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Porsche Macan v BMW X4: Comparison review

4 days 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

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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 weeks 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

last monthVehicles / 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

BMW X1 Review : sDrive20i

last monthVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

BMW’s X-badged SUV range now comprises five vehicles, and the BMW X1 remains the smallest. The X1 is the only BMW SUV to remain in first-generation form, having made its debut in 2009 (2010 in Australia). The latest update is a mild one, with some price/value tweaks further up the range plus the eight-speed auto [...]

The Week That Was: BMW M3 And M4, Ford Focus, Skoda Superb

BMW’s new M3 and M4 performers are now available in Australia, powered by a twin-turbo 3.0 litre inline six-cylinder engine. The ‘six’ replaces the outgoing 4.0 litre V8, lifting power and torque to 317kW and 550Nm while aiding a 0-100km/h time of 4.1 seconds. Show More Summary

Lexus focused on sustained growth, not beating Germans

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Lexus is targeting up to 10 per cent annual sales growth in Australia over the next five to 10 years, stating it’s not concerned where that places it in relation to its German luxury car rivals. Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz continue to prove elusive for Lexus locally, and each of the Teutonic triumvirate has recorded [...]

Lexus Australia lobbying for more F performance models

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Lexus Australia is pushing for more models wearing the Japanese brand’s high-performance F badge, with an emphasis on sedans and SUVs. The BMW M3-rivalling IS F released in late 2007 continues to be the only model Lexus has given the F performance badge, which is derived from the Fuji Speedway circuit in Japan. An F [...]

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer: Company adamant there’s space for new MPV despite segment sales slump

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The all-new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is set to go on sale in Australia in November, but it appears the company may be facing an uphill battle to sell it to potential buyers in an SUV-crazed market. The new 2 Series Active Tourer is best considered as a small MPV – a category of vehicle that has never [...]

BMW i8 laser headlights still awaiting approval for Australia

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The groundbreaking laser headlights that will are touted to be available on the BMW i8 are still awaiting regulatory approval for Australian sale. BMW Australia director of finance Peter Buchauer told CarAdvice at this week’s launch of the BMW M3 and M4 performance models in New Zealand that the new headlight technology is still not locked [...]

The Week That Was: BMW 4 Series Grand Coupe, Nissan Qashqai, BMW i8

The 2014 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is now available in Australia, joining the Coupe and Convertible models in the 4 Series range. Three petrol-powered variants are accompanied by the 420d diesel option, with prices starting from a neat $70,000 plus on-roads for the 420i. Show More Summary

BMW engine recall : more than 2900 vehicles across eight model lines affected

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

BMW Australia is recalling more than 2900 vehicles across eight of its model ranges due to an issue related to three of its turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engines. The fault stems from a lose connection on the housing of the Valvetronic variable valve timing unit on turbocharged 2.5- and 3.0-litre N51, N52 and N55 engines. It [...]

BMW Connected-Drive Review

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

BMW is rolling out its innovative ConnectedDrive in-car services system across its range from March and April production, meaning the first versions are now in Australia. Essentially, the idea according to BMW is that this technology will make drivers more efficient and, crucially, more mobile. BMW ConnectedDrive is based around and powered by a fully [...]

BMW i8 priced at $299,000, here in March 2015

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The BMW i8 will cost $299,000 when it arrives in Australian showrooms in March 2015. BMW Australia today confirmed pricing and specification details of the plug-in hybrid sports car, which will become the halo model in the new BMW i range that launches in November with the city-sized i3. BMW Australia says it has ticked [...]

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