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Paris motor show world debuts list - Peugeot e-Legend concept

20 September 2018

Peugeot will be returning to the past at the Paris motor show but with a twist: the e-Legend concept looks like a new take on the 504 Coupé but is autonomous, electric and has four-wheel drive.


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.


BMW i cars – future models

23 August 2018

After our recently published overview of BMW's main range, we take a closer look at the firm's 'i' range of electrified vehicles. Initially just featuring the i3 and i8, there are now a number of models planned under the electric sub-brand.


G80 M3 and other future models for BMW M division

21 August 2018

The first chapters in the future vehicles series on BMW Group were about cars and SUVs. Now comes a look at M. Next up with be a focus on i, then Zinoro, Mini and Rolls-Royce.

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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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EU eyes "circle of five" European automakers for emissions collusion

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 vision of future mobility

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's worst - report

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 at San Francisco climate summit

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 with new engine variants

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 rating

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 in 2019

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 delays

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 Group 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 aftermarket 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


Daimler mobility services marks 24.4m customers worldwide

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.


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 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.


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...


just-auto Plus only BMW Brilliance Automotive 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...


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...


BMW Group joins Apollo, 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 Brilliance Automotive expand their joint venture 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 Dingolfing plant commences production of new 8 Series coupe

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.


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 Group and Critical Software to form Critical TechWorks JV

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...

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Paris motor show world debuts list - Peugeot e-Legend concept

20 September 2018

Peugeot will be returning to the past at the Paris motor show but with a twist: the e-Legend conc...


EU eyes "circle of five" European automakers for emissions collusion

18 September 2018

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


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 vision of future mobility

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...


BMW US plant expected to dodge Hurricane Florence's worst - report

13 September 2018

BMW is continuing to build cars at its US SUV assembly plant in the state of Southern Carolina as...



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