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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Chinese scoop up Pirelli

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ANALYSIS: UK supplier industry perks up

There are signs of a revival in the UK automotive supplier industry, but a sense of perspective is needed, says Dave Leggett....

Europe can be a Cadillac 'test bed' region

While Cadillac’s goal of evolving into a global luxury brand is dependent on the US and China, Europe remains part of the long-term equation...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Out 'n' about with Mazda

Post-Geneva, there was no shortage of auto industry happenings this week....

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Dow Automotive 23 Feb 2015

Matthew Beecham

Dow Automotive Systems is a provider of polyurethanes, elastomers, films, fluids, adhesives, emissions solutions and acoustic-management materials to the global transportation industry. Matthew Beecham spoke to Eugenio Toccalino, Director of Strategic Marketing, Dow Automotive about structural foams and adhesives and the ways in which the supplier is helping OEMs make cars lighter.


Nexteer president and COO Laurent Bresson 19 Jan 2015

Calum MacRae

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.

Latest News

Car sharing won't replace car ownership - BMW 27 Mar 2015

Dave Leggett

BMW Group's head of sustainability communications, Glenn Schmidt, has told just-auto that emerging business models in areas such as car sharing will work alongside the continuing desire of consumers to own cars.


BMW to increase localisation in China 26 Mar 2015

Graeme Roberts

BMW plans to step up component localisation in China and will launch six more models specifically designed for the market in the next few years. It already makes special long wheelbase models there.


SMMTCONNECT: Smartphone will determine pace 26 Mar 2015

Chris Wright

Managing the relationship between vehicle manufacturers and internet giants such as Apple and Google will be a major challenge in the future for the connected car - the auto industry is not determining the pace, it is the smartphone.


EU 2021 CO2 targets will be difficult for premiums 24 Mar 2015

Dave Leggett

Analysis undertaken by PA Consulting Group suggests that premium carmakers will struggle to hit the EU's 2021 CO2 emission targets and will therefore be faced with large fines.


BMW and Scherm trial 40-tonne electric truck 24 Mar 2015

Graeme Roberts

BMW Group has partnered with logistics company Scherm Group to use a 40-tonne pure-electric truck in Munich next summer and become the first automaker in Germany to use an electric truck of this size to transport materials on public roads.

Latest blogs

Watch the new BMW X4 being built 1 Apr 2014

Glenn Brooks

This three and a bit minutes video takes you inside the soon to be expanded plant where BMW makes the new X4.


The return of the shark-nose BMW grille 26 Mar 2014

Glenn Brooks

During last week's F-TYPE Coupé launch, its designer mentioned in passing the slightly forward lean of its grille. Which made me think of the way BMWs once were. It seems someone else has been having similar thoughts.

Company research

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW Group) - Strategy and SWOT Report

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW Group) - Strategy and SWOT

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW Group) - Strategy and SWOT Report, is a source of comprehensive company data and information. The report covers the company’s structure, operation, SWOT analysis, prod...

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Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft (BMW) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft (BMW) - Financia

Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft (BMW) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profil...

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Bayerische Motoren Werke AG - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A),

MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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