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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.


BMW Group prioritises factory digitalisation and ergonomics as workforce ages

22 March 2016

One of the many things I enjoy about covering BMW's annual financial results press conference (reports here, here, here and here) is the 'show and tell' side trips – such as the Leipzig i3 'factory within a factory' in 2014. This year, rather than travel to the former east Germany, we needed only to cross the road from BMW Welt in the northern outskirts of Munich to the company's oldest factory – built 'out in the country' in 1922 (to make aero engines, with an airport across the road on what became the 1976 Olympics site), and now landlocked by the much-expanded city, requiring ingenious solutions for further expansion, such as the new paint shop (of which more later).


September 2015 management briefing: Frankfurt IAA overview

23 September 2015

In the second and final part of this month's management briefing, we take a look at the stand out concepts, production cars and trends seen at the 2015 Frankfurt IAA motor show.


ANALYSIS: BMW sales plunge in largest EU market

9 July 2015

The 12 percent YoY rise in the June German passenger cars market has seen some notable changes to the usual pecking order. Opel muscled past both Ford and BMW to take fourth position behind Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and third-placed Audi.

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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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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...


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%).


2017 Frankfurt IAA motor show - all the world debuts

13 September 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA are listed below. The most important production models making their motor show debuts were the Volkswagen Polo and Volkswagen T-Roc, Porsche Cayenne, Opel Grandland X, Škoda Karoq and SEAT Arona.


BMW redesigns flagship Rolls-Royce with new platform and engine

28 July 2017

BMW's Rolls-Royce has redesigned its flagship Phantom limousine for the first time since the first 'German' version was launched in 2003.


BMW Group hits H1 sales record

12 July 2017

BMW Group sales achieved their best ever June, with sales in the month totalling 232,620 units, a 2.1% increase year-on-year. It was also a record first half-year with sales of the BMW Group’s three premium brands, BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce, increasing by 5.0%; a total of 1,220,819 vehicles have been delivered to customers around the world so far this year.


just-auto Plus only BMW global sales up 5.1% in May 2017

15 June 2017

The BMW Group continued the positive sales trend of the past months, with sales in May totalling 208,447 vehicles, a 5.1% increase year-on-year. With its three premium brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group sold 988,185 vehicles in the first five...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group April 2017 sales surge 7.4%

15 May 2017

BMW Group sales achieved a new all-time high for April, with sales in the month totalling 192,494, a 7.4% increase year-on-year. The first four months of the year also set a new record, with sales of the BMW Group’s three premium brands, BMW, MINI and...


BMW Group Q1 sales rise 5.3%

4 May 2017

The BMW Group says it has begun the financial year 2017 with a solid first quarter and made 'excellent progress in terms of implementing Strategy Number One > Next'. First-quarter deliveries of BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles rose by 5.3% to 587,237 units (2016: 557,605 units).


BMW holds union talks to stave off UK walkout

7 April 2017

BMW is to hold talks with British labour body, Unite on Monday (10 April) in a bid to halt a series of eight damaging strikes called to protest against the automaker's decision to halt a final pension scheme.


BMW Group global sales up in February

13 March 2017

BMW Group sales worldwide rose 3.1% year on year in February to a record 169,073 vehicles.


just-auto Plus only BMW global sales up 6.8% in January 2017

13 February 2017

Following on from a sixth consecutive record-breaking year, sales at the BMW Group achieved their best-ever start to the year with January figures showing increased deliveries in all world regions. With its three premium brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the...


Shell announces Rolls-Royce oil supply deal

16 January 2017

Shell has announced an aftermarket/service oil supply deal with BMW's Rolls-Royce. Supply of 'genuine engine oil' actually began in October 2016 to dealers worldwide.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group 2016 global sales rise 5.3%

10 January 2017

The BMW Group achieved its best ever sales in 2016, the sixth year in a row the company has set a new sales record, maintaining its position as the world’s leading premium car company with its three brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce. Having recorded...


Rolls-Royce 2016 sales tally 'second best'

9 January 2017

BMW's Rolls-Royce said its 4,011 2016 sales, an increase of 6%, was its second best annual result to date.


Rolls-Royce shows camouflaged image of Cullinan SUV

13 December 2016

BMW luxury brand unit Rolls-Royce has published an image of its super-luxury SUV, Project Cullinan.


China adds extra 10% tax on super luxury cars

5 December 2016

The Chinese government introduced an additional tax on top end luxury cars at the beginning of December as it continues to target the excesses of the country’s super-rich.


just-auto Plus only BMW September 2016 global sales rise 10.5%

14 October 2016

The BMW Group achieved a worldwide double-digit sales increase in September, continuing the company’s long-term upward sales trend and securing a new record for the month. A total of 237,973 vehicles were delivered to customers around the world, an...

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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...


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 (...


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 fr...


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...


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...


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 af...



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