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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 X7 Dark Shadow Edition revealed – UPDATE: Australian pricing confirmed, arrives March 2021

UPDATE, December 7, 2020: BMW Australia has at last confirmed the X7 Dark Shadow Edition for our shores. Just 10 examples will offered locally, available in a choice of two powertrains: the 195kW/620Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel inline-six-powered xDrive30d, or the 390kW/750Nm 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged petrol V8-powered M50i...

BMW X7: 2021 Alpina XB7 price and specs

BMW tuning company Alpina has announced pricing and specification for its new XB7 seven-seater SUV ahead of its Australian arrival in early 2021. The XB7 – based on a BMW X7 M50i xDrive – receives Alpina’s signature touches including increased engine power, improved driving dynamics and styling changes inside and out...

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"...

BMW X8 M, M45e performance SUVs in the works - report

Earlier rumours of an upcoming ultra-luxurious, ultra-fast flagship coupe SUV from BMW could come to fruition, if a recent trademark filing is anything to go by. Discovered by online enthusiast forum X7forum.com, a trademark was filed by the Bavarian carmaker on the ‘X8 M’ name in Germany in late March, suggesting a new range-topping crossover could be on the way...

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...

Alpina: X7-based mule spied, Australian arm interested

Darcy Foster • Alpina has its eye on an upcoming BMW X7-based model for Australia, based on the success of its smaller XD3. The mid-sized XD3 SUV, which launched locally earlier this year as a rival to the Audi SQ5, has seen “good initial interest” locally, according to an Alpina Australia spokesperson...

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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...

2020 BMW X7 M50i here in Q4 from $171,900

BMW Australia has confirmed the V8-powered X7 M50i xDrive will be launching Down Under during the fourth quarter, priced from $171,900 plus on-road costs. Taking over performance flagship duties from the temporarily-discontinued M50d quad-turbo diesel, the M50i swaps out the boosted six-cylinder turbo-diesel for a stonking 4...