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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.


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.


THE WEEK THAT WAS - BMW's clever production tricks

24 March 2016

Last week, I enjoyed an entertaining trip to BMW's annual AGM and plant 'show 'n' tell' (links here in last week's TWTW column) and, as threatened, this week I've published a yarn about some of the worker-assist innovations they've come up for the Munich and other factories. My favourites: the Exoskeleton 'chairless chair' pilot project at Plant Munich, the ProGlove laser-embedded smart glove and, not least because I got to Have A Go, the gesture-controlled lightweight robot. The ingenuity of plant engineers - and the line and logistics workers who often suggest ideas and help the engineers with development - never cease to amaze me.

Latest interviews


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.


Q&A: Udo Schwerdel, Head of Continental Turbo

8 January 2015

Ian Henry spoke recently with Udo Schwerdel about Continental’s recent entrance into the turbocharger market.

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...


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.


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 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.


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 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.


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.


South Korea threatens BMW, Porsche and Nissan

30 November 2016

The South Korean government has said it may ban six car models sold by three foreign automakers in the country after it found issues with the certification documents used to obtain sales permits, according to local reports.


Automakers plan Europe highway fast charge network

29 November 2016

BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen Group have announced plans for a joint venture to establish an ultra-fast, high-power charging network along major highways in Europe similar to Tesla's pioneering Supercharger network.


BMW i introduces DCS power-optimised charging

29 November 2016

BMW's i electric car brand is to offer a new digital charging service (DCS) to provide predictive, convenient, cost-effective and 'green' power-optimised charging.


just-auto Plus only GKN supplies eAxle technology for BMW X1 in China

29 November 2016

GKN Driveline has continued its global electric axle (eAxle) drive partnership with the BMW Group, supplying eAxle technology for a plug-in hybrid version of the BMW X1 for the Chinese market. The system is part of the same scalable family of eAxles used in...


CO2 fines loom for European automakers - report

28 November 2016

Eight of Europe's largest carmakers reportedly will miss carbon dioxide emissions targets due to come into force in 2021, leaving them facing the prospect of billions of euros in fines, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only BMW 1 Series makes world debut at Guangzhou show

25 November 2016

On 18 November, 2016, the BMW Group presented the world premiere of the all-new BMW 1 Series Sedan at Auto Guangzhou 2016. The first compact sedan strategically developed on the quest to fit the young generation group who is driven by having the charisma of a...


just-auto Plus only BMW/Durr/BASF study on integrated paint process

24 November 2016

The BMW Group saves 12,000 tonnes of CO2 annually during automotive production at its Munich plant by eliminating one step from the paint process. This means that compared to a conventionally coated vehicle, a car coated with the shortened process can drive...


BMW Europe makes top personnel changes

23 November 2016

BMW has announced senior management changes in its European sales structure.


just-auto Plus only BMW explores sustainable/innovative logistics

18 November 2016

The BMW Group will increasingly rely on innovation, digitalisation and sustainability for logistics in the future. A fully-networked supply chain, autonomous transport robots and the use of existing vehicle information for the delivery process will make...


2016 LA auto show - world premieres list

17 November 2016

The following cars, light trucks and concepts were world premieres at the 2016 LA auto show.

BMW 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...


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...


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...


BMW names new president for India

11 January 2017

Vikram Pawah (45) has been appointed president of BMW Group India effective 1st March 2017. Pa...


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...



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