BMW brand

Mercedes beats BMW at half-year mark in luxury sales race

July 12, 2016 12:30 CET

Mercedes-Benz solidified its sales lead over the BMW brand in the first half of the year, moving closer to a goal of unseating its rival for the first time since 2005 as the global No. 1 in luxury deliveries.... Read More »

BMW i3 sales boosted by German EV subsidies, report says

July 11, 2016 10:49 CET

BMW has recorded rising sales of the latest version of its electric car, the i3, following Germany's decision to offer EV subsidies, a weekly German newspaper reported.... Read More »

AutoNation buys four luxury stores in N.Y.

2:22 pm U.S. ET | July 7, 2016

AutoNation purchased four stores -- selling BMW, Land Rover and Jaguar brands -- in Westchester County, N.Y.... Read More »

LUXURY: BMW outsells Mercedes, Lexus as race tightens

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

BMW outsold Mercedes-Benz and Lexus last month in the U.S. as all three of the market's largest sellers of luxury autos ended the first half behind their year-earlier totals.... Read More »

Robert Cox, ad man behind Ford's 'Quality is Job 1' pitch, dies

5:30 pm U.S. ET | June 29, 2016

Robert Cox, an outspoken New York advertising executive who helped Ford embrace the slogan “Quality is Job 1” in the 1980s and later crafted ad campaigns for Honda and Saturn, has died. He was 78.... Read More »

BMW's Mexican plant will be group's most resource-efficient factory

June 26, 2016 06:01 CET

BMW says its Mexico factory will solely rely on renewable energy in the form of wind and solar power to build its 3-series sedan and will set a new benchmark for resource conservation.... Read More »

BMW's Mexico plant will have wide range

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

BMW's new Mexico plant, slated to begin producing the next-generation 3-series sedan in 2019, will be capable of building any of the automaker's rear-wheel-drive vehicles.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: German luxury, made in Mexico

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

German luxury, made in Mexico: Plans to build BMW 3 series, electric Audi Q5; 'Profit pool' for VW; Despite flaws, Tesla Model S tops quality index; Futuristic twist on Rolls, Mini.... Read More »

BMW to build next-gen 3-series sedan in Mexico starting in 2019

10:30 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2016

BMW will revive North America output of its best-selling U.S. model when it begins producing the next-generation 3-series sedan in a new factory in Mexico starting in 2019. BMW plans to build as many as 150,000 cars annually at the plant, where the automaker will invest $1 billion.... Read More »

BMW recalls X3, X4 to repair child restraint anchor bars

5:45 pm U.S. ET | June 15, 2016

BMW is recalling 188,670 X3 and X4 crossovers in the U.S. to fix potentially faulty lower anchor bars used in securing child restraint seats.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Accord Hybrid lands as segment drags

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

48-mpg Accord Hybrid arrives as segment slumps; Primed for new Prius plug-in; BMW recalls X3, X4; Ontario's $66.5 million gift to FCA; Keeping an eye on Cadillac CT6.... Read More »

Non-BMW dealers can buy off-lease vehicles from BMW Financial

4:48 pm U.S. ET | June 13, 2016

BMW Financial, assisted by Cox Automotive, is making its off-lease vehicles available to non-BMW dealers. The move comes in anticipation of many years of growth in the number of off-lease vehicles.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: 'Troublesome' report on Tesla

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2016

Tesla on defense after 'troublesome' report; GM to make more midsize pickups, off-load van work to Navistar; Mulally, Nader in Hall of Fame; Zetsche's Uber 'frenemy'; LAPD picks BMW i3.... Read More »

BMW May sales rise but Mercedes' China growth keeps it ahead

June 10, 2016 11:27 CET

BMW delivered nearly 6 percent more brand vehicles in May on strong demand for SUVs and its flagship 7-series sedan, but slipped behind Mercedes, which keeps thriving on record momentum in China.... Read More »

2016 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

EV sales to get boost from car-sharing, analyst says

June 9, 2016 16:33 CET

The rise of car-sharing will boost sales of electric vehicles by making them more cost-effective, a Morgan Stanley banker told the Automotive News Congress.... Read More »

BMW delivers 100 i3 EVs to Los Angeles Police Dept.

2:34 pm U.S. ET | June 8, 2016

The Los Angeles Police Department now has 100 BMW i3s on the streets in the City of Angels. The police department began field tests in September 2015. The i3 was tested alongside other EVs but the LAPD ultimately accepted BMW's bid.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Lighter, roomier Audi A5 coupe

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

Lighter, roomier Audi A5 coupe; Toyota halts output again; Genesis plans luxury EV; BMW shifts its 'i' to self-driving; Ammann: GM has 'all the pieces' for next steps in mobility.... Read More »

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 »

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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 »

 
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
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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
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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
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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
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
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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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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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