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Brands related to this company: BMW, Mini, Rolls-Royce

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Mini goes after Qashqai with new F60 Countryman

18 January 2017

A second Mini model in the C segment goes on sale in Britain and other European nations from February. The new, bigger Countryman leaves the B-C size class, there is no successor for the Paceman and all build this time is by VDL in the Netherlands instead of by Magna Steyr in Austria.


BMW 3 Series PHEV & future electric models

7 October 2016

Those who doubt the appeal of plug-in hybrids should try the BMW 330e. Instant and abundant torque, a silent surge of electric or petrol turbo power plus low emissions and excellent fuel economy make this the best all-rounder in the 3 Series range.


Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

23 September 2016

This, the first of two management briefing reports concerning the 2016 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile, offers a sneak preview of the confirmed and likely world debut cars and concept vehicles.


Rise of the manufacturing ‘bots - Comment

19 July 2016

Thoughts this week are with the clever technology that is gradually changing the world of manufacturing.

Latest interviews


Industry 4.0 and how it will transform automotive

14 November 2016

Industrie 4.0 is the trending "buzz terminology" in the manufacturing sector - with BMW and Daimler among many prominent proponents - and encompasses the digitalisation of industry value chains. just-auto’s Calum MacRae caught up with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bauernhansl of the Fraunhofer IPA, who is one of the world’s foremost experts on Industrie 4.0, to find out what the implications are likely to be for the automotive sector.


HERE Automotive on strategies to support autonomou

1 February 2016

At the 2016 CES, Cat Dow talked with Floris Van Der Klashorst, vice-president of HERE Automotive. HERE's a creator of connected navigation solutions and since December 2015 has been owned by an alliance of the German automakers Audi, BMW and Daimler.


Harman on why partnering is essential - Q&A

16 December 2015

Harman recently partnered with Renesas to improve its in-vehicle network and infotainment solutions. Matthew Beecham caught-up with Harman’s Phil Eyler, Executive Vice President and President of Infotainment to find out how this alliance and others are supporting the brand in a highly competitive sector. In Part 2, we interview Harman’s EVP and President Lifestyle Audio Division Michael Mauser about the audio innovations it is bringing to the market to sustain growth.


Nexteer president and COO Laurent Bresson

19 January 2015

Nexteer, the former GM Saginaw steering division, has flourished under the ownership of China-based Pacific Century Motors its owner since 2011. Calum MacRae caught up with Nexteer’s president and COO Laurent Bresson at the recent NAIAS.

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just-auto Plus only Garmin to supply infotainment modules for BMW

23 February 2017

Garmin International, a unit of Garmin on 22 February 2017 announced that BMW AG has appointed Garmin as a tier-one supplier of infotainment computing modules for future BMW models. Garmin will be expanding its state-of-the-art automotive OEM manufacturing...


BMW and Mobileye working on crowd sourcing sensor

22 February 2017

BMW Group and Mobileye have announced they have signed an agreement to crowd source data for high definition maps that will be needed for autonomous driving.


BMW in UK faces pension row dispute

22 February 2017

A dispute over changes to worker pensions at BMW in the UK - potentially affecting workers at its MINI and Rolls-Royce assembly plants - has yet to be resolved following talks between the company and the Unite union earlier this week.


Geneva show debuts list - Range Rover Velar

22 February 2017

Land Rover has announced the Range Rover Velar, Aston Martin will reveal the Vanquish S and Dacia will premiere a Stepway version of the Logan MCV at the Geneva motor show.


just-auto Plus only Porsche establishes new subsidiary in Taiwan

22 February 2017

Porsche has decided to strengthen its presence in Taiwan by forming a joint-venture with its long-time business partner, Universal Motor Traders (UMT), to continue growing its operations with its own importer organisation. The new Porsche subsidiary,...


Yet another facelift for nine-year old Citroën C5

17 February 2017

Another world premiere for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 has been been added to just-auto.com's debuts list. Astonishingly, the poor selling Citroën C5 is to be given yet another facelift.


just-auto Plus only BMW global sales up 6.8% in January 2017

13 February 2017

Following on from a sixth consecutive record-breaking year, sales at the BMW Group achieved their best-ever start to the year with January figures showing increased deliveries in all world regions. With its three premium brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the...


BMW designer moves from VW group

9 February 2017

Slovak vehicle designer Jozef Kaban, whose credits include chief of exterior design at Audi and Skoda, and the VW Lupo, SEAT Arosa, Bugatti Veyron and Škoda Octavia, has moved to BMW to be responsible for core BMW brand design while Domagoj Dukec will head the design team for i and M vehicles. The pair report to chief designer Adrian van Hooydonk.


BMW among investors in 3D printing startup

7 February 2017

Desktop Metal, an emerging startup with a 'mission to bring metal 3D printing to all design and manufacturing teams', has announced a total of $97 million in equity funding since its founding in October 2015.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group US sales up 0.5% in January 2017

2 February 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 0.1% in January for a total of 18,109 compared to 18,082 vehicles sold in January, 2016. Notable vehicle sales in January include the BMW X1 which increased 21.4%, the BMW X3 which increased 57.5%, and the BMW X5 which...


McLaren working with OEMs on 'new combustion tech'

1 February 2017

McLaren Automotive has announced a strategic project to design and develop technology for the 'next generation of powertrains'.


just-auto Plus only Tesla and BMW EVs fail to earn IIHS rating

1 February 2017

Two all-electric vehicles fall short of meeting the Institute's awards criteria, but consumers who want to minimise gas consumption while also prioritising safety can choose from two plug-in hybrids that earn the 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award. The two...


just-auto Plus only New 2017 BMW 2/3 series earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+

31 January 2017

BMW is proud to announce the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe and 2017 BMW 3 Series Sedan a “Top Safety Pick+”, continuing the company’s long-standing commitment to offer class-leading safety with each...


VDL Nedcar to share production of BMW X1

25 January 2017

Contract assember VDL Nedcar in Born, the Netherlands, will begin production of the BMW X1 small SUV, supplementing Regensburg output, from next August.


BMW shows off car development process

25 January 2017

In an elaborately-staged display "using aesthetic lighting installations and innovative storytelling", BMW claims to have "brought to life the development process and engineering expertise behind the 7 Series".


just-auto Plus only Nissan/BMW jointly expand DC Fast charging network

25 January 2017

Nissan and BMW, two of the top EV manufacturers, have again joined forces – this time with EVgo, the nation's largest public DC Fast charging network – to increase public access to DC Fast charging stations across the US, with an additional 174...


Toyota confirms Brazil engine production expansion

24 January 2017

Starting in the second half of 2019, Toyota Brazil will add Corolla engine production at its Porto Feliz plant, in São Paulo state.


BMW pushes tariff-free access post-Brexit

23 January 2017

BMW says it is in talks with German and British government bodies, as well as the VDA, with the Munich-based automaker urging London to maintain tariff-free access to the European Union (EU) post Brexit.


BMW buyer plans more parts purchasing with Daimler

23 January 2017

BMW will buy more autoparts with Daimler, new purchasing head Markus Duesmann told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.


Carmakers join 'hydrogen council' at Davos

18 January 2017

Carmakers Daimler, Hyundai, BMW, Honda and Toyota are among corporate giants - comprising energy, engineering and automotive firms - backing a new global initiative to promote hydrogen technologies.


just-auto Plus only New BMW 3/2 series earn IIHS top safety rating

18 January 2017

The 2017 BMW 3 series has improved from a marginal rating to a good rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small overlap front crash test. That change, along with better headlights, earns the midsize luxury car a Top Safety Pick+...


just-auto Plus only BMW presents new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman

18 January 2017

The second generation of the MINI Countryman is the biggest and most versatile model in the entire range of the tradition-steeped British brand. And another superlative now applies to the power unit of the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman. With an output of...


just-auto Plus only BMW to launch upgraded models in March 2017

17 January 2017

From the spring of 2017, the new BMW 5 Series, the sportiest and most innovative business sedan in its segment, will also set new standards in terms of efficiency. The new BMW 520d EfficientDynamics Edition impresses with a combined fuel consumption level of...


Trump threatens German OEMs with 35% US tariffs

16 January 2017

US president-elect Donald Trump has warned German OEMs that he will impose a 35% border tax on vehicles imported to the US.


Shell announces Rolls-Royce oil supply deal

16 January 2017

Shell has announced an aftermarket/service oil supply deal with BMW's Rolls-Royce. Supply of 'genuine engine oil' actually began in October 2016 to dealers worldwide.


2017 Detroit auto show - world debuts list

11 January 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 North American International Auto Show are listed below. The most important models this year were of course the ninth generation Toyota Camry, which will also be the first vehicle using the (TN)GA-K architecture to be manufactured in the US; and the updated Ford F-150 which gains fresh engines, including a diesel.


European carmakers hope to catch Tesla chargers

11 January 2017

Aiming to break Tesla's stranglehold on the EV market, BMW, Volkswagen, Ford and Daimler plan to build about 400 next-generation charging stations in Europe that can recharge an electric car in minutes instead of hours.


BMW India sales rise 14% in 2016

11 January 2017

BMW Group India delivered 7,861 cars to customers in calendar year 2016. This split as 7,500 BMW cars and 361 Minis. Moving ahead on a positive course, Sales were up 14% over 2015.


BMW names new president for India

11 January 2017

Vikram Pawah (45) has been appointed president of BMW Group India effective 1st March 2017.


just-auto Plus only Exide inaugurates new battery plant in India

10 January 2017

West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee on 2 January, 2017, inaugurated a state-of-the-art battery making plant at the Haldia Factory of Exide Industries. Built in technical collaboration with East Penn Manufacturing Company of the US, at a capital...

BMW Group news

just-auto Plus only Garmin to supply infotainment modules for BMW

23 February 2017

Garmin International, a unit of Garmin on 22 February 2017 announced that BMW AG has appointed Ga...


BMW and Mobileye working on crowd sourcing sensor

22 February 2017

BMW Group and Mobileye have announced they have signed an agreement to crowd source data for high...


BMW in UK faces pension row dispute

22 February 2017

A dispute over changes to worker pensions at BMW in the UK - potentially affecting workers at its...


Geneva show debuts list - Range Rover Velar

22 February 2017

Land Rover has announced the Range Rover Velar, Aston Martin will reveal the Vanquish S and Dacia...


just-auto Plus only Porsche establishes new subsidiary in Taiwan

22 February 2017

Porsche has decided to strengthen its presence in Taiwan by forming a joint-venture with its long...


just-auto Plus only BMW on tomorrow's personalised, connected mobility

21 February 2017

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with OEMs that enjoyed the limelight at the mos...



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