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September management briefing: Frankfurt review

In the second and final part of this month's management briefing, we take a look at the stand out concepts, production cars and trends seen...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: BMW presser to remember

Frankfurt. Lots of new cars to read about. Lots of industry news to be told. So what did you ghouls read most? Natch, the report about the p...

Jakarta Auto Show Report

Tony Pugliese | 21 Aug 2015

The 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show got underway yesterday at the shiny new Indonesian Convention and Exhibition centre in BSD, a new commercial centre some 30km west of central Jakarta. Tony Pugliese was there.

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Premium electric SUVs...

Dave Leggett | 21 Aug 2015

Electric powertrain technology comes with a number of drawbacks - mainly surrounding battery performance issues - but it is interesting to see different OEM strategies emerging.

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

Graeme Roberts | 17 Jul 2015

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

Glenn Brooks | 16 Jul 2015

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 47% in June, while multiple European brands are also enjoying high percentage gains.

Latest Interviews

Q&A with DSD: Lightweight transmismissions

Matthew Beecham | 1 Sep 2015

As automakers search for weight reduction in all parts of the vehicle, Matthew Beecham spoke to Mark Findlay, managing director at UK engineering consultancy, Drive System Design (DSD) about how weight savings might be made in the transmission and driveline.

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.

Latest News

Diesels needed for EU CO2 reduction targets - BMW

Dave Leggett | 29 Sep 2015

In a statement BMW has said that the progress achieved so far in CO2 reduction in Europe is largely due to the use of diesel technology and that diesels are essential to further progress.

ZF Hero opens BMW axle plant in Chennai

Graeme Roberts | 28 Sep 2015

ZF Hero Chassis Systems has opened a factory in Oragadam, Chennai to assemble front and rear axle modules for the nearby BMW car assembly plant.

Rolls-Royce India aims to sell 100 cars a year

Graeme Roberts | 21 Sep 2015

BMW-owned Rolls-Royce wants to sell over 100 vehicles a year in India and is planning to offer its premium models to hotels and resorts in the country.

BMW builds 10m 3 Series sedans

Graeme Roberts | 10 Sep 2015

The 10 millionth BMW 3 Series sedan has been built in Munich. So far the BMW Group has produced over 14m cars in the model series, more than half sedans. The landmark vehicle is a blue 320d.

ZF starts BMW hybrid transmission production

Graeme Roberts | 8 Sep 2015

ZF has started production of a transmission that integrates a high-performance and compact electric motor into its latest eight-speed automatic gearbox - a hybridised drive system that has been specifically designed to meet plug-in requirements. Vehicles can now be driven purely electrically over comparably long distances and significantly faster at up to 120km/h (80mph).

Labor Day shift hits US light vehicle sales

Bill Cawthon | 2 Sep 2015

Automakers were reminded of the impact the calendar can have on light vehicle sales here in the US. Labor Day - a key end-of-summer selling day - falls this year on the first Monday  (the 7th) in September. In August 2014, it fell on 1 September but was included in the August sales tally.

BMW launches smartphone wireless charging

Graeme Roberts | 28 Aug 2015

A snap-in wireless charging adapter is now available as a BMW accessory. It also functions as a stable storage system for the mobile phone.

LG supplying LCD displays to Honda and Porsche

Graeme Roberts | 25 Aug 2015

South Korea's LG Electronics will supply Honda Motor and Porsche with in-car displays as the supplier tries to grow its auto business to counter weak sales at its mainstay television and smartphone units, a media report said.

BMW diverts China imports to Shanghai

Dave Leggett | 18 Aug 2015

BMW has diverted its imports into China to Shanghai following explosions in Tianjin.

Cadillac appoints Richard Brekus as strategy head

Simon Warburton | 18 Aug 2015

Cadillac has appointed Richard Brekus to the position of director, global product strategy, effective 17 August.

US: BMW concept previews water injection technolog

Glenn Brooks | 14 Aug 2015

A concept version of the BMW M4 is making its global debut at this week's Monterey Car Week in California. The prototype's engine features water injection, which is claimed to both boost power and lower fuel consumption.

Leoni opens fifth wiring systems plant in Tieling

Dave Leggett | 14 Aug 2015

Leoni has opened its fifth wiring systems factory China on 12 August. The facility located in Tieling, northern China will develop and manufacture products for several vehicle models of the company's new customer BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA)

BMW Group deliveries hit July record

Dave Leggett | 12 Aug 2015

Sales of BMW Group vehicles totalled 173,195 units in July, a new high for the month and an increase of 5.6% compared with the same period last year. A new record was also achieved for the first seven months of the year with a total of 1,272,953 vehicles delivered to customers, an increase of 7.5%, the company said.

BMW checks Google's Alphabet on trademark rights

Dave Leggett | 12 Aug 2015

BMW is checking whether any trademark rights have been infringed by Google after the latter established a company called Alphabet.

Daimler, BMW, Audi, to acquire HERE mapping

Simon Warburton | 11 Aug 2015

Audi, BMW Group and Daimler say they have reached agreement with Nokia Corporation to acquire its mapping and location services business, HERE.

South Korea import sales rise 14% in July

Tony Pugliese | 6 Aug 2015

Sales of imported vehicles in South Korea increased by 14.3% to 20,707 units in July, compared with 18,112 units in the same month of last year, according to the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association.

Buyers best the analysts in US July sales

Bill Cawthon | 4 Aug 2015

Americans flocked to dealer lots in July, snapping up more than 1.5m cars and trucks, an increase of 5.3% from July 2014, well above analyst forecasts.

BMW pushes against headwinds with some records

Graeme Roberts | 4 Aug 2015

BMW Group booked record revenues and sales volumes in the second quarter of 2015 while profit before financial result (EBIT) for the first half beat EUR5bn for the first time.

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.

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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