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

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Paris show world debuts - Audi e-tron & Ferraris

18 September 2018

Audi revealed the e-tron to the media at an event in California on Monday but this electric SUV's public premiere will take place at the Paris motor show. Production has already started and sales will commence in European markets during November.


Chengdu motor show world debuts list

3 September 2018

SAIC, General Motors and the Volkswagen Group revealed the most important new and future models at this year's Chengdu motor show. Below is a list of vehicle world debuts. A trending return towards C segment sedans and the addition of wagons (see Hyundai) continues.


BMW's plans for Mini and Rolls-Royce in the 2020s

28 August 2018

Recent chapters in the future vehicles series on BMW Group had cars, then SUVs as their focus, followed by M and i divisions. The series concludes with Zinoro, Mini and Rolls-Royce.


2018 Monterey Week world debuts list

27 August 2018

Monterey Automotive Week 2018, including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, took place over the final weekend of August and during several days leading up to it.

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


BMW plans Mini 2019 Brexit 'summer shutdown'

18 September 2018

BMW will bring forward the 2019 summer maintenance shut down at its Mini factory in Oxford to 1 April - just after the UK is expected to 'Brexit' (leave the EU) at the end of March.


EU eyes "circle of five" European automakers

18 September 2018

The European Commission said on Tuesday (18 September) it had opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether BMW, Daimler and VW (Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche) colluded, in breach of EU antitrust rules, to avoid competition on the development and roll-out of technology to clean the emissions of petrol and diesel passenger cars.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group key leadership changes

18 September 2018

Effective 1 October 2018, Sebastian Mackensen will be appointed head of Sales and Marketing, BMW Germany. He takes charge of the BMW Group’s domestic market from Peter van Binsbergen, who has managed the company’s third-largest market worldwide...


just-auto Plus only BMW gives insight to iNext

17 September 2018

iNext– the building blocks for the future of the BMW Group. At the BMW AG Annual General Meeting in May 2018, Harald Kruger, chairman of the Board of Management at the BMW Group, described iNext as follows: “The iNext project will provide our...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group global sales up 2.1% in August 2018

14 September 2018

In August, the BMW Group sold a total of 173,454 BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce vehicles around the world, an increase of 2.1% year-on-year. This means that in the first eight months of the year, deliveries rose 1.6% (1,597,021) compared with the same period last...


BMW US plant expected to dodge Hurricane Florence

13 September 2018

BMW is continuing to build cars at its US SUV assembly plant in the state of Southern Carolina as towns and cities nearer the coast are all but abandoned as Hurricane Florence approaches, expected to make landfall early on Friday (14 September).


just-auto Plus only BMW presents ChargeForward project findings

13 September 2018

At the Governor’s Global Climate Action Summit (12–14 September 2018) in San Francisco, the BMW Group and PG&E presented the results of their ChargeForward project in favour of maximising the use of electricity from renewable resources to...


just-auto Plus only BMW expanding X1 and X2 model line up

13 September 2018

New items of optional equipment and additional engine variants will increase the appeal and variety of the BMW model line-up in autumn 2018. A new variant powered by a four-cylinder diesel engine will be added to the BMW X1 and BMW X2 ranges from November...


just-auto Plus only Redesigned 2018 BMW X2 earns IIHS top safety pick

12 September 2018

BMW has improved the head restraints on the 2018 X2 to boost the small SUV to Top Safety Pick status. X2s built after July and equipped with optional front crash prevention earn the award. The X2, which was introduced for the 2018 model year, initially...


just-auto Plus only BMW to launch X5 xDrive45e iPerformance hybrid SAV

7 September 2018

Efficiency meets supremacy: the drive portfolio of the new BMW X5 is to be extended in the course of 2019 with the addition of a plug-in hybrid system. The new BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance combines a model-specific in-line 6-cylinder petrol engine featuring...


just-auto Plus only BMW unveils X2 M35i its most powerful compact SAC

7 September 2018

Sportiness coupled with a polarising appearance – based on this formula, the new BMW X2 has inspired above all a young and modern target group following its premiere in March 2018. With its extroverted design, the BMW X2 interprets the character of a...


South Korea to increase penalties for recall delay

6 September 2018

The South Korean government said it will impose tougher penalties on vehicle manufacturers that try to hide vehicle defects and delay recalls, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group US sales down 1.5% in August 2018

5 September 2018

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 1% in August 2018 for a total of 23,789, compared to 23,553 vehicles sold in August 2017. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 2.3% on sales of 199,157 vehicles compared to 194,604 sold in the first eight months of...


just-auto Plus only BMW builds advanced AV simulation centre in Munich

5 September 2018

The BMW Group’s new Driving Simulation Centre is taking shape in Munich’s Milbertshofen district. In mid-August, the company began construction of the world’s most advanced facility for the simulation of real-world driving situations at the...


Shell renews as BMW engine oil supplier

4 September 2018

Shell has renewed its status as BMW's only recommended supplier for aftermarket engine oils in the UK for a further three years until the end of 2022 for all BMW Group brands; BMW, BMW i, BMW M, MINI, BMW Motorrad and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars


BMW seeks permission for new Swindon facility

31 August 2018

A local media report in the UK says that BMW has applied to a local authority to build an additional facility at its Swindon manufacturing site that produces body pressings and sub-assemblies for Mini brand vehicles assembled at Oxford. Planning permission would be an essential precondition to a potential decision to build.


Daimler mobility services marks 24.4m customers

30 August 2018

Following the announcement of the name change planned for 2019, from Daimler Financial Services AG to Daimler Mobility AG, Daimler said its mobility division continued on a strong growth trajectory in July.


BMW begins exporting Malaysian Minis to Thailand

20 August 2018

BMW Group Malaysia has begun exporting locally-assembled Minis to Thailand under the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA).


just-auto Plus only New BMW 3 Series sedan on its way to production

16 August 2018

The next generation of the BMW 3 Series Limousine is just completing the crucial stages on the way to serial production maturity. There was only one possible setting when it came to driving dynamics testing and set-up runs: the legendary Nordschleife at...


BMW Group sales inch up to new record in July

14 August 2018

Worldwide sales of BMW Group vehicles reached a total of 181,051 units in July (+0.2%; BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce vehicles) bringing year-to-date sales up to 1,423,565 vehicles (+1.6%). Sales of its X vehicles boosted sales in markets across the world and the BMW 5 Series plug-in gave BMW China sales a welcome lift after a sluggish first half.


BMW extends diesel recall to Europe

8 August 2018

BMW now is recalling about 324,000 diesel vehicles in Europe to fix a technical fault that has caused engine fires in South Korea, German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) was reported to have said.


BMW Korea apologises over diesel engine fires

7 August 2018

BMW's South Korean unit reportedly has apologised over a spate of engine fires, estimated by the country's transport ministry at 27 from January to July, that has prompted a government probe and a major backlash from consumers.


BMW says it 'remains on course' despite profit dip

2 August 2018

BMW Group has reported a dip in profits for the second quarter but maintains that it remains firmly on course as it prepares to 'meet the demands of tomorrow'.


BMW to build new plant in Hungary

31 July 2018

BMW is to build a new manufacturing facility in Hungary, close to the town of Debrecen.


BMW recalls 106,000 cars in South Korea

31 July 2018

BMW Korea is recalling over 106,000 cars after a group of customers filed a lawsuit against it and one of its local dealers over faulty parts that allegedly led to engine fires.


BMW to raise prices in China due to tariffs

30 July 2018

BMW is to raise prices in China on the back of higher import tariffs levied on vehicles shipped there from the US.


just-auto Plus only BMW X2 SUV misses IIHS top safety pick rating

24 July 2018

The 2018 BMW X2, a new small SUV, earns the highest rating in all IIHS crashworthiness tests except one that evaluates how well the seat and head restraint protect against whiplash in a rear crash. The X2's acceptable head restraint rating means it falls...


DHL Freight re-wins and extends BMW logistics deal

23 July 2018

DHL Freight has been awarded an extension of its contract with the BMW Group and will continue to manage the vehicle manufacturer's overland transport in 17 countries covered by the companies' previous contract.


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.

BMW Group news

BMW plans Mini 2019 Brexit 'summer shutdown'

18 September 2018

BMW will bring forward the 2019 summer maintenance shut down at its Mini factory in Oxford to 1 A...


EU eyes "circle of five" European automakers

18 September 2018

The European Commission said on Tuesday (18 September) it had opened an in-depth investigation to...


Paris show world debuts - Audi e-tron & Ferraris

18 September 2018

Audi revealed the e-tron to the media at an event in California on Monday but this electric SUV's...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group key leadership changes

18 September 2018

Effective 1 October 2018, Sebastian Mackensen will be appointed head of Sales and Marketing, BMW...


just-auto Plus only BMW gives insight to iNext

17 September 2018

iNext– the building blocks for the future of the BMW Group. At the BMW AG Annual General M...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group global sales up 2.1% in August 2018

14 September 2018

In August, the BMW Group sold a total of 173,454 BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce vehicles around the wo...



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