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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"...

2020 BMW X6 M spied

Photographers have snapped a BMW X6 M prototype for the first time, giving us an early look at the all-new performance SUV flagship. Despite the heavy camouflage, we can see the main areas where the M version of the next-gen X6 will differ from its lesser siblings...

2019 BMW X6 spied

The next-generation BMW X6 has been spied during development testing this week, giving us a closer look at the company's upcoming SUV 'coupe' flagship. Given its close family ties with the all-new X5, the X6 wears a very similar front end to its wagon-bodied sibling. Up front there's a new taller interpretation of BMW's double-kidney grille, flanked by slimmer headlights than currently offered...

2019 BMW X6 spied

The new-gen BMW X6 has been spied for the first time this week during development testing near the company's Spartanburg manufacturing facility in California. Despite being almost completely covered in a black-and-white wrap, it's pretty clear that the new X6 will combine design elements from its recently-overhauled X5 sibling and the smaller X4 coupe...

2013 BMW X5 and X6 added to Takata recall

BMW Australia has recalled X5 and X6 models sold in 2013 to replace the driver (and passenger, in some cases) airbag inflator. The company says metal fragments could shoot out of the Takata airbag inflators currently installed in affected cars, causing "serious injury or fatality" in the process...

2007-12 BMW X5, X6 recalled for Takata airbags

BMW has issued a recall for 21,650 examples of its previous-generation 'E70' X5 and 'E71' X6 SUVs as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. In this latest notice, the Bavarian manufacturer reports that affected vehicles are fitted with potentially faulty front passenger airbag inflators, that may malfunction if subjected to high levels of humidity...

2017 BMW X5M, X6M Black Fire Editions arrive in Australia

BMW's blacked-out X5 M and X6 M specials will go on sale in Australia from October, following their international unveiling earlier this year. The new style-focused BMW X5 M Black Fire Edition and BMW X6 M Black Fire Edition models will come to Australia in a very limited number, with just 15 slots allocated to the X5 M and 10 to the X6 M...

BMW X5, X6 recalled over Takata airbag fault: more than 21,000 SUVs affected locally

More than 21,000 BMW X5 and BMW X6 SUVs have been recalled by BMW Australia, as the ongoing Takata airbag issue continues to expand. Affecting 21,649 second-generation E70 BMW X5s and first-generation E71 BMW X6s built between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2012, the recall relates to the possible malfunction of the driver's airbag...

BMW X5 M, X6 M Black Fire Editions revealed, local arm keen

The BMW X5 M and X6 M Black Fire Editions have been revealed this week, bringing a range of black-themed enhancements to the super-SUV pair. Available in overseas markets from August, the Black Fire Editions of the X5 M and X6 M gain exterior changes like Sapphire Black metallic paint, carbon-fibre mirror caps, 21-inch forged M alloy wheels in black, and black chrome trim for the double kidney front grille...

Weekend deals on wheels - November 27

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which looks at four factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...

BMW preparing quad-turbo diesel for 2016 - report

BMW is reportedly preparing a quad-turbocharged diesel engine, which will initially do service in the brand's large sedan and SUV range. According to both Bimmerpost and Autocar, the Bavarian luxury car maker's engineers are working on a new inline six-cylinder diesel engine boosted by four turbochargers...