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BMW X3 PHEV coming next year - report

BMW's CEO has confirmed the marque is planning an X3 plug-in hybrid for launch next year, according to new reports from overseas. In a statement released to overseas media, Harald Kruger, CEO for BMW said the mid-size SUV would gain a PHEV variant sometime next year, joining the already-revealed, larger X5 xDrive45e iPerformance...

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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...


BMW 225xe Active Tourer not for Australia
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BMW 225xe Active Tourer not for Australia

The BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer will not be joining the local line-up anytime soon, the company has confirmed. Speaking with CarAdvice, BMW Australia's product communications manager, Adam Davis, said the luxury marque will soldier on with just one engine variant in the facelifted 2 Series Active Tourer range – the 220i...


BMW slams Australian government on EV infrastructure
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BMW slams Australian government on EV infrastructure

The boss of BMW's local arm has pulled no punches in his estimation of the Australian government, declaring it has fallen far behind other developed countries when it comes to legislation and strategies regarding low-emissions vehicles. Marc Werner, CEO for BMW Australia, said at the launch of the plug-in hybrid 530e iPerformance that the government has "stuck their collective heads in the sand"...


2017 BMW 530e iPerformance pricing and specs: PHEV here in July from $108,900
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2017 BMW 530e iPerformance pricing and specs: PHEV here in July from $108,900

Local pricing and details for the 2017 BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid (PHEV) have been revealed this week, with the electrified luxury sedan to arrive in Australian showrooms from July. Starting from $108,900 before on-road costs, the hybrid 5 Series is the same price as the more conventional 530i, though the hybrid claims to be far more frugal...


2017 BMW 530e iPerformance in Australia from second quarter
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2017 BMW 530e iPerformance in Australia from second quarter

The 2017 BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid (PHEV) has been detailed in European form ahead of its expected launch in Australia in the second quarter of 2017. Joining the core range in Europe just weeks after the March launch, the 530e is the latest model in BMW's iPerformance PHEV range, which already includes the 330e, 740e and 740Le, X5 xDrive40e, along with the China-only X1 xDrive25Le...


BMW X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance: China-only PHEV revealed
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BMW X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance: China-only PHEV revealed

The BMW X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance plug-in hybrid (PHEV) has been revealed at the Chengdu motor show in China this week. Adding to the company’s growing family of electrically-assisted iPerformance models, which already includes the X5 xDrive40e and 740e, the new X1 variant is capable of consuming fuel at a rate of just 1.8L/100km on the combined cycle...


2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e Review
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2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e Review

The BMW X5 40e is part of a whole new generation of ‘hide in plain sight’ hybrid vehicles on the market. While the efficiency numbers look good on paper, how does it perform in the real world?


CarAdvice Podcast episode 16: New CX-5 spied, NSX reviewed, Winton FoS, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 16: New CX-5 spied, NSX reviewed, Winton FoS, and much more

Welcome to episode 16 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. Yes, Paul Maric is back! After two weeks holidaying in Hawaii (slacker), he joins regular co-host Mandy Turner and professional sidekick Mike Stevens to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...


2017 BMW 740e iPerformance pricing announced: S500e rival here from late 2016
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2017 BMW 740e iPerformance pricing announced: S500e rival here from late 2016

Australian pricing and specifications have been revealed for the new 2017 BMW 740e iPerformance today, ahead of a late 2016 market launch. Revealed at the Geneva motor show earlier this year, the 740e iPerformance succeeds the old ActiveHybrid 7 and debuts as BMW's assault on the Mercedes-Benz S500e...


2017 BMW 740e iPerformance plug-in hybrid detailed
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2017 BMW 740e iPerformance plug-in hybrid detailed

Full details for the new BMW 740e iPerformance plug-in hybrid sedan have been handed down overnight, following its unveiling at the Geneva motor show earlier this year. Although the 740e iPerformance was the first model in the new iPerformance range to be revealed, it was beaten to market by the 330e and X5 xDrive40e models...


BMW iPerformance range spearheads new hybrid line for Australia
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BMW iPerformance range spearheads new hybrid line for Australia

This week, BMW began the second part of its electric 'i' vehicle campaign in Australia with the release of the X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid and the new iPerformance vehicle range. In the same way that the M Performance line denotes 'sportier' versions of BMW's wider range - those that aren't quite full M-spec - the iPerformance moniker applies to hybrid versions of the standard line-up, leaving the 'real' i-range cars to stand alone...


2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e Plug-in Hybrid Review
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2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e Plug-in Hybrid Review

BMW takes the subtle approach with the X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid. It looks the same and costs the same - but does it hold up as well as a 'regular' X5?