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508, Q3, S60/V60, X5 score five-star Euro NCAP ratings

Euro NCAP has awarded five-star safety ratings to several new models, including the Audi Q3, BMW X5, Peugeot 508, along with the Volvo S60/V60. The Q3, 508, S60 and V60 all scored over 90 per cent in the area of Adult Occupant Protection, while the X5 managed 89 per cent – largely due to the driver's knee airbag not deploying properly in the front offset test...

2019 BMW M850i pricing and specs

BMW Australia has announced pricing and specs for its incoming M850i xDrive, set to start at $272,900 before on-road costs when it arrives in March 2019. Two variants will be available from launch: the M850i xDrive Coupe and M850i xDrive Convertible, both powered by the same twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 engine, making the same 390kW and 750Nm...

2019 BMW M8 Competition spied undisguised

Spy photographers have struck in BMW's warehouses again, snapping the upcoming M8 Competition months ahead of its official reveal. How do we know it's a Competition? BMW has a formula, and this car appears to follow it perfectly...

BMW Australia initiates second phase of Takata recall - UPDATE

BMW Australia has announced it will be commencing the next phase of its Takata airbag recall work this month, detailing a staggered repair schedule over the coming year. UPDATE, 6/12/18: The contents of the table originally provided were inaccurate. We have updated the initiation schedule below...

BMW considering increased Chinese production amid US trade war

BMW could be forced to shift some of its production volume from the US to China, as the trade war between the two nations escalates. Speaking with industry journal, Automotive News, BMW's North American boss, Bernhard Kuhnt, said the increasing import tariffs have "put some pressure" on the brand, leading it to re-evaluate the production schedule of its facility in Spartanburg, California...

BMW i3 120Ah here in February from $68,700

BMW Australia has confirmed availability and details for the updated i3 120Ah line-up, scheduled to touch down locally early next year. As before, both standard 'i3' and 'i3s' variants will be offered, with the former kicking off at $68,700 before on-road costs, and the latter priced from $69,900 plus ORCs...

BMW M2 Competition: M Performance Launch Package priced from $15,990

BMW Australia is celebrating the arrival of the new M2 Competition by offering a special M Performance Parts Launch Package, which brings a range of carbon-themed add-ons and more for $15,990 including fitment...

2019 BMW 3 Series Touring spied again

The next-generation BMW 3 Series Touring has been snapped again by photographers, before it joins the recently-revealed sedan on the market sometime next year. In these latest photos, we can see the B-pillar forward is pretty much identical to the new 3 Series sedan, while the rear apes the design of the larger 5 Series Touring...

2019 BMW X2 M35i pricing and specs

BMW Australia has released pricing and specifications details for the new X2 M35i M Performance, ahead its arrival Down Under next year. Priced from $68,900 plus on-road costs, the first M Performance version of the company's smallest coupe-styled crossover is $9000 dearer than the xDrive20d that previously held top spot in the range, though it offsets that price increase with a hefty performance punch...

GT C Roadster, R8 Spyder, i8 Roadster, 570S Spider drag race - video

In a new video clip posted on YouTube, Mat Watson from the UK's carwow pits four of Europe's fastest convertibles against each other in a drag race – the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster, Audi R8 Spyder, BMW i8 Roadster, and the McLaren 570S Spider...

BMW X5 xDrive40i pricing and specs

BMW has announced pricing and specs for the mid-range X5 xDrive40i, arriving in Australia during the first quarter of 2019 from $115,900 before on-road costs. The new variant sits between the 30d and M50d, with power from a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six petrol engine making 250kW and 450Nm...