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BMW 7 Series to get self-parking tech in Australia by end of 2016

BMW Australia has announced that an autonomous self-parking feature will be available on Australian-delivered 7 Series vehicles by the end of 2016. The feature, which is currently available on the new BMW 7 Series vehicles overseas, was disabled locally due to government legislation that requires an occupant to be in the car while it is being operated...

2017 BMW Alpina B7 revealed

New details on the powerful 2017 BMW Alpina B7 super saloon have been revealed this week, ahead of next month's Geneva motor show. The B7, based on the new 2016 BMW 7 Series, is driven by a 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine. Some markets will also gain BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive system, while others will go rear-wheel drive only...

BMW M760Li xDrive revealed: New Mercedes-Maybach rival will come to Australia - UPDATE

BMW has just revealed a flagship derivative of the brand-new 7 Series range, which will serve as its answer to the Mercedes-Maybach S600. The BMW M760Li xDrive leaps straight to the very pinnacle of the BMW range. It’s based on the long-wheelbase BMW 7 Series Li models, but brings a whole lot more pomp and circumstance...

BMW 7 Series four-cylinder not for Australia

Would you buy a four-cylinder BMW 7 Series? If you’re in Australia, it seems exceedingly unlikely, at least according to the brand’s local boss. Confirmation of a four-pot BMW 7 Series came this week when the company quietly added a new 730i variant to its Chinese and Turkish regions, assumedly with more to follow...

Medium/large cars coming in 2016

Medium/large cars coming in 2016 Mainstream medium/large cars Ford Falcon XR Sprint – Q1 Skoda Superb – Q1 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack – Q1 Subaru Levorg – mid 2016 Hyundai / Genesis G80 rebranding – late 2016/early 2017 Luxury medium/large cars Audi A4 sedan – February Audi A4 Avant – March/April Infiniti Q70 update – February Jaguar XF – February Lexus GS F – February BMW 750i/750iL – March Jaguar XJ – March BMW 330e – May BMW M4 GTS – June Audi RS6 Avant Performance, RS7 Sportback Performance – Q2 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-in – Q2 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in – Q2 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe – Q2 Jaguar XE update (infotainment) – first half Audi S8 Plus – mid 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet – Q3 Infiniti Q60 – Q4 Mercedes-Benz E-Class – Q4 Volvo S90 – Q4 BMW 3 Series GT update – second half BMW 4 Series update – second half Infiniti Q50 update – second half Audi S4 sedan and Avant – late 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet – late 2016/early 2017...

2016 European Car of the Year award finalists announced

The jurors for the 2016 European Car of the Year award have handed down a list of the final models in the running for this year’s prize, to be revealed at March’s Geneva motor show. Shortlisted from a group of forty nominees announced in July, today’s list of seven vehicles includes four premium marques and three volume-selling brands...

2016 BMW 7 Series pricing and specifications

Although the new BMW 7 Series will be officially launched down under in November, the company's local arm has decided to announce the range topping sedan's specifications and pricing in advance. All up, the company will offer Australian buyers the choice of five sixth-generation 7 Series models, starting at $217,500 for the 730d and going up to $312,700 for the 750Li, before the inclusion of on-road costs...

BMW's Carbon Core architecture underlines future models

The carbonfibre core of the new BMW 7 Series signifies the German brand's expanding expertise and confidence in bringing the high-strength but ultra-lightweight material to more of its models in the near future. Speaking to CarAdvice at the international launch of the new BMW 7 Series in New York today, Florian Schek, BMW’s head of lightweight design and vehicle weight, said he believes BMW is now leading the carbon integration process in the automotive industry...

2016 BMW 7 Series due October, some first impressions

The all-new, sixth-generation 2016 BMW 7 Series will get a fast-tracked Australian launch in late October or early November, less than two months after the Bavarian limo’s world premiere at the Frankfurt motor show...

BMW preparing quad-turbo diesel for 2016 - report

BMW is reportedly preparing a quad-turbocharged diesel engine, which will initially do service in the brand's large sedan and SUV range. According to both Bimmerpost and Autocar, the Bavarian luxury car maker's engineers are working on a new inline six-cylinder diesel engine boosted by four turbochargers...

2016 BMW 7 Series unveiled - UPDATED

After a series of online leaks, the sixth-generation BMW 7 Series has been unveiled and detailed. As before, the new 7 Series will be available in both standard and long wheelbase formats. The regular car measures 5098mm from nose to tail, is 1467mm tall and rides on a 3070mm wheelbase, while the LWB version is 5238mm long, 1479mm tall and has a 3210mm wheelbase...