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2021 BMW X3 M facelift spy photos

The facelifted 2021 BMW X3 M has been spotted undergoing winter testing in northern Europe, ahead of an expected unveiling in the first half of this year. Changes to BMW's mid-size performance SUV for its mid-life facelift – dubbed 'LCI' in BMW parlance – appear to be concentrated around the X3 M's front and rear fascias, with the example spotted by our spy photography partners devoid of swirl-pattered disguise along its flanks...

2019-2020 BMW X3 and X4 recalled for seat belt problem

BMW Australia has issued a recall of 48 examples of the 2019-20 (MY19-20) X3 and X4 due to a potential fault with the seat belt fittings. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the seat belts may not have been screwed to the correct specification. Affected BMW X3 and X4 SUVs were sold between 6 December 2019 and 5 August 2020...

2021 BMW iX3 due in Australian showrooms next year, pricing yet to be announced

The 2021 BMW iX3 all-electric SUV will come onto the Australian market mid-next year, the company has confirmed. Underpinned by the same architecture as the conventional petrol- and diesel-powered X3, the new SUV will debut BMW’s fifth-generation electrified eDrive system...

BMW raises prices for the second time in six months

Less than six months after prices increased by up to $5000 across the range, BMW has upped prices again. Buyers will need to dig deeper to purchase a 1 Series, 2 Series Gran Coupe, 3 Series, 5 Series, X3, X4, or X6. Smaller BMW models models see increases of $1000, while SUVs and 5 Series models have gone up by $2000...

BMW recalls X3 M, X4 M, 3 Series, and Z4 models due to steering failure

BMW Australia has issued a recall of 1269 examples of (MY2018-19) F97 X3 M, F98 X4 M, G20 3 Series, and G29 Z4 models due to a potential steering rod failure. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the steering track rods may be damaged when exposed to high temperatures and vibrational loads...

2021 BMW iX3 electric SUV goes official, due in Australia next year

BMW has unveiled its first pure electric SUV – and its first new electric vehicle in seven years. The BMW iX3 midsize SUV is due on sale in Europe later this year before it arrives in Australian showrooms mid-2021. Unlike previous zero-emissions BMW models, the BMW iX3 shares its underpinnings with the conventional petrol- and diesel-powered X3 that has been on sale in Australia since late 2017...

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 iX3 drivetrain detailed

Details about the BMW iX3, the company's first all-electric crossover, have been revealed before sales begin in Europe and other global markets in 2020. The iX3 is the first vehicle in the BMW range to feature the company's fifth-generation eDrive technology, and has a 210kW/400Nm electric motor driving the rear wheels...

BMW X3 xDrive30e: Coming to Australia Q2 2020

The all-wheel drive BMW X3 xDrive30e will be launched in Australia during the second quarter of 2020, and will be the brand's seventh plug-in hybrid model. The X3 xDrive30e has a plug-in hybrid drivetrain with a 135kW 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with a built-in 80kW electric motor...

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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...