BMW boosts Q3 profit as Europe offsets slow China

Nov. 3, 2015 08:55 CET

BMW posted a 4.3 percent increase in third-quarter profit as strong sales in higher-margin core European markets outweighed weak demand in China....
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Luxury brands place fuel cell bets

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2015

Luxury automakers fortified their stance on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show, with Lexus unveiling a dramatic fuel cell concept and BMW AG disclosing that it will launch a vehicle in 2020 developed in conjunction with Toyota Motor Corp....
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BMW plans to market fuel cell sedan after 2020

7:36 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

BMW says its first fuel cell vehicle would likely be a larger-sized sedan that would go on sale after 2020, when a hydrogen development partnership ends between the German luxury automaker and Toyota....
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BMW recalls 86,018 Mini Cooper models for power-steering glitch

1:25 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

BMW is recalling 86,018 Mini Coopers after an investigation into a steering glitch on the vehicles prompted U.S. regulators to recommend a recall....
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BLOG: Mini rewards Japan sales with Tokyo debut

11:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

Mini unveiled a redesigned and more upscale convertible at the Tokyo Motor Show because Japanese sales are growing at a faster rate than sales in other major markets....
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Mapmaker seeks standard for the cloud

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

In this connected-car age, a BMW that skids on a patch of black ice could upload a message to a central database, prompting a warning for another BMW headed toward the same spot....
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Design chief Taylor shapes modern Rolls-Royce

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2015

Rolls-Royce design chief Giles Taylor discusses the design of the new Dawn convertible: No focus groups, but intense focus on the delicate task of updating Rolls' classic design language....
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Mini Convertible slated for March debut in U.S.

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2015

The redesigned Mini Convertible based on a new BMW architecture goes on sale next March. The car, like all of Mini's redesigned models, will be powered by BMW Group engines. It is one of Mini's five “superhero,” or core, models as the brand moves to focus on volume cars rather than expand into more niches....
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BLOG: How BMW helped Volvo choose its U.S. plant location

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

BMW played a key role in getting Volvo to choose South Carolina as the location for its first U.S. plant. And, a pretty well-known aerospace giant also helped....
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BLOG: Lexus brings knife to horsepower gunfight

11:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2015

Looking to avoid a bare-knuckle horsepower brawl with its storied rivals, Lexus is positioning the first-ever GS F as the friendly performance sedan....
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BMW, Uber team up to offer 7-series rides

12:28 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2015

Uber customers in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and New York will be able to receive complimentary rides from BMW in the redesigned 2016 7 series beginning at noon local time today....
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BMW powers South Africa plant with manure

Oct. 17, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW's plant in South Africa is helping the automaker edge toward a global target to supply all its production with renewable energy by getting some of its power from cow manure....
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BMW wants 7 series to top Mercedes S class on multiple levels

Oct. 15, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW says its latest 7-series flagship sedan will provide segment-leading fuel-efficiency and technological firsts as the automaker seeks to compete better against the Mercedes-Benz S class....
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BMW plans spring launch for M2

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015

BMW's M series has a new face on the block -- the M2. The successor to the BMW 1-series M coupe will be available at U.S. dealerships in the spring....
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China auto sales expand at slowest pace in 3 years

7:13 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

Light-vehicle sales in China expanded at the slowest pace since 2012 so far this year, underlining the slump in demand that prompted the government to cut a tax on car purchases to revive demand in the world's biggest auto market....
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The secret to BMW M4 GTS power boost? Water

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

The 2016 BMW M4 GTS has a huge rear wing, plenty of custom bodywork and factory-fitted, six-point harness-equipped racing seats....
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Mercedes' monthly global sales top BMW, Audi again

7:18 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Mercedes-Benz was the world's best-selling luxury car brand for the third consecutive month in September, surpassing BMW and Audi as demand for coupelike SUVs helped its sales grow twice as fast as at either competitor....
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12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Jim Thomas, who worked in automotive sales, marketing and public relations, died Sept. 23. He was 67....
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BMW adds tech to fend off X1 rivals

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11, 2015

BMW of North America has added semi-autonomous and technology features from its more expensive models to the redesigned X1 compact crossover because of growing competition in the segment....
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BMW bumps up X1 base price by $1,800

4:23 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

BMW is increasing the price of its redesigned base X1 crossover by about $1,800 and adding standard features. The X1 xDrive28i will start at $35,795 including shipping, BMW said today at a press event....
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S.C. dealerships, factories begin recovering from floods

3:33 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

The rain has stopped, but South Carolina’s dealerships and residents are still on alert and recovering from the massive floods that have wreaked havoc on much of the state....
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BMW car-sharing program quits San Francisco

5:58 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

DriveNow, the car-sharing program owned by BMW that allows drivers to rent electric cars by the minute, is pulling out of San Francisco, the only U.S. city in which it operates, the company said Monday....
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South Carolina dealers grapple with floods; BMW still producing

4:11 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

South Carolina auto dealers and BMW's U.S. plant are digging out and adjusting after more than 2 feet of rain have fallen over the last three days in some parts of the state, leading to catastrophic flooding....
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BMW says emissions manipulation software is a 'no-go'

Oct. 1, 2015 16:18 CET

BMW's development chief has echoed rival automakers Daimler and Volvo in saying that the so-called "defeat device" that VW Group used to cheat U.S. diesel-emissions tests was a “no-go” at his company, adding that BMW has control systems to ensure such manipulation never occurs....
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BLOG: The challenge and promise of car-sharing, in 2 charts

9:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

If you're a forward-looking automaker, it's no longer enough to sell an EV and experiment with autonomous driving -- you need a car-sharing service, too....
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