Archive for the ‘BMW’ Category

BMW facing its own recall dramas

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Maybe recalls are the new black. Volkswagen, Porsche, Toyota; everyone it seems is getting in on the act! And now it’s BMW’s turn to put a screw loose. Quite literally, as it happens, in the case of BMW’s well utilised 3.0 litre straight six engine. According to Scott Croaker from BMW Australia a potential loss […]

BMW Australia settles on M3/M4 pricing

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EXCLUSIVE BMW Australia has internally confirmed its pricing for the new M3 and M4, which follows from the pricing and specification info we brought you a couple of weeks ago. An official press release is expected later this month. *The prices shown above include GST and LCT. They are manufacturer’s recommended list prices (MRLP) only […]

Cars need guitars

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This video from BMW has very little to do with cars and everything to do with guitars. Sure, there’s an M badge to try and make it relevant and, yes, this guitar was made to celebrate the 40th anniversary of BMW M GmbH, but mostly it’s just cool seeing a guitar being crafted before your […]

BMW coming back to Formula 1?

A new rumour suggests BMW is readying itself for a return to Formula 1 and it could be back as soon as next year. The source of the speculation is Minardi (yes, that Minardi) and on its website it quotes Gian Carlo Minardi: …German rumour has it that a BMW Board of Directors has been […]

VIDEO: BMW M235i v Lexus IS-F drag race

This video is like popcorn. It’s crap and you know it’s crap. You hate yourself for enjoying it, but you just can’t help yourself. So, then, a six-cylinder turbo down on power up against a free revving normally aspirated V8 with a significant horsepower advantage. A straight line, of course, they’re in the US after […]

Pencil in 2016 for BMW M2

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The BMW M235i Racing will inspire the M2 according to a new report which claims the model will be launched in 2016. Boasting flared guards and other model-specific styling is expected to follow the path of its predecessor, the 1 Series M Coupé, by stuffing a host of M3/M4 parts beneath its finely sculpted exterior. […]

BMW Australia expected to price M3 from $160,000

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EXCLUSIVE Australian pricing details for the new BMW M3 and M4 have found their way to us. According to the material we have these are “indicative prices” only: BMW M3 Sedan: $160,000 (estimated) BMW M4 Coupé: $170,000 (estimated) Those estimated figures include GST and LCT and will be finalised towards the end of the month. […]

VIDEO: Audi S3 v BMW M135i

Jethro Bovingdon from Evo spent the day fanging around Bedford Aerodrome in an Audi S3 and a BMW M135i. As you know the S3 is all-wheel drive and powered by a four cylinder turbo, while the M135i has a more pure rear-wheel drive layout with an inline six cylinder turbo. The Audi is lighter but […]

VIDEO: BMW M235i Racing promo

BMW released this video of the M235i Racing a few weeks ago. We missed it! We’re sorry about that, but not sorry at all to bring it to you now. The on track action featured in this clip is actually not that interesting. The good stuff is at the start when we’re given an insight […]

BMW 2 Series Coupé – Australian pricing & specs

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The BMW 2 Series Coupé is about to arrive at your local dealership, if it hasn’t already. BMW Australia has previously confirmed pricing for the three models it will offer at launch, listed below: BMW 220i Coupe (135kW/270Nm)– $50,500* BMW 220d Coupe (135kW/380Nm) – $52,500* BMW M235i Coupe (240kW/450Nm) – $79,900* *Manufacturer’s list pricing (includes […]

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer revealed

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BMW’s first foray into front-wheel drive production is upon us with official details for the 2 Series Active Tourer being released today. First shown in concept form around 18 months or so it’s a bit of a surprise (to us) to see the car has been handed a 2 Series badge, instead of the adopting […]

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé revealed

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BMW has followed the launch of the 4 Series Coupé with this new Gran Coupé model, which will be on show in Geneva next month. The F36 Gran Coupé is essentially the same as its genuine coupé donor model, but now with four doors and a big arse. Although, it is quite a nice arse, […]

Carbon fibre tub for the return of the BMW Z3

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The next BMW Z4 will actually see a return of the Z3 badge, an odd move given BMW’s recent nomenclature, and will be inspired by the look of the very sexy Vision ConnectedDrive concept car. It will also be the first model developed under the BMW-Toyota partnership. Toyota’s first model under the co-development will be […]