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Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge

April 20, 2018 06:01 CET

Mercedes brand retained its lead as China's top-selling luxury brand so far this year despite a surge in sales by Audi, last year's leader.... Read More »

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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers

April 18, 2018 06:01 CET

BMW's is aiming its all-new X2 at young and young-at-heart customers.The X2 is a sporty variant of the X1 compact SUV, currently BMW's best-selling crossover model.... Read More »

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Check out the ANE monthly magazine for April

April 3, 2018 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at the future of diesel. Some believe the diesel engine's time is coming to an end, the European car industry cannot back away from diesels, which are crucial to reaching the EU's CO2 targets.... Read More »

BMW iNext, i4 coming; i3, i8 futures in doubt

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018

BMW will introduce the i4 and iNext EVs in 2020 and 2021, but the cars that kicked off BMW's i electric subbrand — the i3 and i8 — may not have a future beyond their current generation.... Read More »

ANE's April issue goes live next week

March 29, 2018 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live next week. The new edition looks at the future of diesel.... Read More »

Can X2 be a volume player?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2018

BMW executives say they are counting on the X2 to conquest buyers from other brands and become a substantial part of the automaker's business.... Read More »

JUST ARRIVED: 2018 BMW X2

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2018

A quick look at the 2018 BMW X2 product details... Read More »

BMW hires new creative ad agency in U.S.

7:03 pm U.S. ET | March 22, 2018

BMW appointed Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, which has handled advertising for Chevrolet, Saturn and most recently Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, as its lead creative ad agency in the U.S.... Read More »

Magna Steyr will build BMW, Toyota sports cars

March 19, 2018 06:01 CET

Contract manufacturer Magna Steyr will build two new sports cars jointly developed by BMW and Toyota, industry sources familiar with the matter told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW, Daimler keeping the faith in diesels

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2018

At Geneva: VW, Daimler keep faith in diesels; Tariff talk; FCA boss: We talked to Geely; Gran return for BMW 8 series; Benz C class; Polestar plug-in; A Range Rover not for the masses.... Read More »

BMW plans cheaper X3 with rwd

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2018

BMW will introduce a rear-wheel-drive, lower-priced version of its redesigned X3 compact crossover this year.... Read More »

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

BMW saves Z4 debut for summer

March 5, 2018 09:53 CET

BMW will not present the successor to the Z4 roadster at this week's Geneva auto show, but rather in the summer at a dedicated event, a company source said. The Z4 was developed with Toyota's Supra successor, which is appearing in Geneva as a concept.... Read More »

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

BMW will preview powerful 8-series sedan

March 4, 2018 06:01 CET

BMW will preview a four-door high-performance M-badged version of its upcoming 8-series range in concept form at the Geneva auto show.... Read More »

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 »

 
Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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Bangle's quest to ban banality

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2018

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Former BMW chief designer Chris Bangle has strong feelings about the future of car design. He believ ...
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New ZF CEO is bullish about plug-in hybrid sector

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2018

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New ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider says plug-in hybrid will be a "great technology for the next 10 to ...
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BMW, Mercedes win with diesels in Korea

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16 2018

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It's only been a couple of weeks since the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang concluded, but for tw ...
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Why Israel is winning with autonomous cars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14 2018

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Israel is establishing itself as a major automotive player because of a willingness to continually challenge ideas, a top executive said. ...
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Alpine, Fiat, Volvo find subtle ways to show national pride

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9 2018

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The pride that Europe's automakers have for their homelands was on display this week at the Geneva a ...
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Jeep overshadows Fiat brand with bigger Geneva spotlight

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2018

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Fiat Chrysler's display at this year's Geneva auto show highlights how diminished the once-dominant ...
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Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge
Mercedes brand retained its lead as China's top-selling luxury brand so far this year despite a surg ...
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Nissan, Ford, Fiat among losers as Europe sales fall 5%
Nissan, Ford and Fiat brand saw their European sales decline steeply in March as industrywide regist ...
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W. Europe sales drop 6% on falling UK, German demand
Western European car sales fell 6 percent in March, weighed down by falling demand in the UK, German ...
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Russia sales forecast to increase 10% in 2018
Russia's sales are forecast to grow 10 percent this year as the market recovers faster than expected ...
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Spain sales rise 2% despite accelerating diesel slump
New-car sales in Spain rose 2 percent in March, despite a big drop in diesel registrations and two f ...
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Italy sales fall 6% amid political uncertainty
New-car sales in Italy fell 6 percent in March, partly hit by customers postponing purchases as poli ...
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UK sales slump 16% as diesel demand plunges
Demand for new diesel cars in Britain plunged by more than a third in March, pushing down total regi ...
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German market falls 3% as diesel decline accelerates
Registrations in Germany fell 3 percent in March with the decline in diesel-car sales accelerating a ...
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Volvo, Seat show strong gains as French sales rise 2%
French new-car sales increased 2.2 percent in March with Volvo, Seat, Kia and Hyundai recording stro ...
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Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai make big gains in Spain as sales rise 13%
Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai and Dacia were among the big winners as Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent i ...
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
Automakers in Europe are continuing to invest in sedans even though the body style has been losing c ...
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
Automakers such as Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Seat are experimenting with new compact-car body styles in ...
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
A two-year slump in the demand for premium large SUVs in Europe is expected to end in 2019 as BMW an ...
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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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GM replaces Cadillac chief de Nysschen
GM, seeking an accelerated turnaround at its flagship luxury brand, appointed Steve Carlisle preside ...
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Renault shuffles Dacia, AvtoVAZ bosses
Renault has shuffled the leadership of its Dacia and Lada subsidiaries, appointing Antoine Doucerain ...
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Kia Europe names Herrera new COO
Kia Europe has appointed the head of its Spanish operations, Emilio Herrera, to the position of chie ...
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Bugatti names former Lambo exec as sales chief
Bugatti has named Christian Mastro, a former executive at Lamborghini, as its new sales and marketin ...
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VW names its top U.S. engineer to head new division
VW Group has picked Matthias Erb to lead a newly created interdisciplinary division that spans devel ...
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JLR lures Renault's Alpine boss to head its performance unit
Jaguar Land Rover has appointed Michael van der Sande, the head of Renault's sporty Alpine brand, to ...
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PSA creates new electric vehicle unit
PSA has created a new electric vehicle business unit as it prepares to launch electrified versions o ...
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Rolls-Royce appoints BMW Group veteran as sales chief
Rolls-Royce has appointed veteran BMW Group executive and current head of Mini in China, Henrik Wilh ...
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Nissan names de Ficchy new Europe boss
Nissan has picked finance expert Gianluca de Ficchy to lead its automotive business in Europe. ...
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Autoliv will get new CEO after electronics business spinoff
Autoliv CEO Jan Carlson will become head of the supplier's electronics business, Veoneer. ...
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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
Hyundai hopes more advanced safety and comfort features, better styling and a more refined interior ...
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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers
BMW's is aiming its all-new X2 at young and young-at-heart customers.The X2 is a sporty variant of t ...
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With the 720S, McLaren makes a more practical supercar
McLaren has added practical features to its 720S supercar in response to research that showed that m ...
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Nissan Leaf gets big tech, range upgrades
Nissan is counting on its sleeker, more technologically advanced, longer-range Leaf electric car to ...
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Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross
The arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact crossover gives the automaker three models that ...
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Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace
Jaguar sees the new E-Pace SUV as a conquest vehicle for the brand, with 80 percent of buyers new to ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
Assembly of the fifth-generation Nissan Micra began in December 2016 at alliance partner RenaultR ...
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Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
Assembly of the third-generation Hyundai i30 began in December 2016 at Hyundai's plant in Nosovice, ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Assembly of the third-generation Ope/Vauxhall Insignia began in March 2016 at the automaker's plant ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
Assembly of the second-generation Ford GT began in October 2016 at Ford's plant in Markham, Canada. ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A5
Assembly of the second-generation Audi A5 began in June 2016 at the Volkswagen Group subsidiary's pl ...
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Suppliers to the new Honda Civic
Assembly of the 10th-generation Honda Civic began in July 2016 in at Honda's plant in Swindon, Engla ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
Assembly of the seventh-generation Ford Fiesta began in May 2017 in at Ford's plant in Cologne, Germ ...
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Suppliers to the new Citroen C3
Assembly of the third-generation Citroen C3 began in September 2016 in at PSA's plant in Trnava, Slo ...
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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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