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BMW eases dealership bonus program

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

BMW of North America won't change the major components of its controversial dealership bonus program for 2018, but it will relax some of the metrics it uses so that more dealerships should qualify for the payments.... Read More »

Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge

April 20, 2018 06:01 CET

Mercedes brand retained its lead as China's top-selling luxury brand so far this year despite a surge in sales by Audi, last year's leader.... Read More »

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BMW plans different sized battery cells to preserve design of future models

April 18, 2018 06:01 CET

BMW has found a solution to ensure that fitting battery cells into its future full-electric models does not compromise their design.... Read More »

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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers

April 18, 2018 06:01 CET

BMW's is aiming its all-new X2 at young and young-at-heart customers.The X2 is a sporty variant of the X1 compact SUV, currently BMW's best-selling crossover model.... Read More »

For GM, VW and their Chinese partners, breaking up may be hard

7:04 pm U.S. ET | April 17, 2018

Some marriages are just too hard to break up. The many joint ventures between multinational automakers and their Chinese betrothed might be just that.... Read More »

BMW spends big on tech training

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018

BMW of North America is making a major investment in recruitment and training to expand the number of its dealerships' service technicians.... Read More »

BMW opens center on Marine base to train leathernecks as service techs

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018

BMW of North America opens a training center at Camp Pendleton to prepare Marines to become service technicians, address chronic industry shortage... Read More »

BMW's development boss will join E.ON supervisory board

April 10, 2018 06:01 CET

Klaus Froehlich, BMW's development chief, will join energy group E.ON's supervisory board, the latest sign of convergence between both sectors in the area of electric mobility.... Read More »

Volume brands losing ground in Europe CO2 race

April 9, 2018 13:48 CET

Mass-market automakers lost more ground in CO2 emissions last year than did premium brands, a worrisome trend with less than two years before tougher European pollution standards start to take effect.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: FCA prepares to spin off parts unit

8:30 am U.S. ET | April 5, 2018

FCA plans to shed parts unit; Trump said to soften NAFTA demands; China aims at U.S., may hit Germany; Zetsche: Talks with Geely's Li positive; Hazy future for two BMWs?; Karma ad... Read More »

BMW, Mercedes caught in U.S.-China trade tussle

April 5, 2018 07:25 CET

China's threat to retaliate against U.S. tariffs by imposing an additional 25 percent fee on American car imports would have a bigger impact on Germany's Daimler and BMW than on Detroit automakers, according to analysts.... Read More »

BMW launches U.S. subscription pilot

9:00 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2018

BMW, joining the list of automakers exploring the business case for vehicle subscription services, will launch its first pilot program in the United States at a Sonic Automotive store in Nashville.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes loses U.S. sales momentum as Trump lobs trade threats

4:52 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2018

Sales momentum is fading for Germany's biggest luxury automakers in the United States just as President Donald Trump threatens trade actions that could make their cars costlier.... Read More »

Ford 'hypothetically' could make EVs in Germany after 2023, exec says

8:13 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2018

Ford could make electric cars in Germany after 2023, when the life cycle of Ford's Fiesta model is due to end, the head of the carmaker's German business told a newspaper.... Read More »

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Check out the ANE monthly magazine for April

April 3, 2018 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at the future of diesel. Some believe the diesel engine's time is coming to an end, the European car industry cannot back away from diesels, which are crucial to reaching the EU's CO2 targets.... Read More »

BMW iNext, i4 coming; i3, i8 futures in doubt

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018

BMW will introduce the i4 and iNext EVs in 2020 and 2021, but the cars that kicked off BMW's i electric subbrand — the i3 and i8 — may not have a future beyond their current generation.... Read More »

BMW Group looks into a Rolls EV

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018

With China as an impetus, an electric Rolls-Royce is on the table.... Read More »

Dealers will learn new AVP bonus plan in April

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018

With more new and updated vehicles to launch, BMW will increase spending on U.S. marketing in 2018. BMW of North America CEO Bernhard Kuhnt confirmed the increase in an interview after the brand's make meeting at the NADA Show.... Read More »

Cadillac 'halo vehicle' not coming until after 2022

1:11 pm U.S. ET | March 29, 2018

Cadillac will realign its product portfolio and get operations in order before releasing a "halo vehicle."... Read More »

ANE's April issue goes live next week

March 29, 2018 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live next week. The new edition looks at the future of diesel.... Read More »

Rolls-Royce appoints BMW Group veteran as sales chief

March 29, 2018 06:01 CET

Rolls-Royce has appointed veteran BMW Group executive and current head of Mini in China, Henrik Wilhelmsmeyer, as its new director of sales and marketing.... Read More »

Probe underway into death at BMW paint shop in S.C.

4:53 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2018

The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office launched an investigation into an accidental death at the paint shop in BMW's assembly plant in South Carolina.... Read More »

Faurecia, BMW agree on mega seating deal

March 28, 2018 16:26 CET

Faurecia has won a contract to provide seating for 6 million BMW Group vehicles. It's the French supplier's largest ever deal in terms of volume.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Waymo adding electric Jaguars to fleet

3:15 pm U.S. ET | March 27, 2018

Waymo to add as many as 20,000 electric Jags; BMW sued over diesel emissions; NTSB probes Tesla crash; New Lexus UX offers connectivity, subscriptions; Hyundai union raps trade move.... Read More »

BMW sued by U.S. diesel drivers over emissions-test cheating

11:34 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2018

BMW joined the growing list of carmakers sued by drivers in the United States for installing software designed to cheat diesel-emissions tests.... Read More »

 
Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

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The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domes ...
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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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Bangle's quest to ban banality

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2018

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Former BMW chief designer Chris Bangle has strong feelings about the future of car design. He believ ...
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New ZF CEO is bullish about plug-in hybrid sector

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2018

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New ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider says plug-in hybrid will be a "great technology for the next 10 to ...
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BMW, Mercedes win with diesels in Korea

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16 2018

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It's only been a couple of weeks since the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang concluded, but for tw ...
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Why Israel is winning with autonomous cars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14 2018

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Israel is establishing itself as a major automotive player because of a willingness to continually challenge ideas, a top executive said. ...
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Alpine, Fiat, Volvo find subtle ways to show national pride

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9 2018

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The pride that Europe's automakers have for their homelands was on display this week at the Geneva a ...
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Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge
Mercedes brand retained its lead as China's top-selling luxury brand so far this year despite a surg ...
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Nissan, Ford, Fiat among losers as Europe sales fall 5%
Nissan, Ford and Fiat brand saw their European sales decline steeply in March as industrywide regist ...
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W. Europe sales drop 6% on falling UK, German demand
Western European car sales fell 6 percent in March, weighed down by falling demand in the UK, German ...
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Russia sales forecast to increase 10% in 2018
Russia's sales are forecast to grow 10 percent this year as the market recovers faster than expected ...
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Spain sales rise 2% despite accelerating diesel slump
New-car sales in Spain rose 2 percent in March, despite a big drop in diesel registrations and two f ...
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Italy sales fall 6% amid political uncertainty
New-car sales in Italy fell 6 percent in March, partly hit by customers postponing purchases as poli ...
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UK sales slump 16% as diesel demand plunges
Demand for new diesel cars in Britain plunged by more than a third in March, pushing down total regi ...
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German market falls 3% as diesel decline accelerates
Registrations in Germany fell 3 percent in March with the decline in diesel-car sales accelerating a ...
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Volvo, Seat show strong gains as French sales rise 2%
French new-car sales increased 2.2 percent in March with Volvo, Seat, Kia and Hyundai recording stro ...
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Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai make big gains in Spain as sales rise 13%
Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai and Dacia were among the big winners as Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent i ...
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
Automakers in Europe are continuing to invest in sedans even though the body style has been losing c ...
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
Automakers such as Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Seat are experimenting with new compact-car body styles in ...
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
A two-year slump in the demand for premium large SUVs in Europe is expected to end in 2019 as BMW an ...
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla' ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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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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GM replaces Cadillac chief de Nysschen
GM, seeking an accelerated turnaround at its flagship luxury brand, appointed Steve Carlisle preside ...
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Renault shuffles Dacia, AvtoVAZ bosses
Renault has shuffled the leadership of its Dacia and Lada subsidiaries, appointing Antoine Doucerain ...
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Kia Europe names Herrera new COO
Kia Europe has appointed the head of its Spanish operations, Emilio Herrera, to the position of chie ...
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Bugatti names former Lambo exec as sales chief
Bugatti has named Christian Mastro, a former executive at Lamborghini, as its new sales and marketin ...
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VW names its top U.S. engineer to head new division
VW Group has picked Matthias Erb to lead a newly created interdisciplinary division that spans devel ...
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JLR lures Renault's Alpine boss to head its performance unit
Jaguar Land Rover has appointed Michael van der Sande, the head of Renault's sporty Alpine brand, to ...
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PSA creates new electric vehicle unit
PSA has created a new electric vehicle business unit as it prepares to launch electrified versions o ...
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Rolls-Royce appoints BMW Group veteran as sales chief
Rolls-Royce has appointed veteran BMW Group executive and current head of Mini in China, Henrik Wilh ...
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Nissan names de Ficchy new Europe boss
Nissan has picked finance expert Gianluca de Ficchy to lead its automotive business in Europe. ...
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Autoliv will get new CEO after electronics business spinoff
Autoliv CEO Jan Carlson will become head of the supplier's electronics business, Veoneer. ...
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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
Hyundai hopes more advanced safety and comfort features, better styling and a more refined interior ...
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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers
BMW's is aiming its all-new X2 at young and young-at-heart customers.The X2 is a sporty variant of t ...
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With the 720S, McLaren makes a more practical supercar
McLaren has added practical features to its 720S supercar in response to research that showed that m ...
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Nissan Leaf gets big tech, range upgrades
Nissan is counting on its sleeker, more technologically advanced, longer-range Leaf electric car to ...
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Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross
The arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact crossover gives the automaker three models that ...
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Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace
Jaguar sees the new E-Pace SUV as a conquest vehicle for the brand, with 80 percent of buyers new to ...
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
PSA says the DS 7 Crossback will stand out from the competition because of its focus on technology, ...
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of it ...
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Suppliers to the new Porsche 718 Cayman
Assembly of the third-generation Porsche Cayman began in July 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group’ ...
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Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
Assembly of the fifth-generation Nissan Micra began in December 2016 at alliance partner RenaultR ...
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Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
Assembly of the third-generation Hyundai i30 began in December 2016 at Hyundai's plant in Nosovice, ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Assembly of the third-generation Ope/Vauxhall Insignia began in March 2016 at the automaker's plant ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
Assembly of the second-generation Ford GT began in October 2016 at Ford's plant in Markham, Canada. ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A5
Assembly of the second-generation Audi A5 began in June 2016 at the Volkswagen Group subsidiary's pl ...
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Suppliers to the new Honda Civic
Assembly of the 10th-generation Honda Civic began in July 2016 in at Honda's plant in Swindon, Engla ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
Assembly of the seventh-generation Ford Fiesta began in May 2017 in at Ford's plant in Cologne, Germ ...
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Suppliers to the new Citroen C3
Assembly of the third-generation Citroen C3 began in September 2016 in at PSA's plant in Trnava, Slo ...
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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
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