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BMW Australia adds Pure variants to X2 M35i, M340i, X5/X6 M50i

Jan 22, 2020

BMW Australia is making it easier for buyers to jump into M Performance models, announcing new Pure variants for its latest lineup. The Pure philosophy is carried over from the proper M models. Specifically, there’s...

Pre-production BMW i4 to debut at Geneva show, 390kW EV – report

Jan 22, 2020

BMW is reportedly preparing to unveil the i4 at the 2020 Geneva motor show this March, although, it is said to be a pre-production concept that’s not quite wearing the full production trim. According to...

PerformanceDrive’s Top 10 Cars of 2019

Jan 22, 2020

Just as 2020 swings into full stride, we thought we’d take a look back over some of the highlight vehicles of 2019. Think of it as like our ‘car of the year’ awards, with no...

BMW Group reports record global sales in 2019

Jan 10, 2020

BMW Group has posted its annual global sales figures for 2019, with its total figure up 1.2 per cent compared with 2018. This is an all-time record high for the group, and its ninth consecutive...

2020 BMW X2 xDrive25e revealed as new plug-in hybrid option

Jan 10, 2020

BMW has unveiled a new plug-in hybrid version of its X2 small SUV, called the X2 xDrive25e. It follows the recent debut of the X1 xDrive25e. The new powertrain option offers an electric range of...

BMW X5, X6, X7 receive Lane Change Assistant in Australia

Dec 19, 2019

BMW Australia has announced an enhanced driver assistant technology called Lane Change Assistant for its X5, X6 and X7 models. The technology helps to boost safety via automatically checking the blind-spot during lane changes. Lane...

2020 BMW Z4 M40i gets 35kW power boost

Dec 17, 2019

BMW has applied an impressive 35kW power boost to the Z4 M40i roadster for the introduction of the 2020 model, helping to improve acceleration by quite a big margin. The M40i is the flagship variant...

BMW adding Android Auto to its vehicles next year, finally

Dec 12, 2019

BMW has announced it is (finally) adding Android Auto to its vehicle media interface next year. Apple CarPlay has been available for only a little while and it was via paid subscription only until last...

2020 Alpina B3 sedan confirmed for Australia, joins Touring wagon

Dec 09, 2019

Following its initial reveal at the Tokyo motor show in October, Alpina Australia has confirmed the new B3 sedan will go on sale locally. It’ll slot alongside the already-confirmed B3 Touring wagon. The 2020 Alpina...

2021 BMW M4 previewed with M4 GT3 racing car

Dec 07, 2019

BMW has sent out a glimpse of the next-gen, 2021 BMW M4, showing a preview image of the upcoming M4 GT3 racing car. It’ll come in as the new top-of-the-range customer racing product from BMW....

2020 BMW 1 Series scores 5-star ANCAP safety rating (video)

Dec 04, 2019

The all-new 2020 BMW 1 Series has passed through the scrutiny of ANCAP’s stringent crash test assessment regime, coming out the other side with the full five-star safety rating. ANCAP has taken crash test data...

Dahler announces potent tune for BMW X3 M

Dec 03, 2019

It was only a matter of time before tuners got their hands on the new BMW X3 M high-performance mid-size SUV. And here’s one of the latest to produce an upgrade kit, from Swiss company...