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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.


2019 Goodwood FoS - world debuts list

8 July 2019

This year's Goodwood Festival of Speed was the twenty-sixth edition of the annual event.

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 Euro NCAP scores seven new cars five star rating

5 September 2019

Euro NCAP releases the safety ratings of seven car models: Mercedes-Benz’s first electric off-road, the EQC, and their second generation CLA; Skoda’s high-riding Kamiq; the fourth generation SsangYong Korando; BMW’s latest Z4 and the new Audi...


just-auto Plus only Mini celebrates 60 successful years

27 August 2019

Sixty years ago, driving changed forever. The year was 1959. The first Barbie Doll was introduced, The Twilight Zone premiered on television, the first American astronauts were publicly announced by NASA as part of Project Mercury, and Hawaii and Alaska became...


BMW builds the 10 millionth Mini

9 August 2019

BMW's Mini said it had built the 10 millionth unit since BMC built the first in 1959.


BMW sparks up the Mini Electric

10 July 2019

Anyone remember the original, not-for-production BMW Mini all-Electric? We do.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group worldwide sales up 3.2% in May 2019

13 June 2019

May was a positive month for BMW Group sales, with worldwide deliveries increasing by 3.2% to achieve a total of 210,563 premium BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles sold. This brings the company’s total sales for the year-to-date to 1,012,093, an increase...


just-auto Plus only BMW US sales down 3.1% in May 2019

4 June 2019

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 1.7% in May 2019 for a total of 27,109 over the 26,662 vehicles sold in May 2018. The all-new BMW 3 Series sedan – the core of the BMW “Ultimate Driving Machine” brand – is proving that there is...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group and partners join European pilot project to improve road safety

4 June 2019

At the ITS Congress in Eindhoven, the BMW Group, together with partners from politics and the automotive industry, as well as service providers, launched the first pilot of a neutral server platform for the exchange of safety-relevant traffic data. The aim is...


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.

Mini news

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 camouflag...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP scores seven new cars five star rating

5 September 2019

Euro NCAP releases the safety ratings of seven car models: Mercedes-Benz’s first electric o...


just-auto Plus only Mini celebrates 60 successful years

27 August 2019

Sixty years ago, driving changed forever. The year was 1959. The first Barbie Doll was introduced...


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 pro...


BMW builds the 10 millionth Mini

9 August 2019

BMW's Mini said it had built the 10 millionth unit since BMC built the first in 1959. The land...


Under the skin of the new Mini Electric

15 July 2019

The new Mini Electric might feel far removed from Alec Issigonis' inspired original Mini from 195...



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