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2020 BMW X5 M and X6 M Competition pricing and specs

The hardcore BMW X5 M and X6 M mega SUVs will rumble into Australian showrooms this May in their hardcore ‘Competition’ forms, delivering claimed supercar-like 0-100km/h acceleration times of 3.8 seconds. At the same time, buyers will have to fork over a fair chunk of change more than the (non-Competition-spec) previous generation models commanded...

BMW X5 and X6 xDrive40d mild hybrids revealed, not for Australia

The BMW X5 and X6 are set to receive an xDrive40d variant complete with the brand's first mild-hybrid diesel powertrain, but BMW Australia isn't planning on bringing them Down Under. Due in May 2020, the new models will feature a revised 3.0-litre straight six-cylinder diesel mated to a 48V generator and mild-hybrid system...

BMW Australia launches downloadable dashcam, auto high-beam

BMW owners in Australia can now download active high-beam headlight software, and a factory in-built dashcam, through its ConnectedDrive online store. These upgrades can be downloaded onto cars fitted with the latest BMW network capable iDrive 7.0 media system. It's one of the earlier examples of a new paradigm, replacing the ticking of options boxes at purchase...

Next BMW M SUVs could switch to plug-in hybrid power

Next-generation BMW M models could switch to plug-in hybrid power to meet stringent emissions standards coming into force in Europe – but the company insists petrol-electric tech will be exclusive to larger models, if it is adopted at all...

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...

BMW M Performance parts revealed for X5, X6 and X7

BMW has released its latest set of M Performance add-ons, allowing owners to give their X5, X6 and X7 a racier look. What's available varies based on model; most of the X5 and X7 upgrades are style focused, whereas the 'sportier' X6 is also offered with the brakes from the X5 and X6 M with bigger, heavily ventilated discs and calipers finished in red...

Car News Daily podcast: 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. Today's download: Suzuki introduces five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty 2020 BMW M3 spied with large grille Mercedes-Benz developing C-Class All-Terrain - report 2020 Toyota C-HR revealed for Europe with 2...

2020 BMW X5 M, X6 M revealed

BMW M has unveiled the latest addition to its range of fire-breathing SUVs, whipping the covers from the X5 M, X6 M and their aggressive 'Competition' counterparts. Power in the biggest M SUVs comes from a 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine outputting 441kW and 750Nm, while Competition variants employ the same engine but bump peak power to 460kW...

BMW i Hydrogen Next unveiled

The BMW i Hydrogen Next unveiled at the 2019 Frankfurt motor show is said to preview a production car coming around 2022. According to Car and Driver, the i Hydrogen Next has a driving range of between 490 and 595 kilometres. The car's hydrogen fuel tanks are reportedly located under the rear seat and in the centre tunnel, and can be refilled in around four minutes...

BMW X5 Protection VR6 revealed

BMW has revealed the new X5 Protection VR6, an armoured version of its popular luxury SUV. According to the Bavarian marque, the X5 Protection VR6 "offers private individuals and persons at risk customised protection against violent attacks, kidnapping or organised crime". "This is often a decisive criterion, especially in regions like South America, Africa or Russia," BMW adds...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: LIVE from our 11-ute comparison

Join us for our first episode of Automotive Industry Insights with Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Josh Dowling, live from the Melbourne 4x4 Proving Ground for our massive 2019 dual-cab ute comparison! We get to know the new CarAdvice and Drive CEO, Alex Parsons. Kez Casey compares the 2019 Abarth 124 Spider and Mazda MX-5 Roadster...