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BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, X3 added to Takata recall

BMW Australia has issued a recall across its previous-generation 1 Series, 3 Series, and X3 model lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. This latest notice affects driver's airbags fitted to 'E8x' 1 Series, 'E9x' 3 Series and 'E83' X3 models, sold from 1 June 2004 through 30 June 2015...

2004-07 BMW X3 added to Takata recall

BMW Australia has issued a recall for the first-generation X3 SUV sold from 2004 to 2007 as part of the ever-expanding Takata airbag recall. According to the manufacturer, faulty Takata airbags may have been used as replacement units for the original Petri inflators "during the service history of some vehicles" – specifically models fitted with the 'SA0255' sports steering wheel...

BMW iX3 to commence Chinese production in 2020

The upcoming BMW iX3 electric SUV has been confirmed for production in China from 2020, alongside the combustion-powered version. During the company's annual general meeting this week, CEO Harald Krüger confirmed BMW will extend its partnership with regional partner Brilliance Auto...

BMW Concept iX3 revealed

BMW has unveiled a concept teaser of what will be its first mass-produced electric vehicle, the Concept iX3, in Beijing. Although it looks like a regular X3, this eco-chic crossover is a big deal for BMW. Mid-size SUVs are dominating in Australia and indeed around the world, which is why Mercedes-Benz is going to launch its EQ brand with the EQ C, and Audi is prepping the high-riding e-tron...

BMW iX3 teased ahead of Beijing debut

BMW has provided a peek at the face of its upcoming all-electric Concept iX3 crossover, ahead of a full reveal at the Beijing motor show later this week. All we have to work with is a 15-second clip posted on Twitter, but we know the iX3 will feature a new interpretation of the classic BMW kidney grille inspired by the i Vision Dynamics concept – which previews the upcoming i4...

2019 BMW X3 M spied

The BMW X3 M has been spied again, this time during cold weather testing – previewing Munich's rival to the Mercedes-AMG GLC63. How do we know it's an X3 M? There are a few cues, most notable being the BMW M shifter and M1/M2 buttons protruding from the steering wheel. Both those elements were debuted on the F90 M5...

BMW reveals M Performance parts for X2, X3 & X4

BMW will use the Geneva motor show to present its latest range of M Performance parts for the recently-launched X2, X3 and X4 crossovers. Everything from stickers and side-skirts to rims and steering wheels will be showcased, giving each X model a more aggressive and athletic aesthetic...

CarAdvice podcast 89: Joe Achilles, BMW fanatic and our guest Down Under

Joining Mandy Turner is Paul Maric and Mike Stevens. In car news this week, the BMW X3 M40i pricing and specs have been released, the Hyundai Santa Fe gets revealed, and the business case for the Chevrolet Bolt hinges on legislation. Plus, Renault Megane RS pricing is to start around $45,000, what does the future holds for Citroen and Peugeot in Australia, and the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been revealed...

2018 BMW X3 M40i pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the BMW X3 M40i have been detailed this week ahead of a July arrival, with the new performance variant to kick off at $99,900 before on-road costs. Serving as the first ever M Performance version of the company's popular SUV, the X3 M40i's spec sheet is headlined by what's under the bonnet – a 265kW/500Nm 3...

2018 BMW X3 sDrive20i pricing and specs

A new entry-level 2018 BMW X3 sDrive20i model has been announced for Australia, following last week's addition of a more affordable new sDrive18i model to the X1 range. Availability of the sDrive20i cuts the price of entry into the new-generation BMW X3 range by $3000, now starting at $65,900 before on-road costs...

2018 BMW X3 scores five-stars ANCAP safety rating

The 2018 BMW X3 has been awarded a five-star rating from independent crash-test authority ANCAP. With a total score of 35.41 out of 38 for adult occupant protection, the X3 returned a perfect score in the side-impact test, and 7.3 out of 8 for the pole test. The car also scored well in child occupant protection testing, with a score of 84 per cent, and offers good pedestrian protection (70 per cent) too...