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Paris motor show world debuts list - 300hp RenaultSport Megane Trophy

19 July 2018

The public world premiere of the Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy will take place at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile.


ANALYSIS - F39 BMW X2 targets Range Rover Evoque

16 July 2018

BMW keeps on filling out its Sport Activity Vehicle line-up, making 2018 a busy year for the brand's SAVs. The X7 will soon act as a new bookend to a range which starts with the X1. A new X5 is imminent, while the second generation X4 is arriving at dealerships. The line-up was recently completed - for now at least - by the X2, a 4,360mm long Range Rover Evoque rival.


Monterey Week debuts list - Bentley Mulsanne W.O.

12 July 2018

Monterey Automotive Week, including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, will take place on California's Monterey Peninsula in August. There will be various concept and new model world premieres, including a special edition of the Mulsanne as a way to generate fresh interest in this almost decade-old car.


BMW's project G02 - why new X4 was brought forward

11 July 2018

A new BMW X4 is about to replace a four-year old predecessor. Are short life cycles the secret to quiet, steady success? That could be why Subaru of America has climbed ten places in as many years and is closing on Hyundai. BMW may be experimenting with this idea, adding to its recent progress: last month, Mercedes-Benz USA was pushed aside. And here in Britain, BMW was the UK's number two brand in June, outselling Ford.

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


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...


BMW opens new R&D centre in Shanghai

18 June 2018

BMW has opened its new group Shanghai R&D Centre as part of its Innovation Day China.


just-auto Plus only BMW Connected and Baidu partner on home-to-vehicle cooperation

14 June 2018

At the CES Asia 2018, BMW China and Baidu announced the signing of an agreement between BMW Connected and Baidu Internet of Vehicles on a home-to-vehicle cooperation. This will further expand the application of BMW Connected – from vehicles and mobile...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group sells over 1m vehicles globally in 2018

13 June 2018

The BMW Group has sold more vehicles than ever before in the first five months of the year: more than a million customers worldwide have already taken delivery of their new BMW, MINI or Rolls-Royce vehicle in 2018 (1,003,573 units / +1.6%). This record result...


BMW contracts redesigned Z4 build to Magna Steyr

6 June 2018

Magna Steyr said it had been contracted to build BMW's redesigned Z4 sportscar at its Graz, Austria, factory.


BMW could source more steel in US after tariff hike - report

1 June 2018

Car manufacturers who import materials and manufacture in the US will be anxiously eyeing the latest US moves in a deepening set of trade disputes between the Trump administration and countries around the world.


BMW breaks ground for expansion of battery plant in China

1 June 2018

Seven months after opening its battery factory in China, the BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture laid the foundation for a comprehensive expansion of the plant. At the "High-Voltage Battery Centre Phase II", BBA will produce the new, more powerful batteries of the fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology for the fully-electric BMW iX3. Starting in 2020, the BMW iX3 will be built at the neighbouring BBA plant Dadong.


just-auto Plus only ParkMobile announces leadership appointments

31 May 2018

ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the US, announced the appointment of new executive to its leadership team. James Bain joins the company as senior vice president of strategic and corporate development. In this...


BMW launches wireless charging option

29 May 2018

BMW i is claiming a world first in the form of a factory-fitted, fully integrated inductive charging facility for the high-voltage battery in a plug-in hybrid vehicle.


BMW Brilliance expands China battery factory

29 May 2018

BMW Brilliance Automotive's (BBA) joint venture is expanding its Chinese battery factory.


just-auto Plus only Bridgestone supplies Ologic technology tyres for BMW i3s

29 May 2018

Bridgestone, the world’s number one tyre and rubber company, continues its successful partnership as the sole tyre supplier for the sporty new BMW i3s. After proving their ability to meet the demands of an electric-powered vehicle with their fitting for...


Trump administration considering 25% tariff on imported vehicles

24 May 2018

The US Trump administration is considering a plan that would impose new tariffs - as high as 25% - on vehicles imported to the US on national security grounds.


BMW opens new R&D centre in Beijing

17 May 2018

BMW has opened a China R&D Centre in Beijing’s Shunyi District.


BMW 'go' for level four autonomous driving tests in Shanghai

16 May 2018

BMW Group has officially obtained the Shanghai Intelligent Connected Autonomous Driving Test Licence, issued by the Intelligent Connected Vehicle Road Test Promotion Team - consisting of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatisation, Shanghai Municipal Public Security Bureau and Shanghai Municipal Transportation Commission.


BMW sales inch up in April

15 May 2018

BMW Group's BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands boosted April sales 1.2% year on year to 194,889 vehicles worldwide.


Brazil reaches 15 years of flex-fuel vehicles

11 May 2018

In March 2003 Brazil's auto industry began producing flexible-fuel cars powered by engines capable of running either on ethanol or petrol, or any blend of the two.


BMW extends UK recall over sudden electrical failure

9 May 2018

BMW has extended a recall of cars in the UK after the BBC's Watchdog consumer activist programme found vehicles could cut out completely while being driven.


BMW opens new engine plant in Malaysia

4 May 2018

BMW and its local partner Sime Darby Motor opened a new engine assembly plant in Malaysia this week to cater for growing regional demand for its vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Yokohama supplies flagship Advan Sport V105 tyres for BMW M5 model

1 May 2018

Yokohama Rubber, announced that it is now supplying its global flagship "Advan Sport V105" tyres to Germany's BMW Group for use as original equipment on the automaker's new M5 model. The new BMW M5, which debuted in March 2018 released...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group selects Intertek as its external laboratory partner

24 April 2018

Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, announced its approval as an external laboratory partner to the BMW Group for realignment of the BMW Group Standard 93016. The designation was granted to the Intertek facility in...


BMW opens first UK Urban Store

20 April 2018

BMW has opened its first UK Urban Store at the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent.


Magna opens new body and chassis plant in Mexico

20 April 2018

Global supplier Magna has opened a new body and chassis manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

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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 coo...


Paris motor show world debuts list - 300hp RenaultSport Megane Trophy

19 July 2018

The public world premiere of the Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy will take place at the Paris M...


ANALYSIS - F39 BMW X2 targets Range Rover Evoque

16 July 2018

BMW keeps on filling out its Sport Activity Vehicle line-up, making 2018 a busy year for the bran...


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 (...


Monterey Week debuts list - Bentley Mulsanne W.O.

12 July 2018

Monterey Automotive Week, including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, will take place on Cali...


BMW's project G02 - why new X4 was brought forward

11 July 2018

A new BMW X4 is about to replace a four-year old predecessor. Are short life cycles the secret to...



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