Tag "BMW"

BMW X5 M VS Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S

Imagine, for a moment, if performance cars were athletes. A Lotus Elise, for example, would be AFL wizard Cyril Rioli, light with superb agility, while a Porsche 911 GT3 would be Usain Bolt, lithe and unbeatable on-track. An HSV GTS?

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BMW 340i

BMW calls a model’s mid-life update a Lifecycle Impulse – the latter a strange choice of word considering the changes are rarely sudden. But changes couldn’t be better timed for the latest 3 Series. It has been pulverised in local

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BMW M6

There are a lot of things in life you could do without – a 70-inch flat screen, half a packet of Tim Tams before bed. BMW’s new M6 coupe also offers a good lesson on superfluity. When the car debuted

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BMW M135i long-term update 3

Rear-drive performance cars under $50K with a standard limited-slip diff? There’s a few of ’em. Toyota 86 GTS, Mazda MX-5, XR6 Turbo, SS Commodore. Can name a few front-drivers as well. So it does strike one as unusual the $63K

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PCOTY 2016: BMW i8 #9

DO you remember that TV show Towards 2000? I think it had to change its name to Beyond 2000 once the date ticked over… anyway, it was a telly show that previewed clever, expensive items that we were likely to

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BMW 640i Convertible

Let’s examine BMW’s convertible range for a minute, as on the face of it, there are a few strange things happening here. For example, the recently refreshed 640i convertible packs a 235kW/450Nm 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six, folding cloth roof and two-plus-two

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2016 BMW M2

You may have never driven the iconic Laguna Seca circuit on California’s central coast, but you surely know it. You know the daunting, spiralling drop they call the Corkscrew as vividly as you do Bathurst’s Dipper. You have watched cars

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BMW M135i long-term update 2

Performance Car of the Year in January made me reflect on past PCOTYs, progress, and how we’re all the more lucky for it. BMW has twice won PCOTY – in 1997 with the E36 M3, and in 2002 with the

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BMW X6M

If you suddenly found $8800, what would you do with it? That’s the cost, it seems, to be different – the gap between the new X5M and new X6M. Aside from the fact its C-pillars look like they’ve caved in,

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2016 BMW 740i

In six-figure German limos the rear bench isn’t stowage for the small or an alternative for the lustful. It’s the main event – an office, retreat, or guest room. So meeting BMW’s all-new 7-Series, the model set to stamp the

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