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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 X4 M spied again
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2019 BMW X4 M spied again

The next-generation BMW X4 M has been spied again, though this time the vehicle was spotted on the streets of Germany rather than in the US. Compared to the prototype we saw in August, not a lot has changed. However, there are different alloy wheels - albeit mismatched - that differ from the vehicle spied in the States a couple of months ago...


2019 BMW X4 M spied
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2019 BMW X4 M spied

The new BMW X4 M has been spied leaving the company's American factory in Spartanburg, South Carolina. With four large exhaust tips out the back, and intercoolers lurking behind the front fascia's enlarged air intakes, we believe this vehicle is a full-on M car, not just a run-of-the-mill X4 variant wearing a body kit...


BMW X4M not likely
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BMW X4M not likely

BMW has ruled out any hopes of a BMW X4 M, as it seeks to maintain its strong customer base of X6 M buyers in growing markets. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the all-new 2014 BMW X5, BMW product communications manager Bernhard Ederer said he wouldn’t “bet on it” when asked about the possibility of an X4 M, given it would cannibalise X6 M sales...


BMW X4 headed for Detroit motor show: report
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BMW X4 headed for Detroit motor show: report

A near-production-ready concept previewing the upcoming BMW X4 is set to debut at January's 2013 Detroit motor show as the German manufacturer looks to create yet another niche in the premium SUV market. Expected to debut in international showrooms from late next year, US publication Autoweek reports the X4 will lob around the same time as the Audi Q5-based Porsche Macan, which will be similar in terms of its concept, shape and size...