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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...

2022 BMW i4 price and specs: $99,900 before on-road costs for Tesla Model 3 rival

2022 BMW i4 pricing and specifications New electric sedan here early next year in two variants 19-inch wheels, LED lights, twin screens standard across the range Priced from $99,900 to $124,900 before on-road costs Australian pricing and specifications for the 2022 BMW i4 has been announced, with Germany's new Tesla Model 3 rival just sliding in under $100,000 before on-road costs...

The Drive Five: BMW i3 to be discontinued in Australia and the other stories you might've missed – 15 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...

BMW Concept Definition CE 04 – UPDATE: Electric scooter confirmed for Australia

UPDATE, 9 July 2021: A production version of the BMW Motorrad CE 04 electric scooter has been confirmed for the Australian market, with initial deliveries slated for the first quarter of 2022 (January to March inclusive). Pricing will start from $20,350 before on-road costs. Power comes from a single 31kW/62Nm liquid-cooled electric motor, which draws energy from a 8...

2022 BMW 2 Series Coupe revealed: New compact coupe retains rear-wheel drive, straight-six power – UPDATE

UPDATE, 7 July 2021, 11:50am: BMW Australia has confirmed the 2022 BMW 2 Series Coupe will launch in Australia in late 2021, with pricing and specifications to be announced closer to launch. Two variants will be offered at launch – the rear-wheel-drive 135kW/300Nm 220i and all-wheel-drive 285kW/500Nm M240i xDrive – with the rear-drive, 190kW/400Nm 230i to join the range in mid-2022...

BMW production now listed as "critical" as semiconductor shortage takes hold – report

BMW’s ability to manufacture cars – impeded by the ongoing semiconductor shortage – is now "critical" and could lead to a significant drop in production, according to a new report from international news agency Reuters. Board member Milan Nedeljkovic told the global news outlet manufacturing at some facilities had already been paused – and total output was down by an estimated 30,000 vehicles year-to-date in 2021...

2022 BMW 2 Series Coupe leaked ahead of Thursday's reveal – UPDATE: New images

UPDATE, 6 July 2021: New images of the 2022 BMW 2 Series Coupe have surfaced courtesy of @wilcoblok, this time focusing on the coupe's rear end. Our original story continues below. 5 July 2021: This is it: say hello to the all-new 2022 BMW 2 Series Coupe ahead of its official unveiling this Thursday, 8 July 2021...

2022 BMW X3 M and X4 M Competition price and specs

2022 BMW X3 M Competition and X4 M Competition pricing and specification Updated performance SUVs quicker than before, with 50Nm extra torque Redesigned exterior fascias and revised interior headline styling changes Priced from $160,900 plus on-road costs Australian pricing and specifications for the 2022 BMW X3 M Competition and X4 M Competition performance SUVs have been confirmed, ahead of their local arrival in the fourth quarter of 2021 (October to December)...