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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.


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.


ANALYSIS - the electrified future of BMW

13 June 2017

By 2025, BMW believes that as many as one in four of the vehicles it produces will be electric in one form or another. That means hybrid, EV, PHEV or hydrogen fuel cell. This, the final feature in a series concerning BMW Group's models, looks at the BMW brand's existing and future electrified cars and SUVs.

Latest interviews


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.

Latest news


LA AUTO SHOW - Toyota FT-AC concept world debut

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.


just-auto Plus only BMW opens new training centre at San Luis Potosi plant

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 US recalls linked to mystery fires investigation

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 as unit sales rise

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.


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 chain

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 electrified sales up 50.5% in September

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%).


BMW Group invests in expansion of FIZ Research and Innovation Centre

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 Germany

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 IAA 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.


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.


just-auto Plus only Valeo uses BASF engineering plastics to develop 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...


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 global sales up 0.4% in July 2017

11 August 2017

The BMW Group had a record July with sales of 180,726 BMWs and Minis, a 0.4% increase year on year. The year to date tally of 1,401,551 (+4.3%) vehicles was also a record.


BMW extends diesel trade-in deals to UK

10 August 2017

A diesel trade-in scheme BMW announced in Germany last week has been expanded to the UK with the Euro amount changed to pounds sterling.


Germans in three-way diesel incentives battle

8 August 2017

Daimler, Volkswagen and BMW are a three-way battle to offer incentives to get aging vehicles off German roads and prevent a crackdown on scandal-tainted diesel fuel.


just-auto Plus only BMW US recalls vehicles to repair occupant detection mat

8 August 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V428000 Manufacturer BMW of North America Components Air Bags Potential number of units affected 2,158 Summary BMW of North America (BMW) is recalling certain 2006 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi, 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi, and 550i...


VW details its diesel actions and incentives

4 August 2017

Volkswagen has followed broadly along the lines of its German rivals BMW and Daimler in announcing software updates, trade-in incentives and a contribution to a mobility fund following an emergency summit on diesel vehicles in Berlin last Wednesday (2 August).


German automakers to upgrade 5m diesels

2 August 2017

Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW have agreed to upgrade around 5m newer diesel cars in Germany and offer trade-in rebates on older models, avoiding more costly remedies in a bid to salvage diesel technology and avoid driving bans in cities, a media report said.


BMW chief fires back on diesel

2 August 2017

As German car makers plead their case to the government BMW chairman Harald Krüger said that future mobility will definitely depend on diesels because environmental protection has several dimensions: one of them is the fight against climate change.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group US sales drop 13.7% in July 2017

2 August 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 14.8% in July for a total of 21,965 compared to 25,777 vehicles sold in July 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 4.6% in the US on sales of 171,051 vehicles compared to 179,213 sold in the first seven months of...


BMW Oxford plant to assemble electric Mini

25 July 2017

BMW has confirmed its Mini factory at Cowley, near Oxford in England, will assemble the electric Mini.


BMW spending more (again) at Leipzig

25 July 2017

BMW Group has announced a further EUR200m (US$233m) spend at its plant in Leipzig, eastern Germany, opened in 2005 and expanded regularly since.

BMW news

LA AUTO SHOW - Toyota FT-AC concept world debut

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...


just-auto Plus only BMW opens new training centre at San Luis Potosi plant

9 November 2017

BMW Group Plant San Luis Potosi has inaugurated the plant´s Training Centre. With the offic...


BMW US recalls linked to mystery fires investigation

8 November 2017

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


Higher costs suppress BMW Q3 profits as unit sales rise

7 November 2017

BMW's third quarter 2017 profit before financial result (EBIT) fell 3.2% year on year to EUR2...


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 ve...



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