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2019-2020 BMW X3 and X4 recalled for seat belt problem

BMW Australia has issued a recall of 48 examples of the 2019-20 (MY19-20) X3 and X4 due to a potential fault with the seat belt fittings. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the seat belts may not have been screwed to the correct specification. Affected BMW X3 and X4 SUVs were sold between 6 December 2019 and 5 August 2020...

BMW Australia announces Wolfgang Buechel as new CEO

BMW Australia will get a new Chief Executive Officer, with Wolfgang Buechel to take the top job from the start of January 2021. Currently the Head of Mini Germany, Mr. Buechel will replace current BMW Australia CEO Vikram Pawah, who will focus solely on his other role as President of BMW India...

2021 BMW iX electric SUV revealed, Australian launch confirmed – UPDATE: BMW bites back at criticism

UPDATE, November 16, 2020: BMW has taken to social media to respond to criticism of its 2021 BMW iX electric SUV in the comments of its big reveal video on YouTube. Never read the comments, BMW! See our update at the bottom of this story for details. November 11, 2020: BMW has revealed its new iX electric SUV, the heavily-anticipated production version of the German car maker’s earlier Vision iNext concept...

BMW Motorrad launches radical Concept Definition CE 04 electric scooter

BMW Motorrad has launched its Concept Definition CE 04 all-electric scooter at the #NEXTGen 2020 conference. The two-wheeler is based on BMW’s 2017 Concept Link design, and features an integrated 10.25-inch smartphone connective display system. The flat battery – packaged in the base of the frame – allows for a low centre of gravity and “playful handling...

2021 BMW M5 CS appears again – in pieces

The upcoming BMW M5 CS has leaked online, ahead of an expected official unveiling in the coming months. Users on the BimmerPost forum have unearthed listings for a range of parts from a pre-production M5 CS prototype – namely its bumpers, dashboard, front fenders and bonnet – advertised on a Polish auction website...

2022 BMW iX1 electric SUV spy photos

With BMW's new iX3 electric SUV now out in the open and on its way to Australia, one of the next cabs off the rank will be the smaller BMW iX1 EV. As these new spy photos reveal, it seems clear the iX1 electric SUV will follow the same course plotted by the iX3, using the body of its regular X1 sibling...

2021 BMW iX3 due in Australian showrooms next year, pricing yet to be announced

The 2021 BMW iX3 all-electric SUV will come onto the Australian market mid-next year, the company has confirmed. Underpinned by the same architecture as the conventional petrol- and diesel-powered X3, the new SUV will debut BMW’s fifth-generation electrified eDrive system...

BMW raises prices for the second time in six months

Less than six months after prices increased by up to $5000 across the range, BMW has upped prices again. Buyers will need to dig deeper to purchase a 1 Series, 2 Series Gran Coupe, 3 Series, 5 Series, X3, X4, or X6. Smaller BMW models models see increases of $1000, while SUVs and 5 Series models have gone up by $2000...

Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020

It's been a big year for automotive in 2020, with the exit of Holden, the cancellation of international motor shows and the Australian Grand Prix due to coronavirus, and the steady decline of new car sales. In a challenging climate, it's perhaps unsurprising that carmakers are reducing their ranges, discontinuing under-performers and replacing older models with hybrids, electric cars or new creations altogether...

2021 BMW M4 Competition x Kith: Special edition with lifestyle brand

The 2021 BMW M4 was only recently revealed, but a special edition has already been announced. The German car company has collaborated with New York lifestyle brand Kith to create the BMW M4 Competition x Kith, which will be limited to just 150 examples worldwide...

Aftermarket BMW M3 and M4 grilles and bumper set for production

German aftermarket specialist, Prior Design, has taken the wraps off - via YouTube - its in-house redesigned front grille and bumper for the newly-released BMW M3 and M4 siblings. The M halo cars aroused much controversy when revealed to the public earlier this year, the large, vertical kidney grille dominating the front fascia and drawing criticism from car enthusiast and automotive media alike...