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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 - 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...


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.


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.


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.


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...

BMW news

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 mo...


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 h...


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 r...


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 Lighti...


BMW to go EV racing

17 July 2017

BMW announced it would contest the FIA Formula E Championship as an official manufacturer in Seas...


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 – w...



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