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BMW deliveries rise 8 percent in July

Aug. 8, 2014 10:40 CET
BMW said its July group deliveries rose 8 percent to 163,959 vehicles, helped by growth at its core brand....
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BMW's new X1 will be the second model to use front-wheel-drive platform

Aug. 8, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW plans to launch a revamped X1 and an all-new X2 next summer based on the company's UKL1 front-wheel-drive platform. The SUVs will be the second and third BMW-brand fwd models after the 2-series Active Tourer....
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BMW cuts spare-part prices in China amid antitrust investigation

10:47 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2014
BMW AG joined Mercedes-Benz and Audi in reducing prices of spare parts in China amid an antitrust investigation into the auto industry....
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Rolls-Royce plans second convertible

11:11 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2014
Rolls-Royce will expand its lineup with a new convertible that will go on sale mid-2016. Media reports said the car will be a convertible version of the Wraith coupe, which is based on the Ghost sedan....
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BMW second-quarter profit jumps 26% boosted by record car sales

Aug. 5, 2014 09:02 CET
BMW said its second-quarter operating profit rose 26 percent, as new models, a rebounding Europe and strong China sales boosted earnings....
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Rolls-Royce says it is developing a second convertible

Aug. 5, 2014 17:11 CET
Rolls-Royce will expand its lineup with a new convertible that will go on sale mid-2016. Media reports said the car will be a convertible version of the Wraith coupe, which is based on the Ghost sedan....
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2014 MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

Imagining the impossible -- a Bimmer pickup?

8:19 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Would any self-respecting BMW enthusiast be caught dead hauling cargo around town in an open-bed 3-Series?...
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2014 MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

Lightweight vehicles pay manufacturing dividends to automakers

5:26 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Lightweight vehicle materials are delivering significant side benefits to automakers striving to improve fuel economy....
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Check out the ANE e-magazine for August

Aug. 4, 2014 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 the potential risks and rewards facing Porsche as it strives to achieve global sales of 200,000 vehicles a year....
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4 of 5 biggest players post gains in July

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Four of the five biggest automakers posted U.S. sales increases in July, matching or beating the industry's 9 percent gain....
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Mini Cooper tops other small cars in latest round of overlap crash tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman stood out among its peers in a new round of insurance industry crash testing, receiving the only good rating among 12 small cars evaluated....
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BMW 7 series to launch new platform

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
BMW will launch its next wave of rear-wheel-drive cars on a new platform called 35up. The platform will be used for the 3, 5, 6 and 7-series cars starting with the redesigned 7 series next year. The 5-series sedan and 5-series GT wagon will use the platform about 18 months later....
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Mini: Many variants to join the lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
BMW's Mini brand could have between eight and 10 variants in the future. Mini switched to the group's UKL front-wheel-drive architecture with the debut of the new Cooper hatchback this year. All of today's models and their variants will use the new architecture....
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Lexus jumps 19% for first monthly luxury win in almost a year

4:12 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2014
Lexus hasn't chased other luxury brands down-market with a sub-$30,000 car like the Mercedes-Benz CLA, yet Toyota's premium brand topped Mercedes and BMW in July for its first monthly sales win since August 2013....
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ANE's August e-magazine goes live Monday

Aug. 1, 2014 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Aug. 4. This month's edition looks at the potential risks and rewards facing Porsche....
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Audi said to plan efficiency push to lower costs

July 30, 2014 20:45 CET
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler plans steps to boost efficiency and lower costs on all operating levels, a source said, as the luxury carmaker struggles to raise output and profit margins....
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Toyota luxury boss says sub-$30K car 'wouldn't be a Lexus'

3:10 pm U.S. ET | July 30, 2014
A senior Lexus executive said that a car priced below $30,000 would not be worthy of the brand, in an indirect dig at German rivals who have been moving downmarket. "We could go down and build a car under $30,000, but it would be decontented, and you'd be cutting corners. It wouldn't be a Lexus," Mark Templin, Lexus International's executive vice president, told Automotive News....
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Audi CEO vows efficiency drive to enhance margins, report says

2:45 pm U.S. ET | July 30, 2014
Audi plans steps to boost efficiency and lower costs on all operating levels, according to a senior company source, as the luxury carmaker struggles to raise output and profit margins....
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Small cars struggle in latest round of IIHS crash tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 30, 2014
Small cars performed poorly in a new round of insurance industry crash testing, with the four-door Mini Cooper Countryman receiving the only good rating of 12 cars evaluated. Meanwhile, the lithium ion electric batteries of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and Nissan Leaf electric vehicle survived during their first Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests with no problems reported....
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BMW unveils cheaper, suitcase-sized EV charger

10:02 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
BMW Group, which sees rapid recharging as key to the success of its new BMW i3 electric vehicle, said today that it has helped develop a less expensive charger the size of a small suitcase that could help create a nationwide charging network....
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RICHARD TRUETT

Where U.S. shoppers draw the line on buying very small cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
Daimler says it's giving the Smart car another go in the United States by rebuilding it from wheels to roof, complete with new powertrains. It may not help....
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Audi plans plug-in diesel hybrid

July 27, 2014 06:01 CET
Audi aims to beat German rivals Mercedes and BMW to launch a plug-in hybrid diesel powered car. Audi will present a plug-in hybrid diesel drivetrain next year, the brand's technical development chief, Ulrich Hackenberg, said....
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Mazda expands U.S. recall of cars with faulty Takata airbags

12:51 pm U.S. ET | July 25, 2014
Mazda will broaden a recall of cars sold in the United States because an airbag inflator, supplied by Japanese supplier Takata, could rupture and seriously injure occupants....
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Audi, BMW and Mercedes pressure Ford, GM as UK market booms

July 25, 2014 06:01 CET
Germany's premium automakers are benefiting most from the UK car market boom. Audi, BMW and Mercedes are winning customers from mass-market brands such as Ford and Vauxhall....
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Audi, BMW and Mercedes pressure Ford, GM as UK market booms

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2014
Germany's premium automakers are benefiting most from the UK car market boom. Audi, BMW and Mercedes are winning customers from mass-market brands such as Ford and Vauxhall....
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