BMW brand

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 »

BMW, with eye on Tesla, to introduce electric 3 series, report says

2:41 pm U.S. ET | June 28, 2017

BMW plans to introduce an electric version of the 3 series in September, a move designed to fend off rival Tesla, a German newspaper reported.... Read More »

Genesis G70 comes into focus to take on BMW 3 series

11:12 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2017

With its global debut just a few months away, Genesis' first-ever G70 is coming into focus. Spy photographers captured a pair of the new luxury sport sedans undergoing hot-weather testing, alongside a pair of BMW 3-series models for benchmarking.... Read More »

Next-gen BMW X3 to be lighter, offer M Performance trim

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

The redesigned 2018 BMW X3 will go on sale at U.S. dealerships in November underpinned by a new architecture and with a new M Performance model.... Read More »

BMW 5-series plug-in hybrid will be built by Magna Steyr

June 19, 2017 14:40 CET

Magna International's Magna Steyr unit will build BMW's new 5-series plug-in hybrid at its Austrian factory. Magna sees contract manufacturing of electrified vehicles as a "near-term opportunity" as automakers invest heavily in fully-electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles.... Read More »

 
Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the... ...
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Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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With the XC40, Volvo designer Ian Kettle achieved a rare feat. The new SUV's look remains true to th ...
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Zetsche strikes a humble tone for German automakers

Peter Sigal
3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19 2017

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These have not been the happiest of times for the German auto industry. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently conveyed that message. ...
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How Ghosn will push alliance to 14 million sales

Peter Sigal
8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 2017

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Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn wants the alliance to increase vehicle sales by 33 percent to 1 ...
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Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

Richard Johnson
1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2017

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Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is onc ...
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What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

Richard Johnson
5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on t ...
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Daimler reveals the dark secret behind EVs

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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Daimler has revealed the dark secret that explains exactly why the German auto industry has been so ...
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Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

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

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The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. I ...
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Fast-changing Frankfurt

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, Martin Winterkorn was leading VW and GM was predicting Opel was on the verge of finally being profitable. How things have changed. ...
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Why Jaguar won't show the I-Pace at Frankfurt

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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Jaguar's I-Pace crossover will not make an appearance as a production model at next week's Frankfurt ...
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European sales rose 6% in August
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's S ...
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W. Europe sales rise 5 percent, lifted by France, Italy, Spain
Western European car sales rose 5 percent in August, lifted by strong demand in France, Italy and Sp ...
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UK sales fall 6% on Brexit, diesel concerns
UK new-car sales fell 6 percent in August, the fifth consecutive monthly decline, as uncertainty ove ...
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German sales hit 8-year high despite big diesel decline
New-car registrations in Germany rose to the highest level in eight years in August despite plunging ...
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Skoda, Dacia among winners as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose 9.4 percent in August, with gains by mass-market brands outpacing the prem ...
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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
New-car registrations in Russia increased 19 percent in July, the fifth consecutive month of increas ...
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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum
Europe's first-half vehicle sales rose by nearly 5 percent despite predictions that the market would ...
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UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty
UK registrations fell 9 percent in July, the fourth consecutive month of declines. ...
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French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand
French new-car sales rose 11 percent in July as most mass-market brands enjoyed a significant jump i ...
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
Business demand helped drive a 5.9 percent increase in new-car sales in Italy last month as registra ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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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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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. ...
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes
Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. ...
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Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role
Simon Sproule, Aston Martin's global chief marketing officer, has added a new position: chief of the ...
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Fiat Chrysler appoints Keegan to head of N.A. communications
Fiat Chrysler appointed Mike Keegan, a 25-year veteran of the company, to lead communications in North America, a new position. ...
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Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss
Volvo named Lex Kerssemakers as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Kerssemakers retu ...
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VW shuffles product development team
VW Group is shuffling its product development team as the automaker prepares for a move to future mo ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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