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Latest insights


BMW updates Mini and prepares for EV

2 May 2018

A new gearbox, freshened styling and the option of 3D printed accessories are the main changes for an updated range of three-door, five-door and convertible Minis. The cars are now in production at plants in the Netherlands and England, with the latter also beginning initial preparations for an electric variant due in 2019.


Despite Brexit, business case strong for BMW's UK Mini investment - ANALYSIS

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.


ANALYSIS - BMW's Mini, Rolls-Royce and Zinoro future 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 start to 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.

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


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....


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...


DriveNow car-sharing adds five London boroughs

5 November 2018

DriveNow, the car-sharing service from BMW, is expanding into five new London boroughs: Westminster; Barnet; Tower Hamlets; Southwark and Brent.


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.


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.


BMW plans Mini 2019 'summer shutdown' to coincide with Brexit

18 September 2018

BMW will bring forward the 2019 summer maintenance shut down at its Mini factory in Oxford to 1 April - just after the UK is expected to 'Brexit' (leave the EU) at the end of March.


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 seeks planning permission for new Swindon facility

31 August 2018

A local media report in the UK says that BMW has applied to a local authority to build an additional facility at its Swindon manufacturing site that produces body pressings and sub-assemblies for Mini brand vehicles assembled at Oxford. Planning permission would be an essential precondition to a potential decision to build.


BMW begins exporting Malaysian Minis to Thailand

20 August 2018

BMW Group Malaysia has begun exporting locally-assembled Minis to Thailand under the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA).


BMW Group sales inch up to new record in July

14 August 2018

Worldwide sales of BMW Group vehicles reached a total of 181,051 units in July (+0.2%; BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce vehicles) bringing year-to-date sales up to 1,423,565 vehicles (+1.6%). Sales of its X vehicles boosted sales in markets across the world and the BMW 5 Series plug-in gave BMW China sales a welcome lift after a sluggish first half.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group global sales up 1.8% in H1 2018

13 July 2018

The BMW Group has achieved its best ever first-half-year sales result with a total of 1,242,507 (+1.8%) BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce vehicles delivered to customers. It was also a record June for the company, with sales up 2.7% to total 238,920 units...


BMW and Great Wall Motor ink e-Mini deal

10 July 2018

The BMW Group and Chinese OEM Great Wall Motor have signed an agreement to produce Mini electric vehicles through a new 50:50 joint venture based in China.


BMW threatens UK plants closure if Brexit slows supply chain

26 June 2018

A top BMW executive has threatened the automaker would have to close its Mini and Rolls-Royce factories in Britain if Brexit seriously disrupts the supply chain.


BMW sales inch up in April

15 May 2018

BMW Group's BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands boosted April sales 1.2% year on year to 194,889 vehicles worldwide.


just-auto Plus only Mini commences car sharing trials in Madrid

11 May 2018

It’s widely known that a Mini offers drivers an unrivalled exhilarating go-kart feel, transforming even the most mundane journey into something much more fun. For the first time, Mini is launching a new service to enable Mini owners to share this...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group US sales down 0.4% in March 2018

4 April 2018

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 1% in March 2018 for a total of 31,311 compared to 31,015 vehicles sold in March 2017. Through Q1 2018, BMW brand sales are up 3.0% year-over-year. BMW brand sales in March 2018 were once again led by BMW’s lineup...


BMW sales set February records - again

14 March 2018

The BMW group has announced new monthly and year to date sales records for February 2018.


BMW 2017 results set new record

8 March 2018

The BMW Group has reported record results for full year 2017 - sales volume, revenues and earnings.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group global sales up 3.8% in January 2018

14 February 2018

Following its seventh consecutive year of record sales, the world’s number one manufacturer of premium vehicles started 2018 with another record: the BMW Group has never sold so many cars in January as in this year. A total of 169,538 customers took...


BMW's Mini becoming more connected

12 February 2018

BMW's Mini brand is improving the connectivity of some models starting from March 2018.


Magna supplies dual-clutch transmissions for BMW Mini and other UKL platform models

30 January 2018

Magna said it was supplying BMW with Getrag 7DCT300 third generation dual clutch transmissions for large volume transverse vehicle platform (UKL) models including the BMW X1, just-announced updated Mini models plus the BMW 1 Series and 2 Series Tourer.


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.


just-auto Plus only FCA US sales down 11% in December 2017

4 January 2018

FCA US LLC reported sales of 171,946 units, an 11% decrease compared with sales in December 2016 (192,519 units). In December, retail sales of 150,772 units were down 3% compared with the same month in 2016 and represented 88% of total sales. In line with...


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...


just-auto Plus only MINI offers new double clutch transmission in its current models

20 December 2017

The British premium automobile manufacturer MINI highlights the sporty character of its current models in the small segment with a new type of transmission. Extremely fast gear changes, a high degree of shift comfort and optimised efficiency - these are the...


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...


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.


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%).


Will BMW outsource China Mini making to Great Wall?

12 October 2017

BMW is working on a deal that would take Mini manufacturing outside Europe for the first time, according to news agency sources. The automakers are not commenting.


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...

Mini news

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...


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 cur...


DriveNow car-sharing adds five London boroughs

5 November 2018

DriveNow, the car-sharing service from BMW, is expanding into five new London boroughs: Westminst...


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 invest...


Paris - TomTom announces BMW deal

2 October 2018

TomTom said it would supply BMW Group with Live TomTom Traffic information, online routing and el...


BMW plans Mini 2019 'summer shutdown' to coincide with Brexit

18 September 2018

BMW will bring forward the 2019 summer maintenance shut down at its Mini factory in Oxford to 1 A...



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