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2022 BMW X3 M and X4 M Competition facelifts unveiled, Australian launches due late 2021 – UPDATE

UPDATE, 9 June 2021, 11am: BMW Australia has confirmed the updated 2022 BMW X3 M Competition and X4 M Competition will go on sale in Australia in the fourth quarter of 2021 (October to December inclusive). Local pricing and specifications will be announced closer to launch. Our original story continues below...

2022 BMW X3 and X4 facelifts revealed, Australian launches due late 2021 – UPDATE

UPDATE, 9 June 2021, 11am: BMW Australia has confirmed the updated 2022 BMW X3 and X4 will go on sale in Australia in the fourth quarter of 2021 (October to December inclusive). Local pricing and specifications will be announced closer to launch. The brand has also confirmed the full engine line-up that will be offered in Australia, including a plug-in hybrid variant for the first time...

2022 BMW X3 facelift leaks again ahead of unveiling

The facelifted 2022 BMW X3 has leaked online, ahead of its official unveiling next month. BMW had planned to reveal the updated X3 in June 2021, but Spanish website Cochespias has uncovered the new-look SUV, with images appearing to come from inside BMW's Chinese manufacturing partner via local website Sina...

2021 BMW X3 facelift leaked

The upcoming 2021 BMW X3 facelift has leaked, ahead of its full unveiling expected in the next two months. A sole image published on the homepage of BMW's Spanish website appears to show the updated X3 free of camouflage, with changes visible in the low-resolution view shown including taller front-side air intakes, slimmer LED headlights, revised kidney grilles, and a subtly-tweaked tail-light signature...

2022 BMW iX3: Pre-order books open, first deliveries due late 2021

The 2022 BMW iX3 electric SUV is now available to reserve in Australia, ahead of first local deliveries in the fourth quarter of 2021 – though pricing has yet to be announced. Interested buyers can place a $500 deposit on an iX3 via the BMW Shop website, with reservation holders then able to specify their vehicle through their selected BMW dealer later in 2021, ahead of first customer deliveries in the fourth quarter of the year (October to December inclusive)...

BMW Australia introduces third round of price rises in eight months

BMW Australia has applied another round of price rises across its most popular models – some by as much as $6000 – representing the third increase since June 2020. The majority of BMWs in the pricing overhaul have gone up by $2000, while the smallest increase is $910, reserved for 1 Series and 2 Series models...

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...