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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"...

2019 BMW X1 'LCI' spied

The facelifted BMW X1 has been spied in Europe during development testing, giving us a closer look at the forthcoming mid-life update. Despite the camouflage at both ends, it appears the updated X1 will get slimmer headlights with new internals, revised bumpers, and new LED tail-lights...

2019 BMW X1 facelift spied

The updated BMW X1 has been spied undergoing testing near the company's headquarters in Munich, Germany. When the second-generation X1 was unveiled in 2015, it made waves for being the first major globally-available model from the Bavarian brand to use a front-wheel drive platform — the earlier 2 Series Active Tourer is significantly more niche, and the 1 Series sedan is restricted primarily to China...

BMW recalls 300,000 vehicles in the UK over stalling issue

BMW has expanded a safety recall in the UK, issuing a notice for around 312,000 examples of its previous-generation 1 Series, 3 Series, X1 and Z4 over concerns vehicles could suddenly stall without warning. Affected units were produced between March 2007 and August 2011, and the recall concerns both petrol and diesel variants where applicable...

2018 BMW X1 sDrive18i on sale from $45,900

The 2018 BMW X1 range will be bolstered by the arrival of a new sDrive18i entry-level model in February, starting at $45,900 before on-road costs - $4000 more affordable than the sDrive18d variant. Powering the new price leader will be the 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol used in various Mini models, developing 100kW of power and 220Nm of torque...

The Shortlist: Fun to drive, all-wheel-drive, practical vehicle up to $70K

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...

2016-17 BMW X1 recalled for airbag fix

A recall has been issued for 2318 examples of the 2016 and 2017 BMW X1 over concerns a manufacturing fault could cause the front passenger airbag to deploy incorrectly. The company reports the dashboard panel did not undergo the process of milling the "weak points or deployment points" during the production process for the passenger side...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

BMW X1, Jeep Renegade, Volkswagen Tiguan awarded five-star ANCAP ratings

A trio of new SUV offerings have been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) - the BMW X1, Jeep Renegade and Volkswagen Tiguan. While all three models achieved good scores in each of the physical crash tests, the two Germans were praised by the firm for their inclusion of active safety systems as standard, including autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard...

BMW X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance: China-only PHEV revealed

The BMW X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance plug-in hybrid (PHEV) has been revealed at the Chengdu motor show in China this week. Adding to the company’s growing family of electrically-assisted iPerformance models, which already includes the X5 xDrive40e and 740e, the new X1 variant is capable of consuming fuel at a rate of just 1.8L/100km on the combined cycle...