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Next-gen BMW X5 caught testing near BMW S.C. plant

12:44 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2017

The next iteration of BMW's X5 midsize crossover is taking shape and appears to be on schedule for launch in the second half of 2018, possibly as a 2019 model. The redesign appears conservative -- except for the X5's new snout.... Read More »

LUXURY: Leader Mercedes slips; Lexus closes in on BMW

5:32 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2017

Helped by its best September ever, Lexus pulled closer to BMW for the No. 2 spot in the luxury sales race for 2017, while Mercedes-Benz stayed solidly on top despite a September skid in sales.... Read More »

BMW goes fwd for 2-series Gran Coupe

12:59 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2017

New spy shots seem to confirm that the coming 2-series Gran Coupe will be built on a fwd platform -- the same platform that underpins the Mini lineup and the smaller 1-series sedan currently slated only for China. BMW is expected to introduce the fwd-based 2-series Gran Coupe in 2020.... Read More »

How BMW counts on startups to counter Tesla

Sept. 30, 2017 06:01 CET

BMW hopes to add luster to its electrification push by working with fast-moving startup companies in a bid to counter products from Tesla, which have outshone those from traditional automakers.... Read More »

BMW targets $2.4 billion cut to parts outlays in EV push

12:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2017

BMW aims to slash roughly $2.4 billion in annual purchases by squeezing costs for transmission components and other parts to help finance a shift to EVs.... Read More »

BMW fails in bid to oveturn limit on state aid for its Leipzig plant

Sept. 13, 2017 10:46 CET

An EU court dismissed BMW's bid to overturn a decision limiting state aid toward expanding production of the i3 and i8 cars in Leipzig, Germany.... Read More »

EV competitors stress performance

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

Amid the ramp-up of Tesla Model 3 production, competing EV makers are stressing the performance characteristics of their latest models.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

BMW will offer 12 full-electric cars to catch up with Tesla

Sept. 7, 2017 14:38 CET

BMW will offer 12 full-electric EVs by 2025 including a low-slung sedan to be unveiled at the Frankfurt auto show as the automaker accelerates the rollout of battery-powered cars to catch up with Tesla.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Harvey idles hundreds of Texas dealerships

8:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2017

Harvey idles hundreds of Texas dealerships; BMW i3 makeover; Super Cruise standard on Cadillac CT6 Platinum; Renault-Nissan in China EV venture; Ford, Domino's test robo pizza car.... Read More »

BMW softens i3's boxy looks to counter Tesla

Aug. 29, 2017 10:40 CET

BMW is giving its i3 electric car a sporty makeover to boost its appeal and counter the threat from Tesla's new Model 3 sedan. The i3 has struggled to lure buyers as consumers balked at its high cost, limited driving range and unusual design.... Read More »

BMW adds sport model to i3 family

5:39 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2017

The BMW i3 lineup is expanding with a new sport model for 2018. The i3s features more power than the base i3 and styling tweaks that differentiate it from the base model.... Read More »

Revolutions and angry amphibians: What people think of the BMW Concept Z4

11:56 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2017

BMW aimed for the spotlight in Pebble Beach, Calif., last week with the Concept Z4. The show car previews the next-generation Z4 roadster, which will share a platform co-developed with Toyota Motor Corp. and captures the automaker's new design language. Here's what people are saying about the concept roadster.... Read More »

Z4 concept: BMW's modern roadster

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

A joint project with Toyota will bring about BMW's modern roadster. Pebble Beach concept sets design theme for next Z4.... Read More »

Japan looks to wood pulp to make lighter auto parts

Aug. 19, 2017 06:01 CET

The global push among carmakers to make ever lighter vehicles is leading some auto suppliers in Japan to turn to what seems like an unlikely substitute for steel: wood.... Read More »

BMW remaps the roadster with Concept Z4

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2017

BMW is returning to the roadster market and previews the styling with the Concept Z4 -- the automaker's vision of a modern, small and sporty car. The next Z4, due in 2019, features a new lightweight platform and is expected to grow in size.... Read More »

Tesla Model 3 threatens German luxury sedan sales in U.S.

Aug. 2, 2017 09:56 CET

BMW, Mercedes and Audi could face a challenge to their U.S. sales from the Tesla Model 3, which has options that position it in the luxury car market.... Read More »

WESLEY WREN

BLOG: Is BMW hinting at the successor to the Z4?

2:07 pm U.S. ET | July 31, 2017

It appears like the BMW Z4 successor's silhouette made an advance appearance on the German automaker's Instagram account.... Read More »

Porsche repeats as most appealing brand, Power says

10:00 am U.S. ET | July 26, 2017

Luxury brands again dominate the top spots in J.D. Power's latest study of new-vehicle appeal. Genesis debuted at No. 2, followed by BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz in the top five.... Read More »

Mercedes widens global sales lead over BMW

July 12, 2017 14:19 CET

Mercedes' registrations rose 11 percent to 209,309 in June as demand for the new E class and the German automaker's SUVs helped widen its global luxury-car sales lead over BMW in the first half of the year.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2017

Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in Dingolfing, Germany. Output is expected to peak at more than 180,000 units this year, according to IHS Automotive.... Read More »

BMW's best argument for free trade: Spartanburg

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 3, 2017

BMW's X3 unveiling in Spartanburg, S.C., was a statement to the Trump administration about the merits of free trade.... Read More »

BMW X3: It better be top seller — or else

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 3, 2017

BMW CEO Harald Krueger has high expectations for the redesigned BMW X3 that goes on sale in November. It's segment leadership or else for the U.S. leadership team.... Read More »

BMW adds M to X3

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 3, 2017

BMW's 2018 X3 that goes on sale at U.S. dealerships in November will include the first M Performance model in the nameplate's lineup.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: BMW 3 series going electric?

8:30 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2017

BMW 3 series getting EV?; Calif. weighs EV rebates; Uber denies knowing about Waymo trade-secrets theft; Self-preservation for car rental firms?; Audi 'Spider' crawls red carpet.... Read More »

BMW to streamline car equipment levels to pay for r&d

10:46 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2017

BMW will streamline its manufacturing process, offering fewer variants of engines and equipment, to offset high r&d spending through 2019, the German carmaker's finance chief said.... 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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