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2020 BMW price rises: Every model listed

BMW Australia has updated pricing across its range for June, with price rises of up to $5000 on some of its most popular models. CarAdvice has been told there is no change to specification of the vehicles, and that the increases are due to "normal economic changes"...

BMW 7 Series: Electric flagship now official

BMW has confirmed the next generation of its 7 Series will have an all-electric variant – and that it will be the most powerful version offered. The electric 7 Series will exist alongside petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid models and all powertrains will share the same architecture, according to BMW board chairman, Oliver Zipse...

BMW Australia launches downloadable dashcam, auto high-beam

BMW owners in Australia can now download active high-beam headlight software, and a factory in-built dashcam, through its ConnectedDrive online store. These upgrades can be downloaded onto cars fitted with the latest BMW network capable iDrive 7.0 media system. It's one of the earlier examples of a new paradigm, replacing the ticking of options boxes at purchase...

BMW 'i7' spied

A prototype electric vehicle wearing the latest BMW 7 Series body has been spied on a trailer full of BMWs. While BMW may be preparing an electric version of the current 7 Series sedan, it hasn't appeared as part of the company's announced electric car roster, which includes the 2020 iX3 crossover, 2021 i4 four-door "coupe" and the production version of the iNext...

2019 BMW 7 Series pricing and specs

BMW has announced pricing and specs for the facelifted 2019 7 Series, ahead of its Australian launch in June. In addition to the LCI updates – Life Cycle Impulse, BMW speak for facelift – the entire range has been simplified and receives price cuts between $8,000 and $40,000. Opening the range is the sole diesel-powered variant, the 730d...

BMW V12 safe until 2023

BMW will keep on making 12-cylinder engines for the life of the current 7 Series range as it proven to be popular with the super-rich in the Gulf's oil states and the world's most populous country. "We will keep [the V12] for the rest of this generation at least, until 2023," Michael Bayer, head of powertrain development for the 7 Series range, told Top Gear...

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"...