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Infiniti lures BMW exec to head global operations

July 8, 2014 12:49 CET
Infiniti has named longtime BMW executive Gaby-Luise Wuest as its head of global operations. Wuest succeeds Francois Goupil de Bouille, who has been appointed Infiniti's head of Europe, Middle East and Africa operations....
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Mexico projected to surpass Brazil as top Latin American vehicle producer

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2014
Mexico is poised to overtake Brazil as the top Latin American automobile producer for the first time in more than a decade as surging exports to the U.S. spur factory openings and record output....
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BMW CEO sees billion-euro challenge to meet EU's CO2 target

July 8, 2014 06:15 CET
BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer says the cost to meet tougher EU CO2 limits due in 2021 will cost the carmaker billions of euros, but he's confident that a new engine family will allow the automaker to achieve the target....
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Audi joins Mercedes in narrowing luxury-car sales gap with BMW

July 8, 2014 10:57 CET
Audi and Mercedes narrowed their sales gaps with global luxury-car leader BMW during the first half on robust sales of Audi's A3 compact and Mercedes' S-class flagship....
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Audi joins Mercedes in narrowing BMW's global luxury lead

6:55 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2014
Audi's A3 compact sedan and Mercedes-Benz's top-of-the-line S-class model helped the German companies narrow the sales gap with global luxury-car leader BMW in the first half of 2014....
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Mercedes' $1 million S-class Pullman upstages Rolls-Royce

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
The new extra-long Pullman version of the Mercedes-Benz S class will cost more than double the Rolls-Royce Phantom....
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GM says it can weather South Africa supplier strike for medium term

7:52 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
Workers at components factories supplying General Motors' South African plant remained on strike today but the automaker said it had sufficient inventory for both domestic and export customers for the medium term....
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Check out the ANE e-magazine for July

July 7, 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 challenges facing Volkswagen Group as it tries to become the world's largest automaker....
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'Made in Germany' loses more luster as BMW, Audi, M-B expand footprints

1:15 pm U.S. ET | July 4, 2014
“Made in Germany,” a hallmark of three of Europe's leading luxury automakers for years, is losing a little more of its exclusivity with BMW's decision to join rivals Audi and Mercedes and establish a manufacturing footprint in Mexico....
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ANE's July e-magazine goes live Monday

July 4, 2014 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, July 7....
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BMW to invest $1 billion in new plant in Mexico, employ 1,500 workers

1:40 pm U.S. ET | July 3, 2014
BMW plans to spend $1 billion to build a plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, with capacity of about 150,000 units per year, the company said today. Start of production is planned for 2019, with a work force of about 1,500 employees, said Harald Krueger, BMW board member for production, in a statement. BMW did not disclose what models it will build at the plant....
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BMW holds U.S. luxury segment lead over Mercedes, Lexus

5:24 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2014
BMW won the June luxury sales crown in the United States and widened its lead over Mercedes and Lexus during the first six months. Last month, BMW sold 30,201 vehicles, a 12 percent increase, helped by the 5-series sedan, which surged 77 percent to 7,940 deliveries. Mercedes rose 8.6 percent to 26,506, helped by a 25 percent gain to 6,500 for the E-class sedan....
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BMW's new Mexico plant will build up to 150,000 cars a year, report says

July 1, 2014 12:37 CET
A new BMW car plant in Mexico will build 150,000 vehicles annually, a source said. BMW said it will make an announcement in Mexico on Thursday, although the company did not confirm it will be about a new factory....
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BMW plans for Mexico factory to be unveiled Thursday, government official says

12:08 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
BMW AG's plans to build a new factory in Mexico will be revealed on Thursday, a government official said today. The Mexican official, speaking on condition of anonymity with Reuters, said details of the plans would be made in an announcement scheduled for July 3....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BMW's iDrive earns high marks, but doesn't match Apple

7:37 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2014
BMW's iDrive system ranked highest in Germany and Italy for user experience in a recent test, but the automaker and its peers have a long way to go to match Apple....
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BMW will decide on location of 2nd N.A. factory before summer break, CEO says

June 25, 2014 13:11 CET
BMW is still deliberating on where to locate a new factory in North America but will reach a decision before the summer break, CEO Norbert Reithofer said....
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BMW examines cars for potential airbag problems

June 24, 2014 09:16 CET
BMW is analyzing a limited number of its cars in Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands as part of a broader investigation into the safety of airbags supplied by Japan's Takata....
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BMW M235i tops Corvette, Porsche 911 in Consumer Reports review

8:51 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2014
BMW's M235i high-performance car has secured the German automaker its highest-ever score from Consumer Reports, beating the costlier Porsche 911 and Chevrolet Corvette in road test reviews....
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Daimler set to approve Mercedes output in Mexico, report says

June 23, 2014 11:16 CET
Daimler's executive board will approve in two weeks production of a Mercedes compact sedan and the CLA at a Nissan plant in Mexico, a German press report said....
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Audi, BMW both claim to be 1st with laser high beams

June 23, 2014 06:01 CET
Both Audi and BMW claim to be the first to market with high-beam laser headlights, but it is unclear which automaker should get the bragging rights....
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BMW to extend JV with China's Brilliance until 2028

June 23, 2014 10:16 CET
BMW said it will extend its joint venture with Chinese partner Brilliance until 2028 as it seeks to challenge Audi in the world's biggest auto market....
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Rolls-Royce to launch SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
Rolls-Royce will launch its first SUV in 2018, according to the German magazine Autobild. The SUV has been code-named Cullinan after the world's largest diamond, according to the magazine....
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Audi, BMW play laser tag on high-beams

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
In the latest round of technological one-upmanship involving German luxury brands, Audi and BMW each claim to be the first to market with high-beam laser headlights....
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Asian automakers still reluctant to embrace aluminum

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2014
As western carmakers such as Audi and Ford embrace aluminum to save weight and boost fuel economy, their Asian rivals remain reluctant to invest in the costly retooling required that would disrupt existing manufacturing processes and supplier relationships....
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Mini, beloved by Chinese women, seeks a few good men

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2014
How much do women in China love BMW's Mini? Perhaps a bit too much for Mini's comfort. So the company is taking pains to give its cars more masculine connotations....
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