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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 »

Owner: 'Everything about i3 is different'

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

Can the BMW i3 compact electric car perform like the ultimate driving machine? Well, it's a different kind of EV.... Read More »

BMW plans an autonomous EV for 'next era of mobility'

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

BMW's strategy for the next 10 years will include an all-new autonomous electric vehicle called iNext.... Read More »

Dashboard of the future mostly loses buttons

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2016

Over the next five years, global sales of steering-wheel controls, speech recognition, touch screens and gesture controls will jump sharply, according to a study by IHS Automotive.... Read More »

BMW plans self-driving electric car to counter Apple, Google threat

March 16, 2016 16:02 CET

BMW will launch a flagship self-driving EV early next decade in response to the threat from tech giants such as Apple and Google in the field of autonomous driving.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: After millennials, who's next?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2016

Make way for Gen Z, the post-millennial market; FCA finds way to bolster Jeep, Alfa, Maserati; Autonomous-car warning; BMW's defense strategy; VW repairs stalled?... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW braces for 'residual' damage

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15, 2016

VW braces for 'residual' damage; BMW luxury lead in Feb.; GM lawyer: 'Sometimes, accidents just happen'; Worst traffic-jam cities; Infiniti, Buick, Lexus March Madness campaigns.... Read More »

Timeline: BMW's first century

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2016

Tracing the automaker's history over the past 100 years.... Read More »

Vienna preps for its power play

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 29, 2016

For more than three decades, the famed Vienna engine symposium has been one of the most reliable indicators of powertrain technology. This year's just announced April 28-29 program is sure to make any enthusiast's heart beat faster: It is rife with ultrapowerful engines.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in G ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
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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
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
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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
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
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