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BMW AG future models - Mini

21 July 2020

Mini has so far been relatively unscathed by the fall out from the COVID-19 crisis. Europe remains the brand's number one region, and here, sales fell by 35% during the first half of 2020 to 70,624 but only 26% in June.


2019 Frankfurt IAA motor show world premieres list

11 September 2019

The media preview days of the 2019 Frankfurt IAA brought a few surprises. Volkswagen (a camouflaged and altered I.D. Crozz which will be called ID.4), Hyundai (i30 N Project C), FAW (Hongqi S9 & E115 prototypes) and BMW (i Hydrogen Next, and the Concept 4: yes, the one with THAT grille) were among the OEMs showing unheralded vehicles.


BMW AG future models - Mini and Rolls-Royce

13 August 2019

Having expanded the Mini range earlier this decade, BMW says its aim is now to fully focus on profitability. Deliveries dipped by 3.9 per cent in the first half of 2019 to 174,344 units. Considering the steep fall of the Chinese market that's a good result. As for Rolls-Royce, a record 2018 may even be beaten in 2019, the total for H1 being 2,534 cars, a year-on-year surge of +42.3 per cent.


Under the skin of the new Mini Electric

15 July 2019

We take an in-depth look at the new Mini Electric, due in March 2020.

Latest interviews


INTERVIEW - Oliver Zipse, BMW board member responsible for production

21 March 2018

In an interview with just-auto, Oliver Zipse, BMW board member responsible for production, said that he does not expect changes to trade arrangements between the UK and EU to directly impact UK output volume at Mini's Oxford plant.


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.


INTERVIEW: Udo Schwerdel, Head of Turbocharger Line, Powertrain Division, Continental

8 January 2015

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


INTERVIEW: Keno Kato, Corporate VP of Product Planning for Nissan & Infiniti

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.

Latest news


BMW building new vehicle distribution centre in Baltimore

23 February 2021

BMW of North America said it was building a new vehicle distribution centre (VDC) at the Tradepoint Atlantic Terminal in Baltimore, Maryland, to meet growing demand for its vehicles in the region.


just-auto Plus only MINI Cooper SE to get fresh design accents and new equipment features

10 February 2021

From March 2021 the MINI Cooper SE will bring even more hallmark driving pleasure to the world of electric mobility thanks to fresh design accents and new equipment features. The new MINI Electric Collection really sets the scene for the first purely...


BMW UK engine plant marks 20 years of output

8 February 2021

BMW Group's UK engine manufacturing plant, located in North Warwickshire, is this week marking 20 years of manufacturing three and four cylinder petrol engines.


just-auto Plus only Mini USA unveils new MY 2022 MINI Hardtops and Convertibles

28 January 2021

MINI USA unveiled the new MY 2022 MINI Hardtops and MINI Convertibles. The modern interpretation of the brand’s most iconic models, the new MINI Hardtops and Convertibles receive significant updates to the exterior, interior and infotainment and...


just-auto Plus only BMW MINI India delivers 512 cars in 2020 with remarkable growth of 34% in Q4

21 January 2021

MINI India has delivered a strong performance of 512 cars in calendar year 2020 (January – December). Withstanding the current market challenges and lockdown situation, MINI India regained momentum swiftly in second half of the year. In Q4 2020...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group reports full year 2020 sales

14 January 2021

The BMW Group once again confirmed its position as the world’s leading premium automotive manufacturer last year, with a total of 2,324,809 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles (-8.4%) delivered to customers worldwide. 686,069 vehicles were sold at...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group India delivers 6,604 cars in 2020

11 January 2021

BMW Group India has delivered 6,604 units of BMW and MINI cars in 2020. BMW India registered sales of 6,092 units and MINI India of 512 units. BMW Motorrad sold 2,563 motorcycles. Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “BMW Group India...


just-auto Plus only BMW of North America reports Q4 2020 and full year 2020 U.S. sales results

6 January 2021

BMW of North America reported sales results for Q4 2020 and the full year 2020 for the BMW and MINI brands .in the U.S Highlights: Strong finish to Q4 2020 includes two months of record consumer deliveries. Q4 2020 sales greatly exceed expectations,...


BMW Leipzig to make Mini Countryman successor

19 November 2020

Following the planned cessation of Mini Countryman production at contract assembler VDL in the Netherlands, BMW has announced that the successor model will be made at the BMW Leipzig plant from 2023.


just-auto Plus only MINI drives forward with realignment of model range

28 October 2020

The British premium automobile manufacturer MINI is driving forward with the realignment of its model range, with a clear focus on drivetrain technologies, vehicle segments and services of the future. At the centre of this realignment is the expansion of...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group Plant Regensburg to produce drive components for electrified vehicles from 2021

23 October 2020

The BMW Group is further expanding its Germany-based production capacities for electric drives. From 2021, battery cells for high-voltage batteries will be coated at BMW Group Plant Regensburg and complete high-voltage batteries will be produced from 2022....


BMW to end Mini Countryman production at VDL Nedcar

20 October 2020

VDL Nedcar will not receive a follow-up order for the new Mini Countryman from BMW Group for the longer term.


just-auto Plus only BMW's Leipzig plant produces 200,000th I3

19 October 2020

At the BMW Group plant in Leipzig, the 200,000th BMW i3 model rolled off the production line. The BMW i3 (combined fuel consumption: 0.0 l/100 km; combined power consumption: 13.1 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) is sustainably on...


just-auto Plus only BMW Charging and MINI Charging expands charging options for Gen5 market launch

16 October 2020

BMW Charging and MINI Charging are extending and supplementing their customer offering to coincide with the market launch of BMW’s fifth-generation electrification kit. Innovative charging solutions and digital services for easy and convenient home,...


BMW deal will recycle EV batteries

14 October 2020

BMW Group UK has announced a deal with Off Grid Energy for second life uses for electric vehicle (EV) batteries.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group posts solid third-quarter sales growth

8 October 2020

The BMW Group posted solid year-on-year sales growth of 8.6 percent in the third quarter, with a total of 675,680 vehicles delivered to customers. As expected, the sales performance from January to September meanwhile reflects the global impact of the...


BMW to axe 520 jobs in UK

26 August 2020

BMW has confirmed it is cutting around 400 out of 950 agency staff at its Oxford Mini plant in the UK, with the COVID-19 pandemic substantially impacting demand.


UPDATED - Daily automotive coronavirus briefing FREE TO READ

19 August 2020

A daily update of news and views on the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis and its impact on the automotive sector


Several UK plants follow traditional summer schedule

18 August 2020

Several UK manufacturers have either restarted production following the traditional summer break, or are in the shut-down period.


just-auto Plus only BMW plans for 7 million electrified vehicles by 2030

13 August 2020

With a ten-year plan for sustainability, the BMW Group is underscoring its commitment to the goals of the Paris climate agreement, the main focus being on the expansion of electric mobility. Today, the BMW and MINI brands featuring all-electric and plug-in...


UK Mini plant builds 11,000 EVs and counting

30 July 2020

BMW's Plant Oxford in the UK said it had hit "a significant milestone" by building over 11,000 electric Minis since production began just before the plant's annual summer shutdown.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group makes sustainability central to direction

29 July 2020

The BMW Group is making sustainability and resource efficiency central to its strategic direction. Chairman Oliver Zipse announced initial details and presented the targets the company has set itself for the phase up to 2030. The principle of continuous...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group increases sales of electrified vehicles in first half-year, despite COVID-19

8 July 2020

As expected, BMW Group sales figures for the first six months of this year were impacted by the effects of the temporary closure of retail outlets worldwide. The company delivered a total of 962,575 (-23.0%) premium BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles to...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group builds on additive manufacturing, with skills consolidated at single site

26 June 2020

The BMW Group has officially opened its new Additive Manufacturing Campus. The new centre brings together production of prototype and series parts under one roof, along with research into new 3D printing technologies, and associate training for the global...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group focuses on flexibility and solidarity in dealing with coronavirus pandemic

7 April 2020

During the current coronavirus pandemic, protecting employees and taking responsibility for society are the number one priority for the BMW Group. At the same time, it is important to safeguard the company’s liquidity and secure its long-term success....


just-auto Plus only BMW of North America reports Q1 2020 sales results

2 April 2020

BMW of North America announced today Q1 2020 sales results for the BMW and MINI brands in the U.S. For the sales period ending March 31, 2020 BMW brand sales totaled 59,455 vehicles, a decrease of 15.3% vs the 70,227 vehicles sold in the same time period last...


BMW publishes WLTP data to meet new UK tax rules

10 February 2020

BMW UK, presumably like every other automaker selling cars here in the UK, said it was ready for the industry wide change to benefit in kind (BIK) tax for employee use of company cars registered from 6 April 2020 when BIK calculations will move from using NEDC CO2 data to WLTP measurement.


just-auto Plus only Consistently sustainable: Media presentation of the new MINI Electric is designed to be CO2 neutral

15 January 2020

The new MINI Cooper SE is all about locally emission-free mobility. And at the media presentation of the new MINI Cooper SE (fuel consumption combined: 0.0 l/100 km; combined power consumption: 16.8 – 14.8 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)...


just-auto Plus only New all-time high for BMW Group deliveries in 2019 confirms position as world’s leading premium car company

13 January 2020

The BMW Group reported its ninth consecutive record year in 2019, with a total of 2,520,307 (+1.2%) BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles delivered to customers worldwide. The BMW, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad brands also posted new all-time highs for 2019....


just-auto Plus only The new BMW X1 xDrive25e to be launched – followed by the BMW X2 xDrive25e

10 January 2020

The BMW Group is consistently driving its electrification strategy forward and presents new plug-in hybrid models for an especially popular and dynamically growing vehicle category. In the new BMW X1 xDrive25e and the new BMW X2 xDrive25e, the...

Mini news

BMW building new vehicle distribution centre in Baltimore

23 February 2021

BMW of North America said it was building a new vehicle distribution centre (VDC) at the Tradepoi...


just-auto Plus only MINI Cooper SE to get fresh design accents and new equipment features

10 February 2021

From March 2021 the MINI Cooper SE will bring even more hallmark driving pleasure to the world of...


BMW UK engine plant marks 20 years of output

8 February 2021

BMW Group's UK engine manufacturing plant, located in North Warwickshire, is this week markin...


just-auto Plus only Mini USA unveils new MY 2022 MINI Hardtops and Convertibles

28 January 2021

MINI USA unveiled the new MY 2022 MINI Hardtops and MINI Convertibles. The modern interpretati...


just-auto Plus only BMW MINI India delivers 512 cars in 2020 with remarkable growth of 34% in Q4

21 January 2021

MINI India has delivered a strong performance of 512 cars in calendar year 2020 (January –...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group reports full year 2020 sales

14 January 2021

The BMW Group once again confirmed its position as the world’s leading premium automotive m...



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