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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...

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...

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"...

Car News Daily podcasts: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

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...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Volkswagen Australia Head of PR, Paul Pottinger

Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey are live from Motorsport Safety and Rescue as our ute mega test continues! After the recent launch, Kez reviews the 2020 BMW X4 M locally. We speak with the General Manager Corporate Communications for Volkswagen Australia, Paul Pottinger about the brand's SUV rollout, ID models, and the Skoda Kodiaq RS...

BMW X3 M & X4 M get M Performance Parts

BMW has revealed a range of M Performance Parts for the new X3 M and X4 M super SUVs, including a range of carbon-fibre add-ons and motorsport-inspired accessories. For the exterior, buyers can opt for a range of components finished in carbon-fibre or gloss back...

2019 BMW X3 M and X4 M pricing and specs

BMW Australia has priced and specced its powered-up new X3 and X4 twins, the X3 M and X4 M Competition. Both will debut in higher-grade Competition form Down Under, priced from $157,900 before on-road costs as an X3 or $164,900 before on-roads in style-focused X4 guise. Power in both comes from a new 3.0-litre twin-turbo inline-six pumping out 375kW and 600Nm...

CarAdvice podcast 140: Take a ride in the Jimny, and sporty wagons!

This week, you are joined by Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and Mike Stevens. In car news, the Mitsubishi ASX, the BMW X3 M and X4 M Competition, and the Alpina B7 XDrive have been revealed. Plus, the Fiat 500C Spiaggina '58 has been confirmed for Australia, and the Liberal National Party has backed a proposal for manufacturers to share service data with independent repairers...

2019 BMW X3 M, X4 M Competition revealed

BMW M GmbH has revealed the first-ever X3 M and X4 M, complete with more powerful Competition variants, ahead of an Australian arrival during the second half of 2019. First up, power. The X3 M and X4 M twins both house a twin-turbo inline-six under the bonnet, making 353kW and 600Nm. Jumping to the M Competition – that's right, there's a Competition – boosts that power output to a whopping 375kW...