News & ReviewsLast 7 days
CarAdvice
BMW Logo

BMW News

2023 BMW X5 with hydrogen power set to enter limited production in 2022

A limited production run of the 2023 BMW X5 will be fitted with a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain from late 2022, badged as the BMW i Hydrogen Next – but it won't be available to the public just yet. The hydrogen X5 will use two carbon-fibre reinforced tanks with a total capacity of 6kg...

2021 BMW X3 facelift leaked

The upcoming 2021 BMW X3 facelift has leaked, ahead of its full unveiling expected in the next two months. A sole image published on the homepage of BMW's Spanish website appears to show the updated X3 free of camouflage, with changes visible in the low-resolution view shown including taller front-side air intakes, slimmer LED headlights, revised kidney grilles, and a subtly-tweaked tail-light signature...

Are plug-in hybrid fuel consumption claims accurate in the real world?

Some big claims are made by car manufacturers when marketing their electric and plug-in hybrid cars, but how often are these marketing boasts actually accurate in the real world? For instance, BMW says its 530e plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) sedan will do 54km on full battery electric power and record a 2.3L/100km fuel consumption when using both electric and petrol power...

2022 BMW 2 Series side profile spied undisguised with box arches, sharp lines

The upcoming 2022 BMW 2 Series' side profile has been spotted undisguised, ahead of its full debut in the coming months. A pair of images posted on the DeCoches blog present the 'G42' 2 Series side-on, revealing it will feature box-style front and rear wheel arches, a sharp body crease, a traditional Hofmeister window kink (unlike the larger 4 Series coupe), and flush door handles similar to those of the i4, iX and other upcoming BMW models...

2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best Medium Luxury Car

Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best Medium Luxury Car Finalists: Audi A5 BMW 3 Series Genesis G70 It must be daunting launching an all-new brand into a segment that has long been dominated by European carmakers. But the Genesis G70 was up for the fight, challenging the established Europeans in a segment long dominated by the Big Three – BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz...

2022 BMW iX3: Pre-order books open, first deliveries due late 2021

The 2022 BMW iX3 electric SUV is now available to reserve in Australia, ahead of first local deliveries in the fourth quarter of 2021 – though pricing has yet to be announced. Interested buyers can place a $500 deposit on an iX3 via the BMW Shop website, with reservation holders then able to specify their vehicle through their selected BMW dealer later in 2021, ahead of first customer deliveries in the fourth quarter of the year (October to December inclusive)...

2021 BMW M3 and M4 Competition xDrive revealed: Hot mid-sizers gain all-wheel drive, here late 2021

UPDATE, 19 April 2021, 11:30am: BMW Australia has confirmed first deliveries of the M3 and M4 Competition xDrive will commence in the fourth quarter of 2021 (October to December inclusive). Our original story continues below...

2022 BMW iM2: Details of the 1000kW electric coupe revealed – report

Details of the 2022 BMW iM2 have been revealed, and it's set to offer more power than a modern Formula One car. According to Car Magazine, the 1000kW all-electric performance coupe from BMW is said to be a birthday present to itself, as the illustrious M division approaches its 50th birthday in 2022...

2022 BMW i4 now available to reserve in Australia

The 2022 BMW i4 is now available to pre-order via the BMW Australia website. BMW is allowing potential buyers to reserve their all-electric i4 on a $500 deposit, with deliveries expected to begin in the first quarter of 2022 (January to March inclusive)...

2022 BMW M4 CSL spied – UPDATE: See and hear the CSL in a new video

UPDATE, 16 April 2021: Only days after photos emerged of the upcoming 2022 BMW M4 CSL, another prototype has been caught on video as it tests at the Nurburgring circuit. YouTube channel CarSpyMedia filmed BMW's upcoming lightweight M4 as it undergoes final preparations ahead of the vehicle's unveiling in the coming months...

2007-2010 BMW X5 and X6 recalled due to electrical fault

BMW Australia has issued a recall of 16,850 examples of 2007 to 2010 (MY2007-10) E70 X5 and E71 X6 models due to a potential issue with an electric plug. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the plug connection from the wiring harness to the blower controller may deteriorate over time, causing a short circuit or overheating...