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Interior design and technology - BMW 5 Series

22 August 2017

When the first 5 Series was launched, way back in 1972, it heralded the introduction of a naming system for BMW model designations that are still in use today. The BMW 520 was the successor to the BMW 2000 Neue Klasse model. Since then, the range has sold some 7.6 million models worldwide. Launched in the UK earlier this year, the latest and seventh-generation 5 Series model is even more high-tech, efficient and accommodating. A staple of the executive car class, this popular model competes against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz E Class, Audi A6 and Volvo S90. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look at the latest incarnation of the 5 Series.


New G01 BMW X3 outgrows the Audi Q5

26 June 2017

BMW has revealed the new X3 to the media at an event in South Carolina. The G01 series version of this Spartanburg-made SUV is not only 61mm longer than the F25 X3 which it replaces but is also larger than the rival Audi Q5.


ANALYSIS - M4 Convertible and future BMWs

19 June 2017

The 2 Series Active Tourer is BMW's best seller in many European markets yet all of the brand's other even-number models are niche vehicles. Having just announced a facelift for the two-door 2 Series cars and a 6 Series GT as well as an 8 Series concept, there has also been news for the 4 Series, in the form of a mid-cycle restyle. That includes the fastest open-top variant, the M4 Convertible Competition.


ANALYSIS - the electrified future of BMW

13 June 2017

By 2025, BMW believes that as many as one in four of the vehicles it produces will be electric in one form or another. That means hybrid, EV, PHEV or hydrogen fuel cell. This, the final feature in a series concerning BMW Group's models, looks at the BMW brand's existing and future electrified cars and SUVs.

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


2018 DETROIT SHOW - world debuts list

16 January 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 NAIAS are named below on just-auto's list.


German strike niggle continues over pay hike and work hours

16 January 2018

Workers at German firms including car makers and suppliers have been striking today to support a key union's demands for a pay hike and cuts to working hours.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group global sales up 4.1% in 2017

15 January 2018

The BMW Group achieved its best-ever annual sales in 2017, the seventh consecutive year it has achieved a new annual record. This success was spread throughout the company with both BMW and MINI brands achieving new all-time high figures. BMW M and BMW i also...


BMW to offer Here Safety Services in future vehicles

5 January 2018

BMW will be the first automaker to offer Here Safety Services in production vehicles starting in mid-2018, with services available to drivers and passengers across North America and Western Europe.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group US sales up 3.7% in December 2017

4 January 2018

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 4.3% in December for a total of 34,253 compared to 32,835 vehicles sold in December 2016. For the full year, BMW brand sales were down 2.4% on total sales of 305,685 vehicles compared to 313,174 sold in 2016. Notable...


BMW Group China appoints new president and CEO

21 December 2017

BMW Group has announced that Jochen Goller (51) will take over the position of president and CEO of BMW Group Region China with effect from 1 March 2018.


BMW Spartanburg plant rolls off first X7 pre-production model

20 December 2017

Production of the first pre-production models of the new BMW X7 Sports Activity Vehicle has commenced at the BMW Group Spartanburg plant, US. 


BMW/Solid Power to develop solid-state batteries for EV applications

20 December 2017

Solid Power, a leading developer of solid-state rechargeable batteries, has announced a partnership with the BMW Group.


BMW Group sells 100,000 electrified vehicles in 2017

19 December 2017

The BMW Group has met its target and delivered more than 100,000 electrified vehicles to customers worldwide in 2017.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group to build new proving ground in Prague

18 December 2017

Representatives of the BMW Group, the Czech government and the Karlovary Vary region announced construction of a new proving ground in Prague. The roughly 500-hectare property will be developed in Sokolov in the Karlovary Vary region, close to the German...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group global sales up 5.2% in November 2017

12 December 2017

BMW Group sales continued their positive trend last month with a total of 220,649 vehicles delivered to customers, an increase of 5.2% and a new all-time high for the month of November. With its three premium brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group...


just-auto Plus only BMW/EVCARD launch ReachNow car sharing service in Chengdu

4 December 2017

BMW Group, in partnership with EVCARD, a Shanghai-based electric car-sharing company under Global Car-Sharing and Rental, launches its car-sharing service in Chengdu under the co-brand “ReachNow Powered By EVCARD”. The mobility service based in the...


just-auto Plus only BMW US sales up 7.1% in November 2017

4 December 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 7.1% in November for a total of 28,049 compared to 26,189 vehicles sold in November 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 3.2% in the US on sales of 271,432 vehicles compared to 280,339 sold in the first 11 months of...


2017 LA AUTO SHOW - world debuts

30 November 2017

The following concepts and production vehicles were world debuts at the 2017 LA auto show.


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores new BMW X3 five star rating

30 November 2017

“The new BMW X3 offers high levels of safety for all members of the family,” said ANCAP chief executive, James Goodwin. Credible scores were achieved in the areas of Adult Occupant Protection (93%), Child Occupant Protection (84%) and Pedestrian...


Another round of five star Euro NCAP results

29 November 2017

Euro NCAP has published its latest safety ratings of eight new vehicles, four launched this year, and five star ratings dominate.


SGL Group acquires BMW shares in JV SGL Automotive Carbon Fibres

27 November 2017

SGL Carbon is acquiring BMW Group's 49% equity investment in the joint ventures SGL Automotive Carbon Fibres (Germany) and SGL Automotive Carbon Fibres LLC (US) – together referred to as SGL ACF.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group breaks ground on new Battery Cell Competence Centre in Munich

27 November 2017

The BMW Group continues to focus on the implementation of its electro-mobility strategy, with the company concentrating all its technological expertise relating to battery cells at a new competence centre. Klaus Fröhlich, member of the BMW AG Board of...


BMW Group hits 2m vehicle sales this year

14 November 2017

For the first time at the 10-month stage of the calendar year, the BMW Group has delivered more than two million vehicles to customers around the world.


just-auto Plus only BMW opens new training centre at San Luis Potosi plant

9 November 2017

BMW Group Plant San Luis Potosi has inaugurated the plant´s Training Centre. With the official opening of the new building the Automaker sets the next major milestone during the ramp up phase of the plant that will start production in 2019. Guests...


BMW US recalls linked to mystery fires investigation

8 November 2017

BMW of North America recently announced two recalls covering about 1m vehicles that contain parts implicated in car fires investigated by a TV news organisation.


Higher costs suppress BMW Q3 profits as unit sales rise

7 November 2017

BMW's third quarter 2017 profit before financial result (EBIT) fell 3.2% year on year to EUR2,304m due to "significantly higher investments, as well as expenses for research and development", the company said.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group US sales down 3.4% in October 2017

3 November 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 3.4% in October for a total of 23,208 compared to 24,017 vehicles sold in October 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 4.2% in the US on sales of 243,383 vehicles compared to 254,150 sold in the first ten months of...


just-auto Plus only BMW steps up for sustainable battery cell supply chain

30 October 2017

The BMW Group has set itself the goal of enhancing the transparency of its battery cell supply chain and exploring options for model projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Cobalt is one of the key components in production of electrified vehicles and...


BMW electrified sales up 50.5% in September

16 October 2017

BMW Group sales of electrified vehicles in the first three quarters of 2017 have exceeded those achieved in the whole of 2016; in September, electrified sales topped the 10,000 mark for the first time in a single month. With the company’s electrified line-up already totalling nine models, a total of 10,786 (+50.5%) BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles were delivered in September, bringing the year-to-date total to 68,687 (+64.2%).


BMW Group invests in expansion of FIZ Research and Innovation Centre

9 October 2017

BMW says it is embarking on an 'extensive expansion' of its FIZ Research and Innovation Centre in the north of Munich.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group US sales down 0.4% in September 2017

4 October 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 0.7% in September for a total of 25,571 compared to 25,389 vehicles sold in September 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 4.3% in the US on sales of 220,175 vehicles compared to 230,133 sold in the first nine months...


just-auto Plus only HERE/Pioneer announces capital alliance

20 September 2017

HERE Technologies (“HERE”) and Pioneer Corporation (“Pioneer”) announced a capital alliance that will result in each company becoming a shareholder in the other. The capital alliance is intended to solidify the strategic...


VW led L3Pilot research project launched in Germany

15 September 2017

A broadly based European research consortium under the management of the Volkswagen Group is analysing the opportunities for using technologies to facilitate mobility in the future with the aim of achieving a breakthrough in the area of automated driving. The research project L3Pilot launched its four-year development activities in Wolfsburg.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group global sales up 2.7% in August 2017

14 September 2017

August saw a new record achieved in BMW Group sales with deliveries in the month totalling 169,913 worldwide, a 2.7% increase year-on-year. The company also sold more vehicles than ever before in the first eight months of the year, with a total of 1,571,467...

BMW news

2018 DETROIT SHOW - world debuts list

16 January 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 NAIAS are named below on just-auto's list....


German strike niggle continues over pay hike and work hours

16 January 2018

Workers at German firms including car makers and suppliers have been striking today to support a...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group global sales up 4.1% in 2017

15 January 2018

The BMW Group achieved its best-ever annual sales in 2017, the seventh consecutive year it has ac...


BMW to offer Here Safety Services in future vehicles

5 January 2018

BMW will be the first automaker to offer Here Safety Services in production vehicles starting in...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group US sales up 3.7% in December 2017

4 January 2018

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 4.3% in December for a total of 34,253 compared to 32,835 v...


BMW Group China appoints new president and CEO

21 December 2017

BMW Group has announced that Jochen Goller (51) will take over the position of president and CEO...



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