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BMW sees battery costs weighing on EVs

Dec. 5, 2016 13:52 CET

BMW sees no quick way to boost profit from electric cars, with battery capacity and cost set to weigh on EV development for the foreseeable future. With driving ranges limited by current technology, the company expects it to take about seven years to double the amount of energy stored in batteries.... Read More »

BMW accelerates EV, self-driving strategy

Dec. 4, 2016 20:43 CET

BMW will accelerate its shift toward autonomous and electrified vehicles by developing flexible platforms for conventional, plug-hybrid and all-electric cars.... Read More »

BMW begins 7 series production in Indonesia

Dec. 1, 2016 09:34 CET

BMW will begin assembling its flagship 7-series sedan in Indonesia as the automaker seeks to tap into the long-term demand for luxury vehicles in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.... Read More »

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BLOG: BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

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

BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that is calling it an "electric hot hatch."... Read More »

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BLOG: BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

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

BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that is calling it an "electric hot hatch."... Read More »

Toyota Supra profile emerges in new photos

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2016

Toyota's next-gen Supra, being developed in collaboration with BMW, has been spotted again by spy photographers, this time with less camouflage. The best view of the sporty coupe reveals a compact body, long front and taillights that look similar to those of the previous Supra, which was last seen in 2002.... Read More »

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BLOG: BMW to pack i3 with performance variant, report says

11:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2016

BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a U.K. media report that is calling it an "electric hot hatch."... Read More »

BMW hides tech under the hood in tepid 5-series revamp

Nov. 29, 2016 14:33 CET

BMW's new 5-series sedan can drive itself at speeds as fast as 210 kph (130 mph) per hour, turn up the radio with the wave of a hand and warn other cars of fog. But despite all that gadgetry, its looks have changed very little.... Read More »

VW stake in carbon-fiber maker SGL will fall after new share issue

Nov. 29, 2016 11:11 CET

Volkswagen Group will not buy into a new share issue by SGL, reducing its stake in the German carbon-fiber maker and allowing rival BMW Group more control over one of its key materials suppliers.... Read More »

BMW X7 takes shape

11:45 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2016

BMW is planning two versions of the X7 large crossover: a seven-seat entry model and a four-seat ultraluxury variant. Spy photos of an X7 prototype show the seven-seat model that will be based on the same platform as BMW's flagship 7-series sedan.... Read More »

Voice recognition's rough road

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

Voice recognition features remain a big quality snag for automakers -- despite years of advances on cellphones.... Read More »

Mini pilot lets owners rent out their cars

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

Mini is launching a pilot program in Seattle that would allow owners to rent out their cars from 2016 and later model years via a company-provided app.... Read More »

BMW rushes next X5 into hot segment

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

The redesigned BMW X5 is expected in late 2017 or early 2018.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ram diesel owners allege cheating

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

Ram diesel owners allege emissions cheating; Feds: Add sound to EVs; Millennials prefer owning over Uber, study finds; Dealer acquitted of murder wants store back.... Read More »

BMW wants 100,000 electric-car sales in 2017, report says

Nov. 14, 2016 09:53 CET

BMW wants to boost sales of electric and plug-in hybrid cars from its "i" subbrand by two-thirds next year to 100,000 vehicles, a German newspaper reported, citing CEO Harald Krueger.... Read More »

BMW's minivan bet pays off

Nov. 10, 2016 06:01 CET

BMW's decision to launch a front-wheel-drive minivan outraged many brand purists but the gamble seems to be paying off in terms of sales.... Read More »

Second-generation BMW i3 expected

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

BMW plans to launch a second generation of its slow-selling i3 electric car even though global sales of the subcompact have been below expectations.... Read More »

Jaguar, Land Rover gain in '16 as Mercedes, Lexus, BMW lose ground

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2016

As auto-sales growth has slowed this year in the U.S., the biggest gainers have been smaller luxury brands with new SUV offerings. Exhibit A: Jaguar, the elegant British line known traditionally for its sports cars and sedans. The top three luxury brands, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Lexus., have all contracted this year.... Read More »

BMW limits carbon fiber use to protect profits

Oct. 28, 2016 11:31 CET

BMW is limiting its use of costly lightweight carbon fiber and turning to cheaper alternative materials such as aluminum and steel for its biggest-selling cars to keep profit margins high.... Read More »

BMW reviving 8 series, sources say

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

BMW is reviving the 8 series, the big coupe built from 1989 to 1999, sources tell Automobilwoche, a German sibling publication of Automotive News.... Read More »

TALK FROM THE TOP

BMW's Krueger: Automaker is innovator in mobility

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

In a Q&A, Harald Krueger, CEO of BMW AG, talks about waging a technology race to establish supremacy with electric and autonomous vehicles.... Read More »

Safe bets, bloat and hockey sticks: The 2017 BMW 5 series and what people think

11:15 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2016

BMW has revamped the 5 series for the 2017 model year with many technical and communications systems borrowed from the 7-series bin. The new, slightly larger 5 series is set to go on sale in February. Here's a look at what analysts and journalists are saying about the 2017 BMW 5 series.... Read More »

'17 BMW 5 series gets features from flagship

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2016

The redesigned 2017 BMW 5-series sedan will go on sale in February and feature a host of technical and communications systems borrowed from the flagship 7-series sedan.... Read More »

BMW won't chase sales to keep U.S. luxury crown

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2016

It's only mid-October, but BMW is conceding the highly contested race for top-selling premium brand in the United States. BMW's U.S. sales will drop this year from a record 346,023 vehicles in 2015 because the German brand doesn't have enough crossovers to meet hot demand.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: And the winner is: Yark Subaru

8:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2016

Top honors for Toledo's Yark Subaru; BMW reveals redesigned 5 series; Wes Lutz in line to lead NADA in '18; Report: Samsung fires stall FCA talks; Ontario ready to aid automakers.... Read More »

 
China's bigger families are good news for minivan sales

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28 2017

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China's scrapping of its one-child per family policy has created an unexpected increase in minivan s ...
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Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27 2017

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Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90 ...
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Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring. ...
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Will the quality ghosts of British Leyland haunt Tesla?

Richard Truett
11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Tesla's plan to skimp on testing the Model 3 in real-world driving is fraught with danger. British L ...
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Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's decision to sell his stake in his family's holding company that owns a majority st ...
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Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1. ...
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
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UK sales rise 8% in record monthly high
UK new-car registrations rose 8.4 percent to a record monthly high in March as customers brought for ...
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Spanish market returns to growth
Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent in March, restarting a positive trend after a flat February. ...
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German sales rise 11% in March as diesel share declines
New-car sales in Germany increased by 11 percent in March, helped by two extra selling days. Diesel ...
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Italian market continued to rebound in March
New-car registrations in Italy rose by 18 percent last month, partly due to one more working day tha ...
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French car sales rise 7% in March on extra selling day
French car sales rose 7 percent in March, helped by an extra selling day. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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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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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
Former GM chief Rick Wagoner, who introduced the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid during his last year ...
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Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down
Bentley's Americas chief Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1. Mark Del Rosso, Aud ...
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Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement
Volvo has lured former BMW and General Motors purchasing executive Martina Buchhauser to take a newl ...
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VW recruits Daimler exec as chief compliance officer
VW Group has named Daimler executive Kurt Michels as its chief compliance officer. Michels previously worked in the same position at Daimler's trucks, vans and buses division. ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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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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