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CarAdvice podcast 106: What do Volkswagen enthusiasts think of the Arteon?

On the panel this week we have Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Mike Costello. In car news, the 2019 Peugeot 508 Touring, Audi Q8, and BMW X5 have been revealed. Also, Alpine A110 pricing and specs have been announced, the Ford Mustang has been upgraded to a three-star ANCAP rating, and you can now buy a Bugatti Chiron in Lego form...

2019 BMW Z4 nears production

BMW is getting ready to unveil its Toyota Supra twin, the third-generation Z4, teasing the drop-top sports car during suspension testing in France. The latest set of images still have the car covered in camouflage – boo – but BMW has revealed a few details about its replacement for the hard-topped, boulevard-cruiser the new Z4 will replace...

BMW recalls 300,000 vehicles in the UK over stalling issue

BMW has expanded a safety recall in the UK, issuing a notice for around 312,000 examples of its previous-generation 1 Series, 3 Series, X1 and Z4 over concerns vehicles could suddenly stall without warning. Affected units were produced between March 2007 and August 2011, and the recall concerns both petrol and diesel variants where applicable...

2019 BMW Z4 interior spied with less camouflage

The next-generation BMW Z4 has been spied again, but this time with its down and with the interior featuring significantly less camouflage than before. Compared to the photos taken in May 2017, this image gives us a clear view of the centre tunnel and console, the steering wheel, and instrumentation area...

2019 BMW Z4 to be revealed ahead of Paris motor show - report

The new-generation 2019 BMW Z4 looks set to be revealed later this year, just before a public debut at the Paris motor show in October – according to a new report. Industry journal Automotive News Europe cites a "person familiar with the situation", claiming the next-gen German sports car will be revealed at a standalone event prior to the Paris event...

2019 BMW Z4 spied with less camouflage next to Toyota Supra

The third-generation BMW Z4 has been spied alongside its platform mate, the long-awaited successor to the Toyota Supra. Compared to the last prototype, spied on the Nurburgring in May 2017, this latest car wears significantly less camouflage. Gone are most of the coverings around the head- and tail-lights, the disguise around the grille and lower air intakes, and the false body panels along the car's flanks...

2019 BMW Z4 won't drive anything like the Toyota Supra, BMW boss says

As BMW ramps up co-development of the next-generation BMW Z4 with Toyota, BMW's local boss wants to assure purists that the final Z4 product won't be anything like its Japanese counterpart. Speaking to CarAdvice at the recent 1 and 2 Series LCI launch, BMW Group Australia CEO Marc Werner said the new Z4 will still be "an ultimate driving machine"...

2018 BMW Z4: New-generation roadster previewed for Pebble Beach show

The BMW Concept Z4 has been revealed this week for the Concours d'Elegance at Pebble Beach, previewing the company's next-generation roadster. Seemingly confirming the Z4 name, the concept car previews the production version which will be revealed sometime over the next 12 months...

BMW roadster teased again ahead of August 17 reveal

The BMW roadster bound for this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance has been teased again this week ahead of its official reveal on August 17. Believed to be a preview for the successor to the discontinued Z4 sports car, this latest image - shared on the company's Facebook page - shows an aggressive-looking convertible complete with a low and wide nose, sharp character lines through the sides, and large alloy wheels in a star-spoke design...

BMW sketches new roadster for Pebble Beach Concours

An early preview sketch for what could be our first look at the new 2018 BMW Z4 roadster has been handed down this week. The company has offered little else in the way of detail, and it remains to be seen if the topless Bimmer bound for August's Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance will serve any greater purpose than highlighting the company's styling chops...

2019 BMW Z4 spied inside and out, launch due late next year

The next-generation BMW Z4 roadster has been spied again on the Nurburgring, with the spy photographers managing to nab high quality photos of the car's interior. Even with much of the dashboard hidden from view, we can see the new Z4 has a free-standing high resolution infotainment screen and an iDrive controller in the centre tunnel...