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BMW Australia introduces third round of price rises in eight months

BMW Australia has applied another round of price rises across its most popular models – some by as much as $6000 – representing the third increase since June 2020. The majority of BMWs in the pricing overhaul have gone up by $2000, while the smallest increase is $910, reserved for 1 Series and 2 Series models...

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...

2020 BMW price rises: Every model listed

BMW Australia has updated pricing across its range for June, with price rises of up to $5000 on some of its most popular models. CarAdvice has been told there is no change to specification of the vehicles, and that the increases are due to "normal economic changes"...

2020 BMW X1 xDrive25e detailed

BMW has revealed a plug-in hybrid version of its compact X1 SUV, the xDrive25e. Power in the X1 xDrive25e comes from a turbocharged 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine making 92kW and 220Nm, and an electric motor outputting 70kW and 165Nm. Combined, the two offer a peak of 165kW and 385Nm...

2020 BMW X1 pricing and specs

BMW has announced pricing and specs for the facelifted X1 SUV line-up, dropping the prices of low-end models and upping the sticker on range-topping variants. Four models will be offered when the X1 arrives in October, starting with the sDrive 18i ($44,500 before on-road costs)...

BMW X1 M35i off the cards for this generation

The compact performance SUV class is set grow rapidly over the next 12 months, but BMW will be waiting until at least 2023 for an X1 fettled by M. Although the X2 M35i shares its platform with the recently-updated X1, the company has confirmed we won’t see an M Performance version of the more practical X1 in this generation...

2020 BMW X1 revealed, here in Q4

BMW has revealed its rejigged X1, headlined by subtle design revisions and updated powertrains, including the option of a new plug-in hybrid variant that will launch globally next year. From the outside, the updated X1 gets new LED daytime-running lights and bumpers that bear stronger resemblance to the company's larger SUV models like the X3 and X5, along with new LED fog-lights and a larger double-kidney grille which are now merged in the centre...

BMW X1 gets 'no credit' in IIHS pedestrian AEB testing

The BMW X1 has completely flunked pedestrian autonomous emergency braking testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). So poor was its performance, the littlest BMW crossover was the only vehicle to not be rated in a test of 11 compact SUVs. The second-worst rated car was the Mitsubishi Outlander, while the Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and Volvo XC40 took top ratings...

2019 BMW X1 facelift interior and exterior spied

The updated BMW X1 has been spied again, this time during cold weather testing in Europe's northern reaches. As we've seen in earlier spy photo sets, the revised X1 will feature slimmer headlights with updated graphics, a revised double-kidney grille, and more aggressive vents in the front bumper...

BMW X1, X2 upgrades announced

BMW Australia has announced some running equipment upgrades for its X1 and X2 crossover ranges, headlined by enhanced technology and infotainment features. Available from October production, with deliveries to commence from January 2019, all versions of the X1 and X2 now get wireless Apple CarPlay integration as standard equipment – previously a $479 option...

BMW recalls 1.6 million diesels globally over fire risk

BMW has extended a safety recall for diesel vehicles across various model lines over a potential fire risk – now affecting around 268,000 units in the UK and 1.6 million globally. According to the Bavarian marque, the fault could see the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler can leak glycol liquid, which could result in "smoldering particles" when combined with high temperatures in the EGR modules and "typical soot particles"...