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BMW's next Mini, Rolls-Royce and Zinoro models

6 June 2017

This is the second BMW Group feature on the topic of current and future models. The first looked at BMW brand passenger cars. Now, it is the turn of Mini, Rolls-Royce and a joint venture Chinese brand, Zinoro. The third feature will concentrate on BMW SUVs and the fourth will examine the brand's electric models.


BMW's factory modifications for ageing workforce

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).


September management briefing: Frankfurt review

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.


ANALYSIS: BMW sales collapse in largest EU market

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.

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BMW's Peter Schwarzenbauer eyes digitalisation

28 March 2017

BMW's Peter Schwarzenbauer likes to joke that his business card "takes five minutes to read" and that his full title - member of the board of management of BMW AG Mini, Rolls-Royce, BMW Motorrad, customer engagement and digital business innovation, BMW group - encompasses "all the fun stuff". A very big buck stops here.


INTERVIEW: Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO, Rolls-Royce

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.


Q&A with ZF: Review of suspension systems

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.


INTERVIEW: Jean-Marc Gales - new CLEPA CEO: Part 1

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.

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just-auto Plus only BMW global sales up 5.1% in May 2017

15 June 2017

The BMW Group continued the positive sales trend of the past months, with sales in May totalling 208,447 vehicles, a 5.1% increase year-on-year. With its three premium brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group sold 988,185 vehicles in the first five...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group April 2017 sales surge 7.4%

15 May 2017

BMW Group sales achieved a new all-time high for April, with sales in the month totalling 192,494, a 7.4% increase year-on-year. The first four months of the year also set a new record, with sales of the BMW Group’s three premium brands, BMW, MINI and...


BMW Group Q1 sales rise 5.3%

4 May 2017

The BMW Group says it has begun the financial year 2017 with a solid first quarter and made 'excellent progress in terms of implementing Strategy Number One > Next'. First-quarter deliveries of BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles rose by 5.3% to 587,237 units (2016: 557,605 units).


BMW holds union talks to stave off UK walkout

7 April 2017

BMW is to hold talks with British labour body, Unite on Monday (10 April) in a bid to halt a series of eight damaging strikes called to protest against the automaker's decision to halt a final pension scheme.


BMW Group global sales up in February

13 March 2017

BMW Group sales worldwide rose 3.1% year on year in February to a record 169,073 vehicles.


just-auto Plus only BMW global sales up 6.8% in January 2017

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...


Shell announces Rolls-Royce oil supply deal

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.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group 2016 global sales rise 5.3%

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...


Rolls-Royce 2016 sales tally 'second best'

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.


Rolls-Royce shows image of Cullinan SUV

13 December 2016

BMW luxury brand unit Rolls-Royce has published an image of its super-luxury SUV, Project Cullinan.


China adds extra 10% tax on super luxury cars

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.


just-auto Plus only BMW September 2016 global sales rise 10.5%

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...


just-auto Plus only Rolls-Royce 103EX debuts in North America

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...


just-auto Plus only Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Studio opened in Korea

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...


BMW records best ever second quarter results

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.


BMW books record first half sales

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.


BMW sets monthly sales record in March

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).


BMW plans 7-series and Rolls-Royce SUVs, M7

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.


BMW books record profit in 2015

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.


BMW group books record January sales

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.


BMW Group achieves fifth consecutive record year

12 January 2016

BMW Group annual sales set a new record for the fifth year in a row.


Rolls-Royce hiring record number of apprentices

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.


BMW Group sets September and YTD sales records

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.


Rolls-Royce North America names new president

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".


Rolls-Royce India aims to sell 100 cars a year

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.


BMW continues to post records

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.


Rolls-Royce unveils Dawn as new convertible name

13 May 2015

Rolls-Royce has unveiled the name for its new convertible in front of 130 dealers in Los Angeles.


BMW sets Q1 records, affirms healthy 2015 outlook

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.


Last JLR cars removed from Southampton this week

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.


Self driving cars "uncharted waters" - BMW

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.

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just-auto Plus only BMW global sales up 5.1% in May 2017

15 June 2017

The BMW Group continued the positive sales trend of the past months, with sales in May totalling...


BMW's next Mini, Rolls-Royce and Zinoro models

6 June 2017

This is the second BMW Group feature on the topic of current and future models. The first looked...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group April 2017 sales surge 7.4%

15 May 2017

BMW Group sales achieved a new all-time high for April, with sales in the month totalling 192,494...


BMW Group Q1 sales rise 5.3%

4 May 2017

The BMW Group says it has begun the financial year 2017 with a solid first quarter and made 'exce...


BMW holds union talks to stave off UK walkout

7 April 2017

BMW is to hold talks with British labour body, Unite on Monday (10 April) in a bid to halt a seri...


BMW's Peter Schwarzenbauer eyes digitalisation

28 March 2017

BMW's Peter Schwarzenbauer likes to joke that his business card "takes five minutes to read" and...



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