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2019 BMW 8 Series revealed

BMW has ended the never-ending tease, revealing the hotly-anticipated new 8 Series ahead of an Australian arrival next year. This is the second-ever 8 Series, and the first of the 21st century. It's also the first without pop-up headlights, but we'll accept no new car is going to bring them back...

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2019 BMW X5 review: Workshop walkaround
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2019 BMW X5 review: Workshop walkaround

See the full article here  The fourth-generation BMW X5 has broken with the seven-year model cycle established by previous BMWs, replacing a car released in 2014. This was always part of the plan for the G05 X5, according to BMW, as it transitions to new architectures across all models...


International Engine of the Year: Ferrari, Peugeot, BMW among winners
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International Engine of the Year: Ferrari, Peugeot, BMW among winners

Ferrari has scooped International Engine of the Year for the third year running, beating out Porsche and Tesla (yes, really) for the honour. The 3.9-litre bi-turbo V8 from the 488 GTB, GTB Spider and Pista scored 486 points from the judges, comfortably beating out the 3.0-litre turbocharged flat-six engine in the Porsche 911 (198 points) and the 6...


The week's top news stories, June 10
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The week's top news stories, June 10

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...


BMW X5: Through the generations
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BMW X5: Through the generations

There's a new BMW X5, carrying model code G05, just four years after the last one was launched. Mercedes-Benz technically was technically the first German brand to market with a road-biased four-wheel drive – the unloved first-generation ML-Class – but BMW was the first to really nail the formula...


2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible spied
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2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible spied

The BMW 8 Series Convertible has been spied again this week, ahead of the flagship model's offical debut on June 15. In this latest set of images, the subject is a camouflaged 8 Series drop-top that appears to be deep orange under the black-and-white wrap. We reckon this particular vehicle is fitted with the M Sport package, going by the sporty bumpers, large alloy wheels, and large brakes with blue calipers...


Driving experience ‘is the core of BMW’
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Driving experience ‘is the core of BMW’

Despite its push to advance autonomous and semi-autonomous driver aids, not to mention alternative powertrains, BMW says the new X5 is primarily focused on the driving experience. Speaking to CarAdvice at the secret unveiling of the X5 in South Carolina last month, the car's project leader, Johann Kistler, said one of its primary focus areas was how it makes the driver feel...


Rolls-Royce design boss quits
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Rolls-Royce design boss quits

Rolls-Royce head of design, Giles Taylor, has left the British luxury marque at short notice, with little explanation for the sudden departure provided. Taylor is the man responsible for the new Phantom and the first Rolls-Royce SUV, the Cullinan – not to mention the dramatic, forward-looking Vision Next 100 Concept, launched as part of BMW's centenary...


2019 BMW X5: Fourth generation is two years early
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2019 BMW X5: Fourth generation is two years early

The fourth-generation BMW X5 has broken with the seven-year model cycle established by previous BMWs, replacing a car released in 2014. This was always part of the plan for the G05 X5, according to BMW, as it transitions to new architectures across all models. Speaking to CarAdvice at the preview event for the new X5 in South Carolina last month, Johann Kistler, project manager for the car, explained why it's here early...


2019 BMW X5 revealed, here before year's end
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2019 BMW X5 revealed, here before year's end

The all-new 2019 BMW X5 has gone official this morning, shortly after it was leaked by overseas media. Now in its fourth generation, the X5 has grown in every dimension, gained a host of new technologies, and a revised engine line-up. Compared to the outgoing model, the new SUV is 36mm longer, 66mm wider and 19mm taller, measuring 4922mm/2004mm/1745mm respectively...


2017-18 BMW M5 recalled
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2017-18 BMW M5 recalled

BMW Australia has issued a recall for the 2017-18 'F90' M5 sedan over concerns about a faulty fuel pump. The manufacturer reports a software fault is to blame for the issue, which could cause the pump to "stop working while the car is in motion". If the condition occurs, the vehicle could lose power, posing an accident risk...


2019 BMW X5 leaked
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2019 BMW X5 leaked

UPDATE: It's official now. Full details here. The design of the fourth-generation BMW X5 has been leaked on a Chinese forum ahead of the car's official launch later this year. These photos were spotted online by Carscoops, and show the new crossover in all its undisguised glory. As we've seen in teasers and spy photos, the new X5 has an imposing grille about the height of the Empire State Building...


Toyota ranked most valuable automotive brand, again
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Toyota ranked most valuable automotive brand, again

Toyota has been named the most valuable automotive brand in the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands chart, with an estimated worth of US$29,987 million ($39,400 million). Placing 36th on the countdown, the Japanese brand beat fellow automotive manufacturers Mercedes-Benz (46th) and BMW (47th) in the top 50, with Ford (96th) and Honda (97th) just slipping in the top 100...


2019 BMW Z4 nears production
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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...


2019 BMW Z4 M40i review
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2019 BMW Z4 M40i review

It's been more than two years since the new 2019 BMW Z4 was first spied, and it's still a year out from showrooms. But now we've driven it.


2019 BMW 7 Series to get more powerful PHEV variant – report
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2019 BMW 7 Series to get more powerful PHEV variant – report

BMW is preparing an uprated plug-in hybrid version of its 7 Series as part of the car's mid-life update, according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar claims the current 740e iPerformance PHEV will be replaced by a more powerful '745e' with the upcoming 'LCI' facelift, reportedly due for release in 2019...


Trump vows to block German luxury marques from the US - report
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Trump vows to block German luxury marques from the US - report

US President Donald Trump seems poised to escalate his trade wars, and looks to be opening up a new front in the automotive sector against dominant Germany luxury brands. The US President has told Emmanuel Macron, French President, he will keep going with his trade policies until there are no more Mercedes-Benz vehicles rolling down New York's Fifth Avenue, diplomats in Europe and the US have told Wirtschafts Woche...


2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i v Volvo XC60 T6 R Design comparison
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2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i v Volvo XC60 T6 R Design comparison

You’ve got about $80,000 to spend on a mid-sized luxury SUV, but is it best to go the traditional German route or take the alternative Swedish path?


BMW first to market with wireless charging
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BMW first to market with wireless charging

BMW has become the first manufacturer to offer factory-backed wireless charging for one of its electrified vehicles, launching an inductive charge pad for the 530e iPerformance. The system involves a pad, placed on the ground in your garage (or outside, thanks to waterproofing) and plugged into an outlet, and a coil underneath the car. It's a 3...


ACCC adds 1.1 million vehicles to compulsory Takata recall
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ACCC adds 1.1 million vehicles to compulsory Takata recall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has added around 1.1 million vehicles to the Takata airbag recall, publishing a new list of vehicles previously not known to have been affected. While these models aren't under active recall just yet, the ACCC has identified them as subject to future recalls by their respective manufacturers as part of the compulsory campaign that requires affected makes to replace all defective airbags before the end of 2020...