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BMW's laser headlights showcase Osram's mass-market goals

Feb. 6, 2016 06:15 CET

German supplier Osram is equipping BMW 7-series sedans with laser headlight modules, marking a move to the mass-market for the technology, which is already available on BMW's i8 plug-in hybrid suprcar and Audi's R8 LMX sports car.... Read More »

Fabric top for BMW's Z4 replacement?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

A pair of future BMWs - a replacement for the Z4 roadster and a new 5 series - have come within range of spy photographers this month, neither with much camouflage.... Read More »

BMW's next Z roadster spied

2:47 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2016

It has been three years since BMW and Toyota signed a product development partnership that's expected to spawn sports cars for BMW and Toyota. Spy photos have finally emerged of the BMW car -- a replacement for the Z4 roadster that could be called the Z5. Toyota is expected to revive the Supra nameplate with its variant.... Read More »

BMW's retooled, tech-packed 2017 5 series takes shape

11:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2016

BMW's aging 5-series sedan will be more svelte and technology-packed when it is redesigned and debuts later this year as a 2017 model. It's expected to shed more than 200 pounds as it adopts BMW's new 35up platform that debuted with last year's redesigned 7-series flagship sedan.... Read More »

BMW will boost i3's range

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

BMW will boost the range of its i3 electric car by about half for the 2017 model year. This summer, the lithium ion battery pack of the compact EV will be improved, "which puts it into a much more usable range," Ian Robertson, BMW AG board member for sales and marketing, told Automotive News at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

WES RAYNAL

BLOG: Seeing double in Detroit

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

The 2016 edition of the Detroit auto show is packed with the usual introductions, concepts and good gossip. This year, more than in previous years, though, we can't help but notice some of the cars and trucks are all starting to run together.... Read More »

Mercedes passes Audi in race to top BMW sales

Jan. 8, 2016 12:27 CET

Strong China sales helped to push Mercedes ahead of rival Audi in global sales last year as the race for bragging rights as the top-selling luxury automaker heats up.... Read More »

Penske enters Japan with equity buy into luxury dealership group

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

Penske Automotive Group, making a foray into Japan, acquired a 49 percent equity stake in the Nicole Group, a luxury dealership group with operations in Tokyo and Kanagawa.... Read More »

BMW claims 4th luxury crown in 5 years; Lexus tops Mercedes

10:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

BMW held on in December to top the luxury segment in 2015 for its fourth luxury-sales crown in five years. But Lexus rode a strong December to pass Mercedes-Benz for second place.... Read More »

By BMW's math, X equals 40%

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2016

BMW of North America expects 40 percent of its 2016 U.S. sales to be crossovers, up from 34 percent last year, said CEO Ludwig Willisch.... Read More »

MARK VAUGHN

BLOG: Henrik Fisker readies 2 cars for Detroit auto show

10:15 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2015

Designer Henrik Fisker, he of the Aston Martin DB9, BMW Z8 and his very own Fisker Karma, is prepping two new cars to be introduced at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

U.S. approves 2016 BMW diesel X5 for sale after EPA review

5:51 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2015

The EPA and California Air Resources Board approved the sale of the new 2016 BMW diesel X5 after government testing found no evidence of software to evade emissions standards.... Read More »

BMW Group sales rise nearly 5% on Europe, SUV demand

Dec. 10, 2015 12:38 CET

BMW Group's sales increased nearly 5 percent in November, helped by continuing demand for SUVs and by strong growth in Europe.... Read More »

3's A CHARM

After 40 years, BMW's 3 series rules a tougher league

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

After 40 years, BMW's 3 series still rules the sporty-compact segment. But tougher competition and changing market tastes pose challenges.... Read More »

BMW concept shown in China previews 1-series sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

BMW unveiled a compact sedan concept at China's Guangzhou auto show that previews a small sedan expected to be badged as a 1 series.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new BMW 7 series

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27, 2015

Assembly of the sixth-generation BMW 7 series began in July 2015 at the automaker's factory in Dingolfing, southern Germany. Output is expected to peak at more than 70,000 units next year, according to IHS Automotive.... Read More »

BMW confident X1, 7 series will drive N.A. sales growth in 2016

4:51 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

BMW is confident its U.S. sales will continue expanding in 2016 even as the overall market reaches a phase of little or no growth, says Ludwig Willisch, CEO of BMW North America.... Read More »

BMW will build X3 in South Africa to ease pressure on U.S. plant

Nov. 16, 2015 12:48 CET

BMW will build its X3 in South Africa to ease pressure on its U.S. factory that specializes in SUV output. The automaker will invest $417 million in its South African operations to start production of the X3, replacing 3-series production locally.... Read More »

Alfa design chief: 'We did not copy a BMW'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Design similarities between the Alfa Romeo's new Giulia midsize sedan and its chief rival, the BMW 3 series, are so evident that the man responsible for the look of the Giulia defends his work without being asked.... Read More »

New X1 will be BMW's smallest crossover in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

The redesigned X1 crossover is roomier than its predecessor and is the smallest people carrier BMW will export to the United States.... Read More »

Audi's October sales growth lags BMW, Mercedes

Nov. 12, 2015 15:57 CET

Audi's vehicle sales rose by 2 percent in October, which lagged BMW brand's 6.3 percent growth in global volume and Mercedes' 10 percent rise in deliveries.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Alfa says Giulia design inspired by 156, not 3 series

Nov. 8, 2015 06:01 CET

Design similarities between the Alfa Romeo Giulia and its chief rival, the BMW 3 series, are evident. But Alfa's design chief, Alessandro Maccolini, insists inspiration came from past Alfa models, specifically the 156.... Read More »

BMW unsure if it's a target in U.S. emissions probe

Nov. 3, 2015 15:12 CET

BMW has not been given any indication by U.S. environmental regulators whether it could become a target of a wider probe of diesel emissions, nor has the automaker received the all-clear.... Read More »

BMW says it has not talked to EPA about emissions

7:51 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

BMW said it has not talked to the U.S. agency that caught Volkswagen cheating emissions tests and has not been asked to do so.... Read More »

BMW, Uber team up to offer 7-series rides

12:28 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2015

Uber customers in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and New York will be able to receive complimentary rides from BMW in the redesigned 2016 7 series beginning at noon local time today.... Read More »

 
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