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BMW will expand i lineup with plug-in hybrid based on 5 series, report says

April 21, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW will add a third model to its i subbrand called the i5 that will be based on the 5 series, a report said. The i5 plug-in hybrid will go on sale in 2018 and it could become the subbrand's best-seller, AutoBild said.... Read More »

BMW says new 7 series can park itself

April 18, 2015 00:15 CET

BMW says the new 7-series flagship sedan will be the world's first series-production car that can be parked without anyone at the wheel. The remote control parking feature will help make the car the most technologically advanced model in its class, r&d boss Klaus Froehlich said.... Read More »

BMW's i3 EV becomes a big hit out of town

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2015

The big urban centers in the Northeast, especially New York City, haven't embraced the BMW i3.... Read More »

BMW wins March luxury sales title; Lexus takes 2nd

4:08 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2015

The BMW brand topped the U.S. luxury market in March, while Lexus fended off Mercedes-Benz for second place.... Read More »

BMW CEO sees EV initiatives helping i3 sales in key markets

March 24, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer sees political initiatives in a number of the carmaker's key markets as important in helping to boost sales of the i3 electric car.... Read More »

Audi has no plans for rival to BMW's minivans

March 20, 2015 06:01 CET

Audi development boss Ulrich Hackenberg says the automaker does not need minivans to reach its target of 2 million annual sales -- in contrast to BMW, which has launched two compact minivans to help attract family buyers.... Read More »

BMW CEO signals core brand may lose luxury lead

March 18, 2015 14:14 CET

BMW may surrender its position as the No. 1 global premium brand by unit sales to rival Audi, although it will retain the title if sales of Mini are included, CEO Norbert Reithofer said. A push by competitors such as Audi into areas of subcompact cars, a segment where BMW does not offer a vehicle, is making it harder to retain the title, Reithofer said.... Read More »

BMW's sales crown scrutinized as profits shrink, rivals catch up

March 17, 2015 15:58 CET

BMW's record car sales have meant big profits that have funded incentives and investment in new technologies. But competitors are catching up and profits are shrinking. Some industry observers are wondering if the "sales grow, profits look after themselves" formula still works.... Read More »

BMW wants to replace Z4, but it's not a high priority

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015

BMW hopes to launch a successor to the Z4 roadster by 2020, said Klaus Froehlich, who was named the automaker's development chief in December. Development costs could be shared with Toyota as part of the companies' cooperation.... Read More »

BMW begins 'brainstorm' for next i model

March 14, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW is currently weighing which type of model will join its “i” family of low-emission vehicles, a top executive said, adding that the model would arrive after 2020.... Read More »

BMW plans rival to Audi Q1, report says

March 13, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW plans a small crossover to rival the forthcoming Audi Q1, a German magazine reported. The coupe-like entry would sit below the X1 and go on sale in 2017, a year after Audi launches its smallest crossover, the report said.... Read More »

BMW profit rises 14% on X5, 2-series demand

March 12, 2015 13:08 CET

BMW said profit increased 14 percent to 9.12 billion euros ($9.66 billion) last year as the X5 SUV and 2-series Active Tourer compact minivan helped drive record sales. The automaker's profit margin widened to 9.6 percent of revenue from 9.4 percent in 2013.... Read More »

BMW hopes to replace Z4 before 2020

March 9, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW hopes to launch a successor to the Z4 roadster before the end of the decade, the automaker's chief engineer told Automotive News Europe. Development costs could be shared with Toyota as part of the automakers' cooperation.... Read More »

BMW says talks with Apple don't involve developing i3-based car

March 5, 2015 15:23 CET

BMW said its talks with Apple do not involve developing or building a car for Apple based on the BMW i3, denying a German magazine report.... Read More »

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BMW expands minivan lineup with 7-seat 2 series

Feb. 11, 2015 16:45 CET

BMW will expand its minivan lineup with the seven-seat 2-series Gran Tourer that goes on sale in Europe in June. The latest 2-series variant will debut next month at the Geneva auto show.... Read More »

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BMW X6 gets sleeker to keep edge on new rivals

Feb. 11, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW successfully created a niche for coupe-styled large premium SUVs with the X6, but the second-generation model will face tougher competition from rivals such as the Mercedes GLE Coupe, Audi Q8 and a Cayenne-based variant that Porsche is said to be considering.... Read More »

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Check out the ANE e-magazine for February

Feb. 2, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at Europe's big 2014 sales winners and explains why 2015 is off to a positive start.... Read More »

BMW fixes glitch that left BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce cars vulnerable to hackers

Jan. 30, 2015 15:14 CET

BMW has fixed a security flaw that could have allowed hackers to unlock the doors of up to 2.2 million Rolls-Royce, Mini and BMW vehicles.... Read More »

ANE's February e-magazine goes live Monday

Jan. 30, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Feb. 2. This month's edition looks at Europe's big 2014 sales winners and explains why 2015 is off to a positive start.... Read More »

BMW Super Bowl ad compares i3 with early Internet

10:20 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015

In BMW's Super Bowl spot, the brand is casting its electric i3 hatchback as an ahead-of-its-time concoction that needs some explaining -- just like the Internet back in 1994. BMW debuted the 60-second ad today -- its first Super Bowl ad in four years -- on NBC's “Today.” It will run during the first quarter.... Read More »

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BLOG: Is BMW 9 series a step closer?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2015

BMW may decide this year whether to launch a new range-topping sedan. Incoming CEO Harald Krueger is said to be receptive to the idea of a model, possibly called the 9 series, that would compete against the recently-unveiled Mercedes-Maybach S600.... Read More »

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BLOG: Is BMW 9 series a step closer?

8:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2015

Will BMW field a production sedan positioned above the 7 series? The decision on whether to move ahead with a production version of the sedan could happen this year as Harald Krueger, who is said to be receptive to the concept of a new range-topping sedan, takes over as CEO, a report says.... Read More »

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BMW quickly moves top 'i' tech to mainstream models

Jan. 6, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW's mainstream models could soon benefit from technology offered in the i3 and i8, such as carbon fiber construction and high-performance low-CO2 powertrains, BMW brand sales boss Ian Robertson told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

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Hoping for a lucky 7

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

Production of the i8 plug-in hybrid sports car will be increased to meet demand.... Read More »

BMW to show off freshened 6-series variants

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014

BMW will show three freshened 6-series variants at the Detroit auto show next month.... Read More »

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