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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.

Latest news


DETROIT - BMW stresses contribution to US economy

16 January 2018

BMW chose to use the NAIAS - where it unveiled its X2 and i8 coupe models for the first time - to highlight its contribution to the US economy as a vehicle manufacturer.


2018 DETROIT AUTO SHOW - world debuts list

16 January 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 NAIAS are named below on just-auto's list.


German strike niggle continues over pay, hours

16 January 2018

Workers at German firms including car makers and suppliers have been striking today to support a key union's demands for a pay hike and cuts to working hours.


BMW acquires Parkmobile

16 January 2018

BMW continued to diversify its automotive business with the acquisition of Parkmobile, LLC, the largest provider of mobile parking services in North America.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group global sales up 4.1% in 2017

15 January 2018

The BMW Group achieved its best-ever annual sales in 2017, the seventh consecutive year it has achieved a new annual record. This success was spread throughout the company with both BMW and MINI brands achieving new all-time high figures. BMW M and BMW i also...


BMW and Bosch top company rankings in survey

8 January 2018

Respondents to just-auto's annual confidence survey are overwhelmingly optimistic on prospects for their companies over the next twelve months. A majority of respondents - professionals working directly in the industry or in service sectors - said that they are either quite positive (50% of respondents) or 'very positive' (24.1%) about business prospects.


BMW to offer Here Safety Services in future models

5 January 2018

BMW will be the first automaker to offer Here Safety Services in production vehicles starting in mid-2018, with services available to drivers and passengers across North America and Western Europe.


just-auto Plus only FCA US sales down 11% in December 2017

4 January 2018

FCA US LLC reported sales of 171,946 units, an 11% decrease compared with sales in December 2016 (192,519 units). In December, retail sales of 150,772 units were down 3% compared with the same month in 2016 and represented 88% of total sales. In line with...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group US sales up 3.7% in December 2017

4 January 2018

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 4.3% in December for a total of 34,253 compared to 32,835 vehicles sold in December 2016. For the full year, BMW brand sales were down 2.4% on total sales of 305,685 vehicles compared to 313,174 sold in 2016. Notable...


BMW traction control system speeds up

3 January 2018

BMW says a new traction control system being debuted in the electric i3s will eventually be rolled out across all BMW and Mini models because of the benefits to driving stability resulting from shorter control cycles, especially in adverse conditions.


BMW starts pre-production X7 assembly

2 January 2018

Production of the first pre-production models of the new BMW X7 Sports Activity Vehicle has commenced at the BMW Group Spartanburg plant in the US. BMW said the countdown has started for the final twelve months leading up to the presentation of the production car at the end of 2018.


BMW Group China appoints new president and CEO

21 December 2017

BMW Group has announced that Jochen Goller (51) will take over the position of president and CEO of BMW Group Region China with effect from 1 March 2018.


BMW Spartanburg plant rolls off first X7 model

20 December 2017

Production of the first pre-production models of the new BMW X7 Sports Activity Vehicle has commenced at the BMW Group Spartanburg plant, US. 


BMW/Solid Power to develop solid-state batteries

20 December 2017

Solid Power, a leading developer of solid-state rechargeable batteries, has announced a partnership with the BMW Group.


just-auto Plus only MINI offers new double clutch transmission

20 December 2017

The British premium automobile manufacturer MINI highlights the sporty character of its current models in the small segment with a new type of transmission. Extremely fast gear changes, a high degree of shift comfort and optimised efficiency - these are the...


BMW Group sells 100,000 EVs in 2017

19 December 2017

The BMW Group has met its target and delivered more than 100,000 electrified vehicles to customers worldwide in 2017.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group to build new proving ground in Prague

18 December 2017

Representatives of the BMW Group, the Czech government and the Karlovary Vary region announced construction of a new proving ground in Prague. The roughly 500-hectare property will be developed in Sokolov in the Karlovary Vary region, close to the German...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group global sales up 5.2% in November 2017

12 December 2017

BMW Group sales continued their positive trend last month with a total of 220,649 vehicles delivered to customers, an increase of 5.2% and a new all-time high for the month of November. With its three premium brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group...


just-auto Plus only BMW/EVCARD launch car sharing service in Chengdu

4 December 2017

BMW Group, in partnership with EVCARD, a Shanghai-based electric car-sharing company under Global Car-Sharing and Rental, launches its car-sharing service in Chengdu under the co-brand “ReachNow Powered By EVCARD”. The mobility service based in the...


just-auto Plus only BMW US sales up 7.1% in November 2017

4 December 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 7.1% in November for a total of 28,049 compared to 26,189 vehicles sold in November 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 3.2% in the US on sales of 271,432 vehicles compared to 280,339 sold in the first 11 months of...


2017 LA AUTO SHOW - world debuts

30 November 2017

The following concepts and production vehicles were world debuts at the 2017 LA auto show.


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores new BMW X3 five star rating

30 November 2017

“The new BMW X3 offers high levels of safety for all members of the family,” said ANCAP chief executive, James Goodwin. Credible scores were achieved in the areas of Adult Occupant Protection (93%), Child Occupant Protection (84%) and Pedestrian...


Another round of five star Euro NCAP results

29 November 2017

Euro NCAP has published its latest safety ratings of eight new vehicles, four launched this year, and five star ratings dominate.


BMW to hike R&D spend in 2018

28 November 2017

BMW plans to raise further its spending on research and development next year to 6.5% to 7% of sales, its finance chief has said.


SGL Group acquires BMW shares in JV SGL ACF

27 November 2017

SGL Carbon is acquiring BMW Group's 49% equity investment in the joint ventures SGL Automotive Carbon Fibres (Germany) and SGL Automotive Carbon Fibres LLC (US) – together referred to as SGL ACF.


just-auto Plus only BMW breaks ground on new competence centre

27 November 2017

The BMW Group continues to focus on the implementation of its electro-mobility strategy, with the company concentrating all its technological expertise relating to battery cells at a new competence centre. Klaus Fröhlich, member of the BMW AG Board of...


BMW Group hits 2m vehicle sales this year

14 November 2017

For the first time at the 10-month stage of the calendar year, the BMW Group has delivered more than two million vehicles to customers around the world.


BMW Korea fined $54.5m for certification errors

10 November 2017

BMW's South Korean subsidiary has received a hefty fine for 'sloppy certification' documents covering engine emissions for 28 models according to Korean media.


just-auto Plus only BMW opens new training centre in San Luis Potosi

9 November 2017

BMW Group Plant San Luis Potosi has inaugurated the plant´s Training Centre. With the official opening of the new building the Automaker sets the next major milestone during the ramp up phase of the plant that will start production in 2019. Guests...


BMW Connected adds Google Assistant

8 November 2017

BMW Connected - the company's personal connectivity service for BMW owners - will now be integrated with Google Assistant. It says customers will now be able to operate a number of vehicle functions from their home via voice-activated speakers like Google Home or while on the move via eligible Android phones and iPhones.

BMW Group news

DETROIT - BMW stresses contribution to US economy

16 January 2018

BMW chose to use the NAIAS at Detroit - where it unveiled its X2 and i8 coupe models for the firs...


2018 DETROIT AUTO SHOW - world debuts list

16 January 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 NAIAS are named below on just-auto's list....


German strike niggle continues over pay, hours

16 January 2018

Workers at German firms including car makers and suppliers have been striking today to support a...


BMW acquires Parkmobile

16 January 2018

BMW continued to diversify its automotive business with the acquisition of Parkmobile, LLC, the l...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group global sales up 4.1% in 2017

15 January 2018

The BMW Group achieved its best-ever annual sales in 2017, the seventh consecutive year it has ac...


BMW and Bosch top company rankings in survey

8 January 2018

BMW and Bosch have topped the OEM and supplier prospect rankings in just-auto's annual confidence...



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