BMW

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....
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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....
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BMW names ex-Mini plant boss next production chief

March 12, 2015 14:15 CET

BMW Group has promoted manufacturing expert Oliver Zipse to succeed incoming CEO Harald Krueger as head of production. Zipse has held senior posts in product strategy and technical planning and previously served as head of Mini's UK plant....
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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....
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BMW, VW changes shake up Germany's top auto ranks

March 11, 2015 06:01 CET

When Harald Krueger becomes CEO at BMW Group and Herbert Diess takes over as boss of the VW brand this year, four of the six heads of Germany's biggest automotive brands will be in their early or mid-50s, marking a generational shift for the industry....
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NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Why McLaren can be profitable without an SUV

11:45 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2015

McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt says the supercar maker doesn't need an SUV to generate the cash required to keep renewing its range....
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NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Why McLaren can be profitable without an SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2015

McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt says the supercar maker doesn't need an SUV to generate the cash required to keep renewing its range....
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BMW brand tops rivals in Feb.; trails Audi overall

March 10, 2015 10:32 CET

BMW brand's February sales rose 5.2 percent to 131,416 vehicles. The monthly total beat rivals Audi and Mercedes after both automakers outsold BMW in January. Through two months, Audi remains ahead of BMW brand in the ranking of the world's best-selling premium carmakers....
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BMW says its new fwd models are too small for the U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015

BMW has decided not to bring either of its new 2-series front-wheel-drive models to the United States. The 2-series Gran Tourer, which debuted here last week, and the 2-series Active Tourer are too small for the U.S. market, a spokesman said....
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Rolls crossover to make broad use of aluminum

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015

Rolls-Royce's new crossover will use a new aluminum spaceframe that won't be shared with BMW, says CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes. The spaceframe technology will be adopted for all future Rolls-Royce cars, Mueller-Oetvoes said....
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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....
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Lexus heats up luxury sales race

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015

The U.S. luxury sales race is shaping up to be another barnburner in 2015 between Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Lexus....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

BLOG: Jaguar will discover the magic of U.S. production

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

Do not hesitate to build that North American vehicle assembly plant, Jaguar Land Rover....
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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....
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Record-breaking Rolls-Royce expects further gains from growing lineup

March 5, 2015 06:01 CET

Rolls-Royce set a new sales record in 2014 and looks likely to keep raising deliveries in the future following the announcement last month that it would develop an ultraluxury SUV. Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, the brand's CEO, discussed this and other topics with Automotive News Europe....
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BMW CEO Reithofer sees challenges mounting for his successor

March 4, 2015 21:46 CET

The new boss of BMW Group, Harald Krueger, will have to cope with the rise of electric cars, automated driving and new competitors, as well as the traditional uncertainties over consumer demand and fuel prices, the company's outgoing CEO, Norbert Reithofer, said....
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Lexus jumps back into U.S. luxury race; BMW tops Mercedes

3:39 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2015

With a new entry in the hot-selling compact crossover segment, Toyota's Lexus brand has gotten itself back in the hunt for the U.S. luxury auto-sales crown....
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Apple seen emerging as serious competitor by auto executives

9:09 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2015

Auto executives are taking seriously the prospect that Apple and Google will emerge as competitors even as they consider partnering with the two....
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A shakeup in Germany’s top auto ranks

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2015

Germany's automotive ranks are undergoing a generational shift. When Harald Krueger rises to CEO at BMW Group and Herbert Diess takes over as chairman of the Volkswagen brand this year, four of the six heads of Germany's biggest automotive brands will be in their late 40s to mid-50s....
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Check out the ANE e-magazine for March

March 2, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, March 2. This month's edition looks why ultraluxury brands such as Bentley, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce and Maserati are poised to keep experiencing unprecedented success....
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Rolls chief confident of another record sales year

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2015

Rolls-Royce set a record by delivering 4,063 cars worldwide in 2014, and CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, 54, expects to top that total this year. Now the BMW-owned British ultraluxury brand must decide whether to stretch its prized exclusivity even further with the addition of an SUV....
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ANE's March e-magazine goes live Monday

Feb. 27, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, March 2. This month's edition looks why ultraluxury brands such as Bentley, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce and Maserati are poised to keep experiencing unprecedented success....
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Mini designers dream up a racy Clubman for 'Gran Turismo 6' video game

3:59 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 26, 2015

Mini has joined a growing list of automakers that have released high-performance concepts for “Gran Turismo 6” on the PlayStation 3 game system....
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Rolls-Royce to build SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars sent white-gloved chauffeurs in Phantoms around New York City on Tuesday, Feb. 17, to deliver letters announcing plans to build an SUV, making good on hints dropped by CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes....
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Connected car's connector: Ethernet

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015

Across the auto industry, a transition is underway to Ethernet, the networking system widely used to connect PCs to the Internet and one another....
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