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BMW X3, X4: more than 17,000 SUVs recalled locally for ISOFIX fault

A total of 17,894 BMW X3 and X4 SUVs have been recalled locally due to a fault relating to brackets used for mounting ISOFIX-compatible child seats. Affecting 15,097 'F25' BMW X3s and 2797 'F26' BMW X4s built between December 2010 and April 2016 for the X3 and between May 2014 and April 2016 for the X4, the recall encompasses every second-generation X3 and first-generation X4 sold in Australia to date...

2017 BMW X3 M or M Performance spied at the Nurburgring

A prototype for the anticipated (although yet to be confirmed) BMW X3 M or one-step-down X3 M Performance has been spied again, this time running hot laps around the famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany. First snapped on the streets of Germany just over a fortnight ago, this beefed-up X3 test mule is shown here being put through its paces on the demanding 20...

2017 BMW X3 M spied: big M power coming to mid-sized SUV

A prototype of what could be the first-ever BMW X3 M has been spied testing in Germany this week. Following the images of the regular new 2017 BMW X3 snapped last week, a beefed-up, M-fettled variant of the next-generation SUV has been spotted for the first time...

2017 BMW X3 interior spied

Our spy photographers have nabbed the photos of the interior of the next-generation BMW X3. Externally, this X3 prototype is wearing production versions of the car's headlights and tail-lights, indicating that the third-generation crossover is close to its official debut. Despite the heavy use of camouflage, there doesn't seem to be any false body panels attached to this car...

2017 BMW X3 spied testing at the Nurburgring

After being spied in cold-weather testing back in January, the next-generation 2017 BMW X3 has now been spotted being put through its paces at the Nurburgring. With the new X3 now in performance testing, it can be assumed the mid-range SUV is in the final stages of development, meaning an official unveiling could be on the horizon...

2017 BMW X3 spy photos - UPDATE

The next-generation BMW X3 SUV has been photographed out on the road once again this week. The new third-generation X3 will use a version of the flexible rear-wheel drive platform employed by the new 7 Series. In time, that component set will underpin everything from the 3 Series to 7 Series, and from the X3 to the big new X7...

Weekend deals on wheels - November 27

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which looks at four factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...

BMW X3 diesel reportedly exceeds emissions limits, BMW denies any test rigging

The German luxury car maker has denied any wrongdoing after claims that its BMW X3 diesel comfortably exceeds European emissions standards under real-world conditions. A report in the latest edition of AutoBild magazine says that during real world testing an all-wheel drive BMW X3 equipped with a turbo-diesel engine had emissions that were 11 times over the European limit...

What is Alpine Diesel? Do I need Alpine Diesel when travelling to the snow?

With snow season in full swing, a question that often comes up at this time of year is — what is Alpine Diesel? When do I need to use Alpine Diesel and do I really actually need Alpine Diesel? CarAdvice reader Tom e-mailed us asking this question. Q: I am heading to the snow this weekend with my BMW X3 diesel...

2014 BMW X3 pricing and specifications

The BMW X3 has been updated for 2014, with a new turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine, more standard gear and higher pricing for the new-look SUV. The revamped all-wheel-drive SUV range adopts a more aggressively styled front-end including new headlights and grille designs, different front and rear bumpers, LED side mirror indicators and the choice of four new colours and five new wheel designs...

2014 BMW X3 : new diesel engine, fresh styling for mid-sized SUV

A new diesel engine, refreshed styling and enhanced infotainment and driver assist technologies headline the upgrades to the 2014 BMW X3. Bound for March's Geneva motor show and Australian showrooms by September, the updated BMW X3 will debut the new-generation all-aluminium 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine for the luxury German car maker, offered initially in two states of tune...