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2019 BMW M340i xDrive prototype review

BMW's M Division has honed this successor to the anonymous 340i, making it a sharper sub-M3 rival to the Audi S4 and Mercedes-AMG C43. And, shock horror, it's running a variable all-wheel drive system...

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ANCAP: BMW X5, Holden Acadia score five-star ratings
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ANCAP: BMW X5, Holden Acadia score five-star ratings

The new BMW X5 and Holden Acadia have been awarded top marks in the latest round of ANCAP safety ratings. Both SUVs managed five stars, with the Holden impressing with strong performances in the protection of adults (94 per cent), children (87 per cent), and Vulnerable Road Users (74 per cent), along with Safety Assist (86 per cent)...


REVIEW: New 2019 BMW 3 Series driven!
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REVIEW: New 2019 BMW 3 Series driven!

The G20 delivers in a big way. If there’s one car BMW cannot afford to stuff up, it’s the 3 Series, and like its equally impressive new-generation 5 Series and X5, this one stakes a bold claim to class leadership that we’re looking forward to putting to the test. To say the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4, Jaguar XE and Alfa Romeo Giulia have their work cut out is an understatement...


2019 BMW 3 Series review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2019 BMW 3 Series review

The ‘G20’ BMW 3 Series is a wholesale makeover that in many ways restores the Bavarian brand to the top of the mid-sized executive car pile. It’s more agile, comfortable and tech-laden than ever, and a fitting brand hero that we can’t wait to compare against its rivals.


508, Q3, S60/V60, X5 score five-star Euro NCAP ratings
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508, Q3, S60/V60, X5 score five-star Euro NCAP ratings

Euro NCAP has awarded five-star safety ratings to several new models, including the Audi Q3, BMW X5, Peugeot 508, along with the Volvo S60/V60. The Q3, 508, S60 and V60 all scored over 90 per cent in the area of Adult Occupant Protection, while the X5 managed 89 per cent – largely due to the driver's knee airbag not deploying properly in the front offset test...


2019 BMW M850i pricing and specs
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2019 BMW M850i pricing and specs

BMW Australia has announced pricing and specs for its incoming M850i xDrive, set to start at $272,900 before on-road costs when it arrives in March 2019. Two variants will be available from launch: the M850i xDrive Coupe and M850i xDrive Convertible, both powered by the same twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 engine, making the same 390kW and 750Nm...


2019 BMW M8 Competition spied undisguised
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2019 BMW M8 Competition spied undisguised

Spy photographers have struck in BMW's warehouses again, snapping the upcoming M8 Competition months ahead of its official reveal. How do we know it's a Competition? BMW has a formula, and this car appears to follow it perfectly...


BMW Australia initiates second phase of Takata recall - UPDATE
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BMW Australia initiates second phase of Takata recall - UPDATE

BMW Australia has announced it will be commencing the next phase of its Takata airbag recall work this month, detailing a staggered repair schedule over the coming year. UPDATE, 6/12/18: The contents of the table originally provided were inaccurate. We have updated the initiation schedule below...


BMW considering increased Chinese production amid US trade war
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BMW considering increased Chinese production amid US trade war

BMW could be forced to shift some of its production volume from the US to China, as the trade war between the two nations escalates. Speaking with industry journal, Automotive News, BMW's North American boss, Bernhard Kuhnt, said the increasing import tariffs have "put some pressure" on the brand, leading it to re-evaluate the production schedule of its facility in Spartanburg, California...


BMW i3 120Ah here in February from $68,700
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BMW i3 120Ah here in February from $68,700

BMW Australia has confirmed availability and details for the updated i3 120Ah line-up, scheduled to touch down locally early next year. As before, both standard 'i3' and 'i3s' variants will be offered, with the former kicking off at $68,700 before on-road costs, and the latter priced from $69,900 plus ORCs...


BMW M2 Competition: M Performance Launch Package priced from $15,990
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BMW M2 Competition: M Performance Launch Package priced from $15,990

BMW Australia is celebrating the arrival of the new M2 Competition by offering a special M Performance Parts Launch Package, which brings a range of carbon-themed add-ons and more for $15,990 including fitment...


2019 BMW 3 Series Touring spied again
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2019 BMW 3 Series Touring spied again

The next-generation BMW 3 Series Touring has been snapped again by photographers, before it joins the recently-revealed sedan on the market sometime next year. In these latest photos, we can see the B-pillar forward is pretty much identical to the new 3 Series sedan, while the rear apes the design of the larger 5 Series Touring...


2019 BMW X2 M35i pricing and specs
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2019 BMW X2 M35i pricing and specs

BMW Australia has released pricing and specifications details for the new X2 M35i M Performance, ahead its arrival Down Under next year. Priced from $68,900 plus on-road costs, the first M Performance version of the company's smallest coupe-styled crossover is $9000 dearer than the xDrive20d that previously held top spot in the range, though it offsets that price increase with a hefty performance punch...


GT C Roadster, R8 Spyder, i8 Roadster, 570S Spider drag race - video
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GT C Roadster, R8 Spyder, i8 Roadster, 570S Spider drag race - video

In a new video clip posted on YouTube, Mat Watson from the UK's carwow pits four of Europe's fastest convertibles against each other in a drag race – the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster, Audi R8 Spyder, BMW i8 Roadster, and the McLaren 570S Spider...


2019 BMW X5 review
Rating: 8.910 /10
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2019 BMW X5 review

The BMW X5 has been the best-selling choice in its class for over a decade. Is the new one just as worthy?

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$112,990 - $150,000

BMW X5 xDrive40i pricing and specs
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BMW X5 xDrive40i pricing and specs

BMW has announced pricing and specs for the mid-range X5 xDrive40i, arriving in Australia during the first quarter of 2019 from $115,900 before on-road costs. The new variant sits between the 30d and M50d, with power from a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six petrol engine making 250kW and 450Nm...


2018 BMW X4 M40i review
Rating: 7.610 /10
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2018 BMW X4 M40i review

BMW keeps the lights burning brightly on the SUV coupe segment it helped pioneer, adding a performance twist to the new X4 range with the six-cylinder M40i.

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$109,900

BMW 118d, 120i dead for 2019
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BMW 118d, 120i dead for 2019

BMW will bring the 1 Series into 2019 with a trimmed-back range, culling the 118d and 120i as it prepares to welcome the next-generation model. The company yesterday announced a new Shadow Edition for the 118i and 125i, along with a new style-oriented options package...


2019 BMW 330e unveiled
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2019 BMW 330e unveiled

The BMW 330e plug-in hybrid has been unveiled overnight, ahead of a global on-sale date in the middle of 2019. Power in the 330e comes from a plug-in hybrid drivetrain combining a 135kW 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor integrated into the eight-speed automatic transmission...


2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe spied again
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2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe spied again

The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe has been spied again, this time strutting its stuff in Germany. Although this prototype is wearing a similar level of camouflage to the vehicles spied earlier this year, our spy agency got up close and personal this time around. These test cars still have some false body panels around the sides, but are wearing production-ready exhaust tips, headlights, and tail-lights for the first time...