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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe

Feb. 20, 2018 06:01 CET

Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla's Model S outsold the luxury flagships of Mercedes, BMW and Audi in Europe.... Read More »

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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT

Feb. 15, 2018 06:01 CET

BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of its latest full-size Gran Turismo, which is now sold under the 6-series nameplate.... Read More »

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

BMW's redesigned X4 adds new engines, more power for 2019

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2018

In addition to the new engines, the second-generation X4 moves to a new architecture -- BMW's CLAR platform -- and becomes lighter, more efficient and roomier.... Read More »

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Toyota teases sporty coupe developed with BMW

Feb. 13, 2018 12:20 CET

Toyota's Supra performance coupe looks likely to debut in concept form at next month's Geneva auto show after the automaker released a teaser picture. The new Supra is being developed in partnership with BMW.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for February

Feb. 5, 2018 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at which brands were the biggest winners last year in Europe and examines whether the sales growth will continue in 2018.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes starts 2018 with clear lead over BMW

5:06 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2018

After winning two straight luxury sales crowns, Mercedes-Benz USA is kicking off 2018 with a clear-cut lead in the U.S. luxury market despite a small skid in January.... Read More »

BMW's 2nd place? It was a surprise!

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018

BMW's second place finish in the 2017 U.S. luxury sales race came as a surprise to BMW of North America CEO Bernhard Kuhnt.... Read More »

BMW, Mercedes to test subscription services in U.S.

6:32 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

Rivals Mercedes-Benz and BMW plan to launch vehicle subscription pilots in the U.S. this year, joining a growing list of luxury brands in offering consumers a vehicle to drive for a monthly fee that includes insurance, maintenance and pickup and delivery.... Read More »

German premium brands set 2017 sales records; Mercedes keeps luxury crown

Jan. 12, 2018 15:23 CET

Germany's three premium brands reported record vehicle sales last year on booming demand for their SUVs. Mercedes retained the top spot in global luxury-car sales rankings for a second year.... Read More »

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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula

Dec. 1, 2017 11:28 CET

BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, giving the latest version of the premium midsize SUV improved handling and agility, along with an updated design and a quieter cabin.... Read More »

BMW expands car-sharing program to China

Nov. 24, 2017 06:01 CET

BMW says it is bringing premium element to car-sharing in China with its ReachNow program that uses a fleet of electric i3 models.... Read More »

BMW recalls all i3 electric vehicles

3:36 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2017

BMW is recalling all 2014-18 i3 electric vehicles for higher risk of neck injuries to smaller people in the driver's seat who aren't wearing seat belts, according to recall documents.... Read More »

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 »

 
Renault shows it's ready for autonomous future

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21 2018

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Anyone connected to the automotive business will tell you that in the not-so-distant future cars wil ...
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Why rival designers are talking up the Jaguar I-Pace

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19 2018

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It's intriguing when, without prompting, designers talk up a rival vehicle. And that's happening wit ...
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Renault follows Audi into the potentially lucrative e-sports world

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2018

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Renault is following other major corporate sponsors, including Audi, into the potentially lucrative ...
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VW has fixed its China operations and is now set to keep its lead

Yang Jian
5:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9 2018

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GM, Toyota, Honda, Geely and Great Wall have all had good starts to the year in China, posting stron ...
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Polestar CEO's challenge: embracing change

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath made the rare transition of from design boss to chief executive of his ...
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For German automakers, an ugly past that won't go away

Christiaan Hetzner
2:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2018

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The moral depths to which Volkswagen was willing to sink in order to defraud public opinion about th ...
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Jaguar XJ could be reborn as electric Tesla fighter

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23 2018

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Autocar reported this week that the Jaguar XJ flagship sedan is being rebuilt from the wheels ...
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Peugeot's decision to give 3008 and 5008 SUV styling pays off

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19 2018

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Peugeot's decision to replace its 3008 and 5008 minivans with more crossover-oriented versions has p ...
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BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

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German automotive companies have acknowledged that they need to foster a work culture more akin to S ...
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Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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European sales rise 7% in January, boosted by SUVs
Europe's new-car market opened the year with 7 percent sales growth in January. Almost all automaker ...
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Renault, Kia and Ford are winners as Russia sales rise 31%
Renault, Kia and Ford were big winners in Russia in January after the new-car market grew by 31 perc ...
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French, Asian brands outstrip home rivals in rising German market
French and most Asian brands outstripped domestic rivals in sales growth in a German market up 12 pe ...
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UK sales fall 6% in January with diesel demand slumping
UK registrations fell 6 percent last month as weaker consumer confidence and uncertainty over the fu ...
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Italy sales rise 3% on extra selling day
New-car sales in Italy rose 3.4 percent to 177,822 in January, according to figures published by Ita ...
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Spain sales surge 20% in January
New-car sales in Spain surged 20 percent in January on strong demand for the VW, Seat and Peugeot br ...
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France sales increase nearly 3% in January
New-car registrations in France rose 2.5 percent in January, with sales helped by strong gains at Pe ...
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European sales fall 5% in December with Fiat, Nissan and Skoda among biggest losers
European new-car sales fell nearly 5 percent in December, hurt by extra days off for Christmas versu ...
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Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
Kia and VW brand were the top gainers in Russia last year as the country's new-car market rebounded ...
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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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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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Denso chairman Katoh retires; Arima remains CEO
Nobuaki Katoh, who led Denso through a recession and the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, is stepping do ...
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Ousted Ford North America boss Nair loses at least $5 million in bonuses
Raj Nair, ousted as Ford's president of North America, will lose a $5 million stock bonus given to h ...
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Toyota promotes female executive to top management level
Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota's upper echelons. ...
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Rolls-Royce gets new engineering chief from BMW
Rolls-Royce named BMW veteran Mihiar Ayoubi as head of engineering at the British ultraluxury brand. ...
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Kuniskis' job: Fan excitement for Alfa, Maserati
Tim Kuniskis, the car-crazy U.S. sales guy handed control of Alfa Romeo and Maserati, knows somethin ...
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FCA names new global boss for Alfa, Maserati
Fiat Chrysler named Tim Kuniskis to be the new global head for Maserati and Alfa Romeo while trimmin ...
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New ZF CEO is former Bosch autos boss Scheider
ZF recruits mew CEO from Mahle, which had grabbed him from Bosch. Mahle promotes the man it recruite ...
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Nissan Europe promotes veteran alliance exec to top sales job
Nissan Europe has promoted Ken Ramirez to lead its sales and marketing operations in the region foll ...
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Valeo appoints new China president
Valeo has promoted Francois Marion to president of its China unit. ...
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Skoda veteran is Audi's new China sales boss
Audi has appointed Marco Schubert, Skoda's sales chief for Asia, as president of sales at VW's joint ...
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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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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expre ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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