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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...

BMW iDrive 6 review

The latest generation of BMW's well-regarded infotainment system is making its away across the company's line-up, featuring in every new and updated model for the past year or so. Dubbed iDrive 6, the new system maintains its familiar style, with control available by both touchscreen and a button-flanked rotary dial mounted in the centre console...

CarAdvice podcast 73: The fifth-storey Las Vegas car collection

Joining Mandy Turner this week is Paul Maric and Mike Stevens, keeping you up-to-date with the latest in car news. We talk about the Ford Ranger being the number one vehicle in September, GM is strongly committed to Holden for the long-term, Toyota Australia’s Altona factory closes, and the 2018 Renault Clio RS Trophy pricing and specs have been released...

BMW X3 M40i coming to Australia soon

BMW Australia will finally get its hands on a real rival to the Audi SQ5 and Mercedes-AMG GLC43 performance SUVs from mid-2018, priced to match the pair at around $100,000 and primed to beat them from 0-100km/h. This is because the third-generation BMW X3 range, which launches in 'regular' $68,900 20d, $75,900 30i and $83,900 30d forms in Australia in early November, also comes with a new range-topping M Performance variant called the X3 M40i...

2018 BMW X3 pricing and specs

The new-generation 2018 BMW X3 has been detailed for the Australian market this week, ahead of a November lauch. Kicking off at $68,900 plus on-road costs for the entry-level xDrive20d, the new X3 starts nearly $5000 more than the outgoing model - which starts at $63,800...