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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...

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...

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...

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...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Hyundai's Scott Nargar talks hydrogen

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Josh Dowling, and James Ward. We cover many car news topics, including how the Ford Mustang R-Spec has sold out, the first C8 Corvette selling for USD$3 million, Honda warning 33,000 Takata-affected owners to "stop driving immediately", General Motors unveiling its first autonomous car, and how currency pressure is poised to push up the cost of cars this year...

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...