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G20 and G21 BMW 3 Series diesels go mild hybrid

7 August 2020

Eighteen months in since production of the latest 3 Series commenced, BMW continues to tweak its best selling car via additional engines and updates for the operating system. With the addition of the G21 estate to the G20 and China's G28 extended wheelbase Li sedans, the range of body styles is also now complete.


BMW AG future models - BMW i EVs

20 July 2020

BMW launched the i3 in 2013 but apart from the i8, not a lot subsequently happened for the i sub-brand. Now, with the just-announced iX3, i is being recharged, with quite a few other electric cars, crossovers and SUVs on the way.


BMW AG future models - BMW M division

15 July 2020

As with AMG for Daimler, M must be one of BMW Group's best money makers. While they sometimes chase the same customers, M tends to be more hard core, more exclusive: there are no equivalents for Mercedes-AMG's S-Class and GLS-Class, nor is there any electrification. That will change as emissions regulations challenge M's high-CO2 engines.


BMW AG future models - BMW SUVs

13 July 2020

The second part of just-auto.com's focus on BMW Group's future models now turns to SUVs, including certain electrified models.

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


UPDATED - Daily automotive coronavirus briefing FREE TO READ

7 August 2020

A daily update of news and views on the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis and its impact on the automotive sector


BMW launches geofencing for PHEVs in UK ULEZ cities

7 August 2020

BMW is launching eDrive Zones in London and Birmingham. This is a new digital service which automates the process of switching to electric-only power when a plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) enters a defined area of these cities.


EUR666m BMW's first quarterly operating loss since 2009

5 August 2020

The BMW Group has booked its first quarterly operating loss since 2009.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group makes sustainability central to direction

29 July 2020

The BMW Group is making sustainability and resource efficiency central to its strategic direction. Chairman Oliver Zipse announced initial details and presented the targets the company has set itself for the phase up to 2030. The principle of continuous...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group Plant Munich gears up for fully-electric future

23 July 2020

In preparation for production of the fully-electric BMW i4, BMW Group Plant Munich will pause vehicle production for six weeks this summer. No cars will be produced between the end of the late shift on 23 July and the start of the early shift on 7...


BMW secures battery supply contract with Northvolt

16 July 2020

The BMW Group has signed a long-term supply contract worth EUR2bn for battery cells with the Swedish company Northvolt.


Automakers hoping for H2 recovery at Bangkok motor show

16 July 2020

The 41st Bangkok International Motor Show got under way this week at the Impact Muang Thong Thani exhibition centre in Thailand's capital city, with local vehicle manufacturers looking to put behind them a dismal first half of the year.


G08 BMW iX3 SUV is rear-drive only

14 July 2020

BMW's first electric SUV has been officially announced. The iX3 will be manufactured exclusively at the Brilliance-BMW JV's Dadong plant in the Chinese city of Shenyang. It has a maximum range of 460 km (286 miles) WLTP.


BMW sources 'sustainable cobalt' from Morocco

9 July 2020

BMW Group says it has signed a cobalt supply contract with Moroccan mining company Managem Group.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group increases sales of electrified vehicles in first half-year, despite COVID-19

8 July 2020

As expected, BMW Group sales figures for the first six months of this year were impacted by the effects of the temporary closure of retail outlets worldwide. The company delivered a total of 962,575 (-23.0%) premium BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles to...


just-auto Plus only Start of production for new BMW 4 Series Coupe at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing

6 July 2020

No fewer than five new models celebrated their series launch at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing today. The first new addition is the BMW 4 Series Coupé, which continues the sports coupé tradition at the BMW site in Lower Bavaria with its individual...


Germany grants EUR300m to Varta for battery research

2 July 2020

Germany has granted EUR300m (US$339m) to battery company, Varta as part of its EUR1.5bn investment in cell research and production.


BMW offers major software upgrade

2 July 2020

This month (July 2020), BMW will release what it describes as its most comprehensive vehicle software upgrade to date, with new and improved features for vehicle connectivity and navigation.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group builds on additive manufacturing, with skills consolidated at single site

26 June 2020

The BMW Group has officially opened its new Additive Manufacturing Campus. The new centre brings together production of prototype and series parts under one roof, along with research into new 3D printing technologies, and associate training for the global...


BMW and GWM China JV factory under construction

25 June 2020

The Spotlight Automotive Factory, a JV between Great Wall Motors (GWM) and BMW Group to make EVs (including electric Minis), has begun construction in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu province, and the project is progressing smoothly as planned, GWM says.


UK pumps GBP74m into auto projects

23 June 2020

Ten UK automotive projects are to receive a government injection of GBP73.5m (US$81.7m) for the next generation of electric taxis, cars and vans, as well as recyclable batteries, electrical systems and ultra-lightweight components.


BMW to offer iPhone digital car key

23 June 2020

BMW claims it will be the first carmaker to enable customers to use Apple's iPhone as a fully digital car key.


BMW offers employees more incentives to reduce work or leave

22 June 2020

BMW and its German works council have agreed a package of personnel measures which offers early retirement severance packages, longer holidays and reduced contract hours.


just-auto Plus only New straight six-cylinder engines for the BMW 7 series

18 June 2020

From July 2020, new straight six-cylinder diesel engines will enhance both the supremacy and efficiency of numerous models of the BMW 7 Series. The comprehensively further developed power units boast improved performance and optimised efficiency....


BMW builds five million vehicles in US

15 June 2020

BMW Manufacturing announced it achieved a milestone earlier this month with production of its five millionth vehicle built in the United States.


BMW applies AI solutions to increase paint shop quality

22 May 2020

Artificial Intelligence (AI) specialists from BMW's central planning and its Munich plant are working on a pilot project in the plant's paint shop that improves precision and finish.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group selects NVIDIA to redefine factory logistics

15 May 2020

BMW Group has selected the new NVIDIA Isaac robotics platform to enhance its automotive factories — utilizing logistics robots built on advanced AI computing and visualization technologies, the companies announced today. The...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group makes logistics robots faster and smarter

13 May 2020

In future, the BMW Group will be increasing its use of high-performance computer technology, particularly artificial intelligence (AI), in logistics. Top priorities include intelligent logistics robots, data analytics and the high-definition simulation of...


BMW to complete new main plant building in Shenyang this year

11 May 2020

BMW is committed to completing construction of a new CNY4.4bn (US$621m) main factory building in Shenyang this year, according to Chinese media reports citing local government officials.


BMW Group India resumes local production at plant Chennai

11 May 2020

All other employees will continue to work from home. The plant will resume its operations in a single shift. Depending on the pandemic situation and government advisories, deployment of staff will be adjusted steadily. 


SGL Carbon receives BMW battery enclosure contract

27 April 2020

SGL Carbon has been nominated by BMW to produce a cover component for battery enclosures in series.


just-auto Plus only SGL Carbon receives contract for battery enclosure from BMW Group

27 April 2020

After prototypes for a Chinese automotive manufacturer, a major order from a North American automaker, and yet another order for a European sports car manufacturer, SGL Carbon has now been nominated by BMW Group to produce a cover component for battery...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group focuses on flexibility and solidarity in dealing with coronavirus pandemic

7 April 2020

During the current coronavirus pandemic, protecting employees and taking responsibility for society are the number one priority for the BMW Group. At the same time, it is important to safeguard the company’s liquidity and secure its long-term success....


Ford toppled as UK market leader

6 April 2020

Ford has lost its long held position as the UK market's number one passenger vehicle brand. SMMT data for March show that during the first quarter, Volkswagen became the top selling marque.


just-auto Plus only BMW Prepares Fuel Cells for New SUV

6 April 2020

BMW has released fuel cell powertrain information for an X5-based SUV that could enter limited production from 2022 according to nationalclass. The German company said it will continue strategic cooperation with Toyota to deliver this technology to...

BMW news

UPDATED - Daily automotive coronavirus briefing FREE TO READ

7 August 2020

A daily update of news and views on the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis and its impact on the automot...


BMW launches geofencing for PHEVs in UK ULEZ cities

7 August 2020

BMW is launching eDrive Zones in London and Birmingham. This is a new digital service which autom...


G20 and G21 BMW 3 Series diesels go mild hybrid

7 August 2020

Eighteen months in since production of the latest 3 Series commenced, BMW continues to tweak its...


EUR666m BMW's first quarterly operating loss since 2009

5 August 2020

The BMW Group has booked its first quarterly operating loss since 2009. It delivered 485,464 v...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group makes sustainability central to direction

29 July 2020

The BMW Group is making sustainability and resource efficiency central to its strategic direction...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group Plant Munich gears up for fully-electric future

23 July 2020

In preparation for production of the fully-electric BMW i4, BMW Group Plant Munich will pause veh...



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