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Jakarta Auto Show Report

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Premium electric SUVs...

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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.


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.

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

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.


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.

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.

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

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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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Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) (Germany)

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) (Germany)

This report presents quick facts about Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW), which is principally involved in the Manufacture and Distribution of Automobiles, Motorcycles, and related Financial Services....

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