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Business case strong for BMW's UK investment

26 July 2017

As BMW confirms that the electric Mini will be built at the Oxford plant in the UK, the decision inevitably raises Brexit questions amid continuing uncertainty over future trade arrangements between the UK and EU. However, it also shows that a strong business case for industrial investment in the UK can be decisive even while that uncertainty persists.


BMW's next Mini, Rolls-Royce and Zinoro models

6 June 2017

This is the second BMW Group feature on the topic of current and future models. The first looked at BMW brand passenger cars. Now, it is the turn of Mini, Rolls-Royce and a joint venture Chinese brand, Zinoro. The third feature will concentrate on BMW SUVs and the fourth will examine the brand's electric models.


Car makers think about future business models

16 May 2017

The writing has been on the wall for a few years now. The sudden realisation that learning to drive or owning a car was no longer the rite of passage it once was in the US made carmakers start to think about future business models.


Mini goes after Qashqai with new F60 Countryman

18 January 2017

A second Mini model in the C segment goes on sale in Britain and other European nations from February. The new, bigger Countryman leaves the B-C size class, there is no successor for the Paceman and all build this time is by VDL in the Netherlands instead of by Magna Steyr in Austria.

Latest interviews


BMW's Peter Schwarzenbauer eyes digitalisation

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.


Q&A: Udo Schwerdel, Head of Continental Turbo

8 January 2015

Ian Henry spoke recently with Udo Schwerdel about Continental’s recent entrance into the turbocharger market.


Q&A with Nissan's global head of Product Planning

2 April 2013

Keno Kato is corporate vice president of Global Product Strategy and Product Planning for Nissan and Infiniti. Glenn Brooks recently met him and took the opportunity to ask a variety of questions concerning future model plans.


INTERVIEW: Agromash Holdings on PSA in Kazakhstan

26 March 2013

PSA Peugeot Citroen recently inked a partnership with Agromash Holding, for the assembly and distribution of the French automaker's passenger cars and LCVs in Kazakhstan. Simon Warburton was in contact with the trailer and agricultural machinery manufacturer based in the huge country on Russia's southern border.

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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...


2017 Frankfurt motor show - all the world debuts

13 September 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA are listed below. The most important production models making their motor show debuts were the Volkswagen Polo and Volkswagen T-Roc, Porsche Cayenne, Opel Grandland X, Škoda Karoq and SEAT Arona.


Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Convention Centre in the BSD satellite city just outside Jakarta.


BMW extends diesel trade-in deals to UK

10 August 2017

A diesel trade-in scheme BMW announced in Germany last week has been expanded to the UK with the Euro amount changed to pounds sterling.


BMW chief fires back on diesel

2 August 2017

As German car makers plead their case to the government BMW chairman Harald Krüger said that future mobility will definitely depend on diesels because environmental protection has several dimensions: one of them is the fight against climate change.


just-auto Plus only Mini Countryman earns IIHS top safety pick rating

2 August 2017

The redesigned Mini Countryman, a small car, earns the 2017 Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, thanks to good crashworthiness ratings across the board and an optional advanced-rated front crash prevention system. Like the...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group US sales drop 13.7% in July 2017

2 August 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 14.8% in July for a total of 21,965 compared to 25,777 vehicles sold in July 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 4.6% in the US on sales of 171,051 vehicles compared to 179,213 sold in the first seven months of...


BMW Oxford plant to assemble electric Mini

25 July 2017

BMW has confirmed its Mini factory at Cowley, near Oxford in England, will assemble the electric Mini.


Oxford likely to win BMW Mini EV assembly deal

24 July 2017

The 'traditional' BMW Mini assembly plant in Cowley, near Oxford, is looking increasingly likely to win the contract to build the all-electric E version, a UK media report said.


BMW Group hits H1 sales record

12 July 2017

BMW Group sales achieved their best ever June, with sales in the month totalling 232,620 units, a 2.1% increase year-on-year. It was also a record first half-year with sales of the BMW Group’s three premium brands, BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce, increasing by 5.0%; a total of 1,220,819 vehicles have been delivered to customers around the world so far this year.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group US sales down 1.2% in June 2017

4 July 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 0.4% in June for a total of 28,962 compared to 28,855 vehicles sold in June 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 2.8% in the US on sales of 149,086 vehicles compared to 153,436 sold in the first six months of...


World premieres at the 2017 Goodwood FoS

3 July 2017

The 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed took place between 29 June and 2 July inclusive. The list of vehicle world premieres is published below.


just-auto Plus only BMW global sales up 5.1% in May 2017

15 June 2017

The BMW Group continued the positive sales trend of the past months, with sales in May totalling 208,447 vehicles, a 5.1% increase year-on-year. With its three premium brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group sold 988,185 vehicles in the first five...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP announces safety ratings for 4-new cars

1 June 2017

On 31 May 2017 Euro NCAP releases the results of four new cars. The MINI Countryman and Skoda Kodiaq are both awarded a five-star rating. Nissan’s new Micra gets four stars with standard equipment and five stars with the optional safety pack. The Suzuki...


BMW's Mini adding connectivity and driver aids

17 May 2017

BMW's Mini brand is enhancing connectivity and driver aids as part of a cockpit and instrument update effective from July 2017 production.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group April 2017 sales surge 7.4%

15 May 2017

BMW Group sales achieved a new all-time high for April, with sales in the month totalling 192,494, a 7.4% increase year-on-year. The first four months of the year also set a new record, with sales of the BMW Group’s three premium brands, BMW, MINI and...


just-auto Plus only BMW US sales decline 9.3% in April 2017

3 May 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 9.3% in April for a total of 22,624 compared to 24,951 vehicles sold in April, 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 1.3% in the US on sales of 94,306 vehicles compared to 95,564 sold in the first four months of...


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.


just-auto Plus only BMW North America recalls 2016-2017 MINI vehicles

11 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V222000 Manufacturer BMW of North America Components Exterior Lighting Potential number of units affected 16,883 Summary BMW of North America (BMW) is recalling certain 2016-2017 MINI Cooper Clubman, Cooper S Clubman and JCW...


BMW holds union talks to stave off UK walkout

7 April 2017

BMW is to hold talks with British labour body, Unite on Monday (10 April) in a bid to halt a series of eight damaging strikes called to protest against the automaker's decision to halt a final pension scheme.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group US sales up 3.3% in March 2017

4 April 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 3.3% in March for a total of 31,015 compared to 30,033 vehicles sold in March, 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 1.5% in the U.S. on sales of 71,682 vehicles compared to 70,613 sold in the first three months of...


BMW Group global sales up in February

13 March 2017

BMW Group sales worldwide rose 3.1% year on year in February to a record 169,073 vehicles.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group US sales down 2.5% in February 2017

2 March 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 0.3% in February for a total of 22,558 compared to 22,498 vehicles sold in February, 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 0.2% in the US on sales of 40,667 vehicles compared to 40,580 sold in the first two months of...


BMW considers making electric Mini in Germany

27 February 2017

A report in a German newspaper says that BMW is considering manufacturing the electric version of its Mini in Regensburg and Leipzig instead of Oxford amid concerns about future trading arrangements when the UK leaves the EU.


just-auto Plus only BMW global sales up 6.8% in January 2017

13 February 2017

Following on from a sixth consecutive record-breaking year, sales at the BMW Group achieved their best-ever start to the year with January figures showing increased deliveries in all world regions. With its three premium brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the...


just-auto Plus only BMW presents new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman

18 January 2017

The second generation of the MINI Countryman is the biggest and most versatile model in the entire range of the tradition-steeped British brand. And another superlative now applies to the power unit of the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman. With an output of...


BMW India sales rise 14% in 2016

11 January 2017

BMW Group India delivered 7,861 cars to customers in calendar year 2016. This split as 7,500 BMW cars and 361 Minis. Moving ahead on a positive course, Sales were up 14% over 2015.


just-auto Plus only Exide inaugurates new battery plant in India

10 January 2017

West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee on 2 January, 2017, inaugurated a state-of-the-art battery making plant at the Haldia Factory of Exide Industries. Built in technical collaboration with East Penn Manufacturing Company of the US, at a capital...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group 2016 global sales rise 5.3%

10 January 2017

The BMW Group achieved its best ever sales in 2016, the sixth year in a row the company has set a new sales record, maintaining its position as the world’s leading premium car company with its three brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce. Having recorded...


BMW global sales up 6.2% in November

13 December 2016

Sales of BMW Group vehicles achieved a new record for November with total sales of 209,743 units, an increase of 6.2% on the same month last year. This result brings the year-to-date sales total to 2,152,393, an increase of 5.8% compared with the same period last year.

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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 169,91...


2017 Frankfurt motor show - all the world debuts

13 September 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA are listed below. The most important producti...


Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Conve...


BMW extends diesel trade-in deals to UK

10 August 2017

A diesel trade-in scheme BMW announced in Germany last week has been expanded to the UK with the...


BMW chief fires back on diesel

2 August 2017

As German car makers plead their case to the government, BMW chairman Harald Kruger said that fut...


just-auto Plus only Mini Countryman earns IIHS top safety pick rating

2 August 2017

The redesigned Mini Countryman, a small car, earns the 2017 Top Safety Pick award from the Insura...



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