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BMW M4 'CSL' spied at the Nurburgring

A beefed up BMW M4 prototype has been spotted this week at the Nurburgring, hinting at an even more focused edition of the Bavarian performance coupe before a new generation arrives in a couple of years time...

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Time Machine Tuesday: 1 May, 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 1 May, 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 May 1 in years past...


BMW M4 GT4 race car hits Australia
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BMW M4 GT4 race car hits Australia

BMW Australia has pulled the covers off its factory backed Team SRM M4 GT4 caged race car, ahead of its planned entry into the Bathurst 12 Hour and Australian GT Championship. The M4 track car - which has about 80 per cent road car components, differentiating it from the more honed M6 GT3 - will also be sold to privateers for local events, from around $300,000...


2017 BMW M4 CS: ‘emotional manual’ ditched in favour of ‘superior DCT’
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2017 BMW M4 CS: ‘emotional manual’ ditched in favour of ‘superior DCT’

Fast is fast is fast, and with manufacturers ever-more keen to chase performance numbers, elements that slow things down, such the humble old manual gearbox, tend to fall by the wayside. Sadly for DIY gear-change enthusiasts, this is the case with the recently revealed 2017 BMW M4 CS...


BMW M4 CS revealed: Limited run, Australian allocation confirmed - UPDATE
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BMW M4 CS revealed: Limited run, Australian allocation confirmed - UPDATE

BMW’s M4 Coupe range now has a new stablemate with the reveal this week at the Shanghai motor show of the BMW M4 CS. The M4 CS (Club Sport) is designed to sit neatly in the M4 range between the already meaty M4 Competition Pack and the monstrous M4 GTS - although the latter, also a limited-edition model, is now sold out...


BMW M4 GTS v M3 CSL: The latest and greatest at the 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour
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BMW M4 GTS v M3 CSL: The latest and greatest at the 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour

In and of itself, this year's 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour truly was an epic affair – just read Rob Margeit's race-day recap or Tom Fraser's BMW M6 GT3 behind the scenes special. The folks at BMW Australia invited CarAdvice along to the monster Bathurst 12 Hour race weekend held at the iconic Mount Panorama Circuit, and they also surprised by giving us limited access to two very special vehicles: the 2017 BMW M4 GTS and the 2003 BMW M3 CSL...


2017 BMW M4 GTS review
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2017 BMW M4 GTS review

Limited to just 700 units worldwide, and just 25 in Australia - is the $300k M4 everything it needs to be?


BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition revealed, Australian arm in the hunt
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BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition revealed, Australian arm in the hunt

The hardcore BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition has been revealed, celebrating BMW Motorsport Works driver Marco Wittmann's 2016 DTM driver's title. While the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (German Touring Car Championship) series isn't quite as well known here as some others, BMW Australia has nonetheless indicated its interest in an allocation of this special new M4...


2016 BMW M4 GTS pricing and specifications
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2016 BMW M4 GTS pricing and specifications

Australian pricing and details for the limited-edition 2017 BMW M4 GTS have been confirmed today, ahead of a local arrival set for September. The BMW M4 GTS will be priced from $295,000 plus on-road costs - but don’t expect to be able to get your hands on one, with the company also confirming that all 25 units heading to Australia (out of 700 worldwide) have already been snapped up...


Medium/large cars coming in 2016
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Medium/large cars coming in 2016

Medium/large cars coming in 2016 Mainstream medium/large cars Ford Falcon XR Sprint – Q1 Skoda Superb – Q1 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack – Q1 Subaru Levorg – mid 2016 Hyundai / Genesis G80 rebranding – late 2016/early 2017 Luxury medium/large cars Audi A4 sedan – February Audi A4 Avant – March/April Infiniti Q70 update – February Jaguar XF – February Lexus GS F – February BMW 750i/750iL – March Jaguar XJ – March BMW 330e – May BMW M4 GTS – June Audi RS6 Avant Performance, RS7 Sportback Performance – Q2 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-in – Q2 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in – Q2 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe – Q2 Jaguar XE update (infotainment) – first half Audi S8 Plus – mid 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet – Q3 Infiniti Q60 – Q4 Mercedes-Benz E-Class – Q4 Volvo S90 – Q4 BMW 3 Series GT update – second half BMW 4 Series update – second half Infiniti Q50 update – second half Audi S4 sedan and Avant – late 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet – late 2016/early 2017...


2016 BMW New Cars
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2016 BMW New Cars

Details of the new and updated BMW models launching in Australia in 2016.   750i/750iL – March BMW will start 2016 in style by introducing the flagship variants in its new-generation 7 Series range. The 750i and 750Li inject some twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 grunt into the luxury German limousine to the tune of 330kW and 650Nm, launching the duo from 0-100km/h in 4...


BMW M car sales to grow 20 per cent in 2016
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BMW M car sales to grow 20 per cent in 2016

BMW Australia says it expects M sales to grow by a strong 20 per cent next year as the company closes 2015 with its best M sales record to date, topping out at over 1000 cars. Speaking to CarAdvice today at the brand’s announcement to re-enter motorsports in Australia, BMW Australia boss, Marc Werner, said the BMW M2 will likely become the best-selling M car for the brand...


Motorclassica: BMW to bring M4 GTS and 3.0 CSL Hommage R, Ferrari celebrating Dino
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Motorclassica: BMW to bring M4 GTS and 3.0 CSL Hommage R, Ferrari celebrating Dino

M4 GTS and 3.0 CSL Hommage R concepts coming to Melbourne M4 GTS production car locked in for Australia Ferrari Dino to be celebrated in Melbourne The programme for Melbourne's 2015 Motorclassica is growing, with news this week that BMW will showcase the recent M4 GTS and 3.0 CSL Hommage R concepts, while Ferrari will celebrate its classic Dino...


2016 BMW M4 GTS unveiled
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2016 BMW M4 GTS unveiled

The faster, limited-edition BMW M4 GTS has been unveiled ahead of its public reveal at the 2015 Tokyo motor show. Under the bonnet, the M4's 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged straight-six engine has been tweaked with the inclusion of water injection technology, which debuted earlier this year in the M4 MotoGP safety car...


BMW M4 GTS, 3.0 CSL Hommage R concepts revealed for Pebble Beach show
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BMW M4 GTS, 3.0 CSL Hommage R concepts revealed for Pebble Beach show

BMW has rolled out a pair of striking concepts for this weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California; one brand-new, the other a sharp refresh of a recent showstopper. Headlining the unveiling is the new Concept M4 GTS, a muscly makeover of the still-new M4 Coupe that BMW has dressed in a cool grey finish with contrasting orange highlights - and, of course, a load of aerodynamic and under-the-skin enhancements...