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BMW recalls nine 2019-20 models with brake booster fault

BMW Australia has recalled 49 examples of an array of its Model Year 2019-20 mid-size and large coupes, convertibles, sedans and SUVs over a fault with the vehicles' hydraulic brake boosters...

Australian Federal Police to upgrade armoured BMW X5 fleet for VIPs

The Australian Federal Police is looking to upgrade its ageing fleet of armoured BMW X5 models, used to transport dignitaries and other VIPs. In documents uncovered by CarAdvice, BMW has submitted the X5 Protection to the Department of Infrastructure for approval under the Road Vehicle Certification Scheme...

2023 BMW X5 with hydrogen power set to enter limited production in 2022

A limited production run of the 2023 BMW X5 will be fitted with a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain from late 2022, badged as the BMW i Hydrogen Next – but it won't be available to the public just yet. The hydrogen X5 will use two carbon-fibre reinforced tanks with a total capacity of 6kg...

2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best Performance SUV

Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best Performance SUV Finalists: Audi RS Q8 BMW X5M Porsche Macan GTS If many car enthusiasts may be dismayed by today’s proliferation of high-riding sports utility vehicles, they should be able to take some comfort at least from the rise in SUV performance variants...

2007-2010 BMW X5 and X6 recalled due to electrical fault

BMW Australia has issued a recall of 16,850 examples of 2007 to 2010 (MY2007-10) E70 X5 and E71 X6 models due to a potential issue with an electric plug. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the plug connection from the wiring harness to the blower controller may deteriorate over time, causing a short circuit or overheating...

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...

2020 BMW X5, X6, and X7 recalled with welding fault

BMW Australia has recalled 14 cars – across three SUV models – citing a potential fault with the axle welds. The affected models are X5, X6, and X7 SUVs, all of which were sold between 1 May 2020 and 31 October 2020, with all affected examples stamped Model Year 2020...

2021 BMW X5 M and X6 M Competition First Edition models confirmed locally – UPDATE: Pricing, reservation details confirmed

UPDATE, December 15, 2020: BMW Australia has confirmed pricing details for the X5 M and X6 M Competition First Edition. Prices are pegged at $264,900 drive-away for the X5 M Competition First Edition and $273,900 drive-away for the X6 M Competition First Edition...

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"...

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...