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Clubman takes BMW's Mini to size C

The redesigned Clubman has taken BMW's English brand into new territory where Mini previously dared not tread - would you believe C segment?...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Ups and downs

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one suppliers, this week Matthew Beecham talked with Detlef Jürss, group vice presiden...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Toyota Avensis, powered by BMW

Glenn Brooks | 2 Nov 2015

It’s a conundrum for Toyota Motor Europe - how to justify staying in the declining D segment? Volkswagen, Opel-Vauxhall and Ford leverage their rival models across global markets and/or multiple brands but the Avensis is more or less a Europe-only car.

September management briefing: Frankfurt review

Glenn Brooks | 23 Sep 2015

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 at the 2015 Frankfurt IAA motor show.

THE WEEK THAT WAS: BMW presser to remember

Graeme Roberts | 18 Sep 2015

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 poor old BMW chief keeling over at their press conference, of course.

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.

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.

Nexteer president and COO Laurent Bresson

Calum MacRae | 19 Jan 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.

Latest News

Exports the only good news in Brazil this year

Fernando Calmon | 27 Nov 2015

There's always a silver lining somewhere. In a year so far marked by a deep fall in domestic sales, predicted to reach 27%, the Brazilian real's devaluation of some 40% has boosted sales abroad.

BMW to invest US$418m in South Africa plant

Dave Leggett | 17 Nov 2015

BMW plans to make an investment of ZAR6bn (US$418m) in its Rosslyn plant in Pretoria to manufacture X3.

BMW names Olaf Kastner China regional head

Graeme Roberts | 10 Nov 2015

Effective 1 December, Olaf Kastner will take over as head of the BMW Group's China sales region from Karsten Engel, who will be returning to Germany. Kastner was previously head of the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture, which produces and markets vehicles in China for the BMW Group and its Chinese partner, Brilliance China Auto. Anton Heiss will assume the president and CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive. Heiss currently manages the joint venture's production sites in Shenyang and will continue this role for the time being in addition to his new position.

UK sales dip for first time in years

Graeme Roberts | 5 Nov 2015

Data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed UK new car registrations dropped for the first time in more than three and a half years as market growth levelled off in October 2015. 177,664 new cars were registered in the month, a dip of 1.1% on last year’s figure and following a record 43 consecutive months of growth. Year to date data showed the new car market is up 6.4% to 2,274,550 cars -  the best YTS result on record.

BMW to add 2-Series Active Tourer in China

Dave Leggett | 4 Nov 2015

BMW plans to unveil 2-Series Active Tourer at the Guangzhou Auto Show, which is scheduled to be held in November.

BMW posts Q3 net profit up 20.5%

Dave Leggett | 3 Nov 2015

BMW Group has posted third quarter net profit of EUR1,579m, up 20.5% on last year, driven by stronger demand in Europe and favourable currencies.

Mini launches Netherlands-built 3G convertible

Graeme Roberts | 23 Oct 2015

BMW's Mini luxury small car brand has introduced a redesigned convertible with improved, faster retracting and customisable fabric hood, boot (trunk) volume increased 25%, and increased rear seat passenger space. Right hand drive sales start with the UK from March 2016.

BMW and Uber partner on offer

Dave Leggett | 21 Oct 2015

BMW and Uber have partnered to offer Uber users the opportunity to experience the new BMW 7 Series through exclusive on-demand test drives or chauffeured ride experiences ahead of the vehicle's US retail launch on 24 October. 

BMW DriveNow car-share adds Stockholm

Dave Leggett | 21 Oct 2015

BMW says it has expanded its DriveNow car sharing scheme to include Stockholm, taking the total number of cities in Europe to nine.

Magna US exteriors factory to supply BMW

Graeme Roberts | 20 Oct 2015

Magna International plans to set up an exteriors manufacturing factory in Greenville County, South Carolina to supply the local BMW plant.

Volvo mulling union set-up for new US plant

Simon Warburton | 16 Oct 2015

Volvo says it is currently evaluating how union representation will work in practice at its new plant in South Carolina.

Britain needs to stay in the EU – BMW

Dave Leggett | 14 Oct 2015

BMW board member Ian Robertson has reaffirmed BMW's position that it strongly believes in the business case for the UK remaining inside the European Union ahead of a national referendum on the matter planned before the end of 2017.

Pan European group developing fuel cell stack

Graeme Roberts | 14 Oct 2015

Technology company Intelligent Energy announced it would lead a pan-European industry working group to develop its proprietary 90kW EC fuel cell automotive technology in the funded project called VolumetriQ, a three year programme that will deliver a blueprint for stack suitability for mass manufacture and potential future industrialisation.

BMW Group sets September and YTD sales records

Graeme Roberts | 13 Oct 2015

The BMW Group achieved its best ever September result last month as deliveries of BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles rose 7.8% year on year to 215,413 for the month. Year to date sales rose 7.5% to a record 1,644,810.

South Korea import sales rise 20% in September

Tony Pugliese | 12 Oct 2015

Sales of imported vehicles in South Korea rose by almost 20% to 20,381 units in September, from 17,027 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association.

BMW completes UK engine plant revamp

Graeme Roberts | 8 Oct 2015

A large investment programme to develop the Hams Hall engine plant near Birmingham is complete, BMW announced on Thursday (8 October). Production of new three and four-cylinder engines is already being ramped up on new production lines and over 1m components will be machined at the plant for the first time this year as supply extends to other plants in the group.

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.

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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