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2021 BMW i4 to 'normalise' EVs for the brand - report

The upcoming BMW i4 could bridge the gap between the company's electrified 'i' division and its core range, according to a new report out of the UK...

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Luxury car owners are more satisfied
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Luxury car owners are more satisfied

If you’re shelling out big bucks for a premium car, you’re quite right to expect premium customer care. The good news is, according to global research firm J.D. Power, that’s exactly what most people are getting. Its 2018 Australia Customer Survey for Luxury Vehicles spoke with 511 luxury vehicle owners who purchased their car between March 2013 and August 2018, and had it serviced at an authorised dealer between March 2017 and August 2018...


2019 BMW X7 revealed
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2019 BMW X7 revealed

BMW has officially unveiled its new seven-seat SUV flagship, the X7, in four different trim grades. As you've probably gathered, the X7 is seriously big. Measuring 5151mm long, 2000mm wide and 1805mm tall, with a 3105mm wheelbase, it dwarves the already-massive X5 (4922mm/2004mm/1745mm) above which it sits in the range...


BMW takes control of its Chinese joint venture
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BMW takes control of its Chinese joint venture

BMW and Brilliance have just signed an extension to their joint venture operations in China, with the new contract seeing the two automakers working together until 2040. As part of the contract renewal, BMW will grow its stake in the joint venture from 50 to 75 per cent. When this change occurs is unclear, as the move still needs to be approved by Brilliance's shareholders and the Chinese authorities...


2019 BMW X5 pricing and specs
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2019 BMW X5 pricing and specs

BMW Australia has announced pricing and specs for the fourth-generation X5 SUV, which touches down locally in November. The range will kick off with two variants: the xDrive 30d and xDrive M50d, priced from $112,900 and $149,900 before on-road costs respectively. Power in the 30d comes from a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine making 195kW and 620Nm, good for a claimed 100km/h sprint time of 6...


2019 BMW 3 Series Touring patent images published
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2019 BMW 3 Series Touring patent images published

The design of the next-generation BMW 3 Series Touring has been revealed via patent renderings handed over to the Brazilian patent office. Brazilian website Quatro Rodas discovered these patent diagrams on the country's National Institute of Industrial Property site. These images show the new wagon is identical to the just-unveiled sedan from the B-pillar forward...


2020 BMW M3 spied
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2020 BMW M3 spied

The next-generation BMW M3 has been spied undergoing testing at and around the Nurburgring. Unlike the photos we published in December 2017, these latest images are high resolution and give us a good look at the car's exterior from every angle...


2019 Toyota Supra: Specs leak offers an inside look
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2019 Toyota Supra: Specs leak offers an inside look

A parts catalogue posted on Supra MKV forums has revealed details about the spec of Toyota's upcoming sports coupe. The catalogue, which appears to be a BMW internal document, shows just how heavily Toyota has leant on its German development partner in the Supra's cabin. Before we get into that, though, the engines: on BMW's documentation, the car is listed in 20i, 30i and 40i guises...


2020 BMW 4 Series Convertible spied
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2020 BMW 4 Series Convertible spied

Photographers have snapped the next-generation BMW 4 Series Convertible once again, giving us a closer look at the upcoming companion to the all-new 3 Series sedan. Unlike the current-generation model, the next 4er drop-top will sport a folding fabric roof – this is not only more traditional, but also lighter and more cost-effective, along with offering more luggage space with the roof down...


BMW: 'No inspiration from previous model' for new Z4
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BMW: 'No inspiration from previous model' for new Z4

Michael Wimbeck – project manager for the new BMW Z4 – was unequivocal when asked whether the previous model had provided any inspiration for the new roadster: "No, we didn't take any inspiration from the previous model," he said. Co-developed with Toyota, the plan, according to BMW engineers, is that Toyota will offer the Supra only as a coupe, while BMW will offer the Z4 only as a roadster...


BMW's i brand is where risks are taken
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BMW's i brand is where risks are taken

When you see the final result of years of engineering and testing, it's easy to overlook the perceived risks that a company undertakes any time it steps either outside its comfort zone, or into a new area of development. Australian journalists assembled for the Paris motor show asked two of the most obvious questions surrounding BMW's i brand – where was the Vision iNext concept, and how risky is it to put that much tech into a single vehicle? Dr...


BMW: Autonomous tech continues to outpace regulations
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BMW: Autonomous tech continues to outpace regulations

We've written about it before at CarAdvice and discussed it on our various radio shows and the podcast, and we're not the only ones who think that autonomous vehicle technology continues to grow at a rate much faster than the regulations required to police it. In many instances, manufacturers can already offer autonomy that far outstrips the legal framework we have...


BMW 3 Series: M Performance parts revealed
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BMW 3 Series: M Performance parts revealed

Hot on the heels of the reveal of its all-new 3 Series, BMW has unveiled a range of M Performance accessories for its "middle-class limousine". Like M Performance options available on the company's other models, the range of accessories offered for the new 3 Series not only sharpen up the new 3er's looks, but bring benefits to the vehicle's aerodynamics...


BMW would 'love to build a supercar'
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BMW would 'love to build a supercar'

Despite shutting down the idea of a BMW dual-cab, Klaus Frolich, board member for BMW Development, wasn't so quick to rule out a supercar or hypercar – certainly not if he can exert his influence on the bean counters, anyway. Frolich smiled when posed the question by Australian journalists, with the suggestion influenced by the Mercedes-AMG One hybrid hypercar...


BMW i4 on sale in 2021, 25 electrified cars coming by 2025
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BMW i4 on sale in 2021, 25 electrified cars coming by 2025

BMW has confirmed the i4 will head for production in 2021, as part of the company's push to have 25 electrified vehicles by 2025, further solidifying its focus on future technology. Harald Kruger, BMW chairman, made the pledge in front of the world's motoring media at the Paris motor show, stating the 'i brand' portfolio would increase to four models, with the i3 and i8 to be joined by an i4, and the iX3 SUV...


BMW dual-cab pickup off the table - development head
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BMW dual-cab pickup off the table - development head

Plenty of people thought it was an April Fools joke when Mercedes-Benz announced it was entering the burgeoning dual-cab pickup segment through a joint venture with Nissan. Since then, the X-Class has gone on to sell – well – as many as we thought it might at CarAdvice. In other words, it's not setting the world on fire...


BMW 8 Series: 'The time is right to re-enter this segment'
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BMW 8 Series: 'The time is right to re-enter this segment'

With the covers taken off at the 2018 Paris motor show, and the new BMW 8 Series sitting resplendent among the raft of new product on the BMW stand, you could be forgiven for asking: what took so long? Indeed, with the long-lasting affection for the '90s 840i and 850i, it does seem like BMW has taken its time returning to a segment that so characterised its previous success...


New BMW Z4 drops top for Paris crowd
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New BMW Z4 drops top for Paris crowd

BMW's new Z4, controversially developed together with Toyota, has made its global debut at this week's Paris motor show. It's the boldest Z4 since Bangle, but is it better than ever?


BMW i3: Bigger battery improves little EV's value
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BMW i3: Bigger battery improves little EV's value

As the EV market heats up, BMW has wisely rolled out yet another update to the i3, adding a bigger battery for greater driving range. It's still only a city car, but is this EV now more appealing to you?


BMW's M2 Competition bows in Paris
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BMW's M2 Competition bows in Paris

This is the muscly new BMW M2 Competition, which will kick off in Australia from AU$99,900. That's a lot of money, but this is a lot of car.