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Frankfurt IAA world debuts list - F40 BMW 1 Series

16 May 2019

The next generation BMW 1 Series five-door hatchback will be revealed at a preview event on 27 May and have its public premiere at the Frankfurt motor show in September.


Auto Shanghai 2019 - world premieres list

17 April 2019

Auto Shanghai took place across 12 halls, each of which has two levels, with total floor space of 360,000 square metres quoted by the organiser. There were 136 scheduled press conferences on 16 and 17 April plus multiple events which took place in the days (and weeks) beforehand as OEMs attempted to have their brands' voices heard in the welter of announcements.


2019 LA auto show - BMW 2 Series GC world debut

20 March 2019

BMW has announced initial details of a future model, the 2 Series Gran Coupé, noting that it will not be fully revealed until the Los Angeles auto show in November.


2019 Geneva motor show world debuts list

6 March 2019

Concepts, prototypes and production models which were world premieres at the 2019 Geneva motor show are discussed below.

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


BMW reiterates commitment to e-mobility

17 May 2019

The BMW Group, a pioneer in electromobility, says it is rapidly expanding its range of electrified vehicles.


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

14 May 2019

BMW Group sales continue to grow steadily, with deliveries of premium BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles increasing by 0.7% in April. The month saw a total of 196,179 BMW Group vehicles delivered to customers, bringing the total for the year-to-date to 801,520...


just-auto Plus only BMW develops new display and control system for M models

9 May 2019

The feeling of an M car is unmistakeable – and now it can be tailored even more closely to the individual. BMW M GmbH is unveiling a new display and control system for the configuration of the powertrain, chassis and driver assistance systems on its...


just-auto Plus only Redesigned BMW 3 Series production begins at BBA Plant Tiexi

9 May 2019

The locally produced all-new BMW 3 Series has just made its world premiere under the spotlight of 2019 Shanghai Auto Show. As scheduled, it was now officially put into production at the BMW Brilliance (BBA) Plant Tiexi. With the cutting-edge infrastructure of...


EU fine provision hits BMW Q1 results

7 May 2019

BMW's first quarter 2019 financials were "heavily impacted" by the provision of around EUR1.4bn made in connection with antitrust allegations by the European Commission.


just-auto Plus only BMW adds new model variant to 8 Series range

7 May 2019

The BMW Group is revealing another new addition to the BMW 8 Series range as it presses ahead with its model offensive in the luxury segment. Following the successful launch of the BMW 8 Series Coupe and BMW 8 Series Convertible, the carmaker is now offering...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group global sales up 0.1% in Q1 2019

7 May 2019

Within a challenging market environment, the BMW Group has started the financial year 2019 in line with expectations in operational terms. Contrary to the prevailing trend in the sector, the Group's attractive and significantly younger model range enabled...


just-auto Plus only BMW US sales up 1.4% in April 2019

2 May 2019

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 1.4% in April 2019 for a total of 23,816 over the 23,482 vehicles sold in April 2018. BMW Sports Activity Vehicles continue to drive sales growth in the US, led by the BMW X3, BMW X5 and the BMW X7, which sold 2,291...


just-auto Plus only BMW Brilliance breaks ground on Plant Dadong extension

30 April 2019

BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) is fully implementing its localisation strategy and laying the foundations for the next phase of its high-quality development. On 26 April, BBA held the groundbreaking ceremony of its Plant Dadong extension project in Shenyang....


just-auto Plus only BMW appoints new International Corporate and Special Sales VP

18 April 2019

From May 2019, Uwe Holzer will take on the role of vice president International Corporate and Special Sales at the BMW Group. He brings many years of experience in the automotive industry to the job, having previously led the group of BMW Group branch offices...


BMW Group worldwide sales up 2.8% in March 2019

12 April 2019

March 2019 was the best ever single sales month in the BMW Group’s history with a total of 263,319 premium BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles delivered to customers, an increase of 2.8% on the same month last year. Across the first quarter of the year, the company maintained sales at last year’s high level, with a total of 605,333 (+0.1%) vehicles sold.


just-auto Plus only BMW uses virtual and augmented reality in production

10 April 2019

The BMW Group Production focuses increasingly on trendsetting, easy-to-use and effective virtual (VR) and augmented (AR) reality applications. VR images, or artificially created images, are ever more realistic and hard to distinguish from real pictures. In AR...


just-auto Plus only DXC Technology to support BMW's autonomous vehicle development

9 April 2019

DXC Technology has signed an agreement to support BMW’s autonomous vehicle development via the High Performance D3 platform. DXC provides services that help deliver and simplify data analysis and algorithmic training to reduce the time and cost to...


BMW appoints new head of MINI

9 April 2019

BMW Group has announced that Bernd Körber (44) has taken over as the new head of its MINI brand.


just-auto Plus only BMW engine to power Karma's new 2020 Revero EV

9 April 2019

Southern California-based automaker Karma Automotive’s new 2020 Revero luxury electric vehicle will use a BMW TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder in-line engine supplied by BMW AG to power an on-board electric generator and enhance overall vehicle...


EU accuses BMW, Daimler and VW over emissions technology

5 April 2019

The European Commission has accused BMW, Daimler and VW of breaching EU antitrust rules from 2006 to 2014 by colluding to restrict competition on the development of petrol and diesel emissions control technology for passenger cars.


ZF to meet CO2 targets as China winds blow

4 April 2019

ZF says meeting extremely tough new CO2 emissions targets set by the European Commission (EC) will be a tall order, but remains confident it can help the auto industry achieve the reductions imposed by Brussels.


just-auto Plus only BMW brand US sales up 2.9% in March 2019

3 April 2019

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 2.9% in March 2019 for a total of 32,228 over the 31,311 vehicles sold in March 2018. Top-selling vehicles in March included the BMW X3 and BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicles, along with the all-new BMW 3 Series sedan, the...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group realigns its Design division

1 April 2019

The BMW Group is reorganising its Design division and taking the next step towards sustainable, leaner structures. Jozef Kaban, previously head of the BMW core brand design, will take over Rolls-Royce brand design, effective 1 April 2019. Domagoj Dukec,...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group launches D3 platform, Data-Driven Development for autonomous driving.

28 March 2019

It was back in 2000 when the BMW Group first started to conduct research into its vision of a car that people could drive themselves – but didn’t have to. Six years later, in 2006, a BMW was following the racing line around the Hockenheim circuit...


BMW eyeing Honda's English plant - report

27 March 2019

BMW reportedly is considering more car production in the UK and is said to be in talks to take over Honda's Swindon factory once the Japanese automaker ends output there in 2021.


Ficosa and Panasonic to supply ETC 2.0 module for new BMW X5 in Japan

26 March 2019

Ficosa and Panasonic have announced an agreement with BMW to provide their co-developed interior rear-view mirror with electronic toll collection (ETC) 2.0 for the new X5 model in Japan.


just-auto Plus only BMW's three electric models undergo cold testing in the Arctic Circle

26 March 2019

BMW i is preparing to launch the next generation of solely electrically powered models. Three of the brand’s electric models are currently going through a key phase of their series development process at the BMW Group’s winter test centre in...


just-auto Plus only BMW of North America recalls 2019 X5 xDrive40i and xDrive50i vehicles

26 March 2019

NHTSA campaign number: 19V096000 Manufacturer BMW of North America Components Seat Belts, Seats Potential number of units affected 68 Summary BMW of North America (BMW) is recalling certain 2019 X5 xDrive40i and xDrive50i vehicles. The attachment...


BMW selects Kumho tyre for new X3 SUV

22 March 2019

BMW has selected Kumho Tyre to be the OEM supplier for the new X3 SUV.


BMW Group wins engine orders from Ineos Automotive

19 March 2019

BMW Group has secured a major order from Ineos Automotive for the delivery of petrol and diesel engines.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group makes strategic decisions to secure its long-term success

18 March 2019

In the course of a challenging financial year 2018, the BMW Group made important strategic decisions set to secure its long-term success. As part of the company’s Strategy Number One > Next, the green light was given to launch a new product offensive...


BMW Dingolfing plant starts new 7 Series production

15 March 2019

Production of the new BMW 7 Series has begun this week at the BMW Group Dingolfing plant in Germany.


BMW bundles brands sales together at Munich HQ

15 March 2019

BMW Group is reorganising its management board to create a new leaner, future-oriented structure and, from 1 April 2019, the BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands will be part of a new central sales division headed by Pieter Nota, responsible until now for sales and the BMW brand and aftersales.


just-auto Plus only NHTSA and IIHS reports on AEB equipped by automakers

14 March 2019

Ten automakers report equipping more than half of the vehicles they produced between 1 September 2017, and 31 August 2018, with automatic emergency braking (AEB), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for...

BMW news

BMW reiterates commitment to e-mobility

17 May 2019

The BMW Group, a pioneer in electromobility, says it is rapidly expanding its range of electrifie...


Frankfurt IAA world debuts list - F40 BMW 1 Series

16 May 2019

The next generation BMW 1 Series five-door hatchback will be revealed at a preview event on 27 Ma...


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

14 May 2019

BMW Group sales continue to grow steadily, with deliveries of premium BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce v...


just-auto Plus only BMW develops new display and control system for M models

9 May 2019

The feeling of an M car is unmistakeable – and now it can be tailored even more closely to...


just-auto Plus only Redesigned BMW 3 Series production begins at BBA Plant Tiexi

9 May 2019

The locally produced all-new BMW 3 Series has just made its world premiere under the spotlight of...


EU fine provision hits BMW Q1 results

7 May 2019

BMW's first quarter 2019 financials were "heavily impacted" by the provision of around EUR1.4bn m...



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