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

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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.


THE WEEK THAT WAS - Q1 profits rolling in

6 May 2016

News that Geely-owned Volvo Cars had made first quarter earnings gains thanks to strong sales of its recently launched, and high margin, XC90 luxury SUV drew a lot of just-auto reader eyeballs this week. Thus proving my long-held theory that new product, and lots of it, usually leads to profits. Volvo has continued the new model roll with the S90/V90 and there's more to come - I'm off to Sweden next week to learn more about the products we can expect on the new CMA architecture co-developed with Geely.

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.

Latest news


Geneva show debut - BMW, Jaguar & Opel premieres

17 January 2017

Facelifts for the BMW 4 Series range as well as the new Jaguar XF estate and the Opel Crossland X will have their public debuts at the Geneva motor show.


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...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group 2016 global sales rise 5.3%

10 January 2017

The BMW Group achieved its best ever sales in 2016, the sixth year in a row the company has set a new sales record, maintaining its position as the world’s leading premium car company with its three brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce. Having recorded...


Mercedes brand beats BMW four years early

9 January 2017

The Mercedes-Benz brand, with 2.08m sales in 2016, topped archrival BMW's 2,003,359 four years ahead of a target set by Daimler's CEO, according to Reuters, after it stopped chasing market share and focused on making stylish high-tech cars loved by consumers.


Rolls-Royce 2016 sales tally 'second best'

9 January 2017

BMW's Rolls-Royce said its 4,011 2016 sales, an increase of 6%, was its second best annual result to date.


CES 2017 - list of world debuts

6 January 2017

The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, open to the public between 5 and 8 January, hosted multiple car, concept and automotive technology world premieres.


just-auto Plus only BMW US sales down 5.4% in December 2016

6 January 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles in December totalled 32,835 compared to 34,625 vehicles sold in December 2016. For the year, BMW brand is down 9.5% on sales of 313,174 compared to 346,023 from last year. Notable vehicle sales for 2016 include the BMW 7 Series...


BMW autonomous vehicles to begin trials in US/EU

5 January 2017

BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye have announced that a fleet of approximately 40 autonomous BMW vehicles will be on the roads by the second half of 2017, demonstrating the significant advancements made by the three companies towards fully autonomous driving.


just-auto Plus only Intel acquiring 15% ownership stake in HERE

4 January 2017

Intel has agreed to purchase a 15% ownership stake in HERE, a global provider of digital maps and location-based services, from HERE’s current indirect shareholders: Audi AG, BMW AG and Daimler AG. In conjunction with Intel’s acquisition of a...


just-auto Plus only Enel/Verbund/EV carmakers join over EVA+ project

23 December 2016

Electric Vehicle Arteries (EVA+) is an electric mobility project to be carried out in Italy and Austria for which a grant agreement worth a maximum of EUR4.2m (US$4.38m) has already been signed with INEA, the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency delegated...


just-auto Plus only BMW to open new development centre in Munich

21 December 2016

The BMW iNEXT is scheduled for release in 2021 – self-driving, electric and fully connected. A whole range of highly-automated models from all BMW Group brands are set to follow. To achieve this aim, the BMW Group is combining its development expertise...


just-auto Plus only BMW presents BMW 6 series

20 December 2016

The BMW 6 Series offers attractive new additions to the range of optional equipment for spring 2017. The options available exclusively for the BMW 6 Series Coupé, the BMW 6 Series Convertible and the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé add touches of...


BMW to show HoloActive Touch at CES

16 December 2016

BMW Group will provide another glimpse into the interior of the future at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas as its HoloActive Touch system makes its debut.


VW/Hubject to develop EV charging stations in EU

16 December 2016

The Volkswagen Group is joining the eRoaming platform Hubject GmbH as shareholder.


BMW group to start research with IBM Watson

15 December 2016

IBM has announced a new collaboration with the BMW Group, through which the companies will work together to explore the role of Watson cognitive computing in personalising the driving experience and creating more intuitive driver support systems for cars of the future.


Rolls-Royce shows image of Cullinan SUV

13 December 2016

BMW luxury brand unit Rolls-Royce has published an image of its super-luxury SUV, Project Cullinan.


BMW global sales up 6.2% in November

13 December 2016

Sales of BMW Group vehicles achieved a new record for November with total sales of 209,743 units, an increase of 6.2% on the same month last year. This result brings the year-to-date sales total to 2,152,393, an increase of 5.8% compared with the same period last year.


Magna secures "multiple" seating wins from BMW

7 December 2016

Magna says it has won "multiple" new seating programmes from the BMW Group which will be supplied from a new manufacturing facility in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.


BMW enters 'Phase 2' of electrification strategy

6 December 2016

BMW is entering what it terms as 'Phase II' of its electrification strategy which will see a ramp-up in group e-vehicle volumes and the transfer of electric vehicle technology from its 'i' brand to other group brands.


China adds extra 10% tax on super luxury cars

5 December 2016

The Chinese government introduced an additional tax on top end luxury cars at the beginning of December as it continues to target the excesses of the country’s super-rich.


just-auto Plus only BMW Oxford plant produces 3m Minis since 2001

5 December 2016

Plant Oxford celebrates the three millionth Mini to roll off the assembly line since production began back in 2001. The three millionth Oxford-built Mini is a John Cooper Works Clubman, the first model to combine the latest John Cooper Works performance...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group US sales down 15.8% in November 2016

5 December 2016

Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 18.2% in November for a total of 26,189 compared to 32,003 vehicles sold in November, 2015. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 10.0% in the US on sales of 280,339 vehicles compared to 311,398 sold in the first eleven...


BMW begins 7-series assembly in Indonesia

1 December 2016

BMW has begun local assembly of its flagship 7-series model in Indonesia in anticipation of the government’s plans to scrap import duties on car components.

BMW Group news

Geneva show debut - BMW, Jaguar & Opel premieres

17 January 2017

Facelifts for the BMW 4 Series range as well as the new Jaguar XF estate and the Opel Crossland X...


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 i...


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 ve...


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 'gen...


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. Th...


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...



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