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2019 BMW X3 M, X4 M Competition revealed

BMW M GmbH has revealed the first-ever X3 M and X4 M, complete with more powerful Competition variants, ahead of an Australian arrival during the second half of 2019. First up, power. The X3 M and X4 M twins both house a twin-turbo inline-six under the bonnet, making 353kW and 600Nm...

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2019 BMW X3, X4 M teased again
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2019 BMW X3, X4 M teased again

BMW has teased its upcoming pair of super-SUVs, sharing a video of the X3 M and X4 M twins on Facebook. First shown as prototypes at the DTM Nurburgring event last year, the hotted-up pairing is aimed squarely at the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 with its 4.0-litre turbocharged bent-eight engine...


Albert Biermann appointed head of Hyundai R&D
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Albert Biermann appointed head of Hyundai R&D

Albert Biermann, former head of BMW M, has been appointed head of research and development at the Hyundai Motor Group. He replaces Yang Woong-chul, who, according to Reuters, will leave the company. Biermann joined Hyundai in 2015 as the company's head of vehicle testing and high performance cars...


2019 BMW M340i xDrive prototype review
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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...


Time Machine Tuesday: 11 December 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 11 December 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of December 11 in years past...


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 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 M8 previewed
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2019 BMW M8 previewed

BMW has released new details of the upcoming M8, along with a set of new images of the twin-turbo performance coupe tearing up a race track as it nears production. The company has confirmed the M8 will make "north of 440kW" from its force-fed V8 engine – expect somewhere in the vicinity of the 460kW/750Nm outputs of the M5 Competition's 4...


2020 BMW M3 may gain wagon variant - report
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2020 BMW M3 may gain wagon variant - report

The next-generation BMW M3 will reportedly be offered as both a sedan and a wagon. Sources have told Autocar the Bavarian automaker is seriously considering launching an M3 Touring model as part of the next-generation range. As with the upcoming M3 sedan, which was spied earlier this month, the M3 wagon should feature pumped up front and rear wheel arches, lowered suspension, retuned handling, sportier styling and, of course, more power if it gets approved...


2019 BMW M5 CS spied
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2019 BMW M5 CS spied

BMW has been snapped testing what appears to be a more focused M5 'CS' on the Nurburgring. Although it's very similar to the 'regular' M5 visually, there are a few hints this car is packing an extra punch. For one, it's wearing a carbon gurney flap on the boot lid, something BMW fitted to the M3 and M4 CS variants released last year...


2020 BMW X6 M spied
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2020 BMW X6 M spied

Photographers have snapped a BMW X6 M prototype for the first time, giving us an early look at the all-new performance SUV flagship. Despite the heavy camouflage, we can see the main areas where the M version of the next-gen X6 will differ from its lesser siblings...


BMW M3: Four generations face off in a drag race - video
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BMW M3: Four generations face off in a drag race - video

The BMW M3 has been around for over 30 years and five generations – how far has the company's staple sports sedan come? Mat Watson from the UK's Carwow managed to line up four generations of M3 for a drag race, including some very special editions. In this latest video clip posted to the publication's YouTube channel, Watson and his colleagues race an E30 M3, ] E46 M3 CSL, E92 M3 GTS and the current F80 M3 CS...


2019 BMW X3 M and X4 M outed
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2019 BMW X3 M and X4 M outed

BMW’s M GmbH division has announced - to nobody’s surprise - the imminent reveal of the first X3 M and X4 M hotted-up crossovers. The hi-po pair will be shown in prototype forms at this weekend’s DTM race at the Nürburgring, ahead of what is expected to be a reveal at the Paris motor show this October. The obvious rivals are the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 SUV and Coupe models...


2018 BMW M4 CS review
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2018 BMW M4 CS review

On the track, the BMW M4 CS is in its element, but how does it stack up as a daily?


Audi RS4 v BMW M3 CS drag race - video
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Audi RS4 v BMW M3 CS drag race - video

Ever wondered if the Audi RS4 is quicker than a BMW M3 CS ? Well, your question is about to be answered. In the latest instalment of his drag race series, Mat Watson from Carwow pits Audi's medium-sized fast wagon against the hottest version of BMW's current-generation M3 in a straight-line race, along with a rolling acceleration test...


BMW X7 M under consideration - report
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BMW X7 M under consideration - report

The upcoming BMW X7 flagship SUV isn't even on the market yet, but reports from overseas are already claiming a high-performance M version could be in the works. According to BMW Blog, "various sources" from Munich indicate BMW is considering an X7 M or X7 M Performance to duke it out with high-powered rivals such as the Mercedes-AMG GLS63, Bentley Bentayga, and Audi SQ7...


2019 BMW M5 Competition pricing and specs
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2019 BMW M5 Competition pricing and specs

BMW Australia has detailed pricing and specifications for the new M5 Competition, set to start at $229,900 before on-road costs when it arrives in local showrooms in October. As we already knew when it was revealed in May, the M5 Competition gets a more powerful version of the 4...


2019 BMW M2 Competition pricing and specs
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2019 BMW M2 Competition pricing and specs

BMW Australia has confirmed pricing and specifications for the new 2019 M2 Competition, with the dual-tier range to kick off at $99,900 plus on-road costs. The local division has chosen to offer the M2 Competition in both 'Competition Pure' and 'Competition' guises, much like how the 'standard' M2 was available in two trim levels...


2019 BMW M5 Competition review
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2019 BMW M5 Competition review

Goodbye standard M5, hello M5 Competition; shortly the only version you'll be able to buy in Australia. Will the bump in performance be worth the jump in price?


2019 BMW M2 Competition review
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2019 BMW M2 Competition review

A handful of welcome performance tweaks have pushed the new BMW M2 Competition to even greater heights.