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Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 BMW X3, X4 pricing and specs

BMW has upgraded its mid-sized crossovers, the X3 and X4, for the 2020 model year with minor spec changes accompanied by a small price rise. The X3 line-up starts at $63,900 before on-road costs for the sDrive20i, up $1000. In fact the entire range has been given a $1000 price bump. It's powered by the same 2...

BMW X3 M & X4 M get M Performance Parts

BMW has revealed a range of M Performance Parts for the new X3 M and X4 M super SUVs, including a range of carbon-fibre add-ons and motorsport-inspired accessories. For the exterior, buyers can opt for a range of components finished in carbon-fibre or gloss back...

2019 BMW X3 M and X4 M pricing and specs

BMW Australia has priced and specced its powered-up new X3 and X4 twins, the X3 M and X4 M Competition. Both will debut in higher-grade Competition form Down Under, priced from $157,900 before on-road costs as an X3 or $164,900 before on-roads in style-focused X4 guise. Power in both comes from a new 3.0-litre twin-turbo inline-six pumping out 375kW and 600Nm...

CarAdvice podcast 140: Take a ride in the Jimny, and sporty wagons!

This week, you are joined by Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and Mike Stevens. In car news, the Mitsubishi ASX, the BMW X3 M and X4 M Competition, and the Alpina B7 XDrive have been revealed. Plus, the Fiat 500C Spiaggina '58 has been confirmed for Australia, and the Liberal National Party has backed a proposal for manufacturers to share service data with independent repairers...

2019 BMW X3 M, X4 M Competition revealed

BMW M GmbH has revealed the first-ever X3 M and X4 M, complete with more powerful Competition variants, ahead of an Australian arrival during the second half of 2019. First up, power. The X3 M and X4 M twins both house a twin-turbo inline-six under the bonnet, making 353kW and 600Nm. Jumping to the M Competition – that's right, there's a Competition – boosts that power output to a whopping 375kW...

2019 BMW X3, X4 M teased again

BMW has teased its upcoming pair of super-SUVs, sharing a video of the X3 M and X4 M twins on Facebook. First shown as prototypes at the DTM Nurburgring event last year, the hotted-up pairing is aimed squarely at the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 with its 4.0-litre turbocharged bent-eight engine...

BMW Australia initiates second phase of Takata recall - UPDATE

BMW Australia has announced it will be commencing the next phase of its Takata airbag recall work this month, detailing a staggered repair schedule over the coming year. UPDATE, 6/12/18: The contents of the table originally provided were inaccurate. We have updated the initiation schedule below...

BMW X3 PHEV coming next year - report

BMW's CEO has confirmed the marque is planning an X3 plug-in hybrid for launch next year, according to new reports from overseas. In a statement released to overseas media, Harald Kruger, CEO for BMW said the mid-size SUV would gain a PHEV variant sometime next year, joining the already-revealed, larger X5 xDrive45e iPerformance...

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 X3 M and X4 M outed

BMW’s M GmbH division has announced - to nobody’s surprise - the imminent reveal of the first X3 M and X4 M hotted-up crossovers. The hi-po pair will be shown in prototype forms at this weekend’s DTM race at the Nürburgring, ahead of what is expected to be a reveal at the Paris motor show this October. The obvious rivals are the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 SUV and Coupe models...