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22 March 2016
One of the many things I enjoy about covering BMW's annual financial results press conference (reports here, here, here and here) is the 'show and tell' side trips – such as the Leipzig i3 'factory within a factory' in 2014. This year, rather than travel to the former east Germany, we needed only to cross the road from BMW Welt in the northern outskirts of Munich to the company's oldest factory – built 'out in the country' in 1922 (to make aero engines, with an airport across the road on what became the 1976 Olympics site), and now landlocked by the much-expanded city, requiring ingenious solutions for further expansion, such as the new paint shop (of which more later).
23 September 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.
9 July 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.
29 May 2015
As those - all three of you - who honour me with your occasional presence on my self-curated 'just-auto' Facebook page may have guessed, when I'm not helping to cover the current cutting edge state of the autobiz, I like to wallow in a rose-tinted backview of the 1960s when British, Australian and Canadian cars dominated my import-restricted former colony, V8s were an attainable aspiration (one could put one in one's Cortina if one so wished), petrol was cheap (diesel for trucks only) and the Holy Grail for a Kiwi Kar Nut was the annual Earls Court show in London.
15 January 2014
BMW-owned luxury car brand Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has revealed record sales results for 2013 and is adding jobs at its UK manufacturing site. Dave Leggett spoke with CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös about the brand's performance and prospects.
2 July 2013
There have been some advances made to shock absorbers (dampers) which may be referred to as trends. To improve ride comfort without adding to cost, manufacturers are creating a longer shock absorber movement. Another clear trend in the shocks sector is integrating more electronics. Here, Matthew Beecham talked with executives of ZF about the challenges of developing vehicle suspensions for emerging markets, NVH improved dampers and adoption of electronic suspension technologies.
10 April 2012
New European automotive supplier body CLEPA CEO Jean-Marc Gales took up his position in Brussels last week. Formerly PSA Peugeot Citroen board member, Gales has spent most of his career in the auto business, mainly with Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, General Motors and BMW. He talked to Simon Warburton in the Belgian capital about his new role.
24 January 2011
Since introducing the world’s first car radio in 1949, Harman and its brands have brought an increasing range of audio, infotainment and safety features to the automotive market. In this interview, Matthew Beecham talked with Harman’s UK and ROE sales director Tony Harberman about GreenEdge, its technology initiative for improving the efficiency of premium sound systems.
13 February 2017
Following on from a sixth consecutive record-breaking year, sales at the BMW Group achieved their best-ever start to the year with January figures showing increased deliveries in all world regions. With its three premium brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the...
16 January 2017
Shell has announced an aftermarket/service oil supply deal with BMW's Rolls-Royce. Supply of 'genuine engine oil' actually began in October 2016 to dealers worldwide.
10 January 2017
The BMW Group achieved its best ever sales in 2016, the sixth year in a row the company has set a new sales record, maintaining its position as the world’s leading premium car company with its three brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce. Having recorded...
9 January 2017
BMW's Rolls-Royce said its 4,011 2016 sales, an increase of 6%, was its second best annual result to date.
13 December 2016
BMW luxury brand unit Rolls-Royce has published an image of its super-luxury SUV, Project Cullinan.
5 December 2016
The Chinese government introduced an additional tax on top end luxury cars at the beginning of December as it continues to target the excesses of the country’s super-rich.
14 October 2016
The BMW Group achieved a worldwide double-digit sales increase in September, continuing the company’s long-term upward sales trend and securing a new record for the month. A total of 237,973 vehicles were delivered to customers around the world, an...
12 October 2016
Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 The Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100, codenamed 103EX, on 11 October 2016, made its North American debut at the historic Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. 103EX is the marque's first ever pure 'Vision Vehicle' and...
3 October 2016
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, chief executive officer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, on 30 September, 2016, opened the new Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Studio in South Korea, only the second permanent Studio for the marque worldwide after the...
2 August 2016
BMW Group has posted what it says are its best ever quarterly net profit and sales volume for the period between April and June.
12 July 2016
Sales at the BMW Group set a new June record with 227,849 vehicles delivered worldwide, an increase of 9.1% year on year. This led to record first half sales up 5.8% to 1,163,139.
12 April 2016
March 2016 saw the BMW Group sell more vehicles than in any other single month in the company's 100 year history, the automaker announced on Tuesday (12 April).
16 March 2016
BMW is to add a high performance version and an SUV to its flagship 7-series range as well as an all-terrain luxury Rolls-Royce, board chairman Harald Krueger said here in Munich today.
9 March 2016
BMW Group said it achieved its sixth record-breaking year in succession in 2015, posting new highs for sales volumes, revenues and profit before tax, despite a "volatile" market environment.
10 February 2016
Following a fifth consecutive year of record sales in 2015, BMW Group started 2016 with a record setting January, boosting sales 7.5% year on year to 152,879 cars.
12 January 2016
BMW Group annual sales set a new record for the fifth year in a row.
15 December 2015
BMW's English luxury car unit Rolls-Royce Motor Cars said it was recruiting a record number of candidates for its 2016 apprenticeship programme.
13 October 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.
28 September 2015
BMW-owned Rolls-Royce has announced North America president Eric Shepherd "has decided to move to a new entrepreneurial role in the super-luxury automotive retail sector within the Rolls-Royce family".
21 September 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.
10 July 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.
13 May 2015
Rolls-Royce has unveiled the name for its new convertible in front of 130 dealers in Los Angeles.
6 May 2015
BMW Group sales volume, revenues, profit before financial result and profit before tax all reached new highs in the first three months of 2015.
1 April 2015
Owners of carship, Hoegh Osaka say the last of around 1,200 Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles are being removed from parking areas in Southampton docks at the end of this week as mystery continues to surround their future fate.
19 March 2015
The auto industry is moving into "uncharted waters" with the legislation covering autonomous driving, BMW's retiring chairman, Norbert Reithofer, told the annual accounts press conference in Munich.
18 March 2015
The next generation of BMWs will increasingly rely on electrification and will be fully connected to the outside world to meet EU consumption and emissions targets, improve safety and comfort and reduce the stress of driving in traffic, said the company's vice-president for EfficientDynamics, Marcus Bollig.
10 March 2015
BMW Group recorded its best ever February sales figures last month with 151,952 vehicles delivered worldwide including the Mini and Rolls-Royce brands.
19 February 2015
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said UK exports of cars to China increased five-fold in 2014 compared with 2009, driven by premium brands.
18 February 2015
Rolls-Royce is to make its first SUV according to a letter sent out to potential customers, employees, suppliers and media.
3 February 2015
BMW reportedly has fixed a serious security flaw that could have allowed hackers to seize control of some of its cars’ systems.
13 February 2017
Following on from a sixth consecutive record-breaking year, sales at the BMW Group achieved their...
16 January 2017
Shell has announced an aftermarket/service oil supply deal with BMW's Rolls-Royce. Supply of 'gen...
10 January 2017
The BMW Group achieved its best ever sales in 2016, the sixth year in a row the company has set a...
9 January 2017
BMW's Rolls-Royce said its 4,011 2016 sales, an increase of 6%, was its second best annual re...
13 December 2016
BMW luxury brand unit Rolls-Royce has published an image of its super-luxury SUV, Project Cullina...
5 December 2016
The Chinese government introduced an additional tax on top end luxury cars at the beginning of De...