BMW

BMW dumps coal for cow pies in pledge for 100% renewable power

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2017

BMW's plan to switch exclusively to green electricity finds it tapping some unusual power sources -- including a South African biomass plant that runs on cow dung and chicken droppings.... Read More »

BMW loses appeal against fine for blocking shipments to Switzerland

Nov. 10, 2017 14:57 CET

BMW has lost an appeal in Switzerland against a fine imposed after it banned Swiss customers from buying its cars elsewhere in Europe where they are 20 to 25 percent cheaper.... Read More »

LinkedIn to Daimler CEO: Check out this job at rival BMW

12:34 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2017

Despite Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche's rather prominent post, career networking site LinkedIn has another suggestion: a job at arch rival BMW. ... Read More »

BMW, Mercedes, Porsche face fines over breach of S. Korea emissions rules

Nov. 9, 2017 11:52 CET

South Korea plans to impose a combined fine of 70.3 billion won ($63.1 million) on BMW, Mercedes and Porsche, citing violation of emissions rules.... Read More »

Next-gen BMW X5 caught testing near BMW S.C. plant

12:44 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2017

The next iteration of BMW's X5 midsize crossover is taking shape and appears to be on schedule for launch in the second half of 2018, possibly as a 2019 model. The redesign appears conservative -- except for the X5's new snout.... Read More »

BMW hires law firm to help probe into cartel allegations

Nov. 7, 2017 11:59 CET

BMW has hired a law firm to help with an internal investigation of an alleged cartel among German carmakers and needs more time before any conclusions can be reached, CEO Harald Krueger said.... Read More »

BMW loses ground to Mercedes as Q3 earnings fall on investment costs

Nov. 7, 2017 09:19 CET

BMW's third-quarter pretax profit fell 5.9 percent to 2.42 billion euros ($2.81 billion), as the automaker warned it needs to continue with "significant" upfront investments for new models including EVs.... Read More »

BMW recalls 1 million vehicles in North America

10:41 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2017

BMW is recalling about 1 million vehicles in North America for two separate issues involving fire risks and said it may expand the recalls to other countries.... Read More »

BMW, VW, Daimler, Ford ready pan-European charging network

Nov. 3, 2017 10:38 CET

BMW, Daimler, VW and Ford have formed a joint venture to create a pan-European network of 400 fast charging stations for EVs by 2020. The venture will launch its first 20 charging stations this year in Germany, Norway and Austria.... Read More »

ANE's November issue goes live Monday

Nov. 3, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, November 6. The new edition looks why the European pickup market is set to take off.... Read More »

HIDDEN HANGOVER

America's SUV thirst hits luxury brands behind the scenes

3:19 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2017

Luxury carmakers benefiting from red-hot demand for lucrative SUVs are dealing with a behind-the-scenes headache because of just how swiftly consumer demand has shifted away from sedans.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Tesla posts biggest quarterly loss

8:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2017

Tesla posts biggest quarterly loss, Model 3 hangups linger; Hurricanes hit AutoNation earnings, retailer partners with Waymo; Mazda profit rises; BMW marks 25 years in Spartanburg.... Read More »

BMW Spartanburg finds its calling

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2017

BMW's Spartanburg, S.C., plant, which opened in 1994, has transformed from a small operation making only about 60,000 vehicles annually to a major exporting hub. The plant cranks out more than 400,000 vehicles a year to meet global crossover demand.... Read More »

BMW’s X2: Conquests at the lower end?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2017

The new X2 crossover gives BMW another tool to expand sales and conquest new buyers.... Read More »

'Iron Man' vests aid BMW assembly workers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2017

In Spartanburg, wearable robotics help workers install heat shields and more. It's part of a culture of innovation at the plant.... Read More »

BMW recruits Audi exec to head brand management

Oct. 27, 2017 14:40 CET

BMW has appointed former Audi manager Sven Schuwirth as head of brand's product management and marketing in the hopes of better positioning the carmaker in a new digital age.... Read More »

Jesse Jackson ready to go to Germany to discuss BMW boycott

4:14 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2017

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, who called for a boycott of BMW over a lack of diversity in its dealer body, said he is willing to go to Germany to meet BMW executives.... Read More »

BMW taps wind power, old batteries to make car production greener

Oct. 27, 2017 09:30 CET

BMW is tapping its own wind turbines and recycled batteries to power machines that make cars such as the i3 EV at its plant in Leipzig, Germany.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford's Hackett tight-lipped on strategy

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2017

Ford's Hackett tight-lipped on strategy; UAW files charges after Tesla firings; BMW offers X2 glimpse, launches ad agency review; Waymo to test in Mich.; Plus for the Lexus LS.... Read More »

VW, BMW, Daimler warn EU over patent fee guidelines

Oct. 26, 2017 14:44 CET

VW, BMW and Daimler have warned EU regulators that adopting tech-based patent fees could hurt consumers and hinder innovation.... Read More »

BMW aims X2 at younger buyers

Oct. 26, 2017 14:10 CET

BMW hopes its new X2 will appeal to active, younger car buyers looking for a uniquely individual car when it launches its first lifestyle crossover next March.... Read More »

BMW launches U.S. ad agency review

6:17 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2017

The BMW creative account is officially up for grabs. The luxury auto brand has kicked off an agency review in the United States, a brand spokesman confirmed.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Return of the inline-six: Why the classic engine layout is making a comeback

10:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2017

The straight-six engine appears poised to return as V-8s and the V-6s spawned from them fade away.... Read More »

Daimler, VW raided by EU in widening cartel probe

Oct. 23, 2017 14:38 CET

EU antitrust officials widened a probe into an alleged cartel among German automakers, with both Daimler and VW becoming the latest targets of searches.... Read More »

BMW unit, Penske Automotive invest in Scott Painter's Fair

2:36 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2017

Fair, whose app lets consumers secure vehicles online without a specific time commitment, has secured funding from BMW i Venture, Penske Automotive Group and others.... Read More »

 
Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

Nick Gibbs
9:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 2017

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Driving the Bentley Bentayga shows just how sophisticated self-driving technology has become as its ...
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French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

Nick Gibbs
5:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14 2017

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French tech company NAWA believes it has found a way to boost the power of ultracapacitor batteries ...
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Why Vauxhall is likely to survive despite a steep sales slump

Nick Gibbs
4:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13 2017

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PSA's strategy to reduce non-profitable car sales is harming Vauxhall, which saw sales plunge drop 3 ...
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Volvo's subscription plan could be a boon for dealers too

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12 2017

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Volvo seems to have found a new way to get its vehicles into the hands of customers that is digital, ...
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Without PSA tech, Opel could have been killed by EU CO2 fines

Luca Ciferri
6:08 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2017

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The EU's target to reduce CO2 emissions from new-car fleets to a 95 gram per km average by 2020-2021 might have been the kiss of death for Opel/Vauxhall if PSA hadn't stepped. ...
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Europe's automakers score a win with new CO2 targets

Christiaan Hetzner
4:36 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Outwardly Europe's carmakers are complaining about the EU's proposed fleet emission targets through ...
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Car rejection claims 'totally false,' Seat CEO says

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Seat CEO Luca de Meo says claims that a growing number of people are rejecting car ownership are "to ...
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PSA's Opel purchase leaves Citroen odd man out

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1 2017

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PSA's purchase of Opel means the automaker now has three mass-market European brands. This could be ...
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VW brand's profit margin goal is too easy

Christiaan Hetzner
6:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30 2017

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VW brand's turnaround plan is not even a year old and yet next month the brand's CEO, Herbert Diess, ...
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Toyota is not seeking No. 1 status; still cautious on EVs

Luca Ciferri
4:03 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26 2017

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Toyota Executive Vice President Didier Leroy showed a much bolder Toyota at the Tokyo auto show with ...
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Ford, Nissan among winners as Russia sales rise 17%
Ford and Nissan had big jumps in new-car sales in a Russian market where overall volume increased 17 ...
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UK sales slump 12% in Oct. in 7th monthly decline
UK registrations in October fell by 12 percent, marking a seventh consecutive month of decline. Vaux ...
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Spanish sales rise 14% in Oct. despite political tensions over Catalonia
Spain's new-car sales increased 14 percent in October even as tensions over Catalonia's bid to gain ...
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Italy's record month benefits French brands, Toyota but FCA sales decline
French brands were among the winners in an Italian market that had a record month for new-car sales ...
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German market's 4% growth helps Peugeot, Citroen but Opel drops back
PSA's mainstream brands, Peugeot and Citroen, powered ahead in a German market up nearly 4 percent l ...
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French sales jump 14% with Nissan, Toyota among winners
French new-car sales rose 14 percent in October, with Nissan and Toyota among the winners. ...
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Europe sales drop 2% as Brexit concerns hit UK demand
European new-car sales fell 2 percent in September as concerns about Brexit among UK consumers offse ...
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Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rose 18% in Sept.
Russia's car market is expected to grow by 11 percent this year after sales rose 18 percent last mon ...
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German sales fall 3% in Sept. on diesel worries
German new-car sales fell 3.3 percent in September as uncertainty over the future of diesel-powered ...
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Germany's 2017 sales to beat expectations, group says
Germany's new-car sales will be stronger than expected this year, helped by incentives for older die ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Kia promotes Russia chief to Europe president
Kia veteran Yong Kew Park, who oversaw the brand's rise to the No. 2 in spot in Russia, has been app ...
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VW Group Canada names new CEO
VW Group said Daniel Weissland will take over its Canada operations. He succeeds Maria Stenstrom, wh ...
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Tesla's head of battery engineering leaves
Tesla's director of battery engineering, Jon Wagner, has left the electric carmaker and is launching a battery and powertrain startup in California. ...
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VW brand appoints new Europe sales chief
VW brand has appointed Manfred Kantner as head of sales in Europe. ...
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Hyundai recruits another BMW engineer for Genesis
Hyundai has recruited BMW engineer Fayez Abdul Rahman to lead architecture development at Genesis an ...
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BMW recruits Audi exec to head brand management
BMW has appointed former Audi manager Sven Schuwirth as head of brand's product management and marke ...
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Ford names new manufacturing boss for Europe; veteran exec Odell to retire
Ford named a new manufacturing boss and a new head of joint ventures and alliances in Europe as part ...
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Kia hires PSA designer to lead China styling team
Kia has hired veteran designer Oleg Son from PSA to be the Korean brand's design chief in China. Ole ...
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Infiniti appoints French exec Meunier as global sales chief
Nissan's Infiniti appointed company veteran Christian Meunier to the newly created role of head of g ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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