The new generation BMW X5 will be released|
in Australia during the fourth quarter 2013.
NEWS INDEX: BMW
BMW's 3rd-generation X5
6th June, 2013
The third-generation X5 will see BMW improve the design,
interior spaciousness, luxury, versatility, driving pleasure, efficiency and innovative equipment features
of their largest SUV .....
BMW Z4 update coming
21st April, 2013
Z4 represents a time-honoured and yet alluringly
contemporary interpretation of the traditional roadster concept. New exterior features, detailed interior
refinements, the new Design Pure Traction equipment package, the new entry-level sDrive18i model and the
latest additions to the range of BMW ConnectedDrive features all provide fresh impetus .....
BMW announce M6 Gran Coupe price
16th April, 2013
This powerplant develops 412 kW of power and 680 Nm of torque to
give the BMW M6 Gran Coupé its performance characteristics, propelling it from 0 – 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds .....
BMW X4 Concept confirms production X4 in 2014
8th April, 2013
With the Concept X4, BMW previews the future of the BMW X range.
It takes no more than a glance to see how the qualities of a BMW X model can blend with the genes of a BMW Coupe.
The new 4-door concept from BMW is poised to continue the story of the BMW X6 but in a different vehicle class .....
BMW entry level 316i for $50,900*
3rd April, 2013
According to Phil Horton, BMW Australia Group’s managing
director, the new 316i sedan will be the most affordable automatic 3 Series sedan for almost 15 years .....
BMW 3-Series Touring released locally
31st March, 2013
Nearly all interior dimensions have grown in the new BMW 3 Series
Touring. Compared to its predecessor, the new model offers more cabin space and a larger cargo area whilst rear
passengers will appreciate the additional rear legroom and improved access .....
BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé gains 640d variant
31st March, 2013
The 3-litre all-aluminium engine has a maximum power output of
230 kW and delivers its maximum torque of 630 Nm from as low as 1,500 rpm. This power translates to a 0-100
km/h sprint time of 5.4 seconds .....
BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo on the horizon
7th February, 2013
BMW's new 3 Series Gran Turismo provides a new concept adding to the
variety of choices available in the 3 Series line-up. The third body variant in the current model line-up combines
the Sedan’s sporting 'genes' with the versatility of the Touring .....
BMW's new 7-Series
23rd January, 2013
The upgraded flagship 7 Series range improves BMW's standing
in the large luxury sector with a host of additional luxury and safety features, more powerful and efficient
drivetrains, and advanced dynamic and comfort technologies .....
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BMW M6 Gran Coupe revealed
17th December, 2012
The high-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology and 412
kW propels the BMW M6 Gran Coupe from 0 – 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds .....
BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe
6th December, 2012
BMW has given the new model its own individual character and a
standalone design – and, in so doing, has turned “4” into segment shorthand for competitive aesthetic and dynamic
BMW 3-Series wagon set for February release
19th November, 2012
Nearly all dimensions have grown in the new 3 Series Touring,
compared to its predecessor. It offers more cabin space and a larger cargo area whilst rear passengers will
appreciate the additional rear legroom and improved access .....
BMW's new M6 arrives locally
9th November, 2012
“The ballistic acceleration and enthralling dynamics
of the M6 are straight out of the M textbook yet the technology at work in these cars is truly
New top of line for BMW 1-Series
3rd September, 2012
BMW Australia has confirmed the pricing and specification for
the latest addition to the BMW M Performance Automobile range, the M135i 5-door hatch .....
BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo updated
31st July, 2012
The updated BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo is headlined by a new entry
model, the 520d priced from $89,900*, and increased power for the 530d .....
BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe release imminent
6th July, 2012
Once again BMW is advancing into a new vehicle segment with the
introduction of the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe. Following the convertible and the Coupe in the BMW 6 Series, this new
exclusive model is the true embodiment of aesthetics, sportiness, comfort and luxury in perfect form .....
BMW M6 here in October
2nd July, 2012
The unmistakable M performance characteristics of the
4.4-litre powerplant are defined by its lightning-quick responses and forceful, linear power delivery
maintained into the higher reaches of the rev range .....
BMW and Toyota collaboration
29th June, 2012
The collaboration between BMW and Toyota will see numerous
advantages for both companies. For enthusiasts, the new deal will see a jointly developed sports car in
several years .....
BMW X6 updated
29th June, 2012
Design enhancements, innovative equipment upgrades and a new
range-topping M Performance model define the Life-Cycle Impulse of the BMW X6, the German-brand's take of an
SUV with Coupé-like styling .....
BMW 3-Series Touring here in Q4
3rd June, 2012
The new edition of the BMW 3 Series Touring makes its mark in the
premium estate segment with its hallmark BMW dynamic prowess, enhanced practicality and versatility .....
BMW X3 boosted by another engine choice
15th May, 2012
The X3, now boasts an entirely turbo-charged engine
line-up with the arrival of the latest iteration of BMW’s new four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo two-litre
petrol engine in the X3 xDrive 28i .....
Revisions for BMW 3-Series convertible and coupe
15th March, 2012
BMW Australia has announced a host of changes to the 3 Series Coupé
and Convertible models, which include enhanced specification and pricing revisions from March production .....
BMW's new 3-Series sedan released
4th March, 2012
The new lighter, larger 3 Series Sedan offers a new
design aesthetic, an all TwinPower Turbo line-up of petrol and diesel engines, improved driving dynamics
and a vast array of technology at lower prices than its predecessor .....
BMW X6 update
19th February, 2012
Whilst still possessing a unique combination of dynamics
and versatility, an updated BMW X6 will debut at next month's Geneva Motor Show ahead of its mid-2012
European release .....
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BMW 3 Series sedan prices announced
22nd December, 2011
BMW's new 6th generation 3 Series sedan will offer good value
when it goes on sale locally in February 2012 with increased luxury features, fuel-efficient TwinPower Turbo
engines, more advanced technology and lower prices than the outgoing model .....
BMW's 4-door 6-Series
11th December, 2011
The presentation of the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe sees BMW follow
Mercedes-Benz and Audi into the larger premium 4-door 'coupe' market segment. The third body style in the BMW 6
Series line-up follows the Convertible and Coupe, and is the first four-door Coupe in BMW's history .....
BMW's new 1-Series released
4th December, 2011
Pricing for the new, second-generation 1 Series hatch
will start from $36,900* for the 116i model, offering Australian customers a more than 5 per cent
reduction in the entry price-point to the BMW badge .....
BMW X5 Performance Edition
16th November, 2011
Priced from $99,900* drive away for the X5 xDrive 30d, just 200 examples
of the BMW X5 Performance Edition will be available to customers in Australia .....
BMW expand X3 line-up
3rd November, 2011
The new two-litre petrol model drops the entry point to
the X3 range to $59,200* and is the fourth engine variant to join the BMW X3 line-up .....
BMW's new 3-Series revealed
17th October, 2011
The new BMW 3 Series sedan is a car of contradictions: larger
and more spacious than the model it replaces, but lighter; quicker in many cases, but more fuel-efficient; and
more nimble and agile while even safer .....
BMW Z4 update
6th September, 2011
For the new Z4 sDrive20i, a turbo-charged four-cylinder
engine replaces the previous naturally-aspirated six-cylinder engine in the Z4 sDrive23i .....
BMW 1-Series M Coupe released
4th September, 2011
Based on BMW's 1 Series Coupe, the BMW M car gains a wider
stance, with trademark BMW M design motifs such as M side 'gills', quad exhausts, and sculpted, flared wheel
BMW 1-Series coupe and convertible updated
31st August, 2011
The 'mid-life' update of the BMW 1 Series Coupé and Convertible
range offers fresh design enhancements, stylish interior options, new technologies and improved efficiency .....
BMW i3, i8 concepts
12th August, 2011
These concept vehicles provide a glimpse of the first electrically
powered production cars from the new BMW i sub-brand, due to be launched as the BMW i3 in 2013 and the BMW i8 in 2014 .....
New BMW X3 arrives
29th July, 2011
Topping the all-new X3 engine portfolio, BMW’s six-cylinder
diesel arrives in showrooms ready to entice buyers with a wide-ranging list of standard features .....
BMW X6 xDrive30d added to line-up
26th July, 2011
Priced at $109,900* the BMW X6 xDrive30d becomes the new entry
model to the X6 range .....
BMW 328 Hommage
25th May, 2011
"With the BMW 328 Hommage, we wish to pay homage to the passion and
inventiveness of the 'fathers' of the BMW 328", explains Karl Bäumer .....
BMW fool hundreds with April Fool's Day joke
30th April, 2011
Within days of the advertisements appearing BMW had received e-mails and
had taken calls from folks who didn't recognise that Ms Yorlegg was also a code for "pulling your leg"! .....
BMW 3-Series price reduction
12th April, 2011
With the local introduction of the new
drawing near, BMW Australia has announced sharpened pricing for its 3 Series model range .....
BMW M5 Concept for Shanghai
6th April, 2011
Twenty six years ago, BMW presented their first large sedan with
the motor racing qualities of a high-performance sports car, laying the foundation stone for the brand to compete
in an expanding vehicle category .....
BMW 6-Series Convertible prices announced
5th April, 2011
Pricing starts at $194,300* for the 640i six-cylinder in-line
TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and $248,300* for the 650i V8 TwinPower Turbo petrol engine .....
BMW's April Fools Day Joke
3rd April, 2011
Next Car's Editor, Stephen Walker, says BMW in the UK has 'form'
when it comes to stunts on April Fool's Day .....
See a copy of the BMW advertisement
BMW X6 range to expand
29th March, 2011
Priced at $109,900* the BMW X6 xDrive becomes the new
entry model to the X6 range, broadening the appeal of BMW’s big coupe-like SUV line-up .....
BMW expand 1-Series coupe line-up
24th March, 2011
The BMW 120i Coupé, powered by a 115 kW four-cylinder engine
with double VANOS and Valvetronic technology, will arrive locally in May, and joins the 123d, 125i and 135i M
Sport in the 1 Series Coupé line-up .....
BMW 6-Series Coupe due in 2012
14th March, 2011
Captivating aesthetics, top-class performance, an
exclusive interior and innovative equipment features give the third-generation BMW 6 Series Coupé “dream
car” credentials .....
2011 BMW X3 released
13th March, 2011
The all-new, slightly larger BMW X3 has now arrived on
Australian shores. This, the-second generation X3, is the successor to BMW's mid-sized SUV which sold more
than 610,000 units worldwide since its launch in 2004 .....
BMW Vision ConnectedDrive Concept
2nd March, 2011
The BMW Vision ConnectedDrive Concept demonstrates current and future methods
of mobile networking in a focused way. The design and technology of this roadster are aimed at making the vehicle an integral
part of a networked world .....
BMW 1-Series M Coupe here in June
4th February, 2011
The BMW 1 Series M Coupé features an in-line 6 cylinder
engine boasting two exhaust turbo chargers of identical size. Based on BMW’s multi award-winning
three-litre engine, this BMW M power plant sees an increase in engine output to 250 kW. There is 450 Nm of
torque available from 1,500 rpm .....
M Sport package for BMW X1
3rd February, 2011
The X1 M Sport package features exterior and interior
enhancements combined with upgraded suspension and chassis components which emphasise the driving
characteristics of this compact SUV .....
BMW 5-Series Touring released
25th January, 2011
Combining the comfort, versatility and practicality of a
station wagon with the driving dynamics, performance and efficiency of BMW's 5 Series Sedan, the new BMW 5
Series Touring offers an intelligent alternative for versatile, luxurious transportation .....
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New BMW X3 here in March
30th December, 2010
Two engine variants will be available in Australia from
launch in March 2011. The entry-level price point for the new, second generation BMW X3 Sports Utility
Vehicle (SUV) will remain $62,200* for the BMW X3 xDrive20d .....
BMW 6-Series convertible update
21st November, 2010
A sweeping bonnet, set-back passenger compartment, long
wheelbase and flat waistline embody the hallmark proportions of a BMW convertible. The new BMW 6 Series
Convertible combines these features with a classic soft-top roof in customary “fin” design .....
BMW confirms plug-in hybrid sports car
7th November, 2010
By developing a sports car based on the BMW Vision
EfficientDynamics concept study for serial production, the Munich-based car manufacturer seeks to lift their
position as a 'player' in the production of sporty vehicles .....
Germany's new Megacity EV by BMW
7th November, 2010
The BMW Group is expanding its plant in Leipzig to make it the
first location in Germany equipped to handle the large-scale production of zero-emission electric cars .....
BMW X1 range broadens
21st October, 2010
Two new petrol power plants, and the option of BMW sDrive
(rear-wheel drive) will add a broader choice to BMW’s new SUV, the BMW X1 .....
Saab to take BMW engines
30th September, 2010
Overnight, Saab Automobile and BMW announced an agreement
for the supply of engines to be used in the next-generation Saab vehicles. Under the purchase, supply and
development agreement, BMW will supply Saab with 4-cylinder 1.6 litre turbocharged petrol engines from 2012 .....
BMW's new coupe
19th September, 2010
Sports driving pleasure and exclusivity in a premium-class 2+2
seater are redefined in the BMW Concept 6 Series Coupé. This concept study, to be unveiled for the first time next
month at the 2010 Paris Motor Show .....
Limited production BMW M3 for Australia
5th September, 2010
BMW Group Australia has announced the introduction of a
limited-edition BMW M3 Coupé and Sedan, designed specifically for the Australian market and aimed at the
brand’s most sports-oriented driving enthusiasts .....
M Sport Package now available on BMW 5 Series
26th August, 2010
Developed by BMW M GmbH, the package comprises components
that have been specifically adapted to match the suspension, aerodynamics, and exterior and interior
design of the BMW 5 Series range .....
BMW Z4 sDrive35is arrives
20th August, 2010
The BMW Z4 sDrive35is features a modified straight-six,
Twin Turbo engine, coupled with BMW’s seven speed automatic transmission with double clutch operation. A
unique M Sports Package including adaptive M Suspension, completes the high performance offering .....
New BMW X3 for 2011
19th July, 2010
The design of the new BMW X3 combines the typical BMW X
'character' with a dynamically stretched silhouette .....
Updated BMW X5 released
11th July, 2010
This 'mid-life' update sees three new nameplates enter the
X5 range, the X5 xDrive35i, the X5 xDrive40d and the range-topping X5 xDrive50i. All engine variants offer
an increase in power over the models they replace as well as improvements in fuel economy .....
BMW at Goodwood's Festival of Speed
20th June, 2010
BMW is a long time sponsor of the Festival of Speed and for
the 2010 event the Bavarian manufacturer will roll out not only some cars and motorcycles from its heritage
but also a selection of the hottest current cars and its latest Art Car .....
Updated BMW X5 due in 4 weeks
2nd June, 2010
The BMW X5 will receive new engine variants, new driver
assistance systems, increased standard specification and cosmetic changes .....
BMW M3 GTS
1st June, 2010
The most powerful version of the M3 Coupe, the BMW M3 GTS,
features a 331 kW engine that may offer ideal preconditions for use at club sport events, while still being
BMW's new 3 Series Coupe and Convertible
30th May, 2010
With its redesigned styling, more powerful and efficient engines
and extended list of standard equipment highlighted by the new 335i M Sport model, the new BMW 3 Series Coupe and
Convertible is set to challenge the successful Audi A5/S5, the stylish Peugeot 407 coupe and the highly respected
Saab 9-3 convertible .....
New BMW 5 Series release due next week
26th May, 2010
A stylish and sporting executive sedan, the new BMW 5
Series sedan combines the trademark BMW design characteristics of wide kidney grille, chiselled bonnet
and 'muscular' rear-end with sleek elegant lines and a coupe-like roofline in proportion to provide an
agile aesthetic .....
BMW releases new version of Z4
25th May, 2010
The BMW Z4 sDrive35is features a modified straight-six
twin turbo engine with high precision injection technology with an output of 250 kW. Accelerating from
standstill to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds .....
BMW 328 Touring Coupe replica wins the 2010 Mille Miglia
24th May, 2010
Seventy years after its victory in the 1940 Mille Miglia, a BMW
328 Mille Miglia Touring Coupé replica has emerged as the winner of this tradition-steeped Italian motoring
Back to the Future – the BMW 328 Kamm Coupé
30th April, 2010
The BMW 328 Kamm Coupe, named after the German aerodynamics
pioneer Wunibald Kamm, disappeared without trace back in 1953. But now – 70 years after BMW’s famous Mille
Miglia victory – BMW Classic has made a copy of this legendary racing car .....
BMW Concept Gran Coupé
26th April, 2010
The concept shows the classic features of all BMW coupes: the long wheelbase,
the vaulted bonnet with forward-pointing lines, the set-back 'greenhouse', the flat silhouette, the coupe-style roof line and
the short front overhang reflect the dynamic potential of the vehicle .....
Munich tours in a BMW classic
23rd April, 2010
In Europe, spring is in the air and the BMW Museum has come up
with a special treat for the new classic car season: as of April, visitors to the BMW Museum can book a
three-hour tour that takes in the BMW facilities as well as some Munich sights .....
BMW 5 Series LWB for China
22nd April, 2010
Developed and built exclusively for the Chinese car market, this
exclusive sedan sets new standards in aesthetics, driving pleasure and comfort in the premium business sedan
BMW announces new 5 Series Sedan prices
20th April, 2010
The sixth generation BMW 5 Series Sedan goes on sale
through Australian dealerships on 3rd June 2010 launching with a three-model range featuring the 550i,
535i and 528i, with the 520d due to arrive in September 2010 .....
BMW X1 release imminent
1st April, 2010
BMW is competing with Audi in a new market segment with
this month's introduction of the X1 .....
BMW adjusts 3 Series line-up
17th March, 2010
BMW has announced revisions to the 3 Series sedan and
BMW X1 here next month
16th March, 2010
BMW’s versatile X1 will join the Bavarian luxury brand’s
line-up in Australia with a starting price of $43,500* .....
New BMW 5 Series Touring
15th March, 2010
The 4th generation of the BMW 5 Series Touring stands out with
powerful design aesthetics, premium-level functionality and typical BMW driving dynamics combined with modern
day efficiency .....
Aston Martin V8 Vantage
see our road test ...
BMW Group to Build Electric Vehicle
28th February, 2010
With this new car, the BMW Group will be providing an
innovative solution for sustainable mobility in urban environments. It is being developed as part of project
i and is due to reach the market in the first half of the next decade under a sub-brand of BMW .....
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo arrives
19th February, 2010
Stylish and elegant in design, this unique four or five-seater is
emphasised by the coupé-like roofline, long bonnet, generous wheelbase and two-piece tailgate .....
BMW 3 series facelift
19th January, 2010
BMW have announced a raft of changes to the 3 series,
expected to arrive in Australia later in 2010 .....
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BMW reveals the new M3 GTS
8th November, 2009
The new M3 GTS will deliver more performance for those in
need with race inspired modifications .....
BMW announce prices for new Ms
5th October, 2009
The X5 M will be priced from $172,900* when it arrives in
Australia after Christmas .....
BMW update the 6 Series
22nd September, 2009
BMW is introducing a sportier edge, as well as improved
fuel consumption, for its new 6 Series Sport Coupé and Convertible, which arrive on Australian shores in
BMW 760Li arrives in December
8th September, 2009
The German brand’s new flagship replaces the M6 Convertible
as its most expensive model and is the first BMW to feature an eight-speed automatic transmission .....
Sublime BMW Six-Cylinder Power Tempts Luxury Buyers
7th September, 2009
Renowned for its smoothness, refinement and efficiency, the
straight-six BMW 323i sedan will tempt luxury buyers with a starting price of $58,300. Previously, this BMW model
was priced from $63,200 .....
BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept Unveiled
2nd September, 2009
BMW has unveiled a high-performance concept study with ActiveHybrid
technology visualising the dynamic performance typical of a BMW against the backdrop of future demands in sustained
BMW increase 3 Series diesel line-up
26th August, 2009
BMW is set to expand its diesel range even further, introducing
the first ever diesel powered 3 Series Coupe, Convertible and Touring to the Australian market .....
BMW to revise 1 Series diesel models
23rd August, 2009
Each new model will be equipped the latest in fuel saving
technology, including Auto Start/Stop Function, Optimum Shift Indicator, Electric Power Steering and Brake
Energy Regeneration .....
BMW's new ActiveHybrid 7
14th August, 2009
Based on the BMW 7 Series, this unique car will compete with the
already established Lexus LS 600hL hybrid luxury car .....
BMW: 80 years of car production
9th August, 2009
Guests invited to BMW’s new showroom in the middle of Berlin in
July 1929 were able to admire a small car bearing the model designation 3/15 PS DA 2, with the two last letters
standing for “Deutsche Ausführung” .....
M Package now available for BMW 7 Series
29th July, 2009
Now the BMW 7 Series may be further accentuated with the
addition of the BMW M Sports Package providing both interior and exterior highlights and a truly unique look .....
BMW upgrades 5 Series
23rd July, 2009
For the first time all 5 Series vehicles will be
equipped, as standard, with Head-up Display, Professional Navigation with 8.8 inch monitor, TV and Voice
BMW X5 to gain an M in '10
21st July, 2009
The BMW X5 M accelerates from 0-100 km/h in a scintillating
4.7 seconds. Top speed is limited to 250 km/h or 275 km/h with the optional M Driver’s Package .....
BMW 330d Arrives
17th July, 2009
BMW’s first ever six-cylinder diesel 3 Series arrives in
showrooms ready to entice buyers with a wide-ranging list of standard features .....
BMW's 4.5l/100km miser coming to Australia
7th July, 2009
The BMW 118d, which consumes just 4.5 litres per 100
kilometres, will arrive in the final quarter of this year. Carbon dioxide emissions are a very low 119
grammes per kilometre .....
BMW X1 Set For 2010 Arrival
2nd July, 2009
Appealing to significantly younger urban customers, with
an active and varied lifestyle, the X1 promises a new driving experience in the premium compact SUV
BMW X3: 6,000 out the door
29th June, 2009
A family of three have taken delivery of the 6,000th BMW X3
Sports Activity Vehicle sold in Australia .....
Diesel BMW 7 Series Released
28th June, 2009
The new BMW 730d – the first diesel powered 7 Series sold in
Australia – will, right from the start, establish itself at the top of the performance pecking order .....
BMW's New 5-Series Gran Turismo
24th June, 2009
As a new entrant in a expanding segment, the BMW 5 Series Gran
Turismo combines essential features of a prestige saloon, a modern Sports Activity Vehicle, and a classic Gran
BMW’s new 730d challenges traditional fuel consumption wisdom
19th June, 2009
The new 730d consumes no more fuel, on the official
combined cycle, than much smaller four-cylinder cars such as the manual 1.8-litre Holden Astra CD .....
X6 proves a niche hit for BMW
17th June, 2009
In ten months, 545 examples of the crossover BMW have been
delivered in Australia, highlighting its unique customer appeal .....
Seventy-Five Years of the BMW Roadster
14th June, 2009
With the public appreciating this car, BMW decided to build the 315/1
in a small series, catering also to motor sport enthusiasts .....
BMW’s New Voice Control
11th June, 2009
For the first time, one single voice command is sufficient to completely
transmit the driver’s destination into the navigation system .....
Stopping Safely in a Medical Emergency
7th June, 2009
BMW engineers are developing a system that will safely bring a car
to a controlled stop on the side of the road in a health-related emergency .....
BMW M3 Edition Model – Exclusivity at its Most Exclusive
3rd June, 2009
Powerful, aesthetic design, supreme performance and exclusive
style – BMW Group Australia has announced a strictly limited number of highly exclusive M3 Edition Models, will
make their way to Australia towards the end of the year .....
All–New BMW Z4 Roadster Arrives in Australia
5th May, 2009
The new BMW Z4 is powered by one of three highly efficient
six-cylinder engines with the most powerful being a twin turbo 3.0-litre high precision injection engine
generating 225 kW of power and 400 Nm of torque .....
BMW 760Li Added To 7 Series Line-Up
20th April, 2009
Once again, BMW’s twelve-cylinder power unit underscores
BMW’s endeavour to achieve leadership in the luxury segment .....
BMW adds M to X6
7th April, 2009
Australian customers will be able to purchase the BMW X6 M
in Q3; whilst the BMW X5 M is not planned for Australian introduction .....
BMW Group Classic at Techno Classica 2009
6th April, 2009
BMW celebrated 80 years of automobile construction, while the BMW 700
looked back 50 years to the time when it set the company back on track .....
BMW Celebrates 1 Series Milestone in Australia
13th March, 2009
In February 2009, the sales success of the rear-wheel drive BMW
culminated in the delivery of the 10,000th 1 Series model in Australia .....
BMW 120d Manual Here in May
4th March, 2009
It will be the first BMW offered in Australia to match a six
speed manual transmission with the four cylinder diesel engine .....
April Release For New BMW 7 Series
25th February, 2009
Innovations in technology make the new car the trendsetter
within the BMW model range .....
BMW's New Z4 Roadster Set For May Arrival
24th February, 2009
For the first time, BMW presents a Z4 Roadster powered by
a twin turbo-charged straight six-cylinder engine and equipped with a retractable hardtop .....
BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo
16th February, 2009
Yesterday, when Next Car became the first Australian
media company to show an image of BMW's newest concept car we promised additional details would be published
today. In adhering to that commitment, we now publish an additional image and some details on this new car .....
BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo
15th February, 2009
Next Car will have details of BMW's new concept
car tomorrow .....
No Record, But Strong Growth For BMW M Cars
12th February, 2009
Delivering 24,186 BMW M cars to
customers in the 2008 business year, BMW M GmbH has scored the second-best
result in the thirty-year history of the company .....
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BMW M Division post strong sales results
29th December, 2008
BMW M GmbH has increased year on year
sales, with year to date sales of 22,340 vehicles worldwide as of November 2008. This
compares with the previous year’s equivalent figures of 14,092 units - meaning an
increase greater than 50 per cent .....
New BMW Z4 Roadster
15th December, 2008
The latest in BMW’s roadster
family has been revealed. The all-new BMW Z4 will go on sale in Europe in 2009
and features a host of innovations never before showcased during BMW’s 75 years
of roadster heritage .....
BMW M3 Sedan Released
1st December, 2008
Powered by the a 4.0-litre, 309
kW V8 engine, producing 400 Nm of torque and revving to a 8,400 rpm red line, the
BMW M3 Sedan adds the most practical of body shells complete with five seats and
substantial luggage capacity .....
BMW Museum: Night of the White Gloves
17th November, 2008
Please touch – that will be the catch
phrase this coming Friday, during the "Night of the White Gloves" at the BMW Museum in
see our road test ...
BMW Announces Pricing for New 3 Series
10th November, 2008
The most successful BMW 3 Series yet will be replaced by a
new model later this month, offering new styling, new features and a new price point .....
BMW Welt Celebrates Its First Birthday
7th November, 2008
In just 12 months, BMW Welt has become the
second most popular sight in Munich with over 2.2 million visitors to the unique building
and wide range of exhibits and displays .....
BMW X3 Lifestyle Edition Released
4th November, 2008
The BMW X3 adds even more appeal with the arrival
of two new model designations: Exclusive Edition and Lifestyle Edition .....
BMW Introduces X5 With M Sport Package
27th October, 2008
BMW is to offer the X5 with an M Sport
Package that enhances the suspension settings and adds a further dash of sporting
individualism to the exterior and interior .....
Saab 9-3 Aero TTiD|
see our road test ...
BMW M Sales Into Top Gear
17th October, 2008
In the coming months the M3 Coupé will be joined by the M3
Convertible (complete with its poor rear-end crash test result) and for the first time in Australia the M3
BMW Concept X1
12th October, 2008
The design study, a precursor to a series production version, takes
typical BMW X model design cues and translates them in into a more urban concept .....
BMW Announces Pricing for its First Ever V8 Twin Turbo Model
30th September, 2008
Boasting 300 kW and 600 Nm of torque from its 4.4-litres,
it is the new pinnacle performance engine in the BMW range* .....
BMW Goes For Double Clutch
19th September, 2008
BMW will offer drivers of the 335i Coupé and 335i Convertible the option
of a new sports automatic transmission before the end of the year .....
Range Rover Vogue|
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BMW X6 Arrives Next Month
22nd July, 2008
The drive train, incorporating the latest BMW
technologies, ensures the BMW X6 delivers reasonable fuel consumption figures in conjunction with
suitable output and acceleration performance. All that in a none too-attractive coupé-like body shape
that is unique in the premium segment .....
BMW Reveals New 3 Series Sedan and Touring
17th July, 2008
The new BMW 3 Series Sedan and Touring models will deliver
more driving pleasure, quality and technology than existing models, when they arrive in Australia in early
BMW Reveals The New Seven
10th July, 2008
The fifth generation of the BMW 7 Series delivers a new
interpretation of style, luxury and driving enjoyment. It will feature two new engines that are relativebly
frugal, clean, powerful and satisfying in their performance .....
BMW Museum Re-Opens After Total Refurbishment
1st July, 2008
After a two and a half year refurbishment project, visitors can
look forward to more than 120 exhibits in museum space covering 5,000 square metres .....
Volkswagen Touareg R50|
see our road test ...
BMW M GmbH Races from 0-300,000 in 30 Years
20th June, 2008
The 300,000th M car, an Alpine White BMW M3 Coupé was handed
over to a customer in Regensburg (Germany) recently .....
New BMW 1 Series Convertible
19th May, 2008
The range is priced from $52,900 for the 120i six speed manual, from
$63,400 for the 125i six speed manual and $78,400 for the 135i six speed manual .....
Alpina Returns To Racing
11th May, 2008
After a 20-year absence from the competitive scene, the manufacturer
best known for their development of high-performance variants of the BMW model range is to field a race car based on
the BMW ALPINA B6S in the FIA GT3 European Championship .....
BMW M1 Homage Concept For Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2008
29th April, 2008
“The BMW M1 Homage clearly manifests the creativity and potential of the BMW
Design team. A project such as this is a valuable source of inspiration for our day-to-day work.” said Adrian van Hooydonk,
Director Design BMW Automobiles .....
Peugeot 407 HDi coupe|
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BMW 1-Series Coupes Arrive Next Month
24th April, 2008
The BMW 1 Series Coupé will compete against highly acclaimed
performance cars such as the class-leading Volkswagen Golf R32 .....
Thirty Years of the BMW M1
10th April, 2008
When the 64th Paris Motor Show opened its doors in 1978, sports
car enthusiasts had only one destination – the stand of BMW Motorsport GmbH .....
BMW Group Invests US$750 Million in US Plant
25th March, 2008
After the expansion, the Spartanburg plant will manufacture the BMW X3,
X5 and X6 models for world markets .....
New BMW Museum Set to Open Soon
13th March, 2008
After a construction period of around two and a half years, BMW
will once again be opening the doors to the BMW Museum on 19th June, 2008 .....
Shadow For BMW 7-Series
25th February, 2008
BMW has designed a car for those customers who seek the utmost
in luxury and look to own a more personalised vehicle, with a new BMW Individual-inspired 7 Series .....
BMW Welt Attracts Over Half a Million Visitors
19th February, 2008
In the first 100 days following the Opening Ceremony on 17th
October 2007, more than 500,000 guests have visited BMW Welt, in Munich (Germany), and no less than 3,500 cars
have been handed over to their owners in the Car Delivery Centre .....
BMW Reveals V8 M3 Convertible
22nd January, 2008
Undeterred by last year's criticism by America's Insurance
Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) of the new BMW 3-Series convertible's poor rating in rear-end crash
testing, the company has released details of their new M3 convertible .....
BMW Debuts A Pair Of Twin Turbos In Queensland
7th January, 2008
BMW is in the position of being able to shower the Brisbane
Motor Show with not one but two twin turbo debutants .....
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BMW Convertible For The Little Ones
28th October, 2007
This is the only BMW convertible (see image) that is
worthy of my appreciation .....
BMW Concept 1 Series tii
25th October, 2007
BMW Concept 1 Series tii offers a rendition of the
brand’s sporting genes, at the same time endeavouring to support the not-so-highly desired
'character' of BMW’s compact two-door .....
BMW M3 Released Locally
19th October, 2007
The first-ever BMW M3 with an eight-cylinder engine is now
on sale in Australia, bringing BMW up to Audi standards for high-performance compact sized cars .....
New BMW 1 Series Convertible
11th October, 2007
BMW has announced the first details of the new BMW 1 Series
soft-top. This new model will compete against established coupe/cabriolets, such as the highly desirable
Peugeot 307 CC and the soon to be released Peugeot 308 CC together with the recently released and
outstandingly successful Volkswagen Eos .....
BMW Concept X6 Hybrid Debuts In Frankfurt
13th September, 2007
The BMW Group has joined forces with General Motors and
DaimlerChrysler to form the Global Hybrid Cooperation, to develop the next generation of hybrid
drive systems .....
New BMW M3 Revs Up for October Arrival
10th September, 2007
The Australian arrival of the fourth-generation BMW M3
is one step closer with the pricing structure recently announced. The new model will compete
against the highly desirable and more attractive Audi RS4 .....
BMW Plant Leipzig Celebrates the 250,000th Vehicle
18th July, 2007
The BMW plant Leipzig has celebrated the 250,000th vehicle to
roll off the assembly line since production started in 2003 ....
BMW 1 Series Coupé For 2008
3rd July, 2007
The new coupé is based on the underwhelming BMW 1 Series and
will feature a Twin Turbo petrol engine and rear-wheel drive ....
BMW 6 Series '08 Update
29th June, 2007
With the half-yearly statistics for the Australian new
vehicle market being announced next week, BMW are, no doubt, wanting an opportunity to gain some
traction (so to speak) in an endeavour to hold their share of the market. For example, using the May
YTD stats, BMW have a growth rate of just 4.1%. Yet the market, as a whole has a growth rate of 8.4%
(over double the BMW growth rate). Compare that with the amazing growth rate of the Audi brand,
which has a sales growth of 41%, some ten times the growth of BMW! ....
Luminance Adds Sparkle to BMW 3-Series
24th June, 2007
The Individual Luminance Edition of the BMW 3 Series Sedan is
equipped with features that add more exclusivity, comfort and style to the car that is the company's best
seller in Australia .....
BMW 7 Series Adds Executive and Sport Variants
18th June, 2007
To further extend the 7 Series line-up, BMW has
developed a two-model strategy that adds Executive and Sport models to the existing range .....
BMW Convertible Flops Crash Test
15th June, 2007
There are times when the 'spin doctors' don't disclose all the known
facts about their particular product/s. One such instance is the little known fact the new BMW 3 Series
convertible has not scored well in crash testing by America's Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) .....
Updated BMW 1-Series Released
12th June, 2007
Together with the Mini Cooper, the 1 Series is the model
BMW uses to compete against the highly successful Audi A3 in the premium small car market .....
New BMW 5 Series Makes Australian Debut
7th June, 2007
Although not as appealing to many buyers as the highly
desirable Audi A6 and the highly successful Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the BMW 5 Series moves to its
next stage of development with an update that brings new styling features inside and out, along
with a host of innovations .....
BMW M3 Gains A V8
29th May, 2007
Although the latest generation of the BMW M3 was based
in its development on the new BMW M3 Coupé, the new high-performance model differs from the
“regular” coupé in terms of both looks and technical features. Apart from the car’s unique
design as well as its drivetrain and suspension technology conceived from the start for
performance, lightweight technology came right at the top in the brief given to the engineers at
BMW M .....
Centenary of Birth: BMW's Alexander von Falkenhausen
23rd May, 2007
As a racing competitor, designer and test driver, Baron Alexander von
Falkenhausen had a greater influence on the history of BMW than almost any other man .....
BMW Expands US Plant
18th May, 2007
BMW sees growth potential in the USA and will expand its activities
in its largest single market. “We will expand the production capacity of our US plant in Spartanburg in the
medium term from the current 140,000 to well over 200,000 vehicles per annum“ .....
BMW Concept CS Unveiled In Shanghai
24th April, 2007
Mercedes-Benz has met with extraordinary success with its CLS-Class.
This trend-setting success story from the long-time leader in prestige cars has seen BMW respond with the
unveiling of a concept car which our Editor believes will be the basis of a new production model sooner,
rather than later .....
BMW at Techno Classica
2nd April, 2007
The BMW brand celebrated its 90th birthday at the
2007 Techno Classica show .....
BMW at the 2007 Melbourne Motor Show
7th March, 2007
Almost unnoticed amongst an avalanche of new
models from numerous manufacturers, at the 2007 Melbourne Motor Show, is the new 2007 BMW
X5. It is displayed with the revised BMW 1-Series and 5-Series .....
Fastest Ever BMW Convertible Now on Sale
16th February, 2007
BMW’s fastest ever soft-top, the new BMW M6
Convertible, has arrived in Australia with the first customer cars just delivered .....
BMW Announces Prices for the New X5
2nd February, 2007
Priced from $85,000, the new X5 will make its
Australian debut at the Melbourne Motor Show on Friday, 2nd March, 2007. Customer
deliveries of the BMW X5 diesel and V8 petrol models will commence the following month .....
BMW Group Reports New Sales Revenue Record in 2006
30th January, 2007
The BMW Group reported record figures for sales volume and
Pricing for new BMW 3 Series Convertible Announced
24th January, 2007
BMW Group Australia has announced pricing for its new 3 Series
Convertible, which will be launched next month to the Australian public at the Brisbane Motor Show .....
New BMW 1 Series Coming
17th January, 2007
It may not be the most appealing car in its class, but the
time has come for BMW to refresh the exterior and interior styling, increase the power and reduce
the fuel consumption and add a new generation four-cylinder diesel engine to the updated BMW 1
Series which will go on sale later this year .....
BMW Announces the M5 Touring
11th January, 2007
BMW’s M Division has lifted the covers off its latest model,
the BMW M5 Touring. Featuring BMW’s V10 power plant, it’s the first time this engine has been seen in a
five-door model .....
Detroit Debut for new BMW 3 Series Convertible
3rd January, 2007
BMW will reveal its new 3 Series Convertible to the public for
the first time at the Detroit Motor Show on 7th January, 2007 .....
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2007 BMW X3 Released
19th December, 2006
BMW has re-invigorated its X3 range, with improved
ergonomics, revised cabin and dashboard functions, as well as offering new magnesium aluminium
VALVETRONIC six-cylinder petrol engines .....
BMW Hydrogen 7 Debuts in LA
3rd December, 2006
The world’s first hydrogen-drive luxury automobile – the BMW
Hydrogen 7 – has celebrated its world premiere at the Los Angeles Motor Show with the Governor of
California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, congratulating the hydrogen initiative .....
Australians Boost BMW V10 to Record Highs
22nd November, 2006
The BMW home of ultra-high performance cars, BMW M
GmbH, is firing on all ten cylinders thanks to demand for its jewel .....
BMW's new Nürburgring home
16th November, 2006
After a three year renovation and expansion project, BMW has a new
home at the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife race circuit .....
New BMW single-seater for Australia
2nd November, 2006
BMW will next month introduce a look-alike version of the M6
convertible in which you won’t lose your driving licence or ever get a speeding ticket. Guaranteed .....
BMW M6 Convertible
23rd October, 2006
Australians will get their first peek at the fastest accelerating
and most expensive example of open-top motoring in the BMW family, the M6 Convertible, later this week .....
BMW X3 for 2007
20th October, 2006
A six-cylinder petrol engine, with 200 kW, will lead a
re-invigorated BMW X3 range .....
BMW Z4 Coupes Arrive in Australia
16th October, 2006
Brandishing a choice of two BMW six-cylinder engines, the new
Z4 Coupé range will start at $87,900 (RRP) for the 3.0si .....
BMW's Limited Edition Individual M6 Convertible
6th October, 2006
The luxury convertible comes dressed to impress with a custom Ruby
Black exterior combined with Piano Black interior trim, power sport seats wrapped in supple custom made Gold
Brown BMW Individual Merino leather .....
BMW 3 Series Coupés Arrive Next Month
17th September, 2006
The BMW 3 Series Coupés will arrive in dealerships around
Australia in October in both 325i and 335i six-cylinder guise .....
BMW Refurbishes Munich HQ
24th August, 2006
An architectural legend is set to shine again as the world
famous headquarters of the BMW Group in Munich, known as the "Four Cylinders" building, prepares to
BMW 335i sedan coming in December
21st August, 2006
BMW is to bring the new twin turbo 335i sedan to Australia .....
BMW's all-new X5
9th August, 2006
And now the new BMW X5 sets another benchmark for driving
excellence with powerful eight- and six-cylinder engines, unique suspension .....
BMW 7 Series Luminance Edition
3rd August, 2006
BMW expands the 7 Series line-up, next month, by adding a
"Luminance Edition" .....
BMW Announces Pricing for 3 Series Coupés
19th July, 2006
The 3 Series Coupés will arrive in dealers in October in 325i
and 335i six-cylinder guise .....
BMW Achieves Record First-Half Sales
10th July, 2006
BMW vehicles continue to win over customers in Australia, industry
figures released last week show .....
BMW X3: Fresh Face, New Engines for 2007
6th July, 2006
BMW has re-invigorated its X3 range, with improved
ergonomics, revised cabin and dashboard functions, as well as offering new magnesium aluminium
VALVETRONIC six-cylinder petrol engines .....
New BMW 3 Series Touring
26th June, 2006
The new BMW wagon offers a combination of driving dynamics,
safety, passenger comfort and versatility in a car that is larger than its predecessor in every way, yet
weighs less .....
Now It's A BMW 3-Series Diesel
23rd June, 2006
Following the immense success of Audi and Peugeot diesel
powered models in Australia, BMW now brings its turbo-diesel 3 Series sedans to the local market
with the introduction of the 320d .....
New BMW M6 Convertible
21st June, 2006
The world-famous division of BMW, M GmbH follows its
tradition of producing ultra-performance luxury vehicles by introducing its latest variant - the new
BMW M6 Convertible .....
BMW Z4 Coupé Priced to Thrill
11th June, 2006
BMW Group Australia will endeavour to set the Coupé market alight
with its new Z4 3.0si and M Coupé models when they arrive late in the third quarter of 2006 .....
Professional Package For BMW 5-Series
29th May, 2006
BMW continues to expand its offerings with the announcement of an
additional option package for the six-cylinder and V8-powered range of 5 Series cars .....
BMW 1 Series Diesel
24th May, 2006
The 2.0-litre fitted in the 120d is the first
four-cylinder diesel BMW has offered in Australia .....
BMW Group Sets Ambitious Goals for the Future
17th May, 2006
The BMW Group has used its Annual General Meeting to
announce the company’s strong start to the new business year .....
BMW Concept Car Unveiled At Mille Miglia
12th May, 2006
BMW has unveiled a brand new concept car prior to the 2006 Mille Miglia.
With hints of one of BMW’s most famous racing cars, the BMW 328 .....
BMW Announces 3-Year/Unlimited km Warranty
1st May, 2006
Effective today, 1st May 2006, all sales of new BMW and Mini
vehicles will be covered by a new three-year/unlimited km factory warranty .....
New BMW 3 Series Coupé
24th April, 2006
Individual style now comes in a new expression: the BMW 3
Series Coupé, offering a brand-new look .....
LOOKING BACK - BMW 02
16th April, 2006
This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the BMW 02
The New BMW Z4 Roadster
12th April, 2006
Toting 252 kW and 365 Nm of torque, the 3.2-litre BMW M
Roadster arrives in unison with new 2.5si and 3.0si Z4 models that rewrite the rules .....
BMW Enters Greenfleet Technology Trial
22nd March, 2006
BMW’s entry in the inaugural Greenfleet Technology Trial on
Tuesday 28th March, 2006 will highlight a combination of driving enjoyment and clean, frugal power .....
BMW Upgrade The X5 For 2006
20th March, 2006
The BMW X5 was introduced to the Australian market in
November 2000. Since that time the market has seen additional manufacturers enter this very
competitive segment .....
BMW Makes a Million in USA
10th March, 2006
BMW has built one million cars at its US production plant in
Spartanburg, South Carolina in just 12 years .....
BMW Motorsport Reveals Ready-To-Race Z4 M
8th March, 2006
BMW Motorsport has torn the wraps of its ready-to-race two seater.
Designed for customers who ache to post a competitive time at the famed Nordschleife .....
BMW 323i Sedan Expands The 3 Line-Up
27th February, 2006
Set to join the 323i Touring which also arrives in June, the
323i Sedan will be priced from $64,800 (RRP) for the six-speed manual .....
BMW at the 76th Geneva Motor Show
23rd February, 2006
The BMW Group is once again celebrating a premiere at this
year’s Geneva Motor Show in launching the BMW Z4 M Coupé and the BMW Z4 Coupé 3.0si .....
BMW's New Biturbo 6-Cylinder Engine
20th February, 2006
BMW is set to tear the wraps off a production-ready biturbo
version of its acclaimed petrol-powered six-cylinder at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show .....
BMW Z4 Coupes to Arrive In H2 2006
25th January, 2006
The new two-seater Z4 Coupe and Z4 M Coupe are destined for
Australia, with a release due in the second-half of 2006 .....
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BMW Obtains Car of The Year Award
16th December, 2005
The BMW 3 Series Sedan has obtained the “Automobile of the Year” title
for 2006 by Automobile Magazine in the United States .....
BMW Confirms Z4 Coupé for Australia
25th November, 2005
BMW Group Australia has confirmed it will bring the just
announced Z4 Coupé and Z4 M Coupé to Australia in the second half of 2006 .....
BMW Group Opens Up Indian Market
4th November, 2005
BMW Group has announced
its intention to formally enter the Indian market .....
BMW Z4 M Roadster
26th October, 2005
BMW will release its Z4 M Roadster, together with a revised
Z4 range, in Australia early next year .....
BMW Z4 Coupé Concept Car
12th September, 2005
BMW re-ignites passion for closed-roof sportscars with its Z4 Coupé
Concept Car, revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show .....
Global Alliance for Hybrid Drive Development
10th September, 2005
BMW Group, DaimlerChrysler AG and General Motors have signed a "memorandum
of understanding" governing the formation of an alliance for the development of hybrid drive systems .....
BMW Group Australia Sales Boosted
9th September, 2005
BMW Group Australia enjoyed sales success in August, in line with
record results posted around the world .....
BMW Boosts Power in V8 models for 2006
23rd August, 2005
BMW V8 engines borrowed from the new 7 Series, boasting
increased power and torque, debut in the 5 Series and 6 Series for 2006 .....
BMW Reveals M Sports Package for New 3 Series Sedan
15th August, 2005
BMW Group Australia has announced the introduction of the M
Sport Package for the E90 3 Series sedan .....
Power Boost For BMW
14th July, 2005
A deluge of new BMW models is set to rain down on the 40-strong national
dealer network as high-performance models race in and out of the showroom .....
BMW 325i Sedan Returns
12th July, 2005
One of the most popular BMW numbers returns to the
showrooms this week with the arrival of the new generation (E90) 325i Sedan .....
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