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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


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.

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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 chief's Trump meeting goes well, Brexit a wait

21 March 2017

The meeting between BMW's management board chairman and US president Donald Trump "went well", Harald Kruger told the annual accounts press conference here in Munich today. Meanwhile, the pending triggering of Brexit by the UK is a wait-and-see for now.


Automakers sue Takata in US court

16 March 2017

Global carmakers including Nissan Motor, BMW and Ford, this week launched a lawsuit in a US court against Japan's Takata for losses incurred due to its faulty airbags, according to reports in the US.


just-auto Plus only BMW of North America recalls X5/X6 cars

14 March 2017

NHTSA Campaign number: 17V138000 Manufacturer: BMW of North America Components: Powertrain Potential number of units affected: 121,737 Summary BMW of North America, LLC, (BMW) is recalling certain 2011-2013 X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M and X5...


BMW Group global sales up in February

13 March 2017

BMW Group sales worldwide rose 3.1% year on year in February to a record 169,073 vehicles.


BMW sets records as analysts quibble over profit

9 March 2017

BMW Group reported record sales volume, revenues and earnings for 2016 but analysts noted a drop in automotive operating profit and some unexpected write-downs.


2017 Geneva motor show - world debuts list

8 March 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important models this year were the Range Rover Velar, Kia Picanto, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Opel Crossland X & Insignia, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, SEAT Ibiza, Subaru XV, Volkswagen Arteon and Volvo XC60.


just-auto Plus only BMW uses HERE's open location platform

6 March 2017

HERE on 3 March 2017 announced that BMW Group is the first automaker to utilise the HERE Open Location Platform for the development and launch of its new digital driving services. By leveraging the next generation of HERE’s platform, BMW has the...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group US sales down 2.5% in February 2017

2 March 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 0.3% in February for a total of 22,558 compared to 22,498 vehicles sold in February, 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 0.2% in the US on sales of 40,667 vehicles compared to 40,580 sold in the first two months of...


just-auto Plus only BMW introduces new 1 Series Sedan in China

28 February 2017

The market launch of the BMW 1 Series sedan extends the range of the German premium brand to include a model tailored specifically to meet the needs of Chinese customers. The BMW 1 Series Sedan with its hallmark sporty flair and market-specific overall concept...


BMW considers making electric Mini in Germany

27 February 2017

A report in a German newspaper says that BMW is considering manufacturing the electric version of its Mini in Regensburg and Leipzig instead of Oxford amid concerns about future trading arrangements when the UK leaves the EU.


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.


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,...


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...

BMW Group news

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 mo...


Now BMW announces 'above expectations' Q1 result

20 April 2017

The BMW Group is the third German automaker to announce 'above expectations' first quarter result...


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 Do...


Automakers benefit from UK low carbon funding

11 April 2017

BMW Motorsport, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover and Westfield Sportscars are automakers awarded a total o...


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...


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 seri...



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