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Auto Shanghai 2019 - world premieres list

17 April 2019

Auto Shanghai took place across 12 halls, each of which has two levels, with total floor space of 360,000 square metres quoted by the organiser. There were 136 scheduled press conferences on 16 and 17 April plus multiple events which took place in the days (and weeks) beforehand as OEMs attempted to have their brands' voices heard in the welter of announcements.


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.

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 sales up 0.7% in April 2019

14 May 2019

BMW Group sales continue to grow steadily, with deliveries of premium BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles increasing by 0.7% in April. The month saw a total of 196,179 BMW Group vehicles delivered to customers, bringing the total for the year-to-date to 801,520...


just-auto Plus only BMW presents new MINI Clubman

16 April 2019

With a precisely modified design, an extended selection of innovative equipment features and the latest technology in the areas of operation and connectivity, the new MINI Clubman hones its profile as a stylish individualist in the premium compact segment....


BMW Group worldwide sales up 2.8% in March 2019

12 April 2019

March 2019 was the best ever single sales month in the BMW Group’s history with a total of 263,319 premium BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles delivered to customers, an increase of 2.8% on the same month last year. Across the first quarter of the year, the company maintained sales at last year’s high level, with a total of 605,333 (+0.1%) vehicles sold.


just-auto Plus only BMW brand US sales up 2.9% in March 2019

3 April 2019

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 2.9% in March 2019 for a total of 32,228 over the 31,311 vehicles sold in March 2018. Top-selling vehicles in March included the BMW X3 and BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicles, along with the all-new BMW 3 Series sedan, the...


UK car plants close (temporarily) despite Brexit delay

2 April 2019

Brexit may have been delayed but well-laid plans to temporarily close some UK car plants based on the original 29 March EU-exit date went ahead regardless.


BMW eyeing Honda's English plant - report

27 March 2019

BMW reportedly is considering more car production in the UK and is said to be in talks to take over Honda's Swindon factory once the Japanese automaker ends output there in 2021.


BMW bundles brands sales together at Munich HQ

15 March 2019

BMW Group is reorganising its management board to create a new leaner, future-oriented structure and, from 1 April 2019, the BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands will be part of a new central sales division headed by Pieter Nota, responsible until now for sales and the BMW brand and aftersales.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group global sales down 4.1% in February 2019

8 March 2019

Following sales growth in January, with the model changeover of the company’s best-ever selling sedan, the BMW 3 Series, in full swing deliveries at the BMW Group dipped slightly in February with a total of 171,501 vehicles (-4.1%) BMW, Mini and...


GENEVA - BMW threatens to move Mini and engine production from UK

5 March 2019

BMW is threatening to move Cowley Mini assembly and Hams Hall engine production from the UK in case of a no-deal Brexit.


BMW Group global sales up 0.5% in January

14 February 2019

BMW Group has posted global deliveries of the company’s three premium automotive brands up 0.5% in January, with a total of 170,463 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce cars sent to customers.


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...


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 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 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.

Mini news

just-auto Plus only BMW Group sales up 0.7% in April 2019

14 May 2019

BMW Group sales continue to grow steadily, with deliveries of premium BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce v...


Auto Shanghai 2019 - world premieres list

17 April 2019

Auto Shanghai took place across 12 halls, each of which has two levels, with total floor space of...


just-auto Plus only BMW presents new MINI Clubman

16 April 2019

With a precisely modified design, an extended selection of innovative equipment features and the...


BMW Group worldwide sales up 2.8% in March 2019

12 April 2019

March 2019 was the best ever single sales month in the BMW Group's history with a total of 263,31...


just-auto Plus only BMW brand US sales up 2.9% in March 2019

3 April 2019

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 2.9% in March 2019 for a total of 32,228 over the 31,311 ve...


UK car plants close (temporarily) despite Brexit delay

2 April 2019

Brexit may have been delayed but well-laid plans to temporarily close some UK car plants based on...



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