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

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BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018

Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press preview days of AutoChina 2018. The show has just closed its doors to the public.


BMW updates Mini and prepares for EV

2 May 2018

A new gearbox, freshened styling and the option of 3D printed accessories are the main changes for an updated range of three-door, five-door and convertible Minis. The cars are now in production at plants in the Netherlands and England, with the latter also beginning initial preparations for an electric variant due in 2019.


BMW and Daimler see common new mobility cause

4 April 2018

We live in interesting times in the automotive business, for sure. Everyone is talking about driverless cars, connected cars, electric cars and the emergence of the 'sharing economy'. But we don't quite know how these things will actually play out, how much disruption is really ahead.


Is Jaguar now an SUV oriented brand too?

27 February 2018

This piece was initially prompted by the appearance of the new Volvo V60, to universal acclaim, which brought a wistful thought from me that it was a shame that Jaguar doesn’t have a wagon version of its XE as a competitor. From the initial pictures the V60 appears to be a fantastic looking car with all the usual virtues that Volvo-ness brings to the estate (wagon) genre. It looks unmistakably like its V90 sibling or as colleague Glenn Brooks put it in the office last week, "Honey, I’ve shrunk the V90."

Latest interviews


Brexit won't impact Mini production in UK - BMW

21 March 2018

In an interview with just-auto, Oliver Zipse, BMW board member responsible for production, said that he does not expect changes to trade arrangements between the UK and EU to directly impact UK output volume at Mini's Oxford plant.


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.

Latest news


Trump wants 25% US tariff on imported vehicles

24 May 2018

The US Trump administration is considering a plan that would impose new tariffs - as high as 25% - on vehicles imported to the US on national security grounds.


Work begins on BMW Leipzig extension

24 May 2018

BMW says it is to invest more than EUR300m in its Leipzig plant to extend and update the body and paint shops, assembly and logistics. It also says comprehensive work is under way, laying the foundation for continued growth and the production of future models in Leipzig.


BMW warns of customs costs down UK supply chain

17 May 2018

BMW board member Ian Robertson has warned that any future trade agreement between the UK and EU needs to avoid adding bureaucracy and additional admin costs that would be particularly burdensome for small companies further down the industry supply chain. He also told just-auto that the UK auto industry could be disadvantaged by stricter rules of origin that typically apply in WTO bilateral trade deals, should they apply in the future.


BMW opens new R&D centre in Beijing

17 May 2018

BMW has opened a China R&D Centre in Beijing’s Shunyi District.


BMW 'go' for level four autonomous driving tests

16 May 2018

BMW Group has officially obtained the Shanghai Intelligent Connected Autonomous Driving Test Licence, issued by the Intelligent Connected Vehicle Road Test Promotion Team - consisting of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatisation, Shanghai Municipal Public Security Bureau and Shanghai Municipal Transportation Commission.


BMW sales inch up in April

15 May 2018

BMW Group's BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands boosted April sales 1.2% year on year to 194,889 vehicles worldwide.


Brazil reaches 15 years of flex-fuel vehicles

11 May 2018

In March 2003 Brazil's auto industry began producing flexible-fuel cars powered by engines capable of running either on ethanol or petrol, or any blend of the two.


just-auto Plus only Mini commences car sharing trials in Madrid

11 May 2018

It’s widely known that a Mini offers drivers an unrivalled exhilarating go-kart feel, transforming even the most mundane journey into something much more fun. For the first time, Mini is launching a new service to enable Mini owners to share this...


Rolls-Royce unveils Cullinan super-luxury SUV

10 May 2018

BMW-owned Rolls-Royce has unveiled its super-luxury SUV, the Cullinan. It says the car - named after the largest diamond ever discovered - is an 'all-terrain high-bodied car that makes the idea of authentic, luxury off-road travel a reality for the first time'. Luxury travel is, according to Rolls-Royce, now 'Effortless, Everywhere'.


BMW extends UK recall over sudden electrical fail

9 May 2018

BMW has extended a recall of cars in the UK after the BBC's Watchdog consumer activist programme found vehicles could cut out completely while being driven.


Forex effects dampen strong BMW Q1 results

4 May 2018

Although BMW has posted a strong set of first quarter financial results, the company has acknowledged they would have been better but for 'volatile conditions and unfavourable foreign exchange rate effects' (mainly the weaker dollar) and the need for higher investment for 'tomorrow’s mobility'.


BMW opens new engine plant in Malaysia

4 May 2018

BMW and its local partner Sime Darby Motor opened a new engine assembly plant in Malaysia this week to cater for growing regional demand for its vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Yokohama supplies Advan Sport V105 tyres for BMW

1 May 2018

Yokohama Rubber, announced that it is now supplying its global flagship "Advan Sport V105" tyres to Germany's BMW Group for use as original equipment on the automaker's new M5 model. The new BMW M5, which debuted in March 2018 released...


Magna supplies solid-state LiDAR to BMW

27 April 2018

Magna has said that it - alongside partner Innoviz Technologies - will supply the BMW Group with solid-state LiDAR for upcoming autonomous vehicle production platforms.


BEIJING SHOW - BMW sees slower growth in China

25 April 2018

BMW expects the pace of growth of its China sales to drop to single-digits this year as the Chinese economy slows and market demand for premium cars eases.


just-auto Plus only BMW selects Intertek as its external lab partner

24 April 2018

Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, announced its approval as an external laboratory partner to the BMW Group for realignment of the BMW Group Standard 93016. The designation was granted to the Intertek facility in...


BMW opens first UK Urban Store

20 April 2018

BMW has opened its first UK Urban Store at the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent.


Magna opens new body and chassis plant in Mexico

20 April 2018

Global supplier Magna has opened a new body and chassis manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group announces key management changes

16 April 2018

Effective 1 August 2018, Robert Engelhorn will take over as director of BMW Group plant Munich. Engelhorn joined the BMW Group in 2011 and occupied various positions at the Munich and Regensburg plants. In 2016, he moved to the BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA)...


BMW opens new autonomous driving centre in Germany

12 April 2018

The BMW Group has opened an autonomous driving campus in Unterschleissheim. 


just-auto Plus only Greenlots selected for Thailand's EGAT project

10 April 2018

Greenlots, a global provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging and grid management software, announced it was selected to provide its cloud-based network services for Thailand's leading state-owned utility, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand...


German owned plants may be hit by US-China tariffs

5 April 2018

The escalating tariff tensions between the US and China may hit production of German SUVs made in the US South and shipped to China with exports by Tesla and Ford also vulnerable, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group US sales down 0.4% in March 2018

4 April 2018

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 1% in March 2018 for a total of 31,311 compared to 31,015 vehicles sold in March 2017. Through Q1 2018, BMW brand sales are up 3.0% year-over-year. BMW brand sales in March 2018 were once again led by BMW’s lineup...


BMW Group and Daimler combine on mobility services

28 March 2018

The BMW Group and Daimler have signed an agreement to merge their mobility services business units. A joint venture company is to be set up to facilitate this unprecedented collaboration between the two rival premium carmakers.


BMW to expand EV recharging network in China

28 March 2018

BMW is expanding its recharging network in China to support the brand's growing electric and hybrid vehicle line-up in the country.


US made vehicles a niche market in South Korea

28 March 2018

Under revised trade rules agreed earlier this week, US automakers will be able to bring into South Korea 50,000 vehicles per automaker per year that meet US safety standards, not necessarily Korean standards, up from 25,000 vehicles previously.


BMW starts X3 production in India

27 March 2018

BMW's manufacturing plant in Chennai, India, has started series production of the new BMW X3 that will be launched in the Indian market in April.


Magna opens first BMW seat supply factory

27 March 2018

Magna will supply seats to the BMW Group for the first time in the supplier's history.


Rolls-Royce claims trim firsts for 55 Wraiths

27 March 2018

BMW's Rolls-Royce is claiming some interior trim firsts for a batch of 55 special edition Wraith models.


BMW caps South African capacity

27 March 2018

BMW investment in its South African subsidiary has peaked and manufacturing capacity is unlikely to be increased beyond current levels, global production head Oliver Zipse has said.

BMW Group news

Trump wants 25% US tariff on imported vehicles

24 May 2018

The US Trump administration is considering a plan that would impose new tariffs - as high as 25%...


Work begins on BMW Leipzig extension

24 May 2018

BMW says it is to invest more than EUR300m in its Leipzig plant to extend and update the body and...


BMW warns of customs costs down UK supply chain

17 May 2018

BMW board member Ian Robertson has warned that any future trade agreement between the UK and EU n...


BMW opens new R&D centre in Beijing

17 May 2018

BMW has opened a China R&D Centre in Beijing's Shunyi District. As a part of BMW Group...


BMW 'go' for level four autonomous driving tests

16 May 2018

BMW Group has officially obtained the Shanghai Intelligent Connected Autonomous Driving Test Lice...


BMW sales inch up in April

15 May 2018

BMW Group's BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands boosted April sales 1.2% year on year to 194,889...



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