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All-new 2018 BMW X4: Lighter, Faster and Roomier

With 200,000 units sold since its launch in 2014, the BMW X4 is screaming for a successor and here it is, the all-new second generation X4. The BMW X3-based mid-size SUV coupe has been completely redesigned for 2018, just four years into the lifecycle of its predecessor. Like the larger …

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BMW 8 Series undergoes dynamic testing as it inches closer to production

BMW has given us a glimpse of a close-to-production 8 Series prototype which is currently undergoing intensive dynamic testing on a high-speed proving ground in Aprilia, Italy. Clad in heavy camouflage, the prototype shows typical sports car proportions with dynamically stretched lines and a flat silhouette. The front of the …

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2018 BMW X2 pricing and specifications announced

BMW has announced the pricing and specification of its latest X2 SUV. Dubbed a Sports Activity Coupe or SAC, the X2 is set to arrive in Australia from March 2018 priced from $55,900 plus on-road costs. Offered solely in front-wheel drive sDrive20i form, the X1-based X2 is the latest coupe-style …

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BMW M5 sets new World Record for longest drift [video]

The new BMW M5 has set a new world record for the longest drift. Driving Instructor Johan Schwartz performed a sustained drift at the BMW Performance Center in Greer, South Carolina, in the twin turbo V8 M5, covering exactly 232.5 miles (374.2 kilometres) on a so- called skid pad, setting …

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BMW M2 dropped on H&R springs

The BMW M2 is the performance hero of the 2 Series coupe range. It comes packing a six-cylinder inline turbocharged petrol engine developing 272kW of power at 6,500rpm, backed by 465Nm of torque, which is available from 1,400-5,650rpm. An in-built overboost function further swells torque to 500Nm from 1,450-4,750rpm. Already equipped with …

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First glimpse: BMW teases X7 flagship SUV

The first pre-production BMW X7 models have rolled off the company’s Spartanburg plant in the U.S., signaling the imminent arrival of the X model flagship at the end of 2018. The pre-production cars will be handed over to the development department specialists where they will be used for various testing …

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Rear-drive BMW X3 sDrive20i joins range as new entry level model

The BMW X3 range has gained a new entry-level model in the form of the X3 sDrive20i. Slotting in beneath the xDrive20d variant, the X3 sDrive20i is the range’s first ever rear-wheel drive offering, bringing the entry-point to BMW’s mid-size SUV range to a sharp $65,900 plus on-road costs. “We have …

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BMW expands X1 line-up with new sDrive18i priced from $45,900

BMW Australia’s best-selling X1 compact SUV range has been expanded to include a new sDrive18i entry-level variant. Priced from $45,900 plus on-road costs, the BMW X1 sDrive18i brings several ‘firsts’ to the renowned X1 range. “The BMW X1 has been a mainstay of our product lineup for several years now,” said …

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BMW revises pricing for M4 CS flagship to under $190k

BMW Australia has revised the pricing for its range-topping BMW M4 CS flagship. Originally priced at $211,610 plus on-roads, the revised pricing now drops to $189,900 plus on-roads and is applicable to both new customers and those who have pre-ordered the car. ‘We have been working hard behind the scenes …

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2018 BMW M5 pricing and specification announced

BMW has announced the pricing and specification of the sixth-generation 2018 BMW M5, which arrives in Australian showrooms from the second quarter of next year. The first 50 units will be designated the “Launch Edition” (blue car) and priced at $199,900 plus on-road costs. It comes equipped with semi-autonomous Driving …

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Limited Edition BMW M3 CS launched as the most potent M3

BMW M GmbH is presenting another exclusive, limited-run special-edition model in the shape of the new BMW M3 CS which will arrive in 2018 as the most potent and performance focused model of the M3 range. Powering the M3 CS is an updated twin-turbo 3.0-litre straight six engine with output …

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BMW X2 goes official, arriving Q1 2018

BMW has officially unveiled the all-new X2, which will go on sale in March 2018. The latest member of BMW’s ever expanding X family of crossovers slots above the X1 to appeal to buyers who want a sportier alternative to the compact SUV. Like the X4 is to the X3, …

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BMW 6 Series GT pricing and specification confirmed

Pricing and specification of the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo have been confirmed for the Australian market. Available in dealerships from November, 2017, the first ever 6 Series GT will replace the 5 Series GT with a two tier line-up, starting from $123,500 for the 630i GT and $148,900 for the 640i …

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BMW 5 Series sedan is the new Victoria Police Highway Patrol car

The sight of a BMW police vehicle on Australian roads will become a common scene in the not too distance future, as BMW Australia has today announced that it will supply up to 80 BMW 5 Series sedans to the Victorian Police Highway Patrol force by the end of 2018. Replacing the …

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