2022 BMW 430i GRAN COUPE

The BMW 430i Gran Coupe is a fascinating mix of pure-bred sports car and family hatchback. It’s capable of carrying five people, though see the Driving section of this review for comments on that, and is low enough to look sleek. It certainly grabbed the attention of people who saw it on the road during our test period. Either when we were on the road or in carparks. STYLING Gran Coupe has the sometimes-criticised very-large front grille, but in the 4 Series the sheer size of the car means the… Read more

BMW 3 SERIES 2012 – 2021

The BMW 3 Series is an upmarket small-medium German car. The sixth generation, launched in Australia in February 2012, is noticeably larger than the models it superseded and we start with it in this Checkout. This is very much a driver’s car as rear-wheel drive gives you throttle control that’s lovely to play with. The neutral feel through the steering is arguably the best feature of all BMWs. BMW 3 Series sold as a four-door sedan, five-door hatch and five-door wagon. The latter is named the Gran Tourismo or GT…. Read more


BMW Australia will introduce the third generation X1 to the local market in the final quarter of 2022. At launch in Q4 this year, BMW will offer the X1 sDrive18i and xDrive20i, both of which are powered by TwinPower Turbo engines with a seven-speed Steptronic transmission. Sustainability measures have been implemented in the development of the new X1, with extensive use of green energy both in production and across the supply chain, as well as use of greater quantities of secondary raw and natural materials. The surface treatment, lines and… Read more