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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


LA AUTO SHOW WORLD DEBUT - Toyota FT-AC

15 November 2017

Another world premiere for the LA auto show has been named: the Future Toyota Adventure Concept (FT-AC).


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 US recalls linked to mystery fires probe

8 November 2017

BMW of North America recently announced two recalls covering about 1m vehicles that contain parts implicated in car fires investigated by a TV news organisation.


Higher costs suppress BMW Q3 profits

7 November 2017

BMW's third quarter 2017 profit before financial result (EBIT) fell 3.2% year on year to EUR2,304m due to "significantly higher investments, as well as expenses for research and development", the company said.


Europe automakers join for high power EV charging

3 November 2017

BMW, Daimler, Ford and the Volkswagen Group have announced a joint venture called IONITY which will develop and install a high power charging (HPC) network for electric vehicles across Europe.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group US sales down 3.4% in October 2017

3 November 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 3.4% in October for a total of 23,208 compared to 24,017 vehicles sold in October 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 4.2% in the US on sales of 243,383 vehicles compared to 254,150 sold in the first ten months of...


just-auto Plus only BMW steps up for sustainable battery cell supply

30 October 2017

The BMW Group has set itself the goal of enhancing the transparency of its battery cell supply chain and exploring options for model projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Cobalt is one of the key components in production of electrified vehicles and...


BMW and partner open battery facility in China

24 October 2017

BMW Group and its Chinese partner, Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd., have opened a new "High-Voltage Battery Centre" in Shenyang, China.


BMW Group electrified sales up 50% in Sept

16 October 2017

BMW Group sales of electrified vehicles in the first three quarters of 2017 have exceeded those achieved in the whole of 2016; in September, electrified sales topped the 10,000 mark for the first time in a single month. With the company’s electrified line-up already totalling nine models, a total of 10,786 (+50.5%) BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles were delivered in September, bringing the year-to-date total to 68,687 (+64.2%).


Will BMW outsource China Mini to Great Wall?

12 October 2017

BMW is working on a deal that would take Mini manufacturing outside Europe for the first time, according to news agency sources. The automakers are not commenting.


Magna joins autonomous vehicle partnership

10 October 2017

Magna has joined an industry autonomous car partnership as a Tier 1 technology integrator and will help automakers industrialise and customise the domain controller designed by BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye. The plan is to deliver a self-driving, flexible vehicle platform by 2021.


BMW Group invests in expansion of FIZ

9 October 2017

BMW says it is embarking on an 'extensive expansion' of its FIZ Research and Innovation Centre in the north of Munich.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group US sales down 0.4% in September 2017

4 October 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 0.7% in September for a total of 25,571 compared to 25,389 vehicles sold in September 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 4.3% in the US on sales of 220,175 vehicles compared to 230,133 sold in the first nine months...


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...


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 research project L3Pilot launched its four-year development activities in Wolfsburg.


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.


BMW to replace CFRP driveshaft in M3/M4 models

14 August 2017

BMW says that from November 2017 onwards, the CFRP driveshaft in the BMW M3 Sedan, BMW M4 Coupe and BMW M4 Convertible high-performance sports cars will be gradually replaced by an M specific high-performance driveshaft made of steel.

BMW Group news

LA AUTO SHOW WORLD DEBUT - Toyota FT-AC

15 November 2017

Another world premiere for the LA auto show has been named: the Future Toyota Adventure Concept (...


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 t...


BMW Korea fined $54.5m for certification errors

10 November 2017

BMW's South Korean subsidiary has received a hefty fine for 'sloppy certification' do...


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 offic...


BMW Connected adds Google Assistant

8 November 2017

BMW Connected - the company's personal connectivity service for BMW owners - will now be integrat...


BMW US recalls linked to mystery fires probe

8 November 2017

BMW of North America recently announced two recalls covering about 1m vehicles that contain parts...



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