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2019 BMW Z4 interior spied with less camouflage

The next-generation BMW Z4 has been spied again, but this time with its down and with the interior featuring significantly less camouflage than before. Compared to the photos taken in May 2017, this image gives us a clear view of the centre tunnel and console, the steering wheel, and instrumentation area...

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BMW: Fresh digital instruments, infotainment coming soon
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BMW: Fresh digital instruments, infotainment coming soon

As its rivals have abandoned traditional instrument binnacles for screens, BMW has made a conscious effort to remember its roots. Even its current digital dials pay homage to the simple, orange-lit gauges from its back catalogue – but that looks set to change. The company used its 'Digital Day 2018' to preview the dials that will debut as part of BMW Operating System 7...


2018 BMW M2 Competition revealed
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2018 BMW M2 Competition revealed

BMW has whipped the covers off the M2 Competition, two weeks after the hottest compact M car was leaked on the BMW Australia website. As we learned on April 9, the Competition will be powered by a twin-turbo version of the 3.0-litre inline-six engine powering the regular M2. Power has been bumped from 272kW to 302kW, and peak torque jumps from 465Nm to 550Nm...


2018 BMW 630i Gran Turismo M Sport review
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2018 BMW 630i Gran Turismo M Sport review

The name has plenty of evocative cues, but the BMW 6 Series GT isn’t a member of the German brand’s sporting family. Instead, it's attempting to inject a sense of style into the practical side of people-carrying.


2019 BMW X5 interior and exterior spied
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2019 BMW X5 interior and exterior spied

The fourth-generation BMW X5 has been spied testing in Europe, and this time our agency has managed to grab a photo of the new crossover's interior. Inside, there's plenty of camouflage hiding the cabin's final design, but all of the areas that a driver would regularly interact are left in the open...


The week's top news stories, April 15
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The week's top news stories, April 15

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...


2019 BMW 8 Series spied
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2019 BMW 8 Series spied

The upcoming BMW 8 Series has been spied once again in both coupe and convertible forms, ahead of a likely reveal later this year. Both versions are wearing a little less camouflage than previous prototypes, showing off more production parts like the bumpers and light units...


2019 BMW X7 spied inside and out
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2019 BMW X7 spied inside and out

The upcoming BMW X7 has been snapped inside and out, giving us a better peek at the upcoming SUV flagship. After previewing the production car with an eye-catching concept at last year's Frankfurt motor show, BMW is preparing to put it in showrooms likely late this year or early next...


BMW, Mini join UK subscription service
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BMW, Mini join UK subscription service

Hot on the heels of BMW Access in the the USA, BMW UK has teamed up with Drover to offer a flexible, monthly subscription plan for its vehicles. As is the case with similar plans from Volvo, subscribers pay a single, monthly fee covering insurance, servicing, taxes and roadside assistance, along with access to the BMW 1-, 2-, 3-, 4- and 5 Series model lines, along with the brand's X models and iPerformance offerings...


2018 BMW M3 CS pricing and specs
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2018 BMW M3 CS pricing and specs

Local details for the 2018 BMW M3 CS have been revealed, with the "most potent M3 ever built" to kick off at $179,900 before on-road costs when it goes on sale in June. Priced $33,000 dearer than the M3 Competition, the M3 CS gets an uprated version of the 'standard' car's 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight six, now making 338kW of power and 600Nm of torque – 7kW and 50Nm more than the Competition Pack...


BMW to significantly increase electric spending
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BMW to significantly increase electric spending

BMW has committed to boosting its spend on electric vehicle development this year, with board members revealing the planned investment in a press conference last month. Harald Kruger, chairman of the BMW Group board of management, used his time at the microphone to outline the brand's planned electric rollout. It'll start with the iX3, before expanding to include the iNext and i4...


2018 BMW M2 Competition leaked
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2018 BMW M2 Competition leaked

The BMW M2 Competition has been leaked online ahead of a likely reveal in the coming weeks, boasting more aggressive looks and a more powerful engine. Revealed on the BMW Australia site (presumably before its scheduled release), the M2 Competition looks to build upon the already-hardcore nature of the current 'regular' and 'Pure' trims...


Configurator Challenge: BMW M cars
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Configurator Challenge: BMW M cars

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our new configurator challenge, we’re going to let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we’re building BMW M cars of essentially every flavour...


2018 BMW M5 review
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2018 BMW M5 review

The all-new sixth-generation BMW M5 is the fastest M car ever built by the German skunkworks. And it's also, arguably, the greatest BMW ever.


2019 BMW X5 M spied
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2019 BMW X5 M spied

The next-generation BMW X5 M has been spied, showing off a mean stance and aggressive face under its camouflage. How do we know it's an M car? To start with, the bumper is home to some serious-looking air intakes down low, although BMW has tried to hide them behind zebra-coloured cladding. The car rides on sporty-looking alloy wheels, with big brake discs and blue calipers lurking behind them...


Access by BMW subscription service launches
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Access by BMW subscription service launches

BMW USA has taken the plunge on a subscription service, with the launch of Access by BMW in Nashville, Tennessee. The pilot program debuts today in the USA, driven by a group of dealers responsible for keeping, distributing and detailing the cars involved. Users order their car through an iOS or Android app. There will be two tiers available to users: Legend and M...


BMW i3 and i8 may not be renewed for second generation
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BMW i3 and i8 may not be renewed for second generation

BMW could kill its i3 and i8 electric cars after just one generation, according to new reports out of Europe. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News Europe, Stefan Jurascheck, head of electric powertrains for BMW AG, described the oddball pair as "unique". "These two were not [developed] as a family that we can expand in different [ways], or maybe five or 10 derivatives," Jurascheck said...


BMW X2: sDrive18i and xDrive20d join local range
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BMW X2: sDrive18i and xDrive20d join local range

BMW Australia has confirmed pricing and specifications for the X2 sDrive 18i and xDrive20d models, bringing the local line-up to three variants. Due by the middle of the year, the new variants follow the sDrive20i launch variant, which arrives in showrooms this month priced from $55,900 before on-road costs...


2018 Audi Q2 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic sport v BMW X1 xDrive25i comparison
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2018 Audi Q2 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic sport v BMW X1 xDrive25i comparison

It doesn't seem to matter which end of the income scale you might be sitting at, the world can't get enough of SUVs – big or small. The choice between make, model and variant is as difficult as ever, even in the premium compact segment.


BMW: Volume EV production not viable until 2020
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BMW: Volume EV production not viable until 2020

BMW's CEO has confirmed the company will not commit to volume production of electric vehicles (EV) until at least 2020, as he believes current technology isn't profitable enough. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News Europe, Harald Krueger, CEO for the BMW Group, said: "We wanted to wait for the fifth generation to be much more cost competitive...