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LA auto show world debuts list - BMW M340i xDrive

13 November 2018

Multiple new model and concept world premieres which will take place at the LA auto show. A new variant for the G20 BMW 3 Series sedan range is the latest of these to be added to just-auto's preview list.


F90 M5 - BMW's first four-wheel drive M car

12 November 2018

With 441kW or 600 horsepower on tap, the latest M5 is the most powerful car yet from BMW's M division. Taming its 750Nm of torque meant the chassis engineers decided to give this super-sedan four-wheel drive for the first time in the model's history.


2019 Geneva motor show debuts list [updated]

12 October 2018

It might be five months away but already some OEMs have named world premieres for next year's Geneva motor show.


2018 Paris motor show - world debuts list

3 October 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 edition of the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile are named 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.

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just-auto Plus only BMW Group global sales up 1.7% in October 2018

15 November 2018

The BMW Group has sold more cars in October than ever before in the month, despite the current challenging economic and political situation. The company delivered 200,883 vehicles to customers around the world, an increase of 1.7% on the same month last year....


BMW supplies electric motors and batteries for Karsan e-bus

9 November 2018

BMW says that for the first time, the electric motors and high-voltage batteries developed for the BMW i3 will be used to power a city bus made by the Turkish manufacturer Karsan which is designed specifically for use in inner-city traffic.


BMW Dingolfing SOP for BMW 8 Series Convertible

9 November 2018

Earlier this week, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing began series production of the new BMW 8 Series Convertible, which will be built alongside BMW 5 Series and 7 Series variants on a single assembly line.


just-auto Plus only BMW M8 on its way to series production

9 November 2018

From the race track to the road: the new BMW M8 Coupe is rounding the final corner en route to series production. BMW M GmbH is putting an early prototype of its upcoming flagship through its paces at the Estoril grand-prix racing circuit in...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group sales up 1.3% in 9M 2018

7 November 2018

The BMW Group remains firmly committed to following its forward-looking strategy, despite the current challenging conditions. In line with its Strategy Number One Next, the BMW Group continues to invest extensively in tomorrow's technologies and is...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group US sales drop 1.7% in October 2018

2 November 2018

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 0.2% in October 2018 for a total of 23,262, compared to 23,208 vehicles sold in October 2017. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 2.0% on sales of 248,327 vehicles compared to 243,383 sold in the first ten months of...


Daimler mobility services numbers 24m customers worldwide

1 November 2018

Daimler Financial Services says its mobility services division now has around 26 customers, a 64% rise in the numbers of users of Car2go, Moovel and the ride hailing group including Mytaxi, Beat, Clever Taxi and Chauffeur Prive.


BMW Dingolfing to build batteries for electric Mini

31 October 2018

BMW's Dingolfing plant is gearing up for higher future demand for electric drive trains by investing in extensive remodelling and expansion measures.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group selects KPIT and TTTech to develop autonomous driving platform

25 October 2018

The BMW Group has once again selected expert software development partners, further consolidating its partner network in the process. The aim of the collaboration with KPIT and TTTech is to press ahead with the scalable autonomous driving platform and to work...


Inrix/BMW North America extend real-time driving partnership

24 October 2018

Inrix is extending its collaboration with BMW Group to connect North American vehicles with its driving services for real-time traffic, travel alerts and online routing


just-auto Plus only BMW Group expands technical campaign to check EGR module

23 October 2018

Internal BMW Group investigations have revealed that in the case of some diesel vehicles glycol-leakage from the EGR- (Exhaust-Gas-Recirculation-) cooler can occur. In combination with typical soot deposits and the high temperatures normally present in the EGR...


BMW loads new X7 with assistance tech

17 October 2018

BMW's newly announced flagship, at least of its SUVs, the X7, is like all top BMWs for decades, packed with the latest, most comprehensive technology which traditionally has migrated downwards to cheaper models as development costs are amortised and supplier production volume increases.


just-auto Plus only BMW, Northvolt and Umicore to develop recyclable EV batteries

16 October 2018

The BMW Group, Northvolt and Umicore have formed a joint technology consortium in order to work closely together on the continued development of a complete and sustainable value chain for battery cells for electrified vehicles in Europe. The project is seeking...


BMW taking controlling stake in Chinese joint venture

11 October 2018

BMW Group is to increase its stake in its Chinese joint venture, BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA), to a controlling 75% from the current 50%.


BMW and Critical Software launch new JV software company

9 October 2018

With the signature of the final contracts and approval of the competition authorities, the BMW Group and the company Critical Software have concluded the formation of their joint venture.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group reorganises corporate communications management

5 October 2018

As part of a realignment of BMW Group Corporate Communications under the leadership of Maximilian Schoberl, responsible for Corporate and Governmental Affairs and executive vice president of BMW AG, a number of personnel and organisational changes have been...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group US sales up 0.2% in September 2018

3 October 2018

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 1.3% in September 2018 for a total of 25,908, compared to 25,571 vehicles sold in September 2017. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 2.2% on sales of 225,065 vehicles compared to 220,175 sold in the first three quarters of...


Paris - TomTom announces BMW deal

2 October 2018

TomTom said it would supply BMW Group with Live TomTom Traffic information, online routing and electric vehicle (EV) services for BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce vehicles.


Paris - BMW launches new 3 Series

2 October 2018

BMW has launched its seventh generation 3 Series Saloon at the Paris show with a full styling makeover, new standard options for instrument panel and centre console, a 330e plug-in hybrid version and a new intelligent personal assistant feature.


just-auto Plus only BMW Cockpit modernised for upcoming models

28 September 2018

The BMW Cockpit has been radically revised and modernised for the launch of new product highlights like the BMW X5, BMW 8 Series, BMW Z4 and BMW 3 Series, which celebrate their premiere at the Mondial de l’Automobile 2018 in Paris. With content that can...


just-auto Plus only BMW launches extended range BMW i3 models

28 September 2018

Consistent further development of BMW eDrive technology once again ensures enhanced driving pleasure in the purely electrically powered models of the BMW i brand. With cell capacity increased to 120 ampere hours (Ah) and a gross energy content of 42.2 kilowatt...


just-auto Plus only BMW AG appoints new board of management member

27 September 2018

At its meeting , the Supervisory Board of BMW AG appointed Dr-Ing Andreas Wendt (60) as the new Board of Management member for Purchasing and Supplier Network, effective 1 October 2018. Wendt, a mechanical engineer, has been director of the BMW Group’s...


WLTP and trade spats lower BMW forecast

25 September 2018

BMW Group has lowered its guidance for full year 2018.


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...

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just-auto Plus only BMW Group global sales up 1.7% in October 2018

15 November 2018

The BMW Group has sold more cars in October than ever before in the month, despite the current ch...


LA auto show world debuts list - BMW M340i xDrive

13 November 2018

Multiple new model and concept world premieres which will take place at the LA auto show. A new v...


F90 M5 - BMW's first four-wheel drive M car

12 November 2018

With 441kW or 600 horsepower on tap, the latest M5 is the most powerful car yet from BMW's M divi...


BMW supplies electric motors and batteries for Karsan e-bus

9 November 2018

BMW says that for the first time, the electric motors and high-voltage batteries developed for th...


BMW Dingolfing SOP for BMW 8 Series Convertible

9 November 2018

Earlier this week, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing began series production of the new BMW 8 Series Con...


just-auto Plus only BMW M8 on its way to series production

9 November 2018

From the race track to the road: the new BMW M8 Coupe is rounding the final corner en route to se...



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