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ANE's March e-magazine goes live Monday

Feb. 27, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, March 2. This month's edition looks why ultraluxury brands such as Bentley, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce and Maserati are poised to keep experiencing unprecedented success.... Read More »

 

Mini designers dream up a racy Clubman for 'Gran Turismo 6' video game

3:59 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 26, 2015
Mini has joined a growing list of automakers that have released high-performance concepts for “Gran Turismo 6” on the PlayStation 3 game system.... Read More »

 

Rolls-Royce to build SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars sent white-gloved chauffeurs in Phantoms around New York City on Tuesday, Feb. 17, to deliver letters announcing plans to build an SUV, making good on hints dropped by CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes.... Read More »

 

Connected car's connector: Ethernet

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015
Across the auto industry, a transition is underway to Ethernet, the networking system widely used to connect PCs to the Internet and one another.... Read More »

 

Rolls-Royce confirms plans for SUV

Feb. 18, 2015 07:55 CET
Rolls-Royce will develop an ultraluxury SUV in a major diversification for the BMW-owned British brand known for its luxury sedans. The high-bodied car will be underpinned by an all-new aluminum architecture, CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes said.... Read More »

 

Rolls-Royce gives OK to super-luxury SUV

7:19 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2015
Rolls-Royce, entering a hot market segment where rivals have already pushed ahead, will develop an SUV in a major diversification for the 111-year-old British brand known for its luxury limousines.... Read More »

 

Range Rover Evoque cabrio spied during testing

Feb. 11, 2015 12:55 CET
A convertible version of the Range Rover Evoque has been spotted during road testing. An open-air Evoque would give Land Rover a lead over German premium rivals BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz by creating a niche where they have no competitor.... Read More »

 

2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

BMW expands minivan lineup with 7-seat 2 series

Feb. 11, 2015 16:45 CET
BMW will expand its minivan lineup with the seven-seat 2-series Gran Tourer that goes on sale in Europe in June. The latest 2-series variant will debut next month at the Geneva auto show.... Read More »

 

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BMW X6 gets sleeker to keep edge on new rivals

Feb. 11, 2015 06:01 CET
BMW successfully created a niche for coupe-styled large premium SUVs with the X6, but the second-generation model will face tougher competition from rivals such as the Mercedes GLE Coupe, Audi Q8 and a Cayenne-based variant that Porsche is said to be considering.... Read More »

 

Audi, Mercedes January sales beat BMW for global luxury-car lead

Feb. 10, 2015 11:00 CET
Audi and Mercedes brand both outsold BMW brand in January, bumping BMW to third place in the ranking of the world's best-selling luxury carmakers for the month. Both Mercedes and Audi aim to take the luxury sales crown from BMW by 2020.... Read More »

 

BMW will use Indian suppliers for some local parts

Feb. 4, 2015 10:52 CET
BMW's India unit said it will partner with seven domestic suppliers to source components for local production of cars at its Chennai plant in southern India.... Read More »

 

Mercedes takes early luxury lead, resurgent Lexus jumps to No. 2

3:53 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2015
Mercedes-Benz opened 2015 with a record January to take an early lead in the US luxury race, but a surging Lexus is nipping at its heels. 2014's luxury champ, BMW, finds itself in third place after the first month.... Read More »

 

BMW, Bosch join Deutsche Bahn in airline cartel damages claim

Feb. 2, 2015 12:29 CET
BMW and Bosch said they would join German train operator Deutsche Bahn in two claims for about 2.1 billion euros ($2.4 billion) in damages from air freight carriers that were involved in a cartel.... Read More »

 

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Check out the ANE e-magazine for February

Feb. 2, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at Europe's big 2014 sales winners and explains why 2015 is off to a positive start.... Read More »

 

MAKE MEETINGS

BMW will keep improving buyer satisfaction

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
BMW's top North American executive is asking the brand's dealers to continue improving their customers' dealership experience in 2015. "We can go further," said Ludwig Willisch, CEO of BMW of North America, referring to progress made in 2014.... Read More »

 

MAKE MEETINGS

Mini optimistic for a sales rebound in 2015

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Executives of Mini of the Americas told its U.S. dealers that sales should return to at least 2013 levels this year after a delayed launch of the Cooper Hardtop knocked Mini sales down 16 percent for 2014. In 2013, the brand sold 66,502 vehicles in the United States. The nation's 122 Mini dealers are expecting a redesigned Clubman and convertible this year.... Read More »

 

WATCH THE VIDEOS

Emotion, celebs -- and a surprise by Chevy -- in automakers' Super Bowl ads

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2015
On a night filled with emotional themes and celebrities in automakers' Super Bowl ads, Chevrolet pulled out a trick play just before the kickoff: A momentary attempt to fool America into mass hysteria.... Read More »

 

BMW, Toyota may cooperate on new Mini, report says

Jan. 30, 2015 06:01 CET
BMW and Toyota may cooperate on a small, decontented entry model for the Mini lineup that would be called the Minor, a German media report said. Toyota could sell its own version of the car, which may be called the Starlet, the report added.... Read More »

 

BMW fixes glitch that left BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce cars vulnerable to hackers

Jan. 30, 2015 15:14 CET
BMW has fixed a security flaw that could have allowed hackers to unlock the doors of up to 2.2 million Rolls-Royce, Mini and BMW vehicles.... Read More »

 

ANE's February e-magazine goes live Monday

Jan. 30, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Feb. 2. This month's edition looks at Europe's big 2014 sales winners and explains why 2015 is off to a positive start.... Read More »

 

Auto bosses say billions in savings at stake if EU-U.S. trade deal fails

Jan. 28, 2015 19:41 CET
The CEOs of Germany's top auto companies said Wednesday that they could save roughly 5 billion euros in annual costs if the European and U.S. governments can agree on a landmark free trade deal.... Read More »

 

BMW Super Bowl ad compares i3 with early Internet

10:20 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
In BMW's Super Bowl spot, the brand is casting its electric i3 hatchback as an ahead-of-its-time concoction that needs some explaining -- just like the Internet back in 1994. BMW debuted the 60-second ad today -- its first Super Bowl ad in four years -- on NBC's “Today.” It will run during the first quarter.... Read More »

 

BMW modernizes operations as sales rise

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015
BMW is investing behind the scenes in North America to support its rising U.S. sales volume. Last week, the company opened a regional parts distribution center in Redlands, Calif., to promise same-day delivery of service parts to dealers in California, Arizona, Hawaii and Nevada, where BMW's market penetration has been growing, says Ludwig Willisch, CEO of BMW of North America.... Read More »

 

Mini dealers to keep popular customer satisfaction program; sales expected to return to '13 levels

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015
Mini told its US dealers Saturday that the brand will continue its popular “Motorer Obsession” program that reimburses dealers when they go above and beyond the call to exceed customer's expectations. Mini expects US sales this year to at least return to 2013 levels, when the brand sold 66,502 vehicles.... Read More »

 

BEST PRACTICES

Mini store wants customers singing its praises

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015
Surprising and treating customers to extras is part of a program Mini USA started in July to boost its image as a premium brand.... Read More »

 

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