The newly revealed BMW X4 M40i performance SUV will not be joining the local line-up anytime soon, the carmaker’s Australian arm has confirmed. Unveiled in early October, the 265kW/465Nm M40i model is now the top model in the international X4 range. And, with a full-bottle X4M model not expected to join the range, M40i is […]
The range of Isuzu Ute models available in Australia expanded this week with the addition of three new 4x2 variants split across the D-Max ute and MU-X SUV ranges. D-Max picks up a 4x2 Space Cab High-Ride Ute, and 4x2 Crew Cab High-Ride Cab Chassis, both available in workhorse SX specification and coupled to a five-speed automatic only. Show More Summary
Bigger and bolder than before, the second-generation BMW X1 has been launched in Australia on the beautiful Coffs Coast. As well as getting to experience the all-new model on a drive around the region – read the full review here – we also had the opportunity to meet the car’s Australian designer, Calvin Luk. The design process for any car […]
A new high-end variant of BMW’s fastback X4 SUV has arrived in Australia, standing in as the interim performance flagship until the X4 M40i arrives. Wearing the xDrive35d nametag, the new model features a 3.0 litre turbo diesel engine that out-grunts the existing xDrive35i petrol version. Show More Summary
The BMW X4 xDrive35d is now on sale in Australia, priced from $89,900 plus on-road costs. The xDrive35d becomes the flagship in the five-model X4 line-up, sitting above the 20i, 20d, 30d and 35i variants. The BMW X4 xDrive35d boasts monstrous performance numbers. Under the bonnet sits a 230kW/630Nm 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo diesel, humbling the […]
BMW has announced pricing for its new luxury 7 Series ahead of its arrival in Australia next month. To step into one of the all-new sixth-generation sedans, buyers will need at least $217,500 in their back pocket, plus on-road costs....Show More Summary
The skinny: As far as large luxury sedans go, few have the enduring cachet of BMW's 5 Series in Australia. It might lag a little in sales behind the Mercedes Benz E Class, but its blend of handsome lines, potent performance, and generous interior space appeal to both private and hire car buyers alike. Show More Summary
Toyota’s HiLux-based Fortuner 4WD wagon arrived in Australia this week, offering a genuine off-roading alternative to the Kluger and Prado in the Toyota line-up. The three grades – GX, GXL and Crusade – start from $47,990 for the GX, the GXL $52,990, and Crusade $59,990. Show More Summary
M4 GTS and 3.0 CSL Hommage R concepts coming to Melbourne M4 GTS production car locked in for Australia Ferrari Dino to be celebrated in Melbourne The programme for Melbourne’s 2015 Motorclassica is growing, with news this week that BMW will showcase the recent M4 GTS and 3.0 CSL Hommage R concepts, while Ferrari will celebrate […]
BMW Australia is marking the 40th anniversary of the 3 Series with a limited-run of the exclusive BMW 340i 40 Year Edition. BMW will offer just 40 of the 340i 40 Year Edition vehicles in our market. Arriving in showrooms in the coming days, the limited edition cars will cost $97,900 plus on-road costs, positioning […]
The boss of BMW Australia believes there is “good opportunity” for high-performance Alpina vehicles to achieve sales success in Australia. Alpina is technically an independent German vehicle manufacturer, despite the fact its cars are based on BMW vehicles, and sold and serviced through BMW dealerships. Last month Alpina sales and marketing assistant director Daniela Schmid […]
The boss of BMW Australia says he isn’t concerned about chasing down the rampant sales success that is the Mercedes-Benz C-Class with the updated 3 Series, insisting the brand is focused on its entire product portfolio rather than one segment. Over the past 12 months the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has established itself as the dominant player […]
One of Toyota’s Mirai hydrogen-powered sedans has arrived in Australia as it embarks on a promotional tour of the country. Toyota wants to get the local conversation on hydrogen started, and local boss Dave Buttner told TMR that politicians and regulators are in the carmaker’s sights. Show More Summary
Although not yet a part of the global 3 Series range, BMW Australia is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new plug-in hybrid 330e as a green-leader for the model. Speaking with TMR at the Australian launch of the updated 3 Series, BMW Australia’s head of product planning, Shawn Ticehurst, discussed the new variant’s chances in this market. Show More Summary
This week BMW launches its updated 3 Series range, launching with a range of new four and six-cylinder engines, to be joined by a new three-cylinder that revives the 318i badge and takes the place of the previous 316i The 328i and 335i...Show More Summary
BMW Australia has refreshed its 2 Series two-door line-up by adding more standard kit and dropping the price of entry to well under the $50k mark. The base model 220i Coupe has been marked down by $2100 to rest at $48,900 before on-road costs. Show More Summary
BMW has detailed pricing and specifications for its all-new X1 SUV ahead of its arrival in Australia next month. Revealed in June, the 2016 X1 marks the first SUV model for the German carmaker to be perched upon a front-wheel-drive platform, and the first BMW SUV to be powered by three-cylinder engines. Show More Summary
The idea of a next-generation BMW M1 designed in partnership with McLaren is the kind of project enthusiast dreams are made of. And for now, it will remain a dream. Australia's Motoring is reporting that when asked about the possibility of such a venture, BMW M CEO Frank van Meel stated “It would make no sense for us to put a car above the...
Jason Day first hit balls at age 6 with a 3-wood that his father, Alvin, recovered from a trash heap in Australia. He was breaking par six years later, and at 20 he proclaimed: "My goal is to be the No. 1 golfer in the world."
Factbox on Australian Jason Day, who became golf's new world number one after winning the BMW Championship on Sunday.