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CarAdvice podcast 140: Take a ride in the Jimny, and sporty wagons!

This week, you are joined by Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and Mike Stevens. In car news, the Mitsubishi ASX, the BMW X3 M and X4 M Competition, and the Alpina B7 XDrive have been revealed...

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2019 BMW X3 M, X4 M Competition revealed
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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. Jumping to the M Competition – that's right, there's a Competition – boosts that power output to a whopping 375kW...


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...


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...


2019 BMW X3 M spied
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2019 BMW X3 M spied

The BMW X3 M has been spied again, this time during cold weather testing – previewing Munich's rival to the Mercedes-AMG GLC63. How do we know it's an X3 M? There are a few cues, most notable being the BMW M shifter and M1/M2 buttons protruding from the steering wheel. Both those elements were debuted on the F90 M5...


BMW X3 M coming
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BMW X3 M coming

BMW says a higher performance M version of its new 2018 BMW X3 is under evaluation with the new model’s more capable platform and underpinnings now able to support the necessary requirements of its M division. The new BMW X3 is based on the same platform as the recently launched BMW 5 Series and 7 Series, giving it access to not only the technology available to these models but also the performance potential of the architecture...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 27
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 27

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson will deliver a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 BMW X3 M or M Performance spied at the Nurburgring
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2017 BMW X3 M or M Performance spied at the Nurburgring

A prototype for the anticipated (although yet to be confirmed) BMW X3 M or one-step-down X3 M Performance has been spied again, this time running hot laps around the famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany. First snapped on the streets of Germany just over a fortnight ago, this beefed-up X3 test mule is shown here being put through its paces on the demanding 20...


BMW X3 M to share tri-turbo 3.2L engine with next M3: rumour
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BMW X3 M to share tri-turbo 3.2L engine with next M3: rumour

According to various international reports, BMW is working on releasing a BMW X3 M, a smaller version of the BMW X5 M. Rumour has it that it will feature an all-new triple-turbo 3.2-litre six-cylinder engine, which might also be shared with the next-generation BMW M3...