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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...

2013-19 BMW X6, X6 M recalled

BMW Australia has recalled the 2013-19 X6, over concerns about the car's ISOFIX child seat mounts. According to the company, using the ISOFIX mounts and additional child seat supports on the car's floor can create fatigue fractures on the ISOFIX retaining brackets, causing them to crack around their welded points in the vehicle...

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...