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Geneva motor show world debut list - Skoda Superb facelift

21 January 2019

Global debuts for the 2019 Geneva motor show are listed below. The latest addition to just-auto's roster of world premieres is a mid-life facelift for the Skoda Superb hatchback and Combi.


2018 Los Angeles auto show world debuts list

29 November 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 LA Auto Show are named below.


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.


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.

Latest news


Revised BMW 7 Series makes world premiere in China

17 January 2019

BMW has shown its mid-cycle facelifted BMW 7 Series in Shanghai, China.


just-auto Plus only BMW announces model updates for spring 2019

16 January 2019

BMW will introduce a wave of enticing additions to standard specification and broaden the array of options available ex-factory in spring 2019, delivering a further boost to driving pleasure and individuality in many of its model ranges. New design features,...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group global sales up 1.1% in 2018

14 January 2019

The BMW Group has achieved its eighth consecutive annual sales record with a total of 2,490,664 (+1.1%) BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce vehicles delivered around the world in 2018. Best-ever figures were achieved by both BMW and Rolls-Royce, while the...


BMW sells over 140K electrified vehicles in 2018

11 January 2019

The BMW Group sold more than 140,000 electrified (battery-electric and plug-in hybrid) vehicles in 2018. In total, 142,617 (+38.4%) electrified BMW and MINI vehicles were delivered to customers around the world last year.


BMW China integrates Alibaba voice assistant in selected models

8 January 2019

BMW says it will become the first premium carmaker to launch Tmall Genie onto the market in China in selected BMW models.


just-auto Plus only BMW Brilliance to launch 3 Series long wheelbase sedan in China

7 January 2019

As a pioneer of the premium sports sedan segment, the BMW 3 Series sedan is on the cusp of ushering in a new generation. Recently, BMW Brilliance Automotive announced the upcoming launch of the new edition BMW 3 Series sedan long wheelbase in 2019. The new...


just-auto Plus only BMW US sales up 0.3% in December 2018

4 January 2019

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 0.3% in December 2018 for a total of 34,357 vehicles compared to 34,253 vehicles sold in December 2017. For the full year, BMW brand sales increased 1.7% on total sales of 311,014 vehicles compared to the 305,685 vehicles...


BMW, Mercedes fined in South Korea

2 January 2019

BMW Korea was been fined KRW11.2bn (US$10m) by South Korea's Ministry of Transport in December for delaying the recall of faulty vehicles and for not disclosing the faulty parts responsible for dozens of engine fires on public highways in South Korea over the last year.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group all set for the new era of digital ecosystems

21 December 2018

The digital revolution is of tremendous importance for the automotive industry. The BMW Group was quick to recognise the direction of progress and is fully prepared for the challenge at hand thanks to BMW Connected and its ever-expanding digital ecosystem....


BMW Group and Daimler win approval for joint mobility company

20 December 2018

The BMW Group and Daimler AG are planning the next steps for their joint mobility company, following approval by the relevant competition authorities. 


just-auto Plus only BMW Group extends ride-hailing service to Chengdu

17 December 2018

BMW Group announced the launch of its ride-hailing service in Chengdu, the capital city of the Chinese province Sichuan as part of its premium mobility brand ReachNow. The BMW Group is the first foreign company in China to obtain a licence to operate a...


just-auto Plus only BMW Brand Management appoints new head

17 December 2018

From 1 January 2019, Jens Thiemer will be the new head of BMW Brand Management. Following his degree in business studies, Thiemer (46) has gained many years of experience in automotive brand management and marketing, both from a manufacturer’s and a...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group global sales up 0.8% in November 2018

14 December 2018

The BMW Group has achieved sales growth both in November and the year to date, despite the current very volatile market situation. In November, the company delivered 222,462 vehicles to customers around the world, an increase of 0.8% compared with the same...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores BMW X5 and Holden Acadia five star rating

13 December 2018

Independent vehicle safety ratings for two Large SUVs have been released by vehicle safety authority, ANCAP. The new Holden Acadia and BMW X5 both score 5-star ANCAP safety ratings. The Holden Acadia impressed across the range of assessment areas with high...


just-auto Plus only BMW diesel models earn top marks in ADAC EcoTest

12 December 2018

The EcoTest organised by the ADAC (the German automobile association) is a rigorous testing procedure that subjects vehicles to a thorough examination, including measuring their pollutant emissions in real-world road driving. A trio of diesel models from BMW...


just-auto Plus only Draxlmaier battery modules selected for BMW models in Asia

11 December 2018

As of mid-2019, the Draxlmaier Group will make battery modules for several BMW models for the Asian market at a new site in Thailand. Draxlmaier currently produces electrical and interior systems products at the site in Rayong, Thailand. The new plant in...


BMW names new ex-Audi autonomous driving chief

10 December 2018

Former Audi automated driving head Alejandro Vukotich will take over as head of BMW Group's driver assistance and autonomous driving development department on 1 January, replacing the retiring Elmar Frickenstein, who has run the unit since its creation in May 2016.


BMW describes US government talks as "constructive"

6 December 2018

BMW has described talks with representatives of the US administration as "a constructive working meeting", adding it took the opportunity to explain in detail the extent of its footprint in the US.


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP rates nine new cars, Fiat Panda gets zero stars

6 December 2018

Euro NCAP released the safety ratings of nine cars. The Audi Q3 , BMW X5, Hyundai Santa Fe, Jaguar I-Pace, Peugeot 508, Volvo V60 and its partner, the Volvo S60, all achieve a maximum five-star rating. However, two FCA vehicles – Fiat’s aging Panda...


just-auto Plus only BMW US sales up 1% in November 2018

4 December 2018

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 1.0% in November 2018 for a total of 28,330 vehicles, compared to 28,049 vehicles sold in November 2017. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 1.9% on sales of 276,657 vehicles compared to 271,432 vehicles sold in the first...


Trump talks with China give automakers hope

3 December 2018

The US and China reportedly called a truce in their trade war on Saturday after President Trump agreed to hold off on new tariffs and President Xi Jinping pledged to increase Chinese purchases of American products.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group explores digitalisation and innovative logistics solutions

3 December 2018

The BMW Group is increasingly relying on innovations from the fields of digitalisation and Industry 4.0 in production logistics. This will ensure the company’s global production network continues to receive the parts it needs in a timely and reliable...


BMW Group Thailand to begin high-voltage battery production from 2019

30 November 2018

BMW Group Thailand is to start local high voltage battery production – which comprises production of the battery modules and the battery itself – from 2019 onward at a new production facility located in WHA Chonburi Industrial Estate 2.


BMW Group uses virtual reality to design production workstations

21 November 2018

BMW says that virtual reality (VR) techniques are increasingly finding use in BMW Group production and, in particular, is using VR technology to design workstations.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group selects Keysight's Scienlab test solutions

16 November 2018

Keysight Technologies, a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced a new collaboration between the BMW Group and Scienlab electronic systems, now part...


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...

BMW news

Geneva motor show world debut list - Skoda Superb facelift

21 January 2019

Global debuts for the 2019 Geneva motor show are listed below. The latest addition to just-auto's...


Revised BMW 7 Series makes world premiere in China

17 January 2019

BMW has shown its mid-cycle facelifted BMW 7 Series in Shanghai, China. It says the choice of loc...


just-auto Plus only BMW announces model updates for spring 2019

16 January 2019

BMW will introduce a wave of enticing additions to standard specification and broaden the array o...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group global sales up 1.1% in 2018

14 January 2019

The BMW Group has achieved its eighth consecutive annual sales record with a total of 2,490,664 (...


BMW sells over 140K electrified vehicles in 2018

11 January 2019

The BMW Group sold more than 140,000 electrified (battery-electric and plug-in hybrid) vehicles i...


BMW China integrates Alibaba voice assistant in selected models

8 January 2019

BMW says it will become the first premium carmaker to launch Tmall Genie onto the market in China...



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