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BMW Z4 manual axed in Australia, after just two cars sold in two years

The BMW Z4 has become the latest car to lose its manual transmission in Australia, after just two examples were sold in two years – making it one of the rarest vehicles ever sold Down Under...

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...

BMW recalls X3 M, X4 M, 3 Series, and Z4 models due to steering failure

BMW Australia has issued a recall of 1269 examples of (MY2018-19) F97 X3 M, F98 X4 M, G20 3 Series, and G29 Z4 models due to a potential steering rod failure. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the steering track rods may be damaged when exposed to high temperatures and vibrational loads...

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"...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Ford Australia's Christine Wagner on FordPass

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Josh Dowling and Scott Collie. In car news, the car industry is divided on how much taxpayer support should be given to EV sales and infrastructure, the real estate recovery looks set to drive luxury car sales, car brands continue to donate to Australia's bushfire appeal, Ford v Ferrari wins two Oscars, and Mitsubishi adds two extra variants to the Triton range...

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...

BMW Z4 M40i gets a power boost for 2020

The BMW Z4 M40i will get a power boost for 2020, and a significant performance improvement to go with it. The range-topping BMW Z4 currently shares its turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six engine with the Toyota Supra, along with its claimed 250kW and 500Nm outputs...

Car News Daily: 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...

SsangYong Korando, BMW Z4 score five-star Euro NCAP ratings

Euro NCAP has released its latest round of safety ratings this week, with several upcoming models bound for Australia scoring five-star ratings – including the SsangYong Korando and BMW Z4. The Korando is the first model from SsangYong to get a five-star rating, with AEB as standard across the range in Europe...

BMW Z4 manual confirmed for Australia – will the Supra follow suit?

The odds of a three-pedal Toyota Supra just got better, with BMW adding a manual option to the base Z4 sDrive20i in Europe. Although Toyota has hinted at the existence of a three-pedal Supra, the cars revealed have been auto-only. We knew a manual development car existed – Toyota confirmed as much last year – but seeing the A90's BMW twin enter the market with the transmission raises hopes for the Supra, too...

CarAdvice podcast 153: 2019 RAV4, 911 Speedster reviews

This week Scott Collie and Mike Costello are on the panel. In car news, it appears a BMW Z4 M is off the cards, Volvo Australia is working on capped-priced servicing, Mazda is preparing inline-six petrol and diesel engines, and a Hyundai N EV sports car is coming with thanks to a Rimac partnership...