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CarAdvice podcast 136: Take a ride in the 911 GT3 and GT-R Nismo!

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Scott Collie. In car news, the 2019 BMW 7 Series has been revealed, as has the 2020 Toyota Supra (finally!). Pricing and specs for the 2019 Kia Cerato GT have been released, and Ford and Volkswagen have confirmed a global van and ute alliance...

2019 BMW 7 Series revealed

BMW has continued its design push toward bigger, bluffer grilles, giving the 2019 7 Series 'LCI' a bold new nose inspired by that of the X7. There's more to this mid-life upgrade than a fresh face – much more, in fact – but there's no ignoring the 7er's snout. BMW says the fresh kidney grille is 40 per cent larger than before, sitting on a nose 50mm taller than before...

2019 BMW 7 Series facelift teased

BMW has teased the soon-to-be-revealed 7 Series facelift, previewing the flagship limousine's interpretation of the grille-heavy face debuted on the new X7. In news that'll surprise no-one, the mid-life update for the 7er (LCI, or Life Cycle Impulse in BMW speak) is going polarise opinion...

2019 BMW 7 Series facelift leaked

The BMW 7 Series facelift has been leaked online ahead of its official debut. This photo was posted by Stan Rudman, a businessman based in Miami Beach, Florida, on his Instagram account, and seems to have been taken at preview event hosted by BMW. The image seems to be authentic as it marries up nicely with earlier spy photos...

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"...

BMW 740Le v Lexus LS500h 0-250km/h - video

The BMW 740Le and Lexus LS500h are two hybrid-powered luxury limousines which wouldn't necessarily be your first choice for a drag race. In a new YouTube clip, however, AutoTopNL has compared the acceleration from the two upper-large land yachts from 0 to 250km/h – and the result may surprise you. Powering the plug-in hybrid BMW is a 190kW/400Nm 2...

2019 BMW 7 Series facelift spied with huge new grille

Sometimes facelifts are subtle affairs, and others they're all about shouting just how new everything is. The upcoming BMW 7 Series looks as though it will fall into the latter category. Thanks to the X7 Concept, and the recently unveiled next-generation X5, we knew the Bavarian automaker is keen on super-sizing its double-kidney grille, especially for high-end models...

2019 BMW 7 Series to get more powerful PHEV variant – report

BMW is preparing an uprated plug-in hybrid version of its 7 Series as part of the car's mid-life update, according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar claims the current 740e iPerformance PHEV will be replaced by a more powerful '745e' with the upcoming 'LCI' facelift, reportedly due for release in 2019...

2019 BMW 7 Series facelift spied

The facelifted BMW 7 Series has been spied doing some hot laps around the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Compared to the spy photo set taken in January, this latest 7 Series prototype looks to be wearing production versions of its revised headlamps and tail-lights, albeit heavily taped up and disguised...

BMW M7 name trademarked

A trademark registration has been made for the BMW M7 name, suggesting a new high-performance sedan is in the works. Bimmerfest has unearthed an trademark filing by BMW for the M7 name with the US Patent and Trademark Office. The company lodged its application on April 27 this year, and is currently awaiting examination and final approval...

2019 BMW 7 Series 'LCI' spied

The facelifted BMW 7 Series has been snapped during winter testing, previewing the limousine BMW will use to tackle the Audi A8 and Mercedes S-Class. At the moment, details about the facelift have been well concealed by BMW. The 7 Series 'LCI' – or Life Cycle Impulse – refresh will carry new head- and tail-lights, along with minor revisions to the bumpers...