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

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Business case strong for BMW's UK investment

26 July 2017

As BMW confirms that the electric Mini will be built at the Oxford plant in the UK, the decision inevitably raises Brexit questions amid continuing uncertainty over future trade arrangements between the UK and EU. However, it also shows that a strong business case for industrial investment in the UK can be decisive even while that uncertainty persists.


New G01 BMW X3 outgrows the Audi Q5

26 June 2017

BMW has revealed the new X3 to the media at an event in South Carolina. The G01 series version of this Spartanburg-made SUV is not only 61mm longer than the F25 X3 which it replaces but is also larger than the rival Audi Q5.


ANALYSIS - M4 Convertible and future BMWs

19 June 2017

The 2 Series Active Tourer is BMW's best seller in many European markets yet all of the brand's other even-number models are niche vehicles. Having just announced a facelift for the two-door 2 Series cars and a 6 Series GT as well as an 8 Series concept, there has also been news for the 4 Series, in the form of a mid-cycle restyle. That includes the fastest open-top variant, the M4 Convertible Competition.


BMW's 5 Series Touring works for Europe

15 June 2017

BMW's latest - and fifth generation - 5 Series Touring is about to launch on the UK market and comes with a number of technological and design enhancements, including fuel efficiency gains of up to 11% on the last generation.

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 redesigns flagship Rolls-Royce

28 July 2017

BMW's Rolls-Royce has redesigned its flagship Phantom limousine for the first time since the first 'German' version was launched in 2003.


BMW Oxford plant to assemble electric Mini

25 July 2017

BMW has confirmed its Mini factory at Cowley, near Oxford in England, will assemble the electric Mini.


BMW spending more (again) at Leipzig

25 July 2017

BMW Group has announced a further EUR200m (US$233m) spend at its plant in Leipzig, eastern Germany, opened in 2005 and expanded regularly since.


BMW rejects emissions collusion reports

24 July 2017

BMW has rejected reports in the German media that it and other German OEMs worked together to fix the design and lower the cost of diesel emissions treatment systems.


Oxford likely to win BMW Mini EV assembly deal

24 July 2017

The 'traditional' BMW Mini assembly plant in Cowley, near Oxford, is looking increasingly likely to win the contract to build the all-electric E version, a UK media report said.


IAA world debuts - Jaguar XJR575

24 July 2017

Suzuki has issued one image but no other details of the Swift Sport. The new car will have its motor show debut at the Frankfurt IAA.


just-auto Plus only BMW Munich plant to produce new edition of 3Series

21 July 2017

During the next days, production of the new edition models of the most successful series in the history of the company will commence at the BMW Munich plant. Once again, the BMW 3 Series – the epitome of sportiness in the mid-range class for six...


just-auto Plus only BMW announces changes in board of management

21 July 2017

On 1 January 2018 Pieter Nota will join the Board of Management of BMW AG and head the division responsible for sales and brand BMW as well as aftersales for the BMW Group. Following the hand-over to Pieter Nota, Dr Ian Robertson (HonDSc), current Board of...


Automakers invest in autonomous vehicle data firm

19 July 2017

Autonomous vehicle technology company Nauto said it had raised US$159m of financing led by Softbank and venture capital firm Greylock Partners. BMW iVentures, General Motors Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, the venture unit of Allianz Group, Playground Global and Draper Nexus have previously invested in the firm.


just-auto Plus only BMW US recalls vehicles to replace rear reflectors

18 July 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 15V188000 Manufacturer: BMW of North America Components: Exterior Lighting Potential number of units affected: 13,981 Summary BMW of North America (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 528i, 528i xDrive, 535i, 535i...


BMW to go EV racing

17 July 2017

BMW announced it would contest the FIA Formula E Championship as an official manufacturer in Season 5 (2018/19).


just-auto Plus only BMW Connected introduces new digital services

14 July 2017

At the start of 2017, BMW used its recently launched 5 Series and BMW Connected Onboard – which made its debut in the new model – to showcase the potential unlocked by digital services in the area of personalisation. It represented a major step...


BMW Group hits H1 sales record

12 July 2017

BMW Group sales achieved their best ever June, with sales in the month totalling 232,620 units, a 2.1% increase year-on-year. It was also a record first half-year with sales of the BMW Group’s three premium brands, BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce, increasing by 5.0%; a total of 1,220,819 vehicles have been delivered to customers around the world so far this year.


BMW workers at UK plants accept pensions offer

11 July 2017

A dispute at BMW's UK manufacturing operations over pensions has been resolved after the company submitted a revised offer.


just-auto Plus only BMW 5 Series to feature Inrix On-Street Parking

7 July 2017

Inrix, the world leader in connected car services and transportation analytics, announced the availability of its On-Street Parking service in the new BMW 5 Series Sedan. Inrix delivers the industry’s first real-time on-street parking service in a...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group US sales down 1.2% in June 2017

4 July 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 0.4% in June for a total of 28,962 compared to 28,855 vehicles sold in June 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 2.8% in the US on sales of 149,086 vehicles compared to 153,436 sold in the first six months of...


BMW mulls Brexit and other issues ahead of Mini EV

3 July 2017

BMW will decide by the end of September where to assemble its upcoming electric Mini, a top executive has said.


World premieres at the 2017 Goodwood FoS

3 July 2017

The 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed took place between 29 June and 2 July inclusive. The list of vehicle world premieres is published below.


BMW will cull variants as R&D spend rises

29 June 2017

BMW will offer fewer variants of its models in a bid to streamline manufacturing and offset high research and development (R&D) spending to the end of 2019, a top executive has said.


BMW invests in contract manufacturing firm

28 June 2017

BMW's i Ventures subsidiary has announced a strategic investment in Xometry, a US-based on-demand manufacturing platform that access across multiple sectors to a nationwide network of manufacturing facilities.


just-auto Plus only GKN launches VL3 CVJ system in new BMW 5 series

26 June 2017

GKN Driveline’s new lightweight VL3 constant velocity joint (CV joint) system has launched in its second application on the all-new BMW 5 Series. The VL3 joint makes the driveline more efficient, with measurably reduced CO2 emissions - an improvement in...


Continental joins autonomous driving platform

20 June 2017

Continental said it had become a development partner and system integrator in the collaboration between BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye for automated driving.


Magna to contract build BMW PHEV

19 June 2017

Magna International will assemble BMW's new 5-series plug-in hybrid at its Austrian Magna Steyr factory as part of a strategy to produce electric cars on a contract basis for global automakers, the company said.


just-auto Plus only BMW global sales up 5.1% in May 2017

15 June 2017

The BMW Group continued the positive sales trend of the past months, with sales in May totalling 208,447 vehicles, a 5.1% increase year-on-year. With its three premium brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group sold 988,185 vehicles in the first five...


BMW i Ventures invests in Proterra

13 June 2017

BMW i Ventures - the company's venture capital unit - has announced a strategic investment in Proterra, a technology company and manufacturer focused on heavy-duty electric mass transportation vehicles.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group Financial Services appoints new head

5 June 2017

Dr. Thomas Wittig (57) will assume responsibility for BMW Group Financial Services in July this year. He will take over from Erich Ebner von Eschenbach (54), who has held this position since 2011.  Wittig, who holds a doctorate in economics and a...


just-auto Plus only BMW opens new RDC in Anseong

2 June 2017

On May 30, BMW Group Korea opened the new BMW Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) in Anseong, Gyeonggi-do. This is the largest among all of BMW Group’s global national sales companies. KRW130bn invested in Korea - creating BMW Group’s largest...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group US sales drops 11% in May 2017

2 June 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 11.0% in May for a total of 25,818 compared to 29,017 vehicles sold in May 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 3.6% in the US on sales of 120,124 vehicles compared to 124,581 sold in the first five months of...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group Design makes strategic realignment

2 June 2017

In the “Next 100 Vision Vehicles” unveiled last year for the company’s centenary, the BMW Group design team led by Adrian van Hooydonk demonstrated its vision and enormous creative potential. The realignment of the BMW Group design team as...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP announces safety ratings for 4-new cars

1 June 2017

On 31 May 2017 Euro NCAP releases the results of four new cars. The MINI Countryman and Skoda Kodiaq are both awarded a five-star rating. Nissan’s new Micra gets four stars with standard equipment and five stars with the optional safety pack. The Suzuki...

BMW Group news

BMW redesigns flagship Rolls-Royce

28 July 2017

BMW's Rolls-Royce has redesigned its flagship Phantom limousine for the first time since the firs...


Business case strong for BMW's UK investment

26 July 2017

As BMW confirms that the electric Mini will be built at the Oxford plant in the UK, the decision...


BMW Oxford plant to assemble electric Mini

25 July 2017

BMW has confirmed its Mini factory at Cowley, near Oxford in England, will assemble the electric...


BMW spending more (again) at Leipzig

25 July 2017

BMW Group has announced a further EUR200m (US$233m) spend at its plant in Leipzig, eastern German...


BMW rejects emissions collusion reports

24 July 2017

BMW has rejected reports in the German media that it and other German OEMs worked together to fix...


Oxford likely to win BMW Mini EV assembly deal

24 July 2017

The 'traditional' BMW Mini assembly plant in Cowley, near Oxford, is looking increasingly likely...



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