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

Latest insights


Car makers think about future business models

16 May 2017

The writing has been on the wall for a few years now. The sudden realisation that learning to drive or owning a car was no longer the rite of passage it once was in the US made carmakers start to think about future business models.


Future model blitz from BMW for Frankfurt IAA

12 May 2017

A BMW insider has confirmed to just-auto that the company will use the showcase of the Frankfurt IAA in September to commence its fightback against Mercedes-Benz and Audi. There will be "multiple" world premieres and that will include the M5 and X2 as well as a concept version of the X7.


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.

Latest interviews


BMW's Peter Schwarzenbauer eyes digitalisation

28 March 2017

BMW's Peter Schwarzenbauer likes to joke that his business card "takes five minutes to read" and that his full title - member of the board of management of BMW AG Mini, Rolls-Royce, BMW Motorrad, customer engagement and digital business innovation, BMW group - encompasses "all the fun stuff". A very big buck stops here.


BMW on personalised, connected mobility

28 February 2017

Concluding just-auto’s series of interviews with OEMs that enjoyed the limelight at the most recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we spoke to executives of BMW to learn more about the carmaker’s Connected Window, i Inside Future sculpture and the future of personalised, connected mobility.


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.

Latest news


BMW Group top auto company for German IT workers

25 May 2017

BMW says that it has ranked highly in a German survey of IT professionals.


IAA world debuts - Renault Mégane R.S.

22 May 2017

Yet another car has been added to just-auto's Frankfurt motor show world premieres list: the Renault Mégane R.S.


BMW CFO sees R&D spend ratio rising in 2018

22 May 2017

BMW expects its research and development budget, when measured as a percentage of sales, to rise in 2018, its CFO has told a German newspaper.


Four automakers announce Takata settlements in US

22 May 2017

BMW, Mazda, Subaru and Toyota have announced agreements to resolve economic loss claims in the Takata multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the United States.


Brazil's Innovar-Auto replacement up for debate

19 May 2017

With the confusing Inovar-Auto (Innovate-Auto) programme due to end on 31 December 2017, the government has decided to impose a new, longer term directive for the Brazilian automotive industry.


just-auto Plus only BBA starts new production plant in China

19 May 2017

BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) on 18 May 2017 opened the newly-built north section of its automotive plant in Dadong/Shenyang, China. The first long-wheelbase version of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan rolled off the production line during the opening ceremony....


just-auto Plus only Axalta renews refinish brand contract with BMW

18 May 2017

BMW Group has renewed its approval of Spies Hecker and Standox - two of the premium refinish brands of Axalta Coating Systems a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings - for the repair of BMW passenger cars. The endorsement applies to the BMW...


BMW's Mini adding connectivity and driver aids

17 May 2017

BMW's Mini brand is enhancing connectivity and driver aids as part of a cockpit and instrument update effective from July 2017 production.


BMW teams with Delphi as autonomous partner

17 May 2017

BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye are to work with Delphi as a development partner and system integrator for their autonomous driving platform.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group April 2017 sales surge 7.4%

15 May 2017

BMW Group sales achieved a new all-time high for April, with sales in the month totalling 192,494, a 7.4% increase year-on-year. The first four months of the year also set a new record, with sales of the BMW Group’s three premium brands, BMW, MINI and...


just-auto Plus only BMW 2017 5-series earns Top Safety Pick+ rating

15 May 2017

The redesigned BMW 5-series offers good protection in a small overlap front crash, in contrast to the previous generation of the large luxury car, which didn't hold up well during the small overlap test. The 2017 5-series qualifies for the Insurance...


DriveNow launches Helsinki carsharing service

12 May 2017

DriveNow, the carsharing joint venture of the BMW Group and Sixt SE, is bringing its range of services to Helsinki.


BMW CEO announces 8 Series revival

11 May 2017

BMW's CEO told the automaker's annual general meeting it would revive the 8 Series line in 2018.


just-auto Plus only BMW/Hamburg join over urban mobility

11 May 2017

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the BMW Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding to form a strategic partnership concerning urban mobility. It aims to expand the Hamburg based fleet of electrified DriveNow vehicles to around 550 by 2019. DriveNow...


BMW Group Q1 sales rise 5.3%

4 May 2017

The BMW Group says it has begun the financial year 2017 with a solid first quarter and made 'excellent progress in terms of implementing Strategy Number One > Next'. First-quarter deliveries of BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles rose by 5.3% to 587,237 units (2016: 557,605 units).


just-auto Plus only Constellium supplies aluminium solutions for BMW

3 May 2017

Constellium N.V. announced on 2 May 2017 that it supplies aluminium Automotive Body Sheets and Crash Management Systems for the new BMW 5 Series, including its hybrid and touring models. The latest edition of the iconic BMW 5 Series saves 137 pounds (62 kg)...


just-auto Plus only BMW US sales decline 9.3% in April 2017

3 May 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 9.3% in April for a total of 22,624 compared to 24,951 vehicles sold in April, 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 1.3% in the US on sales of 94,306 vehicles compared to 95,564 sold in the first four months of...


just-auto Plus only BMW expanding electro-mobility across German sites

3 May 2017

The BMW Group on 2 may 2017 announced its plans to expand electro-mobility. At a meeting with Bavarian State Minister of Economic Affairs, Ilse Aigner, Oliver Zipse, member of the Board of Management of the BMW Group, responsible for Production said:...


just-auto Plus only BMW of North America recalls M760Li xDrive vehicle

2 May 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V240000 Manufacturer BMW of North America Components Engine and Engine Cooling Potential number of units affected 97 Summary BMW of North America (BMW) is recalling certain 2017-2018 M760Li xDrive vehicles. The affected vehicles...


just-auto Plus only BMW presents 530e iPerformance sporty sedan

27 April 2017

Just a few weeks after the latest generation of the BMW 5 Series was launched, a plug-in hybrid variant will now join the ranks of the world’s most successful business sedan. The BMW 530e iPerformance is a sporty sedan that serves up the dynamic driving...


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.


Now BMW announces 'above expectations' Q1 result

20 April 2017

The BMW Group is the third German automaker to announce 'above expectations' first quarter results after VW and Daimler.


Euro NCAP gives BMW 5 Series top five-star rating

12 April 2017

Euro NCAP testing gave the BMW 5 Series a top five-star safety rating while Fiat's updated Doblo got three stars.


Automakers benefit from UK low carbon funding

11 April 2017

BMW Motorsport, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover and Westfield Sportscars are automakers awarded a total of GBP62m by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop innovative low carbon technology in the UK.


just-auto Plus only BMW North America recalls 2016-2017 MINI vehicles

11 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V222000 Manufacturer BMW of North America Components Exterior Lighting Potential number of units affected 16,883 Summary BMW of North America (BMW) is recalling certain 2016-2017 MINI Cooper Clubman, Cooper S Clubman and JCW...


BMW holds union talks to stave off UK walkout

7 April 2017

BMW is to hold talks with British labour body, Unite on Monday (10 April) in a bid to halt a series of eight damaging strikes called to protest against the automaker's decision to halt a final pension scheme.


BMW UK workers to strike over pensions

6 April 2017

British workers at BMW will hold eight 24-hour strikes over the next few weeks to oppose plans by the carmaker to close their final salary pensions.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group US sales up 3.3% in March 2017

4 April 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 3.3% in March for a total of 31,015 compared to 30,033 vehicles sold in March, 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 1.5% in the U.S. on sales of 71,682 vehicles compared to 70,613 sold in the first three months of...


just-auto Plus only BMW North America recalls 2017 X5 vehicles

28 March 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V189000 Manufacturer BMW of North America Components Air Bags Potential number of units affected 36 Summary BMW of North America (BMW) is recalling certain 2017 X5 sDrive35i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 xDrive35d, and X5...


BMW expects another record year in 2017

21 March 2017

After booking record revenues and earnings for the seventh consecutive year in the automaker's centenary year 2016 (nonetheless disappointing some analysts), BMW Group management board chairman Harald Kruger is again targeting records for 2017.

BMW Group news

BMW Group top auto company for German IT workers

25 May 2017

BMW says that it has ranked highly in a German survey of IT professionals. In the "Inform...


IAA world debuts - Renault Mégane R.S.

22 May 2017

Yet another car has been added to just-auto's Frankfurt motor show world premieres list: the Rena...


BMW CFO sees R&D spend ratio rising in 2018

22 May 2017

BMW expects its research and development budget, when measured as a percentage of sales, to rise...


Four automakers announce Takata settlements in US

22 May 2017

BMW, Mazda, Subaru and Toyota have announced agreements to resolve economic loss claims in the Ta...


Brazil's Innovar-Auto replacement up for debate

19 May 2017

With the confusing Inovar-Auto (Innovate-Auto) programme due to end on 31 December 2017, the gove...


just-auto Plus only BBA starts new production plant in China

19 May 2017

BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) on 18 May 2017 opened the newly-built north section of its automo...



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