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Top^From 2010 to Now
Model: 2 Series Active Tourer
Released: Nov 2014
The first front-wheel-drive vehicle in BMW’S history, the 2 Series Active Tourer, entered Australian showrooms in November 2014, ready to take on its most obvious rival, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class.
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Released: Nov 2014
BMW released the world’s first premium dedicated electric vehicle in Australia in late 2014.
Known as the i01-series i3, it was launched in two versions – BEV Battery Electric Vehicle and REX Range Extender iterations. The latter attracts a $6000 premium over the base $63,900 plus on-road costs pricing.
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Released: Oct 2014
BMW’s plug-in petrol-electric sports car landed in the Australian market in late 2014, ready to upset all hybrid technology nay-sayers. It featured a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine making 170kW of power at the rear wheels, coupled with an electric motor producing an additional 96kW at the front wheels, for a combined output of 266kW of power and 320Nm of torque.
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Released: Jul 2014
BMW first showed off its new medium-sized SUV in concept guise back in 2013 at the Shanghai Auto Show, before an official launch during the 2014 New York International Auto Show.
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Model: 2 Series
Released: Feb 2014
BMW replaced the E82 1 Series Coupe with the F22 2 Series Coupe in March 2014.
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Model: 4 Series
Released: Oct 2013
BMW switched monikers from 3 Series to 4 Series for its coupe and cabriolet range in 2013 in a bid to differentiate its bread and butter sedan offering and presumably attract more buyers.
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Released: Apr 2010
BMW launched its first compact SUV – the X1 series – in April 2010. It has been designed to lure younger and new-to-BMW buyers, and is promoted as the world’s first true premium compact SUV – until the Audi Q3 and Land Rover LR1 come on stream anyway.
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Top^From 2000 to 2009
Released: Aug 2008
UNIQUE styling, SUV proportions, twin-turbo engines, technology-enhanced sports car handling and ultra-niche positioning are the hallmarks of the BMW X6 ‘Sports Activity Coupe’.
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Model: 1 Series
Released: Aug 2004
BMW's much-rumoured sub-3 Series small car didn't end up being the much-rumoured reborn '2002', but a rear-wheel drive compact hatch, coupe and convertible range aimed to deliver the Bavarian company's core driving priorities.
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Released: Jul 2004
Even the mighty BMW sometimes misjudges the mark, as the capable but flawed X3 proves. Somehow, despite being based on the always-impressive 3 Series platform, the compact SUV doesn't quite add up to the sum of its parts.
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Released: Jul 2003
A much harder and more resolved sports car effort than its flaky (M Roadster/Coupe aside) Z3 predecessor, the Z4 put the Porsche Boxster on notice with sensational dynamics to match its head-turning (or stomach-churning - depending on your point of view) style.
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Released: Nov 2000
Built off the fine 1995-2003 E39 5 Series platform, the X5 not only came to redefine what a luxury SUV should be, it remained at the top of its class years after newer rivals tried to steal its accomplished crown.
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Top^From 1990 to 1999
Released: Apr 1997
Discontinued: Dec 2002
Disappointments in the 1990s didn't come more acute than BMW's supposed take on the inexpensive two-seater drop-top. Showed up by the half-price Mazda MX-5 - let alone its natural Porsche Boxster and Mercedes SLK rivals - the Z3 quickly gained a reputation for all show - and not too much go.
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Model: 8 Series
Released: Jul 1990
Discontinued: Jun 2000
BMW’S 8 Series was a classic case of the wrong car at the wrong place at the wrong time.
When it was conceived in the mid-‘80s the world was just embracing the go-go greed-is-good values that made that decade so decadent.
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Top^From 1970 to 1989
Model: 7 Series
Released: Feb 1978
Devised to duel with the Mercedes-Benz S-class, the original 7 Series set the performance and handling template that has since made it the driver's choice in the upper-luxury car bracket.
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Model: 6 Series
Released: Mar 1977
With a lustrous lineage of high-performance four-seater grand touring coupes, every BMW 6 Series has a formidable repuation to live up to.
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Model: 3 Series
Released: Mar 1976
BMW may have been a big player before the first 3 Series' 1975 debut, but after that it managed to create a segment that has since been defined by the compact rear-drive sedan range.
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Model: 5 Series
Released: May 1973
Like the smaller 3 Series, the mid-sized BMW 5 Series has become a byword for its class, courtesy of outstanding design, exemplary engineering and leading dynamics.
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