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BMW Australia initiates second phase of Takata recall - UPDATE

BMW Australia has announced it will be commencing the next phase of its Takata airbag recall work this month, detailing a staggered repair schedule over the coming year. UPDATE, 6/12/18: The contents of the table originally provided were inaccurate. We have updated the initiation schedule below...

BMW recalls 1.6 million diesels globally over fire risk

BMW has extended a safety recall for diesel vehicles across various model lines over a potential fire risk – now affecting around 268,000 units in the UK and 1.6 million globally. According to the Bavarian marque, the fault could see the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler can leak glycol liquid, which could result in "smoldering particles" when combined with high temperatures in the EGR modules and "typical soot particles"...

2019 BMW X3 M and X4 M outed

BMW’s M GmbH division has announced - to nobody’s surprise - the imminent reveal of the first X3 M and X4 M hotted-up crossovers. The hi-po pair will be shown in prototype forms at this weekend’s DTM race at the Nürburgring, ahead of what is expected to be a reveal at the Paris motor show this October. The obvious rivals are the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 SUV and Coupe models...

2018 BMW X3, X4 recalled

BMW Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 model-year X3 and X4 crossovers over concerns of a fault with the braking system. The manufacturer reports that "there is a possibility of air being trapped in the hydraulic braking system", which can cause the rear brake circuit to fail, or in "extreme circumstances" the brake pedal may "travel to the floor"...

2019 BMW X4 pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the all-new 2019 BMW X4 range have been announced this week, ahead of an on-sale date during the third quarter of 2018. Four variants of the new crossover coupe will be available from launch: the xDrive20i, xDrive20d, xDrive30i and M40i. Pricing for the entry-level xDrive20i M Sport starts at $76,900 before on-road costs, over $10,000 more than the X3 range-opener...

CarAdvice podcast 108: What to know when buying a new car at EOFY

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Kez Casey and James Wong. In car news, the Australian details for the 2019 BMW X4 have been revealed, the Audi A1 has been unveiled, along with the Suzuki Jimny, and the Ford Mustang Bullitt will start at $73,688. In Volkswagen news, the Amarok Core V6 will be priced at under $50,000, while the 213kW GTI TCR has been confirmed for Australia...

2019 BMW X4: What's new?

The 2019 BMW X4 will go on sale in Australia in the third quarter of 2018 and as you'd expect, there's a host of incremental changes across the model - not the least of which is the availability of the M Sport Package as a no-cost option across the X4 range. Read the detailed Australian launch information here...

2019 BMW X4: Initial details for Australia revealed

BMW Australia has announced the initial X4 model range that will go on sale in local dealerships in the third quarter of 2018 though full pricing and specifications will be finalised closer to launch. "Expect the price range to be between $75,000 and $110,000," BMW's local corporate communications manager, Adam Davis, told CarAdvice in Spartanburg, South Carolina ahead of the international launch drive for the new X4, "We'll finalise those details soon though...

2018 Alpina XD4 surfaces online

The new Alpina XD4 has been quietly revealed on the company's website, becoming the first BMW SUV coupe offered in the tuning arm's line-up...

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...

2019 BMW X4 revealed, here in Q3

The second-generation BMW X4 has been revealed, ahead of an Australian market launch sometime in the third quarter of 2018. Headlining the upgrades are an all-new exterior look – bringing the X4 in line with the related X3 – along with the latest in connectivity, a fresh infotainment layout, and up-to-date driver assistance systems...