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

Latest insights


Paris show debuts list - 300hp Renault Megane RS

19 July 2018

The public world premiere of the Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy will take place at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile.


ANALYSIS - F39 BMW X2 targets Range Rover Evoque

16 July 2018

BMW keeps on filling out its Sport Activity Vehicle line-up, making 2018 a busy year for the brand's SAVs. The X7 will soon act as a new bookend to a range which starts with the X1. A new X5 is imminent, while the second generation X4 is arriving at dealerships. The line-up was recently completed - for now at least - by the X2, a 4,360mm long Range Rover Evoque rival.


Pebble Beach debuts list - Bentley Mulsanne W.O.

12 July 2018

Monterey Automotive Week, including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, will take place on California's Monterey Peninsula in August. There will be various concept and new model world premieres, including a special edition of the Mulsanne as a way to generate fresh interest in this almost decade-old car.


BMW's project G02 - why new X4 was brought forward

11 July 2018

A new BMW X4 is about to replace a four-year old predecessor. Are short life cycles the secret to quiet, steady success? That could be why Subaru of America has climbed ten places in as many years and is closing on Hyundai. BMW may be experimenting with this idea, adding to its recent progress: last month, Mercedes-Benz USA was pushed aside. And here in Britain, BMW was the UK's number two brand in June, outselling Ford.

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


just-auto Plus only BBA extends its strategic cooperation with CATL

20 July 2018

BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) and Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Beijing to further extend their long-standing partnership in China. With the agreement, CATL becomes BBA’s strategic partner of...


BMW to up stake in Brilliance JV - reports

16 July 2018

Reports in China say that BMW is about to become the first foreign carmaker to hold a majority stake in a joint venture in the country.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group global sales up 1.8% in H1 2018

13 July 2018

The BMW Group has achieved its best ever first-half-year sales result with a total of 1,242,507 (+1.8%) BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce vehicles delivered to customers. It was also a record June for the company, with sales up 2.7% to total 238,920 units...


5GAA and OEMs exhibit 'interoperable' C-V2X

12 July 2018

The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), along with BMW Group, Ford and Groupe PSA - in association with Qualcomm Technologies and Savari - have announced Europe’s first live demonstration of C-V2X direct communication technology operating across vehicles from multiple auto manufacturers. A live demonstration also featured a live showcase of C-V2X direct communication technology operating between passenger cars, motorcycles, and roadside infrastructure.


BMW joins Baidu's autonomous driving platform

11 July 2018

Baidu and the BMW Group have announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under which the BMW Group will join Apollo, the open autonomous driving platform by Baidu, as a board member.


BMW and Great Wall Motor ink e-Mini deal

10 July 2018

The BMW Group and Chinese OEM Great Wall Motor have signed an agreement to produce Mini electric vehicles through a new 50:50 joint venture based in China.


BMW and Brilliance Auto expand their JV in China

10 July 2018

The BMW Group is expanding its footprint in China and adding capacity.


BMW US plant gears up for new X5

9 July 2018

BMW's Plant Spartanburg in South Carolina is in the final phases of gearing up for production of the redesigned X5, which begins later this summer.


BMW 8 Series production starts at Dingolfing plant

9 July 2018

BMW Group Plant Dingolfing has begun series production of the new BMW 8 Series Coupe.


BMW Hams Hall i8 engine supply deal continues

4 July 2018

BMW Group's Hams Hall engine plant, near Birmingham, is supplying engines for the latest version of the electrified i8, the roadster, now on sale.


BMW's Rolls-Royce names new ME and Africa chief

3 July 2018

BMW's Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has named Cesar Habib regional director, Middle East & Africa from 1 August 2018.


BMW places big battery order with Chinese firm

29 June 2018

BMW has placed a massive battery order with Chinese battery producer CATL, according to a report in a German business daily.


BMW stresses commitment to UK plants

27 June 2018

Ian Robertson, BMW Group's special representative in the UK, has stressed BMW's commitment to manufacturing in the UK and criticised 'polarising headlines' as the UK government's EU exit negotiations enter a critical phase.


BMW threatens UK plants closure

26 June 2018

A top BMW executive has threatened the automaker would have to close its Mini and Rolls-Royce factories in Britain if Brexit seriously disrupts the supply chain.


just-auto Plus only Bridgestone tyres selected for next-gen BMW X3

20 June 2018

Bridgestone Americas announced three of the company's Bridgestone brand tyre lines have been specified as original equipment on the all-new, third-generation BMW X3 sold globally. Continuing its longstanding relationship with BMW, Bridgestone is supplying...


just-auto Plus only BMW/Critical Software to form Critical TechWorks

19 June 2018

Following successful collaboration in the past, the BMW Group and Critical Software are now planning a strategic expansion of their cooperation. The two companies have reached an agreement to form a joint venture entitled Critical TechWorks, subject to...


BMW opens new R&D centre in Shanghai

18 June 2018

BMW has opened its new group Shanghai R&D Centre as part of its Innovation Day China.


just-auto Plus only BMW Connected and Baidu partner on home-to-vehicle

14 June 2018

At the CES Asia 2018, BMW China and Baidu announced the signing of an agreement between BMW Connected and Baidu Internet of Vehicles on a home-to-vehicle cooperation. This will further expand the application of BMW Connected – from vehicles and mobile...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group sells over 1m vehicles globally in 2018

13 June 2018

The BMW Group has sold more vehicles than ever before in the first five months of the year: more than a million customers worldwide have already taken delivery of their new BMW, MINI or Rolls-Royce vehicle in 2018 (1,003,573 units / +1.6%). This record result...


BMW contracts redesigned Z4 build to Magna Steyr

6 June 2018

Magna Steyr said it had been contracted to build BMW's redesigned Z4 sportscar at its Graz, Austria, factory.


BMW could source more steel in US - report

1 June 2018

Car manufacturers who import materials and manufacture in the US will be anxiously eyeing the latest US moves in a deepening set of trade disputes between the Trump administration and countries around the world.


BMW to expand its battery plant in China

1 June 2018

Seven months after opening its battery factory in China, the BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture laid the foundation for a comprehensive expansion of the plant. At the "High-Voltage Battery Centre Phase II", BBA will produce the new, more powerful batteries of the fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology for the fully-electric BMW iX3. Starting in 2020, the BMW iX3 will be built at the neighbouring BBA plant Dadong.


just-auto Plus only ParkMobile announces leadership appointments

31 May 2018

ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the US, announced the appointment of new executive to its leadership team. James Bain joins the company as senior vice president of strategic and corporate development. In this...


BMW launches wireless charging option

29 May 2018

BMW i is claiming a world first in the form of a factory-fitted, fully integrated inductive charging facility for the high-voltage battery in a plug-in hybrid vehicle.


BMW Brilliance expands China battery factory

29 May 2018

BMW Brilliance Automotive's (BBA) joint venture is expanding its Chinese battery factory.


just-auto Plus only Bridgestone supplies Ologic tech tyres for BMW i3s

29 May 2018

Bridgestone, the world’s number one tyre and rubber company, continues its successful partnership as the sole tyre supplier for the sporty new BMW i3s. After proving their ability to meet the demands of an electric-powered vehicle with their fitting for...


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 Group news

just-auto Plus only BBA extends its strategic cooperation with CATL

20 July 2018

BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) and Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) signed a strategic coo...


Paris show debuts list - 300hp Renault Megane RS

19 July 2018

The public world premiere of the Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy will take place at the Paris M...


BMW to up stake in Brilliance JV - reports

16 July 2018

Reports in China say that BMW is about to become the first foreign carmaker to hold a majority st...


ANALYSIS - F39 BMW X2 targets Range Rover Evoque

16 July 2018

BMW keeps on filling out its Sport Activity Vehicle line-up, making 2018 a busy year for the bran...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group global sales up 1.8% in H1 2018

13 July 2018

The BMW Group has achieved its best ever first-half-year sales result with a total of 1,242,507 (...


Pebble Beach debuts list - Bentley Mulsanne W.O.

12 July 2018

Monterey Automotive Week, including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, will take place on Cali...



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