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CarAdvice podcast 99: An insight into car wrapping

This week Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie are in the studio. In car news, pricing and specs have been released for the Kia Picanto GT-Line and the Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X. The Volkswagen Amarok is capable of 200kW thanks to a new V6, the BMW M2 Competition has been revealed, and the ACT Government will lease only zero-emission cars by 2021...

2019 BMW Z4 interior spied with less camouflage

The next-generation BMW Z4 has been spied again, but this time with its down and with the interior featuring significantly less camouflage than before. Compared to the photos taken in May 2017, this image gives us a clear view of the centre tunnel and console, the steering wheel, and instrumentation area...

BMW: Fresh digital instruments, infotainment coming soon

As its rivals have abandoned traditional instrument binnacles for screens, BMW has made a conscious effort to remember its roots. Even its current digital dials pay homage to the simple, orange-lit gauges from its back catalogue – but that looks set to change. The company used its 'Digital Day 2018' to preview the dials that will debut as part of BMW Operating System 7...

2018 Alpina XD4 surfaces online

The new Alpina XD4 has been quietly revealed on the company's website, becoming the first BMW SUV coupe offered in the tuning arm's line-up...

2018 BMW M2 Competition revealed

BMW has whipped the covers off the M2 Competition, two weeks after the hottest compact M car was leaked on the BMW Australia website. As we learned on April 9, the Competition will be powered by a twin-turbo version of the 3.0-litre inline-six engine powering the regular M2. Power has been bumped from 272kW to 302kW, and peak torque jumps from 465Nm to 550Nm...

2019 BMW X5 interior and exterior spied

The fourth-generation BMW X5 has been spied testing in Europe, and this time our agency has managed to grab a photo of the new crossover's interior. Inside, there's plenty of camouflage hiding the cabin's final design, but all of the areas that a driver would regularly interact are left in the open...

2019 BMW 8 Series spied

The upcoming BMW 8 Series has been spied once again in both coupe and convertible forms, ahead of a likely reveal later this year. Both versions are wearing a little less camouflage than previous prototypes, showing off more production parts like the bumpers and light units...

CarAdvice podcast 98: Three-up in the BMW M140i for 700km!

Mike Costello and Mike Stevens join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the Ford Focus has been revealed, along with the Audi A6 Avant. Also, pricing and details have been released for the Lexus LS and Ford Ranger Raptor. Plus, the BMW M2 Competition has been leaked, and the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is headed Down Under...

2019 BMW X7 spied inside and out

The upcoming BMW X7 has been snapped inside and out, giving us a better peek at the upcoming SUV flagship. After previewing the production car with an eye-catching concept at last year's Frankfurt motor show, BMW is preparing to put it in showrooms likely late this year or early next...

BMW, Mini join UK subscription service

Hot on the heels of BMW Access in the the USA, BMW UK has teamed up with Drover to offer a flexible, monthly subscription plan for its vehicles. As is the case with similar plans from Volvo, subscribers pay a single, monthly fee covering insurance, servicing, taxes and roadside assistance, along with access to the BMW 1-, 2-, 3-, 4- and 5 Series model lines, along with the brand's X models and iPerformance offerings...

2018 BMW M3 CS pricing and specs

Local details for the 2018 BMW M3 CS have been revealed, with the "most potent M3 ever built" to kick off at $179,900 before on-road costs when it goes on sale in June. Priced $33,000 dearer than the M3 Competition, the M3 CS gets an uprated version of the 'standard' car's 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight six, now making 338kW of power and 600Nm of torque – 7kW and 50Nm more than the Competition Pack...