BMW brand

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: BMW 6-series two-door coupe exits quietly

12:30 pm U.S. ET | May 16, 2017

Cars tend to go out of production either with a bang, reinforced by last-of-the-line special editions billed as instant collectibles, or quietly and discreetly. The BMW 6-series coupe falls into the second category.... Read More »

BMW will launch 8 series in upmarket strategy push

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2017

BMW CEO Harald Krueger says the company will revive the upmarket 8-series coupe line in 2018.... Read More »

BMW 2 series: A (slightly) new look

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2017

BMW's compact 2-series coupe and convertible are getting an ever-so-slight refresh for the 2018 model year.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: BMW to launch 8-series coupe in '18

8:30 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2017

BMW to revive 8 series; Nissan profit drops; Marketing star leaving Ford; Auction death toll rises to 4; Toyota-Nvidia deal; Detroit spruces up to compete with Silicon Valley.... Read More »

BMW will launch 8 series in upmarket strategy push

May 11, 2017 10:44 CET

BMW said it will launch an 8 series next year, reviving its upmarket coupe line as part of a broader strategic shift to focus on higher-margin sports cars.... Read More »

In bleak car market, small and sporty still has some sizzle

5:45 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2017

U.S. sales of true sports cars are accelerating this spring, leaving cars in other segments in the rearview mirror.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes expands lead as sales fall

3:00 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2017

Sales of luxury vehicles slid 1.6 percent in April to 159,793, driven by big declines at the top three brands, with Mercedes expanding its lead over rivals BMW and Lexus.... Read More »

FLAGSHIP FIGHT

BMW holds out hope for 7 series

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2017

BMW wanted to set a new sales record and regain leadership of the large luxury sedan segment after launching the redesigned 7 series in late 2015. It didn't happen last year - but there's always 2017, says Americas chief Ludwig Willisch. There's a lot of ground to make up.... Read More »

BMW dealers cry out for more 5 series

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

As the launch of the redesigned 2017 BMW 5 series ramps up, U.S. dealers have a common refrain: More cars!... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Supreme Court rejects GM case

3:30 pm U.S. ET | April 24, 2017

High court rejects GM effort to block ignition-switch cases; Buick Avenir on Denali's path; BMW dealers seek more 5 series; What's behind used-car price drop; Driverless at Amazon?... Read More »

BMW fights back against Mercedes with biggest model launch to date

March 21, 2017 11:26 CET

BMW plans the biggest rollout of new and revamped models in its history as the automaker fights back after losing the luxury sales crown to Mercedes. Over the next two years, BMW will unveil 40 variants as CEO Harald Krueger seeks to revitalize growth after profitability fell to a six-year low in 2016.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

BMW focuses on profit over wow factor as product lull persists

March 7, 2017 09:39 CET

BMW's cars at the Geneva auto show include a wagon version of the 5 series sedan and the 4-series coupe with an upgraded interior -- hardly the stuff to make a car lover swoon. This is in stark contrast to the flashy models on show from its rivals.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Sergio still open to GM tie-up

8:45 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2017

Sergio still open to GM tie-up; Geneva highlights: VW's robo-taxi vision, Volvo's all-new XC60, Aston launches a sub-brand; Study ranks Porsche best in responding to online queries.... Read More »

BMW could shift car production from Germany to U.S. to avoid tariff

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2017

BMW could conceivably shift some car production from Germany to its crossover plant in Spartanburg, S.C., if President Donald Trump follows through on threats to erect high barriers to trade.... Read More »

BMW taps turbos to make new 7 series more powerful

Feb. 8, 2017 16:00 CET

BMW's new 7-series sedan will get a gasoline-powered twin-turbo variant with 610 hp, a boost of 70 hp on the flagship model's most powerful predecessor. The upgrade means the new 7 series can go 0 to 100 kph in 3.7 seconds compared with 4.6 seconds for the car it replaces.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: $12K payday for GM hourly workers

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2017

$12K payday for GM's hourly workers; BMW settles water-damage suit; Expert: Tax would hit JLR prices most; Faraday scales back; Ford's redesigned Expedition; 'One badass SUV.'... Read More »

CANADA: A record January

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

Canadian car and light-truck sales rose 2.2 percent in January over last year to an all-time record for the month as the Detroit 3 posted gains that contrasted with U.S. declines.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes jumps out to big early lead over BMW, Lexus

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

Mercedes-Benz jumped out to an early lead in the race for U.S. luxury auto sales supremacy, posting a record January after winning the crown last year for the first time since 2013.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: VW, Bosch agree to settle claims

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

VW, Bosch agree to settle claims for $1.6 billion; Tesla Model S, BMW i3 fall short in crash tests; Prius Prime, Volt win top honors; Chao confirmed; Electrifying changes in design.... Read More »

Tesla Model S, BMW i3 fall short of IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

The Tesla Model S and BMW i3 fell short of earning the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award.... Read More »

Dutch contract manufacturer to build some X1s for BMW

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2017

Beginning in August, Dutch contract manufacturer VDL Nedcar will build BMW's X1 crossover in Born, Netherlands. The VDL Nedcar plant also produces some Mini vehicles.... Read More »

BMW details plan to build X1 at Dutch contract manufacturer

Jan. 25, 2017 09:12 CET

BMW will build its X1 SUV at a Dutch contract manufacturer that also produces some of the automaker's Mini models. X1 production will begin in August at the VDL Nedcar plant, BMW said.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship

Jan. 24, 2017 06:01 CET

BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology first introduced in its 7-series flagship as the automaker aims to advance sales of its second most popular model after the 3 series.... Read More »

BMW departure adds to upheaval

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Karim Habib's departure as head of BMW brand design creates more upheaval in the group's design organization following two key departures last year.... Read More »

Germany prepares for 'rough ride' under Trump

3:56 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2017

Germany will need a new economic strategy geared toward Asia should the new U.S. administration start a trade war with China, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Friday, warning against protectionism hours after President Donald Trump was sworn in.... Read More »

 
Lotus can thrive under Geely

Nick Gibbs
5:47 am U.S. ET | May 24 2017

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Geely's decision to take a majority stake in Lotus is great news for the unprofitable UK sports-car maker because the Chinese company has had great success in reviving... ...
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How Renault plans to keep the Captur ahead of rivals

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19 2017

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Renault hopes to keep the Captur as Europe's top-selling subcompact SUV by giving it an upgraded int ...
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After attracting top suppliers, Macedonia eyes bigger prize

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 10 2017

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Macedonia has spent the last decade establishing itself as open for business to global automotive suppliers such as Delphi, Adient and Lear, but is it ready to become home to. ...
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Why VW brand's plunging revenue is good news

Christiaan Hetzner
7:14 am U.S. ET | May 3 2017

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One aspect of VW Group's first-quarter report is the plunge in revenue at its core brand. ...
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VW has no compelling reason to sell Ducati


4:33 am U.S. ET | May 2 2017

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Volkswagen's 747-million-euro acquisition of Ducati might not have been based on any industrial logi ...
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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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European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after fo ...
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
New-car registrations in Spain rose 1.1 percent in April, boosted by holiday rental sales. VW's Seat ...
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Premium brands gain ground as UK sales plunge 20%
UK new-car registrations slumped 20 percent in April, the biggest year-on-year drop for over six yea ...
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German sales fall 8% as diesel share declines
German new-car registrations fell 8 percent in April as buyers turned away from diesel cars and fewe ...
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Renault, Skoda and Citroen among winners as Italy sales fall 5%
New-car registrations in Italy fell 4.6 percent last month with most major automakers losing volume ...
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Renault, PSA suffer as French sales decline 6%
French registrations fell 6 percent in April on two fewer selling days. ...
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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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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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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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Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW
Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integ ...
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its co ...
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BMW adds 2 execs to North American leadership
BMW's new North America chief has appointed two lieutenants to help him as he works to revive the au ...
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VW names U.S. compliance officer after diesel scandal
Volkswagen's U.S. unit named a KPMG director, Stephanie Davis, as its chief compliance officer after the automaker was sentenced in April in its diesel-emissions scandal. ...
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Continental names new head of China operations
Continental appointed Enno Tang, who runs the German supplier's chassis and safety business in China ...
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BMW i subbrand exec to join energy group Innogy
German energy group Innogy has recruited Stefan von Dobschuetz, a key executive from BMW Group's i s ...
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Mini USA appoints new heads of sales and marketing
Mini USA has appointed new heads of both sales and marketing. ...
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VW names new communications, logistics chiefs for North America
Volkswagen Group of America has promoted two executives to top positions running the company's commu ...
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Ex-Ferrari exec Lanzone hired by autonomous car start-up Zoox
Autonomous vehicle startup Zoox said Corrado Lanzone, former operations director of Ferrari's racing division, has joined the company as its vice president of manufacturing... ...
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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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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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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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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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