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BMW was founded by Franz Joseph Popp in 1916 in Germany, however the first BMW car didn’t go on sale until 1929 as it originally produced aircraft engines and motorcycles. BMW currently has a range of nine different passenger vehicles including the 3 Series, 5 Series, & 7 Series, 8 Series and 4WD/SUV models such as X1, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6, & X7 available in Australia. BMW is today highly regarded for performance and luxury. Creating some of the most exciting sports cars in the world as well as exploring and creating new niche segments.


BMW Reviews

2021 BMW M340i xDrive review

As the halo of the mainstream 3 Series range, the BMW 340i xDrive offers not only performance and luxury, but works as a practical sports sedan too.

2021 BMW X2 M35i review

BMW's high-riding hot hatch boasts a gutsy high-performance engine, but does it have the ride quality to match?

2021 BMW 520i LCI review

BMW’s full-size sedan comes in for a midlife update, giving the 5 Series a boost alongside refreshed competition.

2021 BMW M2 CS track review

Though it may be the smallest and least powerful member of the M family, don't discredit the BMW M2. Especially not in feisty CS spec.

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BMW Videos

Video: Audi A5 v BMW 3 Series v Genesis G70 - Drive Car of the Year 2021 Best Medium Luxury Car

It speaks to the quality of the Genesis G70 that Mercedes’ perennial favourite C-Class sedan didn’t make the list of finalists this year, the Korean luxury sedan bumping it out of the top three. That left BMW’s benchmark 3 Series and Audi’s sleek and stylish A5 Sportback to vie for honours in the segment against the upstart from Genesis.

Video: Audi RSQ8 v BMW X5 M v Porsche Macan GTS - Drive Car of the Year 2021 Best Performance SUV

While the laws of physics dictate heavy and tall sporty SUVs will never imitate a true sports car, several manufacturers have proven that driving enjoyment can indeed be derived from this vehicle type. BMW was one of the first with its 2009 X5 M – and the third-generation version is among our finalists here...

Video: 2021 BMW M3 Competition Review - Track drive at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

Since the new BMW M3 has 'Competition' in its name, where better to get acquainted than a racetrack?  ...

Video: 2021 BMW 4 Series Australian first drive review

The experiment worked. BMW’s attempt to separate the 4 Series range from the 3 Series by, well, calling it the 4 Series, has been successful enough to warrant a second generation.

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BMW Comparisons

2020 BMW 330i v Jaguar XE HSE comparison review

Can the new BMW 3 Series reclaim its Best Mid-sized Sports Sedan crown from the Jaguar XE?

2020 BMW M550i v Audi S6 comparison

Heavy-hitting performance and high levels of luxury meet in this pair of stately sedans.

2020 BMW X5 M50i v Mercedes-AMG GLE53 comparison

A family SUV doesn't make a great sports car, and vice-versa. These two bulked-up family freighters buck the trend, with one in particular doing a very convincing job of being both things.

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BMW News

The Drive Five: The unique stories you might've missed – 26 July 2021

As we continue toward a single publishing platform, some great news stories are being published on both CarAdvice and Drive. If you're a keen reader of CarAdvice, you might be missing out on some of the unique content we're publishing over on Drive. Here are our favourite stories published on Drive today – but there are plenty more over on the website to enjoy...

2023 BMW M4 CSL due in mid-2022 with 403kW turbo six – report; UPDATE – New details

UPDATE, 23 July 2021: ynguldyn has reported a handful of new details of the upcoming 2023 BMW M4 CSL. Set to be produced from July 2022 to February 2023, the M4 CSL is slated to feature an automatic transmission as standard – confirming yesterday's speculation. The M Carbon bucket seats optional on the 'standard' M4 are said to be standard, with "upgraded racing bucket seats" available as an option...

2023 BMW 3 Series facelift leaked

The 2023 BMW 3 Series facelift has leaked a year ahead of its scheduled market launch. Images posted to the Cochespias forum overnight show the updated 3 Series’ front end free of camouflage, confirming previous spy photos indicating the facelifted mid-size BMW won't move to the tall buck-tooth grilles seen on the new 4 Series range...

BMW Z4 manual axed in Australia, after just two cars sold in two years

The BMW Z4 has become the latest car to lose its manual transmission in Australia, after just two examples were sold in two years – making it one of the rarest vehicles ever sold Down Under...

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BMW Owner Reviews

2011 BMW 320d Convertible review

A rear-wheel drive convertible with a folding hardtop and a diesel engine is very rare combination, however I am glad that I was able to find one. The BMW 320d convertible is a surprisingly likeable offering that turns heads but is easy on your wallet in terms of fuel consumption...

2001 BMW 3 25i review

Ode to a lost love... Rewind to 2015 and I was a couple years out of Uni. Having driven an old beat up Nissan Pulsar and a wee Mazda 121 bubble, I finally had saved a little cash to buy something that I wanted (and far less embarrassing). With my meagre $6k budget I had limited options; I was looking at Mk4 and Mk5 Golfs, BMW 3 series, or a Mazda 3...

2000 BMW 3 30i review

Our family have owned many BMWs over the years, and when it came to finding a car for my ‘first’ car I didn’t look further than the E46 - in particular the 330i M54b30 sedan. I believe for the price it is the best all round car you can get. Yes it is true that maintenance and repairs aren’t cheap, however we must remember these cars were $90,000 when new and we get them down for basically nothing, so we can’t expect them to be perfect...

2014 BMW X3 xDrive20d review

I was looking for an SUV that was economical as we drive every weekend to our beach house in Blairgowrie, Victoria. I was working for a media buying company that handled BMW and I could access vehicles off their Press and Executive fleet. As it turned out our vehicle had also been used by Drive and a couple other publications. My budget was $65k and the X3 was my choice...

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