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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 »

BMW 6-series GT bows this fall

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2017

Don't call the new BMW 6-series Gran Turismo, which goes on sale in U.S. this fall, a successor to the 5-series GT.... Read More »

BMW introduces 6 series GT

6:49 pm U.S. ET | June 13, 2017

Just months after it dropped the 5 series Gran Turismo, BMW is introducing the larger 2018 6 series GT model this fall. The move will give the 6 series lineup a third body style once again.... Read More »

No Mercedes-Maybach rival from BMW

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2017

BMW's strategy in the upper-luxury segment will be led by its newly previewed 8-series coupe and the X7 crossover.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes slips yet pads lead over BMW

6:09 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2017

U.S. sales of luxury light vehicles grew 0.5 percent in May even as the top three players in the segment posted declines. Mercedes widened its lead over chief rival BMW.... Read More »

BMW to resume full production as Bosch solves component snag

7:28 am U.S. ET | May 31, 2017

BMW supplier Robert Bosch is resuming deliveries of steering gears that will enable the carmaker to revive full production of models including its bestselling 3-series sedan after a parts shortage disrupted output.... Read More »

Jaguar testing high-powered BMW M3 fighter

11:31 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2017

Spy photographers in England captured what appears to be a high-performance version of the compact XE sedan undergoing testing. But it's unclear which engine could be powering the car.... Read More »

BMW to challenge M-B S-class coupe, convertible with 8 series

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2017

BMW unveiled a concept of its revived 8 series that will become a new flagship coupe. It appears sleeker and sportier than the 6-series coupe it replaces.
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Tesla pulls up short in Germany test run

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2017

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One of Germany's strongest EV proponents decided to ditch his Tesla Model S because of range anxiety ...
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A peek inside's VW's secret fortress

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10 2017

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VW opened up to reporters its secretive proving grounds near Wolfsburg where the company's brightest ...
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German diesel summit must succeed in restoring confidence in fuel

Christiaan Hetzner
5:25 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1 2017

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What VW Group's emissions fraud failed to achieve, Stuttgart Mayor Fritz Kuhn may accomplish: turn G ...
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German industry fears image blow over cartel probe


4:16 am U.S. ET | July 25 2017

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Germany's auto industry fears its image will suffer another severe blow after EU antitrust authoriti ...
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Audi copies Silicon Valley risk-taking culture with self-driving A8

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24 2017

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been studying Silicon Valley's risk-taking culture and with the brand's ...
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How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

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

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

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

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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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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German sales rise 1.5% in July despite diesel slump
German registrations rose by 1.5 percent in July despite a 13 percent fall in diesel car sales. ...
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Spanish sales rise nearly 3%, boosted by tourism
Spanish new-car sales grew by 2.5 percent in July as business registrations continued to offset fall ...
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Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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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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Ford names former Key Safety exec Luo to steer China unit
Ford named former Key Safety Systems executive Jason Luo as chairman and CEO of its China operations ...
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Ford appoints head of smart mobility for Europe
Ford of Europe named former BearingPoint executive Sarah-Jayne Williams as its first director for sm ...
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Skoda names VW Group veteran Stefani as design chief
Skoda has named Oliver Stefani as its new design head. Stefani replaces Jozef Kaban, who left Skoda ...
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Aston Martin names Maserati exec as powertrain boss
Aston Martin has named Maserati's Joerg Ross as its new head of powertrain. ...
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VW brand confirms Sengpiehl as marketing chief
VW Group named former Hyundai executive Jochen Sengpiehl as head of marketing for its core passenger ...
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VW brand names Sengpiehl as marketing chief
VW Group named former Hyundai executive Jochen Sengpiehl as head of marketing for its core Volkswage ...
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BMW's Willisch to retire Aug. 1 as Americas chief
After 21 years with BMW, including six in the U.S., Ludwig Willisch will retire as the company's Americas chief as of Aug. 1. ...
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Former GM exec Bo Andersson to lead Yazaki Europe
Former GM purchasing chief and CEO of AvtoVAZ Bo Andersson has returned to the industry to lead Euro ...
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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowsk ...
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BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor
BMW said Ian Robertson will retire as the automaker's sales chief. He will be succeeded by Pieter No ...
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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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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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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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