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2019 BMW M5 Competition pricing and specs

BMW Australia has detailed pricing and specifications for the new M5 Competition, set to start at $229,900 before on-road costs when it arrives in local showrooms in October. As we already knew when it was revealed in May, the M5 Competition gets a more powerful version of the 4...

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2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe spied
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2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe spied

The BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe has been spied during development testing, giving us another glimpse at the company's upcoming rival to the likes to the Mercedes-Benz CLS and Porsche Panamera. Essentially replacing the current 6 Series Gran Coupe, the 8 Series 'GC' should launch sometime next year and will offer a style-focused four-door coupe alternative to the more traditional 7 Series limousine...


2019 BMW M2 Competition pricing and specs
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2019 BMW M2 Competition pricing and specs

BMW Australia has confirmed pricing and specifications for the new 2019 M2 Competition, with the dual-tier range to kick off at $99,900 plus on-road costs. The local division has chosen to offer the M2 Competition in both 'Competition Pure' and 'Competition' guises, much like how the 'standard' M2 was available in two trim levels...


2018 BMW X3, X4 recalled
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2018 BMW X3, X4 recalled

BMW Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 model-year X3 and X4 crossovers over concerns of a fault with the braking system. The manufacturer reports that "there is a possibility of air being trapped in the hydraulic braking system", which can cause the rear brake circuit to fail, or in "extreme circumstances" the brake pedal may "travel to the floor"...


2019 BMW Z4 M40i leaked
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2019 BMW Z4 M40i leaked

The 2019 BMW Z4 has been leaked online, revealing production looks in keeping with those of the Concept Z4 that preceded it. These photos, shared on Bimmerpost, reveal it looks very similar to the concept preceding it, albeit with a few small changes. Up front, the chrome-detailed grille of the show car has been replaced with a gloss black unit, while the flowing front splitter has been traded for a slightly chunkier setup...


BMW 740Le v Lexus LS500h 0-250km/h - video
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BMW 740Le v Lexus LS500h 0-250km/h - video

The BMW 740Le and Lexus LS500h are two hybrid-powered luxury limousines which wouldn't necessarily be your first choice for a drag race. In a new YouTube clip, however, AutoTopNL has compared the acceleration from the two upper-large land yachts from 0 to 250km/h – and the result may surprise you. Powering the plug-in hybrid BMW is a 190kW/400Nm 2...


2020 BMW 3 Series 'Electric' spied
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2020 BMW 3 Series 'Electric' spied

A prototype believed to be an all-electric BMW 3 Series has been spied this week, indicating the next-generation mid-sizer could be getting a pure-electric variant. Serving as the Bavarian marque's direct rival to the Tesla Model 3, the electric 3 Series doesn't give much away in terms of distinguishing features from its combustion-powered siblings, other than the 'Electric Test Vehicle' stickers plastered on the sides and rear...


2019 BMW X4 pricing and specs
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2019 BMW X4 pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the all-new 2019 BMW X4 range have been announced this week, ahead of an on-sale date during the third quarter of 2018. Four variants of the new crossover coupe will be available from launch: the xDrive20i, xDrive20d, xDrive30i and M40i. Pricing for the entry-level xDrive20i M Sport starts at $76,900 before on-road costs, over $10,000 more than the X3 range-opener...


The 1000hp BMW M3 with the heart of Godzilla
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The 1000hp BMW M3 with the heart of Godzilla

Jake Jones, better known as the "Drift Squid", is a 28-year-old drifter from the Barossa Valley in South Australia. Jake has won many awards for his skills and, to him, it is simply a way of life. We caught up with Jake at the South Australian Time Attack and heard what he had to say, not only about himself, but also his RBM3...


BMW 8 Series Convertible, Gran Coupe confirmed for 2019
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BMW 8 Series Convertible, Gran Coupe confirmed for 2019

Harald Krüger, chairman for the board of management at BMW AG, has confirmed the 8 Series Convertible and four-door 8 Series Gran Coupe will launch next year, in addition to a production version of the upcoming iNext concept...


2019 BMW M5 Competition review
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2019 BMW M5 Competition review

Goodbye standard M5, hello M5 Competition; shortly the only version you'll be able to buy in Australia. Will the bump in performance be worth the jump in price?


2019 BMW X7 leaked in patent images
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2019 BMW X7 leaked in patent images

The upcoming BMW X7 has been leaked in patent renderings this week, obtained by a Brazilian automotive publication. Motor1 Brazil found the filing on Brazil's National Institute of Industrial Property website, containing a series of images supposedly confirming the exterior design of the new X7...


BMW to open new plant in Hungary
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BMW to open new plant in Hungary

BMW has announced a new plant in Hungary, able to produce around 150,000 cars per year, employ around 1000 people, and cost roughly €1 billion ($1.6 billion) to construct. It hasn't been announced when the plant will start operation, or which models it will produce. BMW says it is adding another European factory to its roster because sales on the continent accounted for almost 45 per cent of its volume in 2017...


2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe spied
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2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe spied

These photos of two BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe prototypes seemingly confirm the styling details of a four-door flagship with a sloping roofline, revealed earlier this year in a trademark filing. It also follows the template set out by the M8 Gran Coupe concept, which was unveiled at this year's Geneva motor show...


2019 BMW M2 Competition review
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2019 BMW M2 Competition review

A handful of welcome performance tweaks have pushed the new BMW M2 Competition to even greater heights.


2018 BMW M5 v Mercedes-AMG E63 S comparison
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2018 BMW M5 v Mercedes-AMG E63 S comparison

It’s a great Did You Know factoid that AMG wasn’t involved in the first express-spec E-Class. When Mercedes decided five years was long enough for the original (1985) M5 to have had its own way in the mid-range sports sedan arena – longer if you count the M535i – the Stuttgart brand sought the help of close-neighbour Porsche to create a muscled-up, V8-powered version of the W124 sedan...


Audi preparing to replace jailed CEO with former BMW exec - report
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Audi preparing to replace jailed CEO with former BMW exec - report

With current CEO Rupert Stadler stuck behind bars, Audi has turned to its Bavarian rival to fill the role. According to Automobilwoche and Automotive News, the Volkswagen Group is hoping to install Markus Duesmann (above), previously BMW's head of purchasing, as Audi's new CEO from January 1, 2019...


Time Machine Tuesday: 24 July 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 24 July 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of July 24 in years past...


BMW Group: Vikram Pawah announced as Australian CEO
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BMW Group: Vikram Pawah announced as Australian CEO

BMW Group has announced Vikram Pawah will take over from Marc Werner as Australia/New Zealand CEO on August 1. He'll be moving on from his role as BMW India's president, having joined the BMW Group in January 2017. His career in the auto industry spans more than 25 years. “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Vikram to his expanded role," said Hildegard Wortmann, senior vice president of BMW Group, Asia Pacific...


BMW launches Uber rival in the US
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BMW launches Uber rival in the US

BMW has updated its ReachNow app to offer both car-sharing and ride-hailing, although the latter is only available in Seattle right now. In what's claimed to be an industry first, residents of Microsoft's home town can now hire a car or ask for a ride "from a professional driver" all within the same smartphone application...