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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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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 X2 M35i pricing and specs - UPDATE
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2019 BMW X2 M35i pricing and specs - UPDATE

BMW Australia has released pricing and specifications details for the new X2 M35i M Performance, ahead its arrival Down Under next year. UPDATE: BMW has confirmed to the X2 M35i will touch down in February. 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...


2020 BMW M340i revealed: xDrive for us, RWD option for USA
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2020 BMW M340i revealed: xDrive for us, RWD option for USA

The new 2019 BMW M340i xDrive has been revealed tonight ahead of its Australian debut, properly positioned as an AMG C43 rival – and with the glittery grille bling to match. This follows a basic detailing at last month's Paris motor show, where BMW confirmed its key points: 275kW of power, 500Nm of torque, and a 0-100km/h time of 4.4 seconds...


BMW X5 M Performance Parts launched
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BMW X5 M Performance Parts launched

BMW has announced a range of optional M Performance accessories for its upcoming 2019 X5. The range of parts bring no performance upgrades to the X5, instead focusing on interior and exterior enhancements. On the outside, enhancements include a range of components such as a larger front air intake, front and rear bumper winglets, a larger rear diffuser and unique mirror-caps; all in carbon-fibre...


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 M140i: Next-gen to go hyper hatch - report
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BMW M140i: Next-gen to go hyper hatch - report

The BMW 1 Series may be switching to a front-wheel drive platform for its next iteration, but a new report has suggested the replacement for the M140i performance flagship will be no slouch. An article by Carscoops claims the next performance version of BMW's small hatchback will go toe-to-toe with all-wheel drive hot hatches and hyper hatches like the Mercedes-AMG A35/A45 and Audi S3/RS3...


2019 BMW 1 Series spied at the Nurburgring
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2019 BMW 1 Series spied at the Nurburgring

The BMW 1 Series has been spotted outside the Nurburgring, and although the vehicle has roughly the same level of disguise as the model spied undergoing cold weather testing earlier this year, the lower speeds and clearer conditions give us a better view of the new hatchback. Standard BMW design tropes, such as the headlight graphics and tail-light design are all present and accounted for...


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...


BMW M may withhold top M badge from front-drivers
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BMW M may withhold top M badge from front-drivers

While the prospect of a part-electrified future M3 or M4 is an interesting one, the question that is seeing more heads scratched in Munich is that of how M Division will cope with the move of the next generation of smaller BMWs to a native front-drive architecture, with the list set to include the next 2 Series...


BMW M Performance Parts Concept bound for Goodwood
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BMW M Performance Parts Concept bound for Goodwood

BMW will show off the range of M Performance Parts available for the M2 – and some that aren't yet available – at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, with the grey-and-gold M Performance Parts Concept. The most noticeable changes to the base M2 come in the form of BMW M Performance carbon-fibre pieces, which help shave more than 60kg from its kerb weight...


BMW M2 Competition: M Performance parts revealed
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BMW M2 Competition: M Performance parts revealed

The new BMW M2 Competition hasn't even hit showrooms yet, but that hasn't stopped the Bavarian manufacturer from revealing its latest line of M Performance accessories for the hottest version of its smallest performance model. Available as genuine BMW accessories, the M Performance parts line-up for the M2 Competition includes an array of weight-saving and cosmetic components, along with a motorsport-inspired drive analyser that synchronises with your smartphone...


BMW 8 Series: Initial details revealed
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BMW 8 Series: Initial details revealed

The drip-feed of teasers for the new BMW 8 Series continues, this time with official images of a camouflaged prototype and new details about one of its powertrains. As BMW enters the "final stage of the series production process", we're given a quick preview of the M850i xDrive – which is claimed to embody "the performance characteristics of the new luxury sports car in a particularly intensive manner"...


BMW reveals M Performance parts for X2, X3 & X4
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BMW reveals M Performance parts for X2, X3 & X4

BMW will use the Geneva motor show to present its latest range of M Performance parts for the recently-launched X2, X3 and X4 crossovers. Everything from stickers and side-skirts to rims and steering wheels will be showcased, giving each X model a more aggressive and athletic aesthetic...


2019 BMW X4 revealed, here in Q3
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2019 BMW X4 revealed, here in Q3

The second-generation BMW X4 has been revealed, ahead of an Australian market launch sometime in the third quarter of 2018. Headlining the upgrades are an all-new exterior look – bringing the X4 in line with the related X3 – along with the latest in connectivity, a fresh infotainment layout, and up-to-date driver assistance systems...


2019 BMW X2 M35i spied
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2019 BMW X2 M35i spied

A hotter BMW X2 has been snapped testing in the snow, wearing bigger brakes and a more aggressive front end. The most powerful global X2 is currently the xDrive28i, with power coming from a 170kW four-cylinder engine. In Australia, the range will be limited to sDrive 18i, sDrive 20i and xDrive 20d, meaning the most powerful local offering makes 140kW...


2018 BMW X3 M40i pricing and specs
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2018 BMW X3 M40i pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the BMW X3 M40i have been detailed this week ahead of a July arrival, with the new performance variant to kick off at $99,900 before on-road costs. Serving as the first ever M Performance version of the company's popular SUV, the X3 M40i's spec sheet is headlined by what's under the bonnet – a 265kW/500Nm 3...


2018 BMW M140i v M240i comparison
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2018 BMW M140i v M240i comparison

With its combination of 250kW/500Nm turbocharged six-cylinder power, rear drive and choice of manual or automatic transmission shoehorned into a small five-door body shell, the BMW M140 LCI was one of 2017's most unique and highly anticipated offerings for the discerning petrolhead. Better still, BMW wiped five grand from this mid-life updated version of the range-topping small hatchback...


BMW M850i to slot below M8 - report
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BMW M850i to slot below M8 - report

The upcoming BMW 8 Series range is set to feature an M850i M Performance variant, according to a new report. BMW Blog claims the Bavarian manufacturer wants to bridge the gap between the entry-level 840i and the flagship M8 with a focused M Performance model. While not confirmed, the M850i is expected to get a version of BMW's 4...


2018 BMW M2 Pure review
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2018 BMW M2 Pure review

The BMW M2 Pure is a bridge between the company's M past, and its future. Here we look at the MY18 post-LCI model fitted with a heap of go-fast extras, just because...