The stampede to put new tech in lower-priced models

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

Rapidly evolving technology is upending the traditional pecking order in the luxury car market, which until now has operated on the principle that bigger is better. Mercedes-Benz and a host of others are quietly changing the rules.... Read More »

Luxury brands tap mobile software experts to polish premium cachet

8:46 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

Software expertise has become the new battleground for luxury automakers as the latest premium cars compete on high-tech innovations rather than sheer power or luxury, something that requires millions of lines of code.... Read More »

Daimler still plans Mercedes plant in Russia despite weak market

Jan. 13, 2016 06:01 CET

Daimler remains committed to adding a plant in recession-hit Russia to support the 'remarkable' performance of its Mercedes brand, CEO Dieter Zetsche said.... Read More »


BLOG: For big U.S. dealer groups, another plea to buy into China

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Global carmakers want the highly proficient U.S. public dealership groups to invest in China, and the publics simply aren't interested.... Read More »

In China, Mercedes zeroes in on Audi, BMW

9:21 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

If Daimler's Mercedes-Benz arm overtakes BMW as the world's top-selling luxury automaker, it may have to thank China chief Hubertus Troska for his efforts.... Read More »

BMW fights off Mercedes to keep luxury crown

Jan. 11, 2016 14:27 CET

BMW retained the title of world's top-selling premium brand last year while Mercedes overtook Audi to claim the No. 2 spot.... Read More »

Good sales numbers, but look a bit closer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

The U.S. auto industry's record 2015 sales total was capped off by a December that seems strong at first glance, but a closer look reveals growing concerns.... Read More »


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Gary Gagnon, owner of Gagnon's Auto & RV Sales in Caribou, Maine, receives a 25-year award for Buick from Veronica Player, New England district manager for Buick-GMC.... Read More »

Here are 7 things that caught our reporters' eyes at the Consumer Electronics Show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Here are 7 things that caught our reporters' eyes at the Consumer Electronics Show.... Read More »

Ultra-luxury brands, 'Bond' star, shine in intimate Detroit showroom

9:52 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

A ballroom in a downtown Detroit casino was transformed Saturday night into a glitzy showroom for high-end luxury vehicles and supercars worth a combined $8 million.... Read More »

Cadillac appoints BMW's Creed to top North America sales post

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2016

Cadillac appointed long-time BMW executive Dan Creed to sales chief for North America, reporting to Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. Creed replaces Jim Bunnell, who has been reassigned to another executive position in GM North America, Cadillac said.... Read More »

Mercedes passes Audi in race to top BMW sales

Jan. 8, 2016 12:27 CET

Strong China sales helped to push Mercedes ahead of rival Audi in global sales last year as the race for bragging rights as the top-selling luxury automaker heats up.... Read More »

Penske enters Japan with equity buy into luxury dealership group

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

Penske Automotive Group, making a foray into Japan, acquired a 49 percent equity stake in the Nicole Group, a luxury dealership group with operations in Tokyo and Kanagawa.... Read More »

BMW teases i8 roadster with tech-packed concept

Jan. 5, 2016 17:54 CET

BMW previewed a roadster version of its i8 plug-in hybrid sports car with the Vision Future Interaction concept car. BMW said the concept provides an outlook on the networked cockpit and the user interface of the future.... Read More »

BMW claims 4th luxury crown in 5 years; Lexus tops Mercedes

10:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

BMW held on in December to top the luxury segment in 2015 for its fourth luxury-sales crown in five years. But Lexus rode a strong December to pass Mercedes-Benz for second place.... Read More »


Mini tweaks Clubman, moves it up a class

Jan. 5, 2016 06:01 CET

Mini hopes the latest Clubman's four-door body style instead of a three-and-a-half door configuration will help win customers.... Read More »

Mini joins the Super Bowl ad blitz

7:36 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Mini is returning to the Super Bowl ad game after a five-year hiatus. The small-car brand's commercial is slated to run in the third quarter of Super Bowl 50. It will be Mini's second Super Bowl ad.... Read More »


A new Dawn, crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Rolls-Royce will launch a crossover in 2018 and is working on a redesigned Phantom flagship sedan.... Read More »


Bigger, more luxurious

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Mini has to conquest new buyers as it launches a new generation of larger, more premium cars. But it will be competing with less expensive volume brands.... Read More »


Striving for the luxury crown, again

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

BMW can't make enough crossovers because of high worldwide demand -- a South Carolina plant expansion will be completed next year.... Read More »

By BMW's math, X equals 40%

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2016

BMW of North America expects 40 percent of its 2016 U.S. sales to be crossovers, up from 34 percent last year, said CEO Ludwig Willisch.... Read More »

Nissan, BMW build fast-charging EV stations in 19 states

3:07 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

U.S. electric-car drivers have access to an additional 120 DC electric fast-charging stations nationwide thanks to a partnership between BMW and Nissan.
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BMW agrees to consent order, fine up to $40 million over slow Mini recall

11:45 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

BMW today was hit with a civil penalty of up to $40 million for failing to recall more than 30,000 Mini Coopers quickly enough. BMW recalled the Mini Coopers in July, several months after it said it would issue a voluntary service campaign on the vehicles.... Read More »

Mercedes won't 'go crazy' to win U.S. luxury race

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 20, 2015

Outgoing U.S. chief Steve Cannon says Mercedes will finish the year strong with record sales. But he won't go crazy with incentives to steal the luxury-brand sales crown from BMW or to fend off a hard-charging Lexus.... Read More »

BMW M2, X4 M40i set for Detroit show debut

1:08 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2015

The BMW M2 coupe and X4 M40i crossover will make their world debuts at January's Detroit auto show.... Read More »

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