Mini

BMW: Decision on new-look Mini EV still months away

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014
BMW won't decide for at least six months whether to build an electric version of the Mini that will move the classic British car further from its original design. The new car, known as the Superleggera, was shown this month in Britain.... Read More »

 

BMW's brand sales rise 6% in August on China, U.S. demand

Sept. 11, 2014 09:56 CET
Sales of BMW's core brand increased 6 percent in August, boosted by strong demand in China and the U.S. Eight-month deliveries rose 10 percent, helping the marque to maintain its lead in global premium sales over rival Audi.... Read More »

 

Decision to build BMW's new electric Mini months away

Sept. 9, 2014 19:25 CET
An electric version of the Mini that will move the classic British car further away from its original design will have to wait at least six months for a possible green light, BMW board member Peter Schwarzenbauer said.... Read More »

 

BMW's new X1 will be the second model to use front-wheel-drive platform

Aug. 8, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW plans to launch a revamped X1 and an all-new X2 next summer based on the company's UKL1 front-wheel-drive platform. The SUVs will be the second and third BMW-brand fwd models after the 2-series Active Tourer.... Read More »

 

Mini Cooper tops other small cars in latest round of overlap crash tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman stood out among its peers in a new round of insurance industry crash testing, receiving the only good rating among 12 small cars evaluated.... Read More »

 

Mini: Many variants to join the lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
BMW's Mini brand could have between eight and 10 variants in the future. Mini switched to the group's UKL front-wheel-drive architecture with the debut of the new Cooper hatchback this year. All of today's models and their variants will use the new architecture.... Read More »

 

Small cars struggle in latest round of IIHS crash tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 30, 2014
Small cars performed poorly in a new round of insurance industry crash testing, with the four-door Mini Cooper Countryman receiving the only good rating of 12 cars evaluated. Meanwhile, the lithium ion electric batteries of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and Nissan Leaf electric vehicle survived during their first Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests with no problems reported.... Read More »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

Where U.S. shoppers draw the line on buying very small cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
Daimler says it's giving the Smart car another go in the United States by rebuilding it from wheels to roof, complete with new powertrains. It may not help.... Read More »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

Where U.S. shoppers draw the line on buying very small cars

12:02 pm U.S. ET | July 22, 2014
Daimler says it's giving the Smart car another go in the United States by rebuilding it from wheels to roof, complete with new powertrains. It may not help.... Read More »

 

BMW will raise China capacity to 400,000 vehicles

July 16, 2014 13:23 CET
BMW said it will raise capacity at its two Chinese plants by a third to 400,000 cars over the next two years and double the range of locally made vehicles to six models.... Read More »

 

BMW's new Mexico plant will build up to 150,000 cars a year, report says

July 1, 2014 12:37 CET
A new BMW car plant in Mexico will build 150,000 vehicles annually, a source said. BMW said it will make an announcement in Mexico on Thursday, although the company did not confirm it will be about a new factory.... Read More »

 

Mini, beloved by Chinese women, seeks a few good men

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2014
How much do women in China love BMW's Mini? Perhaps a bit too much for Mini's comfort. So the company is taking pains to give its cars more masculine connotations.... Read More »

 

BMW plans multi-billion cost cuts to maintain profitability, report says

June 18, 2014 13:55 CET
BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer has hired management consultants from McKinsey to help draw up cost cuts aimed at saving between 3 billion to 4 billion euros a year, a German business magazine said.... Read More »

 

Q&A

BMW sees big growth potential in China for auto finance

June 18, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW sales in China have been boosted by the group's consumer finance unit, which was launched in the country four years ago. The carmaker's China finance boss, Uwe Stadtler, explained how BMW plans to expand the unit's business.... Read More »

 

Mini's new 4-door

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Meet the Mini Cooper hardtop four-door that is scheduled to join the brand's North American lineup this year.... Read More »

 

Is Superleggera Vision roadster a new kind of Mini in the making?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
Instead of the iconic Mini design by Sir Alec Issigonis that debuted in 1959, some future models of the British small-car brand may look like the flashy Superleggera Vision roadster concept unveiled here last month.... Read More »

 

Mini studies new design with Superleggera concept

5:18 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
The future of Mini may look nothing like the iconic model designed by Sir Alec Issigonis in 1959 but a lot like the Superleggera Vision roadster concept the BMW subsidiary showed off Sunday in Italy.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

Mini boss experiences love at first sight

5:43 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
Mini boss Peter Schwarzenbauer's passion for the Superleggera Vision concept is deep. One look at the car and you'll understand why.... Read More »

 

Mini explores new look with Superleggera concept

May 26, 2014 11:18 CET
Some future Minis may look nothing like the iconic model designed by Sir Alec Issigonis in 1959, but a lot like the Superleggera Vision concept.... Read More »

 

3 IS THE NEW 4

Can 3-cylinder engines overcome their wimpy reputation?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
Engineers have solved the technical problems that dogged the three-cylinder engine in the 1980s and early '90s. But even with turbochargers, it may take a while for the triple to outrun its historical baggage.... Read More »

 

Mercedes drops proposal for subcompacts

May 19, 2014 11:20 CET
The smallest Mercedes will remain the A-class compact, although the Smart brand could expand into subcompacts, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said.... Read More »

 

Report: BMW weighs Mini output in Mexico

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
BMW Group may build Minis alongside BMW 3-series and 1-series cars at a new plant in Mexico.... Read More »

 

BMW may build Minis in Mexico, report says

May 15, 2014 12:12 CET
BMW Group may build Minis alongside BMW 3-series and 1-series cars at a new plant in Mexico, a German newspaper reported.... Read More »

 

BMW sees 2014 as year of growth opportunities for auto industry

May 15, 2014 11:42 CET
BMW Group expects global demand for cars to rise this year, underpinning its goal to sell a record number of vehicles in 2014.... Read More »

 

BMW maintains lead in global luxury race

May 13, 2014 11:01 CET
BMW Group remains the world's best-selling premium automaker after vehicle sales at its namesake BMW brand rose 8 percent to 140,840 in April.... Read More »

 

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