this June, with headline changes being the addition of new LED lighting, iDrive 6 and revised suspension tuning — and price hikes of up to $2000. The latest 4 Series LCI (short for Life Cycle Impulse, the company’s term for update) also spells the end of the 420d diesel option...

2017 BMW 4 Series, M4 update revealed: LEDs everywhere, and new infotainment across the range

The facelifted 2017 BMW 4 Series and M4 lines have been revealed this week, bringing a fresh look and updated infotainment systems to the Bavarian company's popular coupe and convertible range. While it may not look too different from the car currently on sale, the updated 4 Series picks up new bi-LED headlights, LED tail-lights and LED fog lights - similar to those on the revised 3 Series - updated bumpers, new exterior and interior colour options and new alloy wheel designs...

2017 BMW 4 Series coupe facelift spied

The BMW 4 Series facelift has been on public roads in Germany. From these photos, we can see that, superficially at least, the 4 Series update will be limited to a few tweaks to the front and rear bumper design, and new graphics for the both the headlamps and tail-lights. Under the skin, the 4 Series should receive the same upgrades that were applied to the 3 Series range last year...