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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"...

CarAdvice podcast 111: Riding in the tiny turbocharged Honda S660

You're joined by Paul Maric, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie this week. Discussing car news, the 2018 BMW 620d GT goes on sale from $99,900, pricing and specs for the 2019 Kia Sportage have been announced, the Toyota Supra has been teased once again, and customers with a Sunset Yellow Kia Stinger will be offered a full respray to replace defective paint...

2018 BMW 620d GT on sale from $99,900

BMW Australia has bolstered the 6 Series Gran Turismo range with a new 620d GT variant, priced from $99,900 before on-road costs. Powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel making 140kW of power and 400Nm of torque, the 620d GT claims a 0-100km/h sprint time of 7.9 seconds, while using a claimed 5.4L/100km on the combined cycle...

2018 BMW 620d Gran Turismo revealed - UPDATE

UPDATE (3/4/18): BMW Australia has confirmed the 620d GT will arrive in local showrooms in September. The BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo range has been bolstered by the addition of a new entry-level variant – the 620d GT. Becoming the first four-cylinder diesel model in the range, the 620d GT features BMW's 140kW/400Nm 2...

BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo pricing and specs

The ultra-niche BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo (GT) will hit Australia in November this year, to complement the shorter 5 Series sedan and wagon range. BMW's undoubtedly slicker successor to the polarising and moderately taller 5 Series GT retains the signature higher hip point, hatchback tailgate and stretched wheelbase (3070mm) to grow rear legroom - a key to doing well in China, its main market...

2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo gets the M Performance treatment

The recently-revealed 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo has been the latest recipient of the company's M Performance makeover, with an array of sporty enhancements revealed for the new liftback this week. Available from the vehicle's overseas market launch, which is scheduled for November, the 6 Series Gran Turismo will be offered with numerous cosmetic upgrades and a sports exhaust system...

2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo revealed, due for Australia this year

The BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo has been revealed in full hours after official images were published ahead of schedule. Measuring 5091 millimetres long, 1902mm wide, 1538mm tall, and riding on a 3070mm wheelbase, the new 6 Series Gran Turismo is 87mm longer overall than its predecessor. The width and wheelbase are unchanged, but the roof line sits 21mm closer to the ground...

2018 BMW 6 Series GT official photos leaked

Official photos of the BMW 6 Series GT hatchback have been accidentally published ahead of schedule. These images were originally published on Wheelsage, but have since been taken down. Although the 6 Series GT is a new nameplate for the Bavarian luxury car maker, the car shares the same concept as the 5 Series GT it replaces: fit a taller body to the 5 Series platform, and add a dash of sportiness via a raked back tailgate and frameless side windows...

Jim Richards to run 1985 JPS BMW 635 at Silverstone Classic

Jim Richards' legendary JPS BMW 635 CSi will be making an appearance at the Silverstone Classic in the UK, with its championship-winning driver behind the wheel. In 1985, Richards drove the black and gold Beemer, for Frank Gardner Racing, to seven wins and won its first title in the Group A specification...

BMW 6 Series Coupe reportedly ends production, Australian supply unaffected... for now

Slowing sales have reportedly led BMW to end production of its big 6 Series Coupe, although the Convertible and four-door Gran Coupe models are understood to be safe - for now. A BMW Australia spokesperson has confirmed with CarAdvice that supply to our market remains unaffected, for the time being...