Plenty of movement from BMW this week, with the German carmaker’s updated M5 arriving in local showrooms, complete with standard Competition Package. The updated M5 starts from $229,900 plus on-road costs.
Meanwhile the new BMW M3 GT is expected to arrive in September, starting from $69,500 plus on-road costs.
Spy photos in recent weeks have revealed that the so-called RC is in the final stages of development, with light camouflage obscuring the production-ready model's finer details.
BMW’s new i3 electric car is due in Australia later this year, with a handful of demonstrators set to arrive before the car goes on sale next year.
The aggressively styled BMW 4 Series M Performance was revealed this week, a partner to the 3 Series M Performance pack.
And sticking with the 4 Series, reports out of Europe suggest the new BMW M4 will be revealed at January’s Detroit Motor Show, and possibly an M4 concept before that.
If true, it would be a massive reversal for the brand. Perhaps we'll need to hold a 'watching brief' on this one before anyone gets too excited about it.
TMR seemed to drive everything from 'dodgem' cars to the Batmobile this week, but here’s a few you may have missed:
The 2013 Volkswagen Golf 90TSI Comfortline DSG, starting at $27,490 plus on-road costs.
The 2013 Mercedes E-Class Hybrid can achieve 4.3 l/100km and 0-100km/h in 7.5 seconds.
Finally, we took the 2013 Range Rover Vogue SE SDV8 off-road and declared it “still the king of four-wheel-drives”.
And that’s… the week that was.