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THE WEEK THAT WAS: The car he said he'd never do?

Starter for 10 - what new car headed for launch at Frankfurt next September is a vehicle the chief designer swore he'd never do?...

ANALYSIS: Japan under attack from foreign brands

Vehicle sales ended the first half of CY2015 down 11%, due mostly to a tax rise for Kei-models. Yet not every OEM is suffering. Mazda was up...

ANALYSIS: 2 Series Gran Tourer & future small BMWs

Glenn Brooks | 13 Jul 2015

As recent registrations data from Germany reveal, BMW's decision to spread engineering resources into additional models has brought good and bad news. Now, the just-launched LWB 2 Series MPV should, the firm hopes, attract many conquest sales.

ANALYSIS: BMW sales collapse in largest EU market

Glenn Brooks | 9 Jul 2015

The 12 percent YoY rise in the June German passenger cars market has seen some notable changes to the usual pecking order. Opel muscled past both Ford and BMW to take fourth position behind Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and third-placed Audi.

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Minding the shop

Graeme Roberts | 3 Jul 2015

This week it was, for once, my turn to stay back and mind the shop while colleagues scurried hither and yon to bring you news and interviews from a number of events here in Olde Engerland and Europe, all the while enduring 35C 'heatwaves', rail delays due to the 'wrong kind of heat', missed plane connections and the usual summer chaos.

COMMENT: BMW & Mercedes battle over self parking

Glenn Brooks | 30 Jun 2015

With Daimler's head of R&D confirming that next year's W213 E-Class will be able to park itself, Mercedes-Benz seems keen to undermine BMW's much-hyped new 7 Series.

Latest Interviews

Q&A: Nexteer Automotive's Chief Product Engineer

Matthew Beecham | 14 Jul 2015

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one suppliers, Matthew Beecham visited Nexteer Automotive’s steering plant in Tychy, Poland and spoke to Paul Poirel, Chief Product Engineer, Europe about trends in the electric power steering (EPS) market.

Q&A with Dow Automotive

Matthew Beecham | 23 Feb 2015

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.

Latest News

Audi, BMW, Daimler buying Nokia's Here maps

Graeme Roberts | 3 Aug 2015

Audi, BMW Group and Daimler have agreed to buy Nokia Corporation's mapping and location services business Here.

European car market up 8.4% in H1 [includes data]

Dave Leggett | 20 Jul 2015

Car sales data released by JATO shows the European car market ending the first half of the year hit a high with sales up 14.6% in June and 8.4% during the first half versus the same period last year.

Magna to buy Getrag for US$1.9bn

Simon Warburton | 16 Jul 2015

Magna says it has inked an agreement to acquire automotive transmissions supplier, Getrag Group in a deal worth EUR1.75bn (US$1.9bn).

Brilliance expects net income to fall

Graeme Roberts | 14 Jul 2015

Brilliance China Automotive - BMW's local manufacturing and sales partner - expects its net income to decline by around 40% in the first half of 2015, due to sluggish demand for premium cars and a rise in expenses.

Societal change to drive future car buying: ZF TRW

Simon Warburton | 13 Jul 2015

ZF TRW says fundamental changes in the way society looks at vehicle ownership as well as far higher levels of automated driving will shape car purchases in the next decade or so.

BMW continues to post records

Chris Wright | 10 Jul 2015

BMW Group sales have continued their upward path with 208,813 vehicles delivered to customers in June, up 8% compared with the same month last year and setting a new record. First half-year sales, are running 7.8% ahead at 1,099,748.

BMW China dealers thank BMW for support

Dave Leggett | 6 Jul 2015

BMW's Chinese dealers have thanked the company for its support in the face of slowing market demand at a meeting in Beijing.

BMW testing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

Graeme Roberts | 3 Jul 2015

BMW will begin testing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles this month.

China dealers thank BMW for support

Dave Leggett | 3 Jul 2015

BMW's Chinese dealers have thanked the company for its support in the face of slowing market demand at a meeting in Beijing.

SUVs continue driving US sales growth

Bill Cawthon | 2 Jul 2015

June was another good month for the auto industry as US light vehicle sales continued to grow.

Auto industry gears up for intelligent mobility

Dave Leggett | 30 Jun 2015

According to global consulting firm Frost & Sullivan (F&S) the automotive sector gears up to the challenge presented by the emergence of new business models in the transportation sector.

Toyota/BMW sportscar JV progressing to plan

Chris Wright | 30 Jun 2015

Plans for a new sports car developed jointly by BMW and Toyota, using common underpinnings of major components, are on track, the German carmaker has told media outlets.

Clubman takes Mini more upmarket

Graeme Roberts | 26 Jun 2015

As it unveiled the redesigned Clubman, BMW Group said it was realigning the Mini brand's product and brand strategy.

BMW reveals redesigned Mini Clubman

Graeme Roberts | 24 Jun 2015

BMW Mini's redesigned Clubman, pictures and details of which were released today, is larger than its predecessor and ditches the controversial, rear hinged, right side only, rear side door for four conventional doors while retaining barn style rear doors.

Nexteer forecasts EPS growth for small cars

Dave Leggett | 24 Jun 2015

Steering systems supplier Nexteer has said that its Electric Power Steering (EPS) systems are in higher demand as its customers seek efficiency gains and the technology becomes suitable for smaller cars.

BMW hails street lamps that come with EV charger

Dave Leggett | 17 Jun 2015

BMW's MINI plant in Oxford is showcasing what is described as a high-efficiency street lighting system that doubles as a charging station for electric vehicles (EVs) during the city's second Low Carbon Oxford Week.

More BMW sales records fall in May

Graeme Roberts | 12 Jun 2015

BMW Group continued its recent sales roll in May with deliveries up 5.9% year on year to 188,287, a record for that month.

JUST THE FACTS: BMW 7-Series first look

Graeme Roberts | 11 Jun 2015

Carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) migrates down from the Leipzig-made i3 and i8, engines are the group’s new generation, a plug-in hybrid 740e is planned, remote control parking available.

BMW again to build 7 Series at Dingolfing

Graeme Roberts | 11 Jun 2015

BMW will build its redesigned 7 Series in Dingolfing, main factory source for the predecessor models.

BMW expands I3 engine availability

Graeme Roberts | 5 Jun 2015

Ten, maybe 20 years ago, you'd have been laughed out of the pub car bores' group for suggesting a BMW would one day be offered with a three cylinder engine (or front wheel drive, for that matter). Laugh ye no more.

BMW details redesigned X1 crossover

Graeme Roberts | 4 Jun 2015

BMW has now confirmed full details of its second generation X1 crossover which now has the group's front- and all-wheel drive Untere Fahrzeugklasse (UKL1) architecture as its basis.

South Korean import sales rise 20% in May

Tony Pugliese | 4 Jun 2015

Sales of imported vehicles in South Korea jumped by over 20% to 18,386 units in May, from 15,314 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association.

Latest blogs

Now you can park the BMW limo by remote control

Graeme Roberts | 11 Jun 2015

Parking Assist? As of last night, so last decade. Now BMW has introduced remote controlled parking.

G11/G12 BMW 7 Series images appear

Glenn Brooks | 10 Jun 2015

After so much hype, it was inevitable: official images of the next BMW 7er have appeared a few hours ahead of tonight's official media preview.

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