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BMW loses appeal against fine for blocking shipments to Switzerland

Nov. 10, 2017 14:57 CET

BMW has lost an appeal in Switzerland against a fine imposed after it banned Swiss customers from buying its cars elsewhere in Europe where they are 20 to 25 percent cheaper.... Read More »

Great Wall confirms talks with BMW on Mini production in China

Oct. 13, 2017 12:11 CET

Great Wall confirmed it is in talks to cooperate with BMW over Mini brand cars.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford offers fix to prevent Explorer CO leaks

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2017

Ford offers repair to prevent Explorer CO leaks; U.S. asks for more N.A. content in autos - report; Great Wall confirms BMW talks; Horsing around with Nissan, VW, FCA and Polestar.... Read More »

BMW in talks to build Minis in China with Great Wall, report says

Oct. 12, 2017 08:37 CET

BMW is discussing outsourcing Chinese production of Mini vehicles to Great Wall, Bloomberg reported. BMW may also export Minis from China, sources told the news agency.... Read More »

Mini hires new ad agency team, plots personalized ads

1:29 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2017

Mini has hired a new advertising agency team as it takes a more personalized marketing approach to pump up its small cars in today's SUV world.... 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 »

Mini gives sneak peek at EV design

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2017

Peter Schwarzenbauer, BMW board member responsible for Mini, said the car will come with next-generation batteries small enough to fit into a Mini without compromising range.... Read More »

Texas ports reopening, resume vehicle shipments

12:43 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2017

The Texas ports of Galveston and Freeport reopened Thursday and will receive their first vehicle carriers since shutting down six days ago because of Hurricane Harvey. A handful of vessels were forced to hold offshore during the storm, logistics officials say.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: In storm's wake, thousands of ruined cars

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2017

In storm's wake, a sea of ruined cars; How to spot flood damage; Bigger use for Ford self-driving tech?; GM doubling design space; Mini EV peek; Using Bitcoin tech in ride-sharing.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Mini reveals design for its new EV

Aug. 30, 2017 13:06 CET

Mini will preview its new EV due in 2019 with a Frankfurt auto show concept that it said will bring the brands "iconic design and customary go-kart feeling" into the electric mobility age.... Read More »

M-B Financial, Mini Financial, TD Auto Finance score highest in dealer satisfaction

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Mini Financial Services and TD Auto Finance topped their segments in lender services satisfaction among auto dealers, a JD Power report said.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for August

Aug. 7, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at how surging sales of SUVs have altered demand in nearly every vehicle segment in Europe and why that will continue.... Read More »

Mini vehicles grow and add electric drive

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2017

For now, the brand is sticking with the core Mini silhouette rather than exploring other body styles such as a roadster or sedan.... Read More »

German luxury giants go for EVs, autonomy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2017

Mercedes and BMW are pursuing similar strategies as they remake themselves for the future. Autonomous driving, electric vehicles, connectivity and car-sharing rule.... Read More »

ANE's August issue goes live Monday

Aug. 4, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, August 7. The new edition looks at how surging sales of SUVs have altered demand in nearly every vehicle segment in Europe and why that will continue.... Read More »

BMW's Krueger says Mini EV will be built in UK even without Brexit assurances

Aug. 3, 2017 11:29 CET

BMW CEO Harald Krueger said the automaker chose to build an electric version of its Mini in the UK without receiving any assurances or incentives from British authorities, despite the uncertainty of post-Brexit trading arrangements.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

No excuse for second-class treatment

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2017

If the allegations detailed in Michelle Savoy's EEOC complaint are true, they reflect a corrupt corporate culture that should embarrass the leaders of BMW and serve as a wake-up call to the entire auto industry.... Read More »

BMW will build Mini EV in UK despite Brexit risk

July 25, 2017 15:10 CET

BMW will build a full-electric Mini in Oxford, England, despite risks associated with Brexit. The car will be a variant of the brand's core three-door model, BMW said.... Read More »

Longtime BMW temp files racism, sexism complaint with EEOC: 'Enough was enough'

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

BMW of North America says it is investigating claims of racism and sexism in its Mini division after a decadelong temporary worker lodged a federal complaint.... Read More »

BMW favors UK over Dutch, German plants to build electric Mini, report says

July 19, 2017 17:04 CET

BMW favors its UK plant for production of an electric Mini over factories in the Netherlands or Germany, Reuters reported. The UK production site was thrown into doubt after Britain's decision to quit the EU.... Read More »

BMW's UK workers end pension dispute

July 11, 2017 09:50 CET

British workers at BMW's Mini and Rolls-Royce operations have overwhelmingly accepted a new offer from the carmaker over the closure of its final salary pension scheme, ending a disagreement which had led to strikes.... Read More »

BMW designer's next assignment: Update Mini

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2017

Oliver Heilmer takes over as new styling chief at Mini, which has been without a design boss since Anders Warming quit nearly a year ago.... Read More »

BMW Designworks chief Heilmer will head Mini design

June 1, 2017 10:04 CET

BMW has picked Oliver Heilmer to head design at its Mini brand. Heilmer is currently president of BMW's Designworks subsidiary.... Read More »

Mini seeks higher used-car sales

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

Mini executives want the brand's U.S. dealerships to pursue used-car sales with more vigor, so they're offering bonuses to dealerships that hit used-volume targets.... Read More »

UK union suspends BMW strike action to consider new pensions deal

May 17, 2017 15:42 CET

Britain's Unite trade union is suspending further strike action at BMW's British plants so that workers can consider a new offer regarding pension provisions. Last month, Unite said it would hold strikes at four sites, including the Mini and Rolls-Royce factories to protest plans to close the firm's final salary pension schemes.... Read More »

 
BMW's cycle 'hyperloop' is a vision for fast, pollution-free city travel

Nick Gibbs
5:14 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22 2017

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As China seeks to restrict the use of private cars in its congested and polluted megacities, BMW see ...
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Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

Nick Gibbs
9:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 2017

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Driving the Bentley Bentayga shows just how sophisticated self-driving technology has become as its ...
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French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

Nick Gibbs
5:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14 2017

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French tech company NAWA believes it has found a way to boost the power of ultracapacitor batteries ...
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Why Vauxhall is likely to survive despite a steep sales slump

Nick Gibbs
4:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13 2017

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PSA's strategy to reduce non-profitable car sales is harming Vauxhall, which saw sales plunge drop 3 ...
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Volvo's subscription plan could be a boon for dealers too

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

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Volvo seems to have found a new way to get its vehicles into the hands of customers that is digital, ...
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Without PSA tech, Opel could have been killed by EU CO2 fines

Luca Ciferri
6:08 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2017

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The EU's target to reduce CO2 emissions from new-car fleets to a 95 gram per km average by 2020-2021 might have been the kiss of death for Opel/Vauxhall if PSA hadn't stepped. ...
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Europe's automakers score a win with new CO2 targets

Christiaan Hetzner
4:36 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Outwardly Europe's carmakers are complaining about the EU's proposed fleet emission targets through ...
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Car rejection claims 'totally false,' Seat CEO says

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

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Seat CEO Luca de Meo says claims that a growing number of people are rejecting car ownership are "to ...
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PSA's Opel purchase leaves Citroen odd man out

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1 2017

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PSA's purchase of Opel means the automaker now has three mass-market European brands. This could be ...
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VW brand's profit margin goal is too easy

Christiaan Hetzner
6:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30 2017

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VW brand's turnaround plan is not even a year old and yet next month the brand's CEO, Herbert Diess, ...
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Renault, Toyota lead 6% European sales gain
European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in October, with Renault, Toyota and VW Group's Seat brand ...
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Ford, Nissan among winners as Russia sales rise 17%
Ford and Nissan had big jumps in new-car sales in a Russian market where overall volume increased 17 ...
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UK sales slump 12% in Oct. in 7th monthly decline
UK registrations in October fell by 12 percent, marking a seventh consecutive month of decline. Vaux ...
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Spanish sales rise 14% in Oct. despite political tensions over Catalonia
Spain's new-car sales increased 14 percent in October even as tensions over Catalonia's bid to gain ...
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Italy's record month benefits French brands, Toyota but FCA sales decline
French brands were among the winners in an Italian market that had a record month for new-car sales ...
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German market's 4% growth helps Peugeot, Citroen but Opel drops back
PSA's mainstream brands, Peugeot and Citroen, powered ahead in a German market up nearly 4 percent l ...
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French sales jump 14% with Nissan, Toyota among winners
French new-car sales rose 14 percent in October, with Nissan and Toyota among the winners. ...
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Europe sales drop 2% as Brexit concerns hit UK demand
European new-car sales fell 2 percent in September as concerns about Brexit among UK consumers offse ...
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Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rose 18% in Sept.
Russia's car market is expected to grow by 11 percent this year after sales rose 18 percent last mon ...
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German sales fall 3% in Sept. on diesel worries
German new-car sales fell 3.3 percent in September as uncertainty over the future of diesel-powered ...
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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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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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Kia promotes Russia chief to Europe president
Kia veteran Yong Kew Park, who oversaw the brand's rise to the No. 2 in spot in Russia, has been app ...
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VW Group Canada names new CEO
VW Group said Daniel Weissland will take over its Canada operations. He succeeds Maria Stenstrom, wh ...
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Tesla's head of battery engineering leaves
Tesla's director of battery engineering, Jon Wagner, has left the electric carmaker and is launching a battery and powertrain startup in California. ...
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VW brand appoints new Europe sales chief
VW brand has appointed Manfred Kantner as head of sales in Europe. ...
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Hyundai recruits another BMW engineer for Genesis
Hyundai has recruited BMW engineer Fayez Abdul Rahman to lead architecture development at Genesis an ...
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BMW recruits Audi exec to head brand management
BMW has appointed former Audi manager Sven Schuwirth as head of brand's product management and marke ...
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Ford names new manufacturing boss for Europe; veteran exec Odell to retire
Ford named a new manufacturing boss and a new head of joint ventures and alliances in Europe as part ...
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Kia hires PSA designer to lead China styling team
Kia has hired veteran designer Oleg Son from PSA to be the Korean brand's design chief in China. Ole ...
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Infiniti appoints French exec Meunier as global sales chief
Nissan's Infiniti appointed company veteran Christian Meunier to the newly created role of head of g ...
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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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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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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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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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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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