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  • THE M SERIES BMW CARS THAT NEVER MADE IT

    The Frankfurt Motor Show is arguably the biggest motor show of them all. But when in Germany it pays to head South to Munich, why? Because BMW has some amazing exhibits and museums you simply must check out if ever given the chance. Chris Bowen was taken inside the...
  • BMW TEAMS UP WITH TED

    Prior to the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW teamed up with the non-profit organisation TED for the first “Next Visionaries” ideas competition. But what is TED? Since 1984 the corporation has become a worldwide hit, renowned for seeking out and spreading innovative new ideas. In 2006, TED went online,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: BMW Executive describes Tesla’s rise as Amazing

    Hildegard Wortmann is no stranger to BMWs – she loved them as a child, and purchased her first 3 Series privately instead of taking a company car when working for global giant Unilever, so as Senior Vice President of Brand at BMW – I sat down with her to discuss...
  • BMW Fire The Starter’s Gun For Frankfurt

    Chris Bowen will cover the IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt in mid-September for EFTM but BMW have today revealed a host of new creations and concepts, here’s just a taste… The updated BMW i3, will make its debut appearance and be joined by a second model variant. With...
  • Living With The BMW 740e

    It sits at the top of the BMW tree, sure there’s the i8 but when it comes to a pioneering marvel the BMW 7 series wins hands down. So many world firsts debuted on this car along with its rival the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The generation one car featured BMW’s...
  • BMW 530e Review – A Masterclass

    Recently I drove the latest addition to the BMW iPerformance range, the BMW 530e. Aside from acknowledging its significant merits there are some drawbacks. Our test drive navigated a small sample of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs from the charging stations at Westfield Bondi Junction, to the serene but 30km/h mandated...
  • First Drive: BMW 530e – A Plug-in Hybrid Luxury car

    What form of technology will help save the world from cars, who knows? Will it be electric battery only cars, tried and trusted hybrids, hydrogen fuel cell driven cars or plug-in hybrids to name a few. Personally, it seems to me battery power is where we’re headed. But some...
  • BMW enables Electric Charging at Westfield Shopping Centres

    BMW Australia have opened 40 electric vehicle (EV) charging bays in ten major Westfield shopping centres. The spaces are available to all electric vehicle owners, not just BMW’s and offer free charging when available. In addition to the new charging locations, BMW will also begin a showcase of the...
  • My Week with a BMW i3

    This article is going to be very much a personal account of experiencing an electric vehicle (EV), we’ve covered Tesla and other electric vehicles but this is my first time living with an EV, driving one and understanding one. My day to day driver is a BMW 220d, the...
  • Vodafone becomes Mark Skaife’s eyes on the road: 4G Streaming

    Vodafone Australia made a return to motorsport on the weekend as a key sponsor on the BMW entry at the Bathurst 12 hour, driven by Mark Skaife, Russell Ingall and Tony Longhurst. And before that run at the mountain Mark Skaife got a little taste of the Vodafone network down...
  • BMW’s new infotainment system and dash goes Touch Free 

    If you’ve ever driven a BMW you’ll be across its iDrive interface. It’s a central rotary dial that is now in its fifth update. However the future of BMW’s take on in-car control is about to alter dramatically, it’s called BMW HoloActive Touch....
  • BMW 330i Gran Turismo: A car you can have a stack of fun with

    As one of the world’s foremost luxury mid-sized sedans there’s obviously no doubt the BMW 3 Series has a lot to offer. But does the added coupe, Gran Turismo type look really add to the already iconic model line up? Chris Bowen has just spent a week in the...
  • EFTM Best In-Car Tech 2016: BMW 7 Series

    When it comes to in-car technology, we’re coming along in leaps and bounds every year.  When we drove the BMW 7 Series the level of technology was mindblowing....
  • EXCLUSIVE: Tesla outsells Mercedes S Class, BMW 5 Series & Audi A8 combined

    Tesla is intensely secretive about its sales numbers, however, EFTM can reveal that in September, Tesla Model S sales in Australia surpassed all cars in a single category combined, including Mercedes’ S Class, BMW 7 Series and Audi’s A8. Overall performance was also nothing less than stunning....
  • Tony Longhurst, Mark Skaife & Russell Ingall team up for the Bathurst 12 hour

    The Bathurst 12 hour is gaining pace year on year as a highlight of the motorsport calendar here in Australia.  Just a couple of years ago our elite drivers were unable to race there due to a conflict with Supercars, but now that the events are being managed by the...
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