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Brands related to this company: BMW, Mini, Rolls-Royce

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Interior design and technology - BMW 5 Series

22 August 2017

When the first 5 Series was launched, way back in 1972, it heralded the introduction of a naming system for BMW model designations that are still in use today. The BMW 520 was the successor to the BMW 2000 Neue Klasse model. Since then, the range has sold some 7.6 million models worldwide. Launched in the UK earlier this year, the latest and seventh-generation 5 Series model is even more high-tech, efficient and accommodating. A staple of the executive car class, this popular model competes against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz E Class, Audi A6 and Volvo S90. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look at the latest incarnation of the 5 Series.


Business case strong for BMW's UK investment

26 July 2017

As BMW confirms that the electric Mini will be built at the Oxford plant in the UK, the decision inevitably raises Brexit questions amid continuing uncertainty over future trade arrangements between the UK and EU. However, it also shows that a strong business case for industrial investment in the UK can be decisive even while that uncertainty persists.


New G01 BMW X3 outgrows the Audi Q5

26 June 2017

BMW has revealed the new X3 to the media at an event in South Carolina. The G01 series version of this Spartanburg-made SUV is not only 61mm longer than the F25 X3 which it replaces but is also larger than the rival Audi Q5.


ANALYSIS - M4 Convertible and future BMWs

19 June 2017

The 2 Series Active Tourer is BMW's best seller in many European markets yet all of the brand's other even-number models are niche vehicles. Having just announced a facelift for the two-door 2 Series cars and a 6 Series GT as well as an 8 Series concept, there has also been news for the 4 Series, in the form of a mid-cycle restyle. That includes the fastest open-top variant, the M4 Convertible Competition.

Latest interviews


Tenneco comfortable with auto's electrification

15 September 2017

At the 2017 Frankfurt IAA we spoke to Ben Patel, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Tenneco.


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.


BMW on personalised, connected mobility

28 February 2017

Concluding just-auto’s series of interviews with OEMs that enjoyed the limelight at the most recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we spoke to executives of BMW to learn more about the carmaker’s Connected Window, i Inside Future sculpture and the future of personalised, connected mobility.


Industry 4.0 and how it will transform automotive

14 November 2016

Industrie 4.0 is the trending "buzz terminology" in the manufacturing sector - with BMW and Daimler among many prominent proponents - and encompasses the digitalisation of industry value chains. just-auto’s Calum MacRae caught up with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bauernhansl of the Fraunhofer IPA, who is one of the world’s foremost experts on Industrie 4.0, to find out what the implications are likely to be for the automotive sector.

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just-auto Plus only HERE/Pioneer announces capital alliance

20 September 2017

HERE Technologies (“HERE”) and Pioneer Corporation (“Pioneer”) announced a capital alliance that will result in each company becoming a shareholder in the other. The capital alliance is intended to solidify the strategic...


just-auto Plus only VW led L3Pilot research project launched in German

15 September 2017

A broadly based European research consortium under the management of the Volkswagen Group is analysing the opportunities for using technologies to facilitate mobility in the future with the aim of achieving a breakthrough in the area of automated driving. The...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group global sales up 2.7% in August 2017

14 September 2017

August saw a new record achieved in BMW Group sales with deliveries in the month totalling 169,913 worldwide, a 2.7% increase year-on-year. The company also sold more vehicles than ever before in the first eight months of the year, with a total of 1,571,467...


2017 Frankfurt motor show - all the world debuts

13 September 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA are listed below. The most important production models making their motor show debuts were the Volkswagen Polo and Volkswagen T-Roc, Porsche Cayenne, Opel Grandland X, Škoda Karoq and SEAT Arona.


BMW's high-end e-mobility vision

12 September 2017

BMW has shown its 'i Vision Dynamics' concept at Frankfurt. The four-door Gran Coupe study has a pure-electric drive system and BMW says it offers 'a clear image of the electric mobility of the near future'.


just-auto Plus only BMW US sales drop 7.7% in August 2017

4 September 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 7.7% in August for a total of 23,553 compared to 25,531 vehicles sold in August 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 5% in the US on sales of 194,604 vehicles compared to 204,744 sold in the first eight months of...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group announces personnel changes

1 September 2017

Eckhard Wannieck will assume the position as head of BMW Product and Brand Communications. He is currently responsible for BMW Group press and PR events. He will succeed Ralph Huber, who on the same date will become director of the BMW Museum and BMW Group...


2017 Pebble Beach Concours - world debuts

21 August 2017

Monterey Automotive Week, including the 66th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, took place on California's Monterey Peninsula between 15 and 20 August. The following is a list of concept and new model world premieres.


Will Daimler and BMW combine car sharing services?

18 August 2017

Daimler and BMW are rumoured to be in talks to combine their car-sharing services Car2Go and DriveNow, the chief executive of car rental company and DriveNow partner Sixt hinted to the Reuters news service.


just-auto Plus only Valeo develops new top column module

18 August 2017

Safety, driving pleasure, esthetics – when you drive a car, it is not just the steering wheel that has a major influence on the driving experience, but also the top column module that connects the steering wheel with the control unit. The French...


Court orders temporary halt to Takata lawsuits

17 August 2017

Automakers reportedly have won a temporary reprieve from lawsuits filed by victims of defective air bags made by bankrupt Takata that led to the largest ever auto safety recall and at least 18 deaths.


FCA to join BMW, Intel and Mobileye on autonomous

16 August 2017

BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding with the intention for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to be the first automaker to join them in developing an autonomous driving platform for global deployment.


Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Convention Centre in the BSD satellite city just outside Jakarta.


just-auto Plus only BMW to replace CFRP driveshaft in M3/M4 models

14 August 2017

From November 2017 onwards, the CFRP driveshaft in the BMW M3 Sedan, BMW M4 Coupe and BMW M4 Convertible high-performance sports cars (fuel consumption combined: 9.5 – 8.3 l/100 km [29.7 – 34.0 mpg imp], CO2 emissions combined: 218 –194 g/km)...


BMW Group global sales up 0.4% in July 2017

11 August 2017

The BMW Group had a record July with sales of 180,726 BMWs and Minis, a 0.4% increase year on year. The year to date tally of 1,401,551 (+4.3%) vehicles was also a record.


BMW extends diesel trade-in deals to UK

10 August 2017

A diesel trade-in scheme BMW announced in Germany last week has been expanded to the UK with the Euro amount changed to pounds sterling.


Report suggests 1.3m Germans will take diesel deal

10 August 2017

A media report suggested up to 1.3m German car owners would accept rebates of as much as EUR10,000 (US$11,700) per car from Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW in a cash grab reminiscent of the government’s 2009 cash-for-clunkers programme.


Germans in three-way diesel incentives battle

8 August 2017

Daimler, Volkswagen and BMW are a three-way battle to offer incentives to get aging vehicles off German roads and prevent a crackdown on scandal-tainted diesel fuel.


just-auto Plus only BMW US recalls vehicles to repair detection mat

8 August 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V428000 Manufacturer BMW of North America Components Air Bags Potential number of units affected 2,158 Summary BMW of North America (BMW) is recalling certain 2006 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi, 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi, and 550i...


BMW gets Q2 earnings lift from new 5 Series

3 August 2017

BMW has exceeded analyst forecasts with a 13.6% year-on-year increase to second quarter earnings, helped by strong sales of its latest 5 Series model.


German automakers to upgrade 5m diesels

2 August 2017

Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW have agreed to upgrade around 5m newer diesel cars in Germany and offer trade-in rebates on older models, avoiding more costly remedies in a bid to salvage diesel technology and avoid driving bans in cities, a media report said.


BMW chief fires back on diesel

2 August 2017

As German car makers plead their case to the government BMW chairman Harald Krüger said that future mobility will definitely depend on diesels because environmental protection has several dimensions: one of them is the fight against climate change.


German automakers pleading diesel's case

2 August 2017

The heads of top German automakers are meeting on Wednesday, at an emergency summit in Berlin called by the government, to discuss the future of diesel, clouded by the Volkswagen scandal.


just-auto Plus only Mini Countryman earns IIHS top safety pick rating

2 August 2017

The redesigned Mini Countryman, a small car, earns the 2017 Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, thanks to good crashworthiness ratings across the board and an optional advanced-rated front crash prevention system. Like the...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group US sales drop 13.7% in July 2017

2 August 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 14.8% in July for a total of 21,965 compared to 25,777 vehicles sold in July 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 4.6% in the US on sales of 171,051 vehicles compared to 179,213 sold in the first seven months of...


BMW redesigns flagship Rolls-Royce

28 July 2017

BMW's Rolls-Royce has redesigned its flagship Phantom limousine for the first time since the first 'German' version was launched in 2003.


BMW Oxford plant to assemble electric Mini

25 July 2017

BMW has confirmed its Mini factory at Cowley, near Oxford in England, will assemble the electric Mini.


BMW spending more (again) at Leipzig

25 July 2017

BMW Group has announced a further EUR200m (US$233m) spend at its plant in Leipzig, eastern Germany, opened in 2005 and expanded regularly since.


BMW rejects emissions collusion reports

24 July 2017

BMW has rejected reports in the German media that it and other German OEMs worked together to fix the design and lower the cost of diesel emissions treatment systems.


Oxford likely to win BMW Mini EV assembly deal

24 July 2017

The 'traditional' BMW Mini assembly plant in Cowley, near Oxford, is looking increasingly likely to win the contract to build the all-electric E version, a UK media report said.

BMW Group news

just-auto Plus only HERE/Pioneer announces capital alliance

20 September 2017

HERE Technologies (“HERE”) and Pioneer Corporation (“Pioneer”) announced...


Tenneco comfortable with auto's electrification

15 September 2017

At the 2017 Frankfurt IAA we spoke to Ben Patel, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Ten...


just-auto Plus only VW led L3Pilot research project launched in German

15 September 2017

A broadly based European research consortium under the management of the Volkswagen Group is anal...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group global sales up 2.7% in August 2017

14 September 2017

August saw a new record achieved in BMW Group sales with deliveries in the month totalling 169,91...


2017 Frankfurt motor show - all the world debuts

13 September 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA are listed below. The most important producti...


BMW's high-end e-mobility vision

12 September 2017

BMW has shown its 'i Vision Dynamics' concept at Frankfurt. The four-door Gran Coupe study has a...



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