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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Big fish eaten by bigger fish

The big news this week was the long-expected announcement ZF would swallow TRW whole, re-establishing the respected chassis systems and safe...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: More musical chairs

After last week's news concerning top Nissan/Infiniti executive Andy Palmer's move to Aston Martin, came another shift - a BMW German region...

Briefing: Emerging markets in trouble (2)

In the full year 2014, Argentina, Brazil, India, Russia, Thailand & Turkey are set to become an even greater drag on global light vehicle ma...

COMMENT: Foreign OEMs chose appeasement in China

China's ongoing investigation into anti-competitive practices in the country's automotive industry has picked up momentum in recent weeks, w...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Mentor Graphics 18 Sep 2014

Matthew Beecham

Mentor Graphics is a major supplier of software tools that help engineers design electronic systems and components. Headquartered in Oregon, US, Mentor generates annual revenues of some US$1bn. Its tools are involved in the design of almost every electronic gadget you can think of. To find out about its automotive business, Matthew Beecham spoke to Martin O’Brien, General Manager, Integrated Electrical Systems Division Mentor Graphics.


INTERVIEW: Audi's 'Mr RHD' retires 31 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

David Ingrams, who retired from Audi UK's press office today (31 July) played a key role in helping the German automaker's engineers achieve "uncompromised" right hand drive configurations and also oversaw a collection of about 50 classic cars, many of which he helped to launch when new. The man who praised Audi for taking the long-term view has himself served 36 years with the automaker and the connection may not yet be completely severed.

Latest News

INDONESIA SHOW: Automakers' growing confidence 19 Sep 2014

Tony Pugliese

The 2014 Indonesia international motor show got under way this week with a renewed sense of self-confidence and purpose, as the domestic market continued to reach new record highs.


Largest Rolls-Royce order ever bound for Macau 17 Sep 2014

Graeme Roberts

'Luxury entrepreneur' Stephen Hung has placed the largest single Rolls-Royce order ever for 30 custom extended wheelbase Phantoms for his Louis XIII hotel in Macau.


BMW's MINI to stick to 2-plant assembly set-up 10 Sep 2014

Dave Leggett

BMW board member Harald Krüger has told just-auto that Oxford will remain at the heart of MINI production plans in the future, but with the Dutch Nedcar plant at Born also an important addition for the long-term.


BMW on target for 2m 2014 sales 10 Sep 2014

Graeme Roberts

BMW Group booked record August sales last month, selling 145,902 vehicles last month, up 4.5% year on year. Though Mini sales were down because of a model change, the group still expects to pass 2m sales this year.


China's regulatory clampdown expected - BMW 10 Sep 2014

Dave Leggett

BMW board member Peter Schwarzenbauer has told just-auto that China's regulatory clampdown of aftermarket parts and services prices is not having a big effect on the company's business there.

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

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Project Synopsis: MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth act......

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