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BMW i3 Review

last weekVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The BMW i3 has hallmarks of a game-changer, not just for the German company’s own brand but for the automotive landscape at large. We’ve seen electric and plug-in hybrid cars before, and indeed some of them are already in Australia, but delve in deeper and it is clear that this small city focused BMW is [...]

BMW i3 a niche car, but sufficient to make an impact on paltry EV sales in Australia

last weekVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The BMW i3 electric hatchback is not expected to sell in any great numbers early on, but it should still be enough to help out Australia’s paltry EV sales in 2015. Despite commanding a sizeable attention-share, sales of vehicles in the VFACTS electric car category have in fact gone backwards in 2014.  Only 205 such [...]

Hyundai Genesis : Korea’s E-Class rival launches from $60,000

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The Hyundai Genesis has arrived in Australia as the South Korean car maker’s most ambitious and most expensive model yet. Hyundai’s new luxury sedan is setting out to challenge the likes of the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class with a car that’s not only bigger but features a $60,000 plus on-road costs starting price [...]

Hyundai sets up public comparison test with 5 Series and E-Class

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Hyundai Australia is backing the credentials of its new Genesis luxury car by setting up public comparison tests involving rival German cars, the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The South Korean car maker has set up the back-to-back trials in Sydney and Melbourne as part of the November launch for its new large luxury [...]

BMW X5 M and X6 M revealed, due in Australia around May 2015

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The hardcore second-generation 2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M high-performance SUVs are set to storm into Australian showrooms around May 2015 after making their world premiere this morning.  Once again a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine sits beneath the bonnet of both, but this version has 423kW on tap between 6000 and 6500rpm, up four per [...]

BMW M4 Convertible :: 4.4sec twin-turbo drop-top lobs from $178,430

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The first-ever BMW M4 Convertible is now on sale in Australia priced from $178,430, representing a near $2000 price cut compared with the model it replaces. Taking its place atop the new BMW 4 Series range, the BMW M4 Convertible is priced $51,800 above the top-spec 435i Convertible and $12,000 above the M4 Coupe. Starting [...]

BMW M4 Convertible: Price And Features For Australia

Like buff runners pounding the beachside pavement in Summer, BMW’s fit new M4 performer has gone topless in time for the warmer months. The new M4 Convertible’s local launch follows its international unveiling in April, and the July arrival of its Coupe sibling. Show More Summary

BMW 2 Series Convertible Revealed, In Australia From Early 2015

BMW has unveiled its new 2 Series Convertible this week, which debuts as the third model line in the new even-numbered range. But while the new convertible’s debut follows that of the 2 Series Coupe and the 2 Series Active Tourer, it’s the former to which this new droptop is a true companion. Show More Summary

Luxury Sedan Comparison Final Round : Mercedes-Benz C-Class v BMW 3 Series v Volvo S60

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class was Australia’s favourite luxury car in 2013. Perhaps a more impressive fact, however, is that Stuttgart’s mid-sized model outsold every mainstream medium car except the Camry and Mazda 6. It’s fair, then, to call this a significant volume car – as is its decades-old arch enemy, the BMW 3 Series, which matched [...]

Australia Government Buys Bombproof BMW Fleet for G20 Summit

SYDNEY — The Australia Prime Minister has ordered a fleet of bombproof BMWs to protect leaders during the G20 summit this year. The $6.2 million fleet can withstand AK47 fire, attacks with explosive devices or armour-piercing weapons. See...Show More Summary

Porsche Macan v BMW X4: Comparison review

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

  Spending $100,000 on an SUV is becoming an increasingly common occurrence in Australia, but never before has there been so much choice, particularly if the ‘S’ in SUV means anything to you. Over the years the term SUV has been poorly diluted. Most modern ‘soft-roaders’ are not only allergic to dirt, but have as [...]

VIDEO: Lexus RCF Chief Engineer Outlines Development Goals

Lexus is inching closer to firing its new RC F coupe directly at BMW’s equally new (and rather impressive) M4 coupe. The RC F, along with its less bonkers RC sibling, is scheduled to hit Australia in the coming months - either late in 2014 or early next year, the carmaker says. Show More Summary

BMW 3 Series High-Line Special Editions announced: More standard equipment added as new C-Class arrives

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The BMW 3 Series High-Line Special Editions have arrived in Australia just weeks ahead of the all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class hitting showrooms. BMW Australia claims the new High-Line models offer “unrivalled standard specifications” across the 3 Series sedan and Touring wagon ranges, with the inclusion of any of the BMW Line packages (Sport, Modern or Luxury) [...]

2014 BMW 3 Series: High-Line Special Edition Hits Australia

BMW Australia has introduced a special High-Line feature to its 3 Series range, combining any of its ‘Line’ grades with the tech-loaded Innovations Package. Previously appearing with two-door versions of the 1 and 3 Series, the High-Line name returns just weeks ahead of a local debut for Mercedes’ new C-Class. Show More Summary

The Week That Was: Nissan Navara, Honda Jazz, BMW Active Tourer

TMR travelled to Thailand this week to drive the 2015 Nissan Navara, ahead of its arrival in Australia. The new utility will have a 3500kg tow rating when it arrives on local soil, while the big diesel V6 engine from the outgoing model won’t be coming with it. Show More Summary

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer: Price And Features For Australia

BMW has announced Australian pricing for its new 2 Series Active Tourer this week, with the ‘premium tall family hatch’ to start at $44,400 plus on-roads. The 2 Series Active Tourer (2AT) breaks new ground for BMW in more ways than one, with the new hatch representing BMW’s first attempt at a direct competitor for the Mercedes-Benz B-Class. Show More Summary

BMW Australia to become even more SUV-focused

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

BMW Australia says it is entirely possible that a day could soon come when it sells more SUVs from its growing X range — which will expand to at least six models including the new X7 seven-seater from 2017 — than lower-riding passenger cars.  Over the past four years the company has taken its SUV [...]

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer to be pricier but better-equipped than Mercedes B-Class

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer will launch in Australia later this year with a higher price of entry than its Mercedes-Benz B-Class arch rival, but the Bavarian brand’s local arm says it will more than even the ledger with a substantial list of standard equipment from entry level. While the company cannot yet reveal an [...]

Jaguar XF closing sales gap to BMW 5 Series

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The Jaguar XF continues to close the gap to the BMW 5 Series in the race to become the second-best selling medium-sized luxury vehicle in Australia. Year-to-date there have been 427 Jaguar XF models sold locally, just 21 fewer than BMW’s 5 Series and 94 units ahead of fourth-place Audi A6 – a big achievement considering [...]

Audi rules out R8 PHEV, will build E-Tron to order

The question of whether Audi will morph the next-gen R8 (pictured above, in testing) into a plug-in-hybrid challenger for the BMW i8 may have been answered. CarAdvice, in Australia, is claiming that any plans for a PHV 2016 R8 have been...Show More Summary

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