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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.


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.

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.

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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.


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.


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...


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...


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.


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...

BMW news

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...


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...


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 bran...


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 dri...



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