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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.


Chengdu motor show world debuts list

3 September 2018

SAIC, General Motors and the Volkswagen Group revealed the most important new and future models at this year's Chengdu motor show. Below is a list of vehicle world debuts. A trending return towards C segment sedans and the addition of wagons (see Hyundai) continues.


BMW's plans for Mini and Rolls-Royce in the 2020s

28 August 2018

Recent chapters in the future vehicles series on BMW Group had cars, then SUVs as their focus, followed by M and i divisions. The series concludes with Zinoro, Mini and Rolls-Royce.


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.

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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: Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

15 January 2014

BMW-owned luxury car brand Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has revealed record sales results for 2013 and is adding jobs at its UK manufacturing site. Dave Leggett spoke with CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös about the brand's performance and prospects.


Q&A with ZF: Review of suspension systems

2 July 2013

There have been some advances made to shock absorbers (dampers) which may be referred to as trends. To improve ride comfort without adding to cost, manufacturers are creating a longer shock absorber movement. Another clear trend in the shocks sector is integrating more electronics. Here, Matthew Beecham talked with executives of ZF about the challenges of developing vehicle suspensions for emerging markets, NVH improved dampers and adoption of electronic suspension technologies.


INTERVIEW: Jean-Marc Gales - new CLEPA CEO: Part 1

10 April 2012

New European automotive supplier body CLEPA CEO Jean-Marc Gales took up his position in Brussels last week. Formerly PSA Peugeot Citroen board member, Gales has spent most of his career in the auto business, mainly with Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, General Motors and BMW. He talked to Simon Warburton in the Belgian capital about his new role.

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just-auto Plus only BMW Group sales up 1.3% in July 2019

14 August 2019

BMW Group sales continued their positive trend in July: worldwide deliveries were up 1.3% on the same month last year, with a total of 183,487 premium BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles sold. This brings the company’s total sales for the year to date to...


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

10 July 2019

BMW Group sales continued their positive trend in June: worldwide deliveries were up 0.7% on the same month last year, with a total of 240,674 premium BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles sold. This brings the company’s total sales for the year to date to...


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 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 Group global sales up 0.1% in Q1 2019

7 May 2019

Within a challenging market environment, the BMW Group has started the financial year 2019 in line with expectations in operational terms. Contrary to the prevailing trend in the sector, the Group's attractive and significantly younger model range enabled...


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 Group realigns its Design division

1 April 2019

The BMW Group is reorganising its Design division and taking the next step towards sustainable, leaner structures. Jozef Kaban, previously head of the BMW core brand design, will take over Rolls-Royce brand design, effective 1 April 2019. Domagoj Dukec,...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group makes strategic decisions to secure its long-term success

18 March 2019

In the course of a challenging financial year 2018, the BMW Group made important strategic decisions set to secure its long-term success. As part of the company’s Strategy Number One > Next, the green light was given to launch a new product offensive...


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...


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 Rolls-Royce sells 4,107 cars worldwide in 2018

10 January 2019

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars achieved the highest annual sales in the marque’s 115-year history, with 4,107 cars delivered to customers in over 50 countries around the world in 2018 and continues to generate a positive contribution to its shareholder, the BMW...


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...


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.


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...


Shell renews as BMW aftermarket engine oil supplier

4 September 2018

Shell has renewed its status as BMW's only recommended supplier for aftermarket engine oils in the UK for a further three years until the end of 2022 for all BMW Group brands; BMW, BMW i, BMW M, MINI, BMW Motorrad and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars


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's Rolls-Royce names new Middle East and Africa chief

3 July 2018

BMW's Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has named Cesar Habib regional director, Middle East & Africa from 1 August 2018.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group sells over 1m vehicles globally in 2018

13 June 2018

The BMW Group has sold more vehicles than ever before in the first five months of the year: more than a million customers worldwide have already taken delivery of their new BMW, MINI or Rolls-Royce vehicle in 2018 (1,003,573 units / +1.6%). This record result...


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.


Rolls-Royce unveils Cullinan super-luxury SUV

10 May 2018

BMW-owned Rolls-Royce has unveiled its super-luxury SUV, the Cullinan. It says the car - named after the largest diamond ever discovered - is an 'all-terrain high-bodied car that makes the idea of authentic, luxury off-road travel a reality for the first time'. Luxury travel is, according to Rolls-Royce, now 'Effortless, Everywhere'.


Rolls-Royce claims trim firsts for batch of 55 Wraiths

27 March 2018

BMW's Rolls-Royce is claiming some interior trim firsts for a batch of 55 special edition Wraith models.


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 names new Rolls-Royce engineering chief

12 February 2018

BMW's Rolls-Royce has named a new director of engineering.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group global sales up 4.1% in 2017

15 January 2018

The BMW Group achieved its best-ever annual sales in 2017, the seventh consecutive year it has achieved a new annual record. This success was spread throughout the company with both BMW and MINI brands achieving new all-time high figures. BMW M and BMW i also...

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just-auto Plus only BMW Group sales up 1.3% in July 2019

14 August 2019

BMW Group sales continued their positive trend in July: worldwide deliveries were up 1.3% on the...


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...


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

10 July 2019

BMW Group sales continued their positive trend in June: worldwide deliveries were up 0.7% on the...


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 ach...


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 vehi...


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...



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