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Add to cart: New cars you can buy online

There’s never been a better time to buy a new car – online. In this new era of social distancing, automotive buyers are increasingly moving online, and several brands are accommodating this shift with the implementation of so-called ‘virtual showrooms’...

Autonomous car joystick “steering handle” patented by BMW

BMW has designed an unusual u-shaped "joystick-style" steering controller for “partially autonomous two-lane motor vehicles,” patent documents filed in Germany show. The sketched apparatus is described as a “steering handle" that can be stowed away unless occupants wish to override autonomous control...

BMW to debut remote engine start function, but is it legal to use?

BMW will debut a remote engine start function on its upcoming 4 Series, 5 Series, and M5 Competition vehicles. The technology will allow operators to start the car's engine remotely – using a smartphone app – for up to 15 minutes before driving. During this time the interior can be heated or cooled and the seat warmers can be activated...

Electric BMW 3 Series spied in testing

A fully-electric BMW 3 Series has been spied testing in Europe, with the model expected to join the electrified 4 Series from 2021. Curiously, the camouflaged test vehicle uses the long-wheel-base (LWB) body. The stretched version has only been available in China up until recently, with a right-hand-drive LWB 3 Series being announced for India in June 2020 to replace the axed 3 Series GT...

BMW developing electric 5 Series and X1 in a company-wide push for sustainability

BMW has announced a new, bolder direction for the company, with policies designed to reduce environmental impacts from the manufacturing of new cars. At the forefront of the new climate-change strategy is a range of electric models, confirming for the first time a fully-electric 5 Series and X1 SUV are in development...

2021 BMW X7 Dark Shadow Edition revealed

Another day, another 'black pack'. BMW's done it often enough, having revealed 1 Series Shadow Edition, M2 Black Shadow Edition and M5 Nighthawk editions in years past. It's hard to argue with the look, though – particularly in the case of this latest addition: the BMW X7 Dark Shadow Edition...

Original BMW M3 sells for $US250,000

An immaculate first-generation BMW M3 in original condition has sold for $US250,000 ($AU350,000) on the popular US website Bring A Trailer. That price is more than double the cost of a brand-new current generation BMW M3 in Australia. The 1988 BMW M3 – a performance model originally developed for motor racing – had just 8000 miles (12,800km) on the odometer and a perfect service record...

2021 BMW M5 Competition price and specs: new looks, upgraded drive

Australian pricing for the 2021 BMW M5 Competition has been announced, and the updated performance sedan gains a long list of revisions. In its refreshed MY21 form, the M5 Competition starts at $244,900 plus on-road costs, marking a $10,000 increase over the outgoing model. For that money, your M5 will again be powered by 460kW/750Nm 4...

2021 BMW 2 Series Coupé rendered: M245i - UPDATE

UPDATE: We've revised our renderings to more directly reflect the look of the silver car that leaked some time ago. What do you think of the design? July 16: Revealing new spy photos last week of the upcoming 2021 BMW 2 Series coupe gave fans their first look at the new model, but a number of details were still comprehensively camouflaged...

BMW recalls X3 M, X4 M, 3 Series, and Z4 models due to steering failure

BMW Australia has issued a recall of 1269 examples of (MY2018-19) F97 X3 M, F98 X4 M, G20 3 Series, and G29 Z4 models due to a potential steering rod failure. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the steering track rods may be damaged when exposed to high temperatures and vibrational loads...

BMW with COVID19 number plates 'abandoned' in Adelaide

A BMW with ‘COVID19’ number plates has mysteriously been left in a carpark at Adelaide Airport. ABC News reported the vehicle has potentially been there since "February or even earlier”. A spokesman for Adelaide Airport was unable to confirm exactly how long the car had been abandoned, but told CarAdvice the 2009 BMW 5 Series sedan is not parked illegally or currently accumulating fines...