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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.


ANALYSIS - the electrified future of BMW

13 June 2017

By 2025, BMW believes that as many as one in four of the vehicles it produces will be electric in one form or another. That means hybrid, EV, PHEV or hydrogen fuel cell. This, the final feature in a series concerning BMW Group's models, looks at the BMW brand's existing and future electrified cars and SUVs.


ANALYSIS - current and future BMW SUVs

9 June 2017

BMW Group, which built 2.37m vehicles in 2016, has an internal target of expanding this to three million by 2020 and in so doing outpace Mercedes-Benz. Mini has a supporting role in the plan but the heavy lifting will have to be done by the BMW brand, and that should fall mainly on the shoulders of multiple as yet unseen SUVs.

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.


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.

Latest news


IAA world debuts - BMW X3 official details

26 June 2017

BMW has announced official details of the new X3, having shown the new SUV to the media at an event at its US plant on 26 June. The public debut will take place at the IAA.


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...


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...


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...


BMW launches 'CarData' premium services

31 May 2017

BMW has announced 'CarData', a new service that it says puts customers in control of their driving data.


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...


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...


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.


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.


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.


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 news

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...


IAA world debuts - BMW X3 official details

26 June 2017

BMW has announced official details of the new X3, having shown the new SUV to the media at an eve...


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...


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 o...


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 Ste...


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...



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