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BMW projects China will become No. 1 EV market by 2019

8:29 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2014
BMW Group predicts China will become the world's biggest market for electric vehicles as more charging stations are built there and the national government promotes cleaner light vehicles to reduce chronic pollution.... Read More »

 

BMW sees China as No. 1 EV market by 2019

May 28, 2014 14:29 CET
BMW Group predicts China will become the world's largest market for electric vehicles as more charging infrastructure is built and the government promotes cleaner cars to cut pollution.... Read More »

 

Fiat, BMW, others may miss Europe's 2021 CO2 target, study says

May 27, 2014 21:11 CET
Fiat and BMW may miss the EU's tougher CO2 target that takes effect in 2021, according to a study, which said that Honda, Hyundai, Mazda and Suzuki also could struggle to cut pollution in time to avoid fines.... Read More »

 

LUDWIG WILLISCH, CEO, BMW OF NORTH AMERICA

Electric drive is key to putting BMW on top in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
In five years, BMW will be the biggest luxury brand, be known for its electric mobility and have top-rated customer service, says Ludwig Willisch, CEO of BMW of North America.... Read More »

 

BMW may build Minis in Mexico, report says

May 15, 2014 12:12 CET
BMW Group may build Minis alongside BMW 3-series and 1-series cars at a new plant in Mexico, a German newspaper reported.... Read More »

 

BMW names motorcycle exec Blesse as CEO of Canada unit

2:46 pm U.S. ET | May 13, 2014
Hans Blesse, vice president of BMW Motorrad USA, will replace BMW Group Canada CEO Eduardo Villaverde, beginning the transition immediately and taking the title June 1, the company said today.... Read More »

 

BMW maintains lead in global luxury race

May 13, 2014 11:01 CET
BMW Group remains the world's best-selling premium automaker after vehicle sales at its namesake BMW brand rose 8 percent to 140,840 in April.... Read More »

 

M-B EV targets BMW but takes different course

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Taking direct aim at BMW's i3 electric vehicle, Mercedes-Benz announced its B-class Electric Drive will start at $42,375 when it goes on sale in July in 10 zero-emission vehicle states.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

BMW woos U.S. buyers with 2 series

April 23, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW is aiming the 2-series coupe at drivers looking for performance and driving dynamics in a compact, rear-wheel-drive package.... Read More »

 

BMW luxury concept gives a preview of 9-series sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
BMW was set to preview a range-topping 9-series sedan at the Beijing auto show last weekend in the guise of its Vision Future Luxury concept car.... Read More »

 

BMW boosts i3 production to 100 units a day to prepare for U.S. launch

8:16 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2014
BMW has increased production of the i3 electric city car 43 percent to meet demand that has exceeded the carmaker's initial expectations.... Read More »

 

BMW i3 production boosted 43% in preparation for U.S. launch

April 15, 2014 13:05 CET
BMW has ramped up production of its i3 electric car to 100 vehicles a day, ahead of its launch in the United States this month, board member Harald Krueger said.... Read More »

 

ANE monthly e-magazine goes live Monday

April 4, 2014 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, April 7.... Read More »

 

SGL says cheaper carbon fiber will offer automakers alternative to steel, aluminum

March 31, 2014 13:10 CET
Carbon fiber reinforced parts for cars could become more than 70 percent cheaper over the next few years, making them a reasonable alternative to steel and aluminum, an SGL exec told a German weekly.... Read More »

 

BMW's Spartanburg plant will be company's biggest

1:00 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2014
BMW is investing $1 billion in its Spartanburg, S.C., factory by 2016 to expand capacity by 100,000 units and add production of a fifth crossover, the X7 -- making the plant its biggest worldwide.... Read More »

 

BMW's U.S. factory will be company's biggest global car plant after adding X7 crossover

March 28, 2014 19:00 CET
BMW is investing $1 billion in its U.S. factory to expand capacity by 100,000 units and add production of a fifth crossover, the X7 -- making the plant its biggest worldwide.... Read More »

 

BMW sees annual output of 100,000 units for its 'i' electric range

March 19, 2014 16:03 CET
BMW says it may build more than 100,000 units a year of its 'i' range of battery-powered cars by 2020 to help meet tougher CO2 emissions regulations.... Read More »

 

BMW targets significant profit gain lifted by new models

March 19, 2014 12:43 CET
BMW Group forecasts ''significant'' gains in 2014 profit as new models like the 4-series Gran Coupe and i8 plug-in hybrid sports car propel record deliveries.... Read More »

 

BMW: U.S. to wait for 2-series Active Tourer

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15, 2014
BMW executives are convinced the new 2-series Active Tourer won't be a big seller in the United States, so they plan to wait at least 15 months before launching the vehicle there.... Read More »

 

BMW Group posts Q4 profit gain on 3-series demand

March 13, 2014 13:29 CET
BMW Group reported a surprise 4 percent gain in fourth-quarter profit because of strong demand for the 3 series. CEO Norbert Reithofer forecasts a new all-time high for vehicle sales in 2014.... Read More »

 

CAR CUTAWAY

ZF 8-speed cuts fuel use in new BMW 4 series

4:41 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2014
ZF supplies the new BMW 4 series with its optional eight-speed automatic transmission. The German supplier says the transmission can help reduce fuel consumption by up to 6 percent.... Read More »

 

BMW increases Feb. group sales by 6%

March 11, 2014 16:37 CET
BMW said global group deliveries rose 6 percent in February as a 29 percent sales increase in China helped offset a slump in European demand.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Hackenberg's next Audi R8 could rock the EV world

7:27 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2014
Audi technology boss Ulrich Hackenberg believes the R8 E-tron supercar's 450km range could change the way people think of electric cars.... Read More »

 

Chrysler will stay in Canada for now

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Chrysler Group's decision last week to withdraw its request for almost $640 million (U.S. ) in government assistance from Canada and pay for renovations itself means minivan production will stay in Windsor, Ontario, for now.... Read More »

 

Hits & Misses

Daring design is the norm at Geneva show

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Automakers are looking for a healthier European market this year, and their new products reflect the confidence.... Read More »

 

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