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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW

3:00 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

Mercedes-Benz outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month thanks to continued demand for its SUVs.... Read More »

VW’s e-Golf to close the gap with i3

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2016

Volkswagen says it will substantially expand the range of its e-Golf when a face-lifted version of the battery electric hatchback goes into production in December.... Read More »

Mercedes puts up fight in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2016

China is starting to look like a barroom brawl for the German luxury brands. And Mercedes is landing some punches.... Read More »

BMW pays homage to 2002 turbo

May 23, 2016 11:53 CET

BMW created a design study to mark the 50th anniversary of the launch of the 2002 coupe, which the automaker says was one of the most significant models in its history.... Read More »

BMW i3 can suddenly lose power under range extender, lawsuit claims

10:13 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2016

A BMW i3 owner in the U.S. filed a lawsuit claiming that the EV can experience a sudden loss of power when a feature designed to nearly double its driving range is deployed.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: A look inside BMW's new quad-turbocharged diesel engine

11:00 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2016

The latest broadside fired by BMW in the German horsepower wars -- or rather the German torque wars -- is a diesel 3.0-liter inline-six with four turbochargers.... Read More »

BMW, Toyota roadster will be built by Magna Steyr, report says

May 13, 2016 06:01 CET

BMW and Toyota have picked Magna Steyr to build their upcoming roadster developed from a joint platform, according to a report.... Read More »

BMW gives big boost to i3 range for 2017

12:00 pm U.S. ET | May 12, 2016

The smallest and most electric offering from BMW will receive a new 33-kWh battery for 2017, good for 114 miles of range. That will be a big step up from the current 22-kWh battery that delivers an estimated 81 miles of range.... Read More »

BMW confronts oversupply on dealer lots

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2016

BMW will likely spend the rest of the first half of this year liquidating inventories in the U.S. as it attempts to reduce a heavy stock overhang stemming from the end of last year, when it edged out Mercedes-Benz and Lexus for the U.S. luxury sales crown.... Read More »

BMW i brand sales fall 23% as key execs join Chinese EV startup

May 3, 2016 16:18 CET

BMW's i subbrand of electric and plug-in hybrid cars saw sales plunge in the first quarter while it also suffered the defections of key executives to a Chinese startup.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: U.S. sales rise in April

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

U.S. sales rise in April: Big gains for Honda, Nissan, Mitsu; GM deliveries fall; FCA, Google said to plan self-driving Pacificas; BMW 'i' team still intact; Startups offer door-to-door gasoline.... Read More »

Mercedes widens lead over Lexus, BMW with SUVs

2:00 pm U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

Mercedes-Benz led U.S. sales of luxury autos in April, solidifying its top spot ahead of Toyota's Lexus and the BMW brand as demand for SUVs stayed strong.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: $5K payouts for VW owners - report

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2016

VW plans $5,000 payouts to diesel owners, report says; Using spiffs to move green cars; Ford pays premium to buy a Tesla; Buick Envision's upscale start; State emissions tests flawed?... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Sergio's boss renews push for merger

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2016

Sergio's boss renews push for merger with 'big guys'; BMW 7-series recall; Infiniti teases crossover; Mustang hot in Germany; Ford's faith in Russia; High-tech cars targets for terrorists?... Read More »

Mini appoints new head of Americas

2:17 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2016

David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. Duncan will be succeeded by Thomas Felbermair, who had a similar role with Mini in Europe.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Brazil to get 1st peek at new Jeep

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

Compact Jeep to be revealed in Brazil; Volvo plans driverless pilot in U.S.; Ford test goes dark; BMW relaunches car-sharing; GM case dismissed; Using drones to find cars on lot.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A rising star's vision for Mercedes

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2016

High-performance, green, autonomous: A rising star's vision for Mercedes; BMW's 'i' on plug-ins; What's on Costco's shopping list for dealer partners; Big role for parts on eBay.... Read More »

Luxury crossover stalwarts face new rivals

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

A sales battle is brewing in the soaring luxury SUV/crossover market, where new entrants are intensifying competition for longstanding brands.... Read More »

Lexus leads March U.S. luxury sales as crossovers draw buyers

4:15 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2016

Toyota Motor Corp.'s Lexus brand, bolstered by demand for its crossovers, sold the most luxury light vehicles in the U.S. for a second straight month in March, closing in on Mercedes-Benz's first-quarter lead.... Read More »

BMW dealers are clamoring for more crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2016

BMW needs to better balance its crossover supply with passenger cars to meet demand and stop pushing cars, says Damon Shelly, chairman of the BMW National Dealer Forum.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Nissan's F-150 fighter enters ring

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2016

In New York: Nissan's F-150 fighter enters ring; Showy debut for plug-in Mitsu Outlander; Audi dealer morale strong, U.S. boss says; Mazda, BMW 'world cars'; VW deadline extended.... Read More »

Mercedes gives GLC sporty coupe variant

7:30 pm U.S. ET | March 22, 2016

Mercedes-Benz's new GLC coupe will feature styling similar to that of an SUV as the luxury brand looks to lure buyers attracted to roomy, sporty vehicles.... Read More »

POWER SHORTAGE?

BMW perseveres with i3 in tough environment for EVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2016

Since its launch two years ago, the BMW i3 has become the No. 3-selling electric vehicle in the U.S. But BMW executives and analysts say the car could be a tough sell in coming months. Low gasoline prices, which hurt EV sales in general, are a major reason. But the i3, as the initial vehicle in BMW's grand plan to become the most sustainable luxury brand in the world, is showing that pioneering in the green space can be tough.... Read More »

EV is part of BMW's big push for sustainability

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2016

When BMW unveiled the i3 in July 2013 in New York, then-BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer proclaimed, "We are at the starting-blocks of a new era -- the era of sustainable mobility."... Read More »

Owner feedback spurs periodic changes to the i3

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2016

BMW's i3 electric car uses such new technology that the company has been making small changes every few months based on feedback from i3 owners.... Read More »

 
Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

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5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit
New-car sales in Germany fell 3.9 percent in July on fewer selling days, with VW Group brands suffer ...
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Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July
New-car sales in Italy grew by 2.9 percent in July -- less than the double-digit growth recorded in ...
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French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July
French car sales fell 9.6 percent in July on fewer selling days with PSA and VW Group suffering stee ...
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Europe's first-half sales growth beats predictions, but Brexit could slow surge
Europe's first-half car sales grew by a stronger-than-expected 9.1 percent with nearly every automak ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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