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

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Geneva motor show debuts - BJA series Renault Clio

18 January 2019

Global debuts for the 2019 Geneva motor show are listed below. The latest addition to just-auto's roster of world premieres is the production version of Groupe Renault's BJA project: the new Clio.


2018 Los Angeles motor show world debuts list

29 November 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 LA Auto Show are named below.


F90 M5 - BMW's first four-wheel drive M car

12 November 2018

With 441kW or 600 horsepower on tap, the latest M5 is the most powerful car yet from BMW's M division. Taming its 750Nm of torque meant the chassis engineers decided to give this super-sedan four-wheel drive for the first time in the model's history.


2018 Paris motor show - world debuts list

3 October 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 edition of the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile are named below.

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


Facelifted BMW 7 series premiers in China

17 January 2019

BMW has shown its mid-cycle facelifted BMW 7 Series in Shanghai, China.


just-auto Plus only BMW announces model updates for spring 2019

16 January 2019

BMW will introduce a wave of enticing additions to standard specification and broaden the array of options available ex-factory in spring 2019, delivering a further boost to driving pleasure and individuality in many of its model ranges. New design features,...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group global sales up 1.1% in 2018

14 January 2019

The BMW Group has achieved its eighth consecutive annual sales record with a total of 2,490,664 (+1.1%) BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce vehicles delivered around the world in 2018. Best-ever figures were achieved by both BMW and Rolls-Royce, while the...


BMW sells over 140K electrified vehicles in 2018

11 January 2019

The BMW Group sold more than 140,000 electrified (battery-electric and plug-in hybrid) vehicles in 2018. In total, 142,617 (+38.4%) electrified BMW and MINI vehicles were delivered to customers around the world last year.


just-auto Plus only Rolls-Royce sells 4,107 cars worldwide in 2018

10 January 2019

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars achieved the highest annual sales in the marque’s 115-year history, with 4,107 cars delivered to customers in over 50 countries around the world in 2018 and continues to generate a positive contribution to its shareholder, the BMW...


BMW China integrates Tmall Genie in selected model

8 January 2019

BMW says it will become the first premium carmaker to launch Tmall Genie onto the market in China in selected BMW models.


just-auto Plus only BMW Brilliance to launch 3 Series LWB in China

7 January 2019

As a pioneer of the premium sports sedan segment, the BMW 3 Series sedan is on the cusp of ushering in a new generation. Recently, BMW Brilliance Automotive announced the upcoming launch of the new edition BMW 3 Series sedan long wheelbase in 2019. The new...


just-auto Plus only BMW US sales up 0.3% in December 2018

4 January 2019

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 0.3% in December 2018 for a total of 34,357 vehicles compared to 34,253 vehicles sold in December 2017. For the full year, BMW brand sales increased 1.7% on total sales of 311,014 vehicles compared to the 305,685 vehicles...


BMW, Mercedes fined in South Korea

2 January 2019

BMW Korea was been fined KRW11.2bn (US$10m) by South Korea's Ministry of Transport in December for delaying the recall of faulty vehicles and for not disclosing the faulty parts responsible for dozens of engine fires on public highways in South Korea over the last year.


just-auto Plus only BMW all set for the new era of digital ecosystems

21 December 2018

The digital revolution is of tremendous importance for the automotive industry. The BMW Group was quick to recognise the direction of progress and is fully prepared for the challenge at hand thanks to BMW Connected and its ever-expanding digital ecosystem....


BMW/Daimler win approval on joint mobility company

20 December 2018

The BMW Group and Daimler AG are planning the next steps for their joint mobility company, following approval by the relevant competition authorities. 


China to suspend July’s tariff hikes in Q1 2019

17 December 2018

The Chinese government has said it would cut import tariffs on US-made vehicles and components for three months from the beginning of next year, according to media reports.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group extends ride-hailing service to Chengdu

17 December 2018

BMW Group announced the launch of its ride-hailing service in Chengdu, the capital city of the Chinese province Sichuan as part of its premium mobility brand ReachNow. The BMW Group is the first foreign company in China to obtain a licence to operate a...


just-auto Plus only BMW Brand Management appoints new head

17 December 2018

From 1 January 2019, Jens Thiemer will be the new head of BMW Brand Management. Following his degree in business studies, Thiemer (46) has gained many years of experience in automotive brand management and marketing, both from a manufacturer’s and a...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group global sales up 0.8% in November 2018

14 December 2018

The BMW Group has achieved sales growth both in November and the year to date, despite the current very volatile market situation. In November, the company delivered 222,462 vehicles to customers around the world, an increase of 0.8% compared with the same...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores BMW X5/Holden Acadia five star rating

13 December 2018

Independent vehicle safety ratings for two Large SUVs have been released by vehicle safety authority, ANCAP. The new Holden Acadia and BMW X5 both score 5-star ANCAP safety ratings. The Holden Acadia impressed across the range of assessment areas with high...


just-auto Plus only BMW diesel models earn top marks in ADAC EcoTest

12 December 2018

The EcoTest organised by the ADAC (the German automobile association) is a rigorous testing procedure that subjects vehicles to a thorough examination, including measuring their pollutant emissions in real-world road driving. A trio of diesel models from BMW...


just-auto Plus only Draxlmaier battery modules selected for BMW models

11 December 2018

As of mid-2019, the Draxlmaier Group will make battery modules for several BMW models for the Asian market at a new site in Thailand. Draxlmaier currently produces electrical and interior systems products at the site in Rayong, Thailand. The new plant in...


BMW names new es-Audi autonomous driving chief

10 December 2018

Former Audi automated driving head Alejandro Vukotich will take over as head of BMW Group's driver assistance and autonomous driving development department on 1 January, replacing the retiring Elmar Frickenstein, who has run the unit since its creation in May 2016.


Daimler/BMW mobility JV delayed

6 December 2018

Daimler said its planned joint mobility company with BMW would now be established at the beginning of next year rather than in what's left of 2018.


BMW describes US government talks as constructive

6 December 2018

BMW has described talks with representatives of the US administration as "a constructive working meeting", adding it took the opportunity to explain in detail the extent of its footprint in the US.


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP rates nine new cars

6 December 2018

Euro NCAP released the safety ratings of nine cars. The Audi Q3 , BMW X5, Hyundai Santa Fe, Jaguar I-Pace, Peugeot 508, Volvo V60 and its partner, the Volvo S60, all achieve a maximum five-star rating. However, two FCA vehicles – Fiat’s aging Panda...


Trump soothes German automakers over tariffs

5 December 2018

President Trump has reassured German auto executives he had no immediate plans to impose tariffs on their cars, a US media report said.


just-auto Plus only BMW US sales up 1% in November 2018

4 December 2018

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 1.0% in November 2018 for a total of 28,330 vehicles, compared to 28,049 vehicles sold in November 2017. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 1.9% on sales of 276,657 vehicles compared to 271,432 vehicles sold in the first...


Trump talks with China give automakers hope

3 December 2018

The US and China reportedly called a truce in their trade war on Saturday after President Trump agreed to hold off on new tariffs and President Xi Jinping pledged to increase Chinese purchases of American products.


Draxlmaier making EV batteries for BMW in Thailand

3 December 2018

BMW is collaborating with component supplier Draxlmaier Group for the production of high-voltage electric/hybrid vehicle batteries in Thailand.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group explores innovative logistics solutions

3 December 2018

The BMW Group is increasingly relying on innovations from the fields of digitalisation and Industry 4.0 in production logistics. This will ensure the company’s global production network continues to receive the parts it needs in a timely and reliable...


BMW Thailand to begin battery production from 2019

30 November 2018

BMW Group Thailand is to start local high voltage battery production – which comprises production of the battery modules and the battery itself – from 2019 onward at a new production facility located in WHA Chonburi Industrial Estate 2.


German politician warns automakers over US talks

30 November 2018

A top ally of German chancellor Angela Merkel has warned automaker management not to undermine the European Union's united negotiating stance on US trade tariffs when they meet senior officials in Washington next week.


BMW Group, BASF and Samsung launch cobalt project

30 November 2018

As part of a cross-industry initiative, BMW Group, BASF SE, Samsung SDI and Samsung Electronics have launched a joint cobalt pilot project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

BMW Group news

Geneva motor show debuts - BJA series Renault Clio

18 January 2019

Global debuts for the 2019 Geneva motor show are listed below. The latest addition to just-auto's...


Facelifted BMW 7 series premiers in China

17 January 2019

BMW has shown its mid-cycle facelifted BMW 7 Series in Shanghai, China. It says the choice of loc...


just-auto Plus only BMW announces model updates for spring 2019

16 January 2019

BMW will introduce a wave of enticing additions to standard specification and broaden the array o...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group global sales up 1.1% in 2018

14 January 2019

The BMW Group has achieved its eighth consecutive annual sales record with a total of 2,490,664 (...


BMW sells over 140K electrified vehicles in 2018

11 January 2019

The BMW Group sold more than 140,000 electrified (battery-electric and plug-in hybrid) vehicles i...


just-auto Plus only Rolls-Royce sells 4,107 cars worldwide in 2018

10 January 2019

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars achieved the highest annual sales in the marque’s 115-year history,...



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