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Frankfurt IAA world debuts - Audi RS 6 Avant

21 August 2019

Boasting a 441kW (600PS) mild hybrid version of the Volkswagen Group's biturbo 4.0-litre V8, the new Audi RS 6 will have its motor show world premiere at the Frankfurt IAA.


G29 BMW Z4 M40i - does it beat the Boxster?

15 August 2019

Daimler says it won't replace the Mercedes SLC, Audi plans to axe the TT and Nissan keeps trying to fathom how it can make a business case for a new 370Z. These are troubled times for sports cars. Or are they? BMW has orders coming out of its ears for the new Z4, and the car's global roll-out isn't even complete.


BMW AG future models - BMW i

12 August 2019

The penultimate feature in the BMW AG future models series takes a look at BMW i. At the moment, only the I01 i3, I12 i8 Coupe and I15 i8 Roadster exist but that will soon change, as more fully electric and plug-in hybrid models are added. At least one hydrogen fuel cell model is said to be in the planning stages too.


BMW AG future models - BMW M cars and SUVs

8 August 2019

BMW doesn't have nearly as broad a range of M models as Mercedes-AMG. What it lacks in line-up, Motorsport division makes up via powertrain choices, with super-torquey diesels offered in relevant countries in addition to the high-power petrol alternatives. Why Daimler hasn't aped this strategy - as Audi has with its S and RS TDI cars and SUVs - is a mystery.

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BMW's Peter Schwarzenbauer eyes digitalisation with enthusiasm

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 the future of 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.


HERE Automotive on strategies to support autonomous driving

1 February 2016

At the 2016 CES, Cat Dow talked with Floris Van Der Klashorst, vice-president of HERE Automotive. HERE's a creator of connected navigation solutions and since December 2015 has been owned by an alliance of the German automakers Audi, BMW and Daimler.


Harman on why partnering is essential in the infotainment and connectivity sector – Q&A Part 1

16 December 2015

Harman recently partnered with Renesas to improve its in-vehicle network and infotainment solutions. Matthew Beecham caught-up with Harman’s Phil Eyler, Executive Vice President and President of Infotainment to find out how this alliance and others are supporting the brand in a highly competitive sector. In Part 2, we interview Harman’s EVP and President Lifestyle Audio Division Michael Mauser about the audio innovations it is bringing to the market to sustain growth.

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just-auto Plus only BMW Pilot Plant begins iNext prototype production

21 August 2019

On the occasion of the BMW iNext prototype production, the BMW Group is offering an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes of its Pilot Plant in the heart of the Research and Innovation Centre (FIZ). Prototypes of all vehicles are manufactured long before actual...


just-auto Plus only BMW launches 330e Sedan

15 August 2019

A combination of peerless dynamics and exemplary efficiency defines the character of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan. And now the addition to the range of drive solutions of a plug-in hybrid system brings an extra, particularly future-focused angle to the new...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group sales up 1.3% in July 2019

14 August 2019

BMW Group sales continued their positive trend in July: worldwide deliveries were up 1.3% on the same month last year, with a total of 183,487 premium BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles sold. This brings the company’s total sales for the year to date to...


BMW to trial induction charging in California

13 August 2019

BMW is to run an induction charging pilot programme in the US after starting in Germany in 2018.


just-auto Plus only BMW US sales down 1.7% in July 2019

2 August 2019

BMW brand sales increased 4.7% in July 2019 for a total of 23,015 over the 21,982 vehicles sold in July 2018. The brand’s momentum continued, showing year-over-year sales increases in six straight months. “Our results over the past several...


just-auto Plus only BMW Spartanburg plant doubles battery production capacity

25 July 2019

BMW Group Plant Spartanburg in the US state of South Carolina has doubled its capacity for production of high-voltage batteries. The plant’s own battery facility now produces the new fourth-generation batteries. These are intended for the plug-in hybrid...


just-auto Plus only BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe on final phase of testing

24 July 2019

The finishing touches are currently being applied to the first ever BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe as part of its final testing phase. And the new four-door coupe for the premium compact segment has engaged in a spot of self-promotion on its calibration drives around...


just-auto Plus only BMW designs polygonal steering wheel for iNext

23 July 2019

The BMW iNext heralds the start of a new era of driving pleasure. Its capacity for highly automated driving is combined with extensive advancements in terms of interior design. The first BMW Group model in which the driver is no longer required to take care of...


just-auto Plus only BMW with Tencent to build BMW Group China High Performance D³ platform

22 July 2019

BMW China Automotive Trading and Tencent signed an agreement in Beijing to work together on building the BMW Group China High Performance D³ platform. The BMW Group will use the platform to develop automated driving technologies and products which suit...


just-auto Plus only BMW board of management appoints new chairman

19 July 2019

Oliver Zipse will assume the role of chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG effective on 16 August 2019. The company’s Supervisory Board made this decision during its meeting in Spartanburg, South Carolina (USA). Zipse will succeed Harald...


BMW Group uses artificial intelligence in series production

16 July 2019

BMW says it is using artificial intelligence (AI) in its quality control and monitoring systems in automotive production.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group worldwide sales up 0.7% in June 2019

10 July 2019

BMW Group sales continued their positive trend in June: worldwide deliveries were up 0.7% on the same month last year, with a total of 240,674 premium BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles sold. This brings the company’s total sales for the year to date to...


BMW surprises with X7 Pick-up

5 July 2019

BMW has announced the X7 Pick-up, stressing that this is a one-off prototype created by trainees in Munich for its Motorrad division.


just-auto Plus only BMW US sales up 3.9% in June 2019

3 July 2019

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 7.5% in June 2019 for a total of 31,627 over the 29,407 vehicles sold in June 2018. Sales of the Spartanburg, SC-built BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle topped 7,000 (7,052) units in June, nearing record levels, and...


just-auto Plus only Auto and mobility industry pen first safety rules for self-driving cars

3 July 2019

Emphasising safety by design, 11 industry leaders across the automotive and automated driving technology spectrum published “Safety First for Automated Driving,” (SaFAD), a non-binding organised framework for the development, testing and validation...


just-auto Plus only New BMW 8 Series production to start at Dingolfing plant

2 July 2019

No fewer than three new models from the BMW 8 Series family will all go into production at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing: the new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé, the new M8 Competition Coupé  (fuel consumption combined: 10.6 – 10.5 l/100 km...


Will BMW build its next new assembly plant in Russia?

27 June 2019

A location reportedly has been chosen for BMW's new assembly plant in Russia.


BMW to introduce 'eDrive Zone'

26 June 2019

BMW says it is going to introduce a feature to its plug-in hybrids that will mean automated switching to ZEV propulsion mode when its PHEVs enter ZEV zones.


just-auto Plus only BMW reveals Power BEV, trial vehicle at #NextGen

26 June 2019

The BMW Group trial vehicle “Power BEV” presented during #NextGen explores what is technically possible. The vehicle is fitted with three fifth-generation electric drive units and has a maximum system output in excess of 530 kW/720 hp. This enables...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group and Hans Zimmer to design sound for electric mobility

25 June 2019

Hans Zimmer is known worldwide for his film music. He has composed countless soundtracks for Hollywood and won numerous awards. Now Hans Zimmer, together with Renzo Vitale, acoustic engineer and sound designer at the BMW Group, has composed the sound for the...


Localising X3 gives BMW China a boost

14 June 2019

Localisation works, according to a Bloomberg report from China.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group opens its first independent digital company in Beijing

14 June 2019

Lingyue Digital Information Technology (hereinafter referred to as "Lingyue") was officially opened in Beijing, thereby accelerating BMW's customer-centric digital transformation. Lingyue was incorporated in January 2019, as a 100%-owned...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group worldwide sales up 3.2% in May 2019

13 June 2019

May was a positive month for BMW Group sales, with worldwide deliveries increasing by 3.2% to achieve a total of 210,563 premium BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles sold. This brings the company’s total sales for the year-to-date to 1,012,093, an increase...


Toyota tops global brand rating

11 June 2019

Toyota was top automotive brand in the latest BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2019 listing but only 41st overall with a US$29,151m valuation, down 3% and five places.


BMW opens new car plant in Mexico

7 June 2019

BMW has officially opened its new automotive plant in San Luis Potosi in Mexico.


just-auto Plus only BMW China begins pre sales of 3 Series

6 June 2019

BMW Brilliance announced start of pre-sale for the all-new BMW 3 Series, as well as the suggested retail price for 325i and 325Li starting at CNY313,800 (US$45,420) and CNY323,800 respectively. Dealers nationwide can start accepting orders for all launching...


just-auto Plus only Daimler and partners to start Europe-wide cooperation project

4 June 2019

Working together for more safety in road traffic: In cooperation with HERE Technologies, Tom Tom and the transport authorities in six European countries, Daimler, BMW, Ford and Volvo are testing how information about acutely hazardous situations can be passed...


just-auto Plus only BMW US sales down 3.1% in May 2019

4 June 2019

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 1.7% in May 2019 for a total of 27,109 over the 26,662 vehicles sold in May 2018. The all-new BMW 3 Series sedan – the core of the BMW “Ultimate Driving Machine” brand – is proving that there is...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group and partners join European pilot project to improve road safety

4 June 2019

At the ITS Congress in Eindhoven, the BMW Group, together with partners from politics and the automotive industry, as well as service providers, launched the first pilot of a neutral server platform for the exchange of safety-relevant traffic data. The aim is...


just-auto Plus only BMW Oxford plant to build MINI Cooper SE

3 June 2019

Noiseless, emissions-free but very powerful: the MINI Electric will soon enrich the experience of locally emissions-free mobility with the addition of unique driving fun and the individual flair that is so typical of the British premium brand. The recent...

BMW news

Frankfurt IAA world debuts - Audi RS 6 Avant

21 August 2019

Boasting a 441kW (600PS) mild hybrid version of the Volkswagen Group's biturbo 4.0-litre V8, the...


just-auto Plus only BMW Pilot Plant begins iNext prototype production

21 August 2019

On the occasion of the BMW iNext prototype production, the BMW Group is offering an exclusive gli...


G29 BMW Z4 M40i - does it beat the Boxster?

15 August 2019

Daimler says it won't replace the Mercedes SLC, Audi plans to axe the TT and Nissan keeps trying...


just-auto Plus only BMW launches 330e Sedan

15 August 2019

A combination of peerless dynamics and exemplary efficiency defines the character of the new BMW...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group sales up 1.3% in July 2019

14 August 2019

BMW Group sales continued their positive trend in July: worldwide deliveries were up 1.3% on the...


BMW to trial induction charging in California

13 August 2019

BMW is to run an induction charging pilot programme in the US after starting in Germany in 2018....



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