BMW

VIDEO: First Shift: Trump, trade, confidence and CARB

8:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2017

Autos and Trump: Ghosn talks consumer confidence, Germany insists on trade compliance, Calif. digs in on EVs; BMW design chief leaving?; 13 automakers issue Takata inflator recalls.... Read More »

BMW design boss Habib is quitting automaker

Jan. 20, 2017 11:56 CET

BMW's design boss, Karim Habib, is leaving the automaker, a company source said. Habib's departure follows the exit of two other key designers, exacerbating a period of upheaval in BMW's design department.... Read More »

BMW said to plan more purchasing with Daimler

Jan. 20, 2017 09:18 CET

BMW plans to expand its cooperation with Daimler in purchasing components, the automaker's new head of purchasing, Markus Duesmann, told a German newspaper. BMW will have to alter its procurement to meet the trend for EVs and autonomous driving, Duesmann also said.... Read More »

F-150 Raptor, rally driver Ken Block drive Ford Twitter engagement

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2017

After a bit of back-and-forth between the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado, in December, the F-150 reclaimed its spot as the winner of the Twitter engagement race among pickups in December, according to ListenFirst Media.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Supplying jobs by shifting into park

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2017

How GM creates supply jobs by shifting into park; SEC fines GM; Amazon patents tech for autonomous commutes; Jag E-Pace spied; Mini Countryman gets the Works; Loyalty awards.... Read More »

U.S. to remain Germany's top export destination despite Trump

11:41 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2017

German industry expects the United States to remain its most important export destination this year despite protectionist threats from President-elect Donald Trump, Germany's Chamber of Commerce and Industry said on Wednesday.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: 5 automakers unite to boost hydrogen

8:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2017

Toyota, four rivals unite to boost hydrogen; NAFTA exit would cost jobs, CAR warns; Ex-GM exec joins Trump team; More products for Tesla plant; Visteon keeps it simple; New Ram ads.... Read More »

5 automakers form hydrogen alliance with energy, transport giants

6:29 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2017

Toyota, BMW, Daimler, Honda and Hyundai are joining oil and gas giants including Royal Dutch Shell and Total with plans to invest a combined $10.7 billion in hydrogen-related products within five years.... Read More »

Mini adds power to John Cooper Works Countryman

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2017

Mini is adding some power to the largest vehicle in its lineup.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM's billion-dollar U.S. plan?

8:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2017

GM expected to reveal $1B in U.S. investments; Tariff threat for BMW, VW, Daimler; Hyundai to boost U.S. spending; European sales rise; iPhone co-creator's Detroit talent tip.... Read More »

BMW to push on with Mexico plant despite Trump tariff threat

Jan. 16, 2017 09:38 CET

BMW plans to finish construction of a new $1 billion plant in Mexico undeterred by threats from President-elect Donald Trump that he will impose a 35 percent tariff on cars imported into the U.S. from its southern neighbor.... Read More »

BMW, Mercedes execs plead for more crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2017

Even as they launch two key cars – the BMW 5 series and Mercedes E-class coupe -- the traditional arch-rivals have a common challenge: Satisfy U.S. dealers' hunger for more crossovers.... Read More »

Trump, embracing Twitter again, presses automakers to build in U.S.

2:19 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump said on Sunday that automakers should starting assembling motor vehicles in the United States if they wanted to do business in country.... Read More »

BMW, VW, Daimler, Ford hope to catch Tesla with faster EV chargers

Jan. 11, 2017 11:26 CET

BMW, VW, Daimler and Ford have begun talks with partners to build a network of ultra-fast charging stations in Europe that can charge vehicles in minutes rather than hours as they look to break Tesla's stranglehold on the EV market.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: A keener Camry, a techy Odyssey

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

In Detroit: A keener Camry, a techier Odyssey; Nissan offers sporty spin on Rogue and a preview of future sedans; BMW 5 series slims down for 7th generation | Where cars meet 'Cars.'... Read More »

BMW to sit out Super Bowl for second straight year

8:09 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

BMW is not running a Super Bowl spot for the second year in a row, the brand confirmed today. The brand last ran an ad in the 2015 game to tout the electric i3.... Read More »

Mercedes takes luxury sales crown from BMW

Jan. 9, 2017 19:38 CET

BMW lost its crown as the world's biggest luxury-car brand to Mercedes, ending its reign after more than a decade amid a cluttered lineup of aging models.... Read More »

Mercedes set to overtake BMW as largest premium brand

Jan. 9, 2017 09:58 CET

Mercedes is expected to pass rival BMW to reach its goal of becoming the largest global premium brand four years early - a feat achieved after the automaker stopped chasing market share and focused on refreshing its lineup.... Read More »

Crowd-sourced maps to guide autonomous cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

Tech players and BMW team up to develop cloud-based maps to help driverless cars navigate the roads.... Read More »

2017 CES

BMW, Intel, Mobileye to test 40 driverless cars later in 2017

10:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2017

BMW's alliance with Intel and Mobileye aims to put a fleet of around 40 self-driving test vehicles on the road in the second half of this year, the companies said.... Read More »

BMW app will turn smart phones into virtual showrooms

Jan. 4, 2017 16:15 CET

BMW plans to offer an augmented reality app that will allow customers to use their smart phones as virtual showrooms. The app will let buyers create a realistic image of a car they might want to buy in a showroom, then download it on their phones to browse later.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes recaptures crown after 2-year hiatus

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2017

Mercedes took the 2016 U.S. luxury title even though its sales for the year declined, but the results were still strong enough to beat Lexus and last year's winner, BMW.... Read More »

BMW will deploy fleet of self-driving 7 series on roads

Jan. 4, 2017 16:22 CET

BMW will dispatch a fleet of 7 series autonomous vehicles to U.S. and European cities this year as the next step in its partnership with Mobileye and Intel to introduce fully self-driving vehicles by 2021.... Read More »

Infiniti sold record 230,000 vehicles globally in 2016

6:52 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2017

Infiniti sold more than 230,000 vehicles globally in 2016, a 7 percent annual rise, Nissan's luxury arm said today, a record year for a marque that trails rivals in the increasingly crowded premium market.... Read More »

Upcoming Audi Q8 spied in Finland

11:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2017

Spy photographers spotted the soon-to-be unveiled Audi Q8 testing in Finland, providing a good idea of what will be shown at the Detroit auto show next week.... Read More »

 
VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18 2017

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It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to ...
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Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

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

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016
European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was dri ...
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country ...
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Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1. ...
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UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit ...
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German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among v ...
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Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
The Spanish car market had its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 after sales ros ...
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Italy sales rise 13% in December
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive yea ...
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French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, acco ...
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Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial ...
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Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports. ...
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Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle ...
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Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Renault-Nissan names new powertrain chief to drive engine integration
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace its current head of engines and tr ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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