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BMW 530d is the new NSW Police Highway Patrol car

Following last year’s partnership with Victoria Police, BMW Australia has further extended its relationship with Australian law enforcement agencies with the supply of authority specification BMW 530ds to the New South Wales Police Force. The 5 Series sedans will be supplied in a specific Police specification and will come fitted as standard …

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Pure-electric BMW iNEXT due in 2021 to be ‘i’ brand flagship

BMW has released a teaser image of its upcoming i-brand flagship ahead of the concept’s debut later this year. Called the BMW iNEXT, the pure-electric SUV will become the halo model of BMW’s i sub-brand of zero-emission vehicles when it enters production in 2021. Said to incorporate all major strategic …

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Hardcore 430kW BMW M5 Competition confirmed for Australia

BMW has announced its hardcore M5 Competition will arrive in Australia in the second half of 2018, following the success of the M5 which went on sale recently. “Within weeks of revealing the BMW M5, we sold out our initial allocation of 50 units,” said BMW Group Australia CEO, Marc …

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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer updated for 2018

BMW has announced local pricing and specification for the updated 2 Series Active Tourer. The refreshed 2 Series Active Tourer is available from launch in 220i Luxury Line form, featuring redesigned exterior and interior designs as well as an updated drivetrain and standard specification priced from $49,500 plus on-road costs. The …

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BMW Concept iX3 previews all-electric X3-based SUV

BMW is pushing ahead with its electrification strategy with the unveiling of the Concept iX3 at Auto China 2018 show in Beijing. The latest member of BMW’s i brand of electric vehicles, the iX3 is the company’s first all-electric SUV concept that promises functionality and comfort without compromises. Served as a preview …

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BMW showcases next-gen Digital Instrumentation Display

There’s no doubt the new BMW M2 Competition is the current hot topic for fans of the Bavarian brand, but at the company’s ongoing 2018 Digital Day exhibition in Munich, a new fully digital instrumentation has been unveiled. The so-called Operating System 7.0 is BMW’s answer to Audi’s virtual cockpit …

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Heart transplant: BMW M2 Competition gets M4’s twin-turbo six

In adopting the familiar Competition strategy seen in the current M3 and M4, BMW has launched the M2 Competition today, a focused model that adds to the standard M2’s overall performance, including adoption of the M3/M4’s engine and specifically enhanced dynamic characteristics. Powered by the same twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six as …

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BMW M3 CS price and specification announced

The new BMW M3 CS has arrived in Australia as the most potent and performance focused model of the M3 range priced from $179,900 plus on-road costs. Powering the M3 CS is an uprated twin-turbo 3.0-litre straight six engine with output increased to 460 hp (343 kW), 12 kW more than the …

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BMW M2 Competition leaked, to get M4 engine

Here’s a solid proof that the BMW M2 Competition is all but official. Leaked on BMW Blog Slovenia today ahead of its official debut at the Beijing Motor Show later this month, the M2 Competition is the long-rumored M4-engined M2. Yes, that’s right, the M2 will get the same twin-turbo …

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2018 BMW 1 Series 125i Review

The BMW 1 Series is a strange proposition in the market place. At the premium space it competes against the Audi A3, Mercedes-Benz A-Class and Lexus CT. Closer to the mainstream end its pricing of circa $40-50k puts it right among hot hatches like the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Peugeot 308 …

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BMW previews M8 Gran Coupe – arriving 2019

BMW has unveiled the Concept M8 Gran Coupe which is described as a new facet of luxury for the BMW brand – ultra-sporty, extrovert and polarising. Essentially previewing a four-door version of the upcoming 8 Series flagship, the Concept M8 Gran Coupe shows off BMW’s new design language headlined by …

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Would you like BMW to build this luxury ute?

With the Mercedes-Benz X-Class getting seriously warm reception all over the world, BMW Australia is reportedly pleading with its headquarters in Germany to produce a rival. Speaking to CarAdvice recently, BMW Australia boss, Marc Werner said the luxury car maker simply cannot ignore the demand for utes, or pickup trucks, …

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Most powerful BMW X3 unveiled – 289kW Alpina XD3

BMW’s high-performance partner, Alpina has unveiled their take on the new BMW X3, the 2018 Alpina XD3. Scheduled to bow in at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the Alpina XD3 is likely to be the sportiest iteration of the new X3 until BMW unleashes its upcoming X3 M. Featuring …

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