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JAY RAMEY

Is BMW 9 series a step closer?

8:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2015
Will BMW field a production sedan positioned above the 7 series? The decision on whether to move ahead with a production version of the sedan could happen this year as Harald Krueger, who is said to be receptive to the concept of a new range-topping sedan, takes over as CEO, a report says....
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BMW's iDrive will add touch screen, gesture recognition

3:55 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2015
BMW plans to add touch-screen and gesture recognition to its next-generation iDrive human-machine interface. The enhanced technology is designed to increase the user friendliness of commands to operate navigation, infotainment and smartphones for the driver and front passenger....
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Rolls-Royce will reach decision on adding SUV this year

Jan. 6, 2015 12:33 CET
Rolls-Royce will decide this year whether to follow rival Bentley into the ultraluxury SUV market as the brand seeks to expand further after global sales rose 12 percent last year....
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BMW revives wireless charging to cut electric-car hassles

7:14 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2015
BMW AG is trying to make charging cables optional as it plans plug-in hybrid versions of top models from the 3 series to the X5 SUV....
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BMW quickly moves top 'i' tech to mainstream models

Jan. 6, 2015 06:01 CET
BMW's mainstream models could soon benefit from technology offered in the i3 and i8, such as carbon fiber construction and high-performance low-CO2 powertrains, BMW brand sales boss Ian Robertson told Automotive News Europe....
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BMW reclaims U.S. luxury title from Mercedes

1:51 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
BMW boosted December sales 11 percent to hold off Mercedes-Benz and recapture the US luxury-auto sales crown for 2014, as premium brands benefited from a surging stock market, low interest rates and attractive leasing offers....
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13 sales records, but that's no record

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
There are lots of ways to gauge really good years in the auto industry, but here's one of the best: how many brands set sales records....
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CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

How BMW cracked the streets of San Francisco

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Most car companies don't worry much about the cost of parking, but in a garage under a San Francisco overpass, a group of BMW employees is figuring out how to factor those costs into a new business model....
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BMW agrees to pay $820 million to China car dealers, group says

Jan. 5, 2015 11:30 CET
BMW agreed to pay $820 million to its distributors in China to help cover their losses after the retailers stopped ordering cars from the automaker, a dealers' group said. Dealers in China have complained of meeting unrealistic sales projections to qualify for year-end bonuses....
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Mini expects leaner lineup to boost profits

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
To boost Mini's prospects of long-term profitability, parent BMW Group has decided the British brand needs to shrink its lineup to four nameplates from seven....
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Industry 'can't give up on EVs'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
With gasoline selling for less than $2 a gallon in some states, it's fair to ask whether the industry's investment in electric vehicles has been an expensive blunder....
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ROLLS- ROYCE

Going one-on-one with customers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
The new Maybach version of the Mercedes-Benz S class goes on sale this year, competing with the Ghost and Wraith....
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MINI

Has the brand maxed out?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Some say Mini hasn't responded with enough mainstream marketing, as opposed to the off-the-wall variety...
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BMW

Hoping for a lucky 7

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Production of the i8 plug-in hybrid sports car will be increased to meet demand....
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Toyota dealer group in China warns up to 10% may quit as losses mount

12:19 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2014
As many as 10 percent of dealers for one of Toyota's China ventures are poised to drop out of the network because they can't make money on the cars they're told to sell, a dealer's group warned....
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Connected cars overtake video games at CES

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2014
The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas -- once known for cutting-edge phones and video games -- now has a new main attraction: cars and light trucks. A record 10 automakers plan to spotlight wares in exhibit space the size of three football fields when the 2015 show opens next month. The amount of display space at CES dedicated to car technologies has almost doubled over the last five years....
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German premium brands seek to highlight tech lead at electronics show

Dec. 29, 2014 06:01 CET
Germany's premium automakers aim to show that they still have a leading edge in autonomous driving and car connectivity technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas....
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Audi earmarks $29 billion through 2019 to chase BMW's crown

3:34 am U.S. ET | Dec. 27, 2014
Audi will spend $29 billion to develop technology and expand production, boosting its five-year investment plan by $2.44 billion as it chases BMW for the top spot in luxury-car sales....
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BMW expands NHTSA-ordered Takata airbag recall

3:32 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
BMW AG today expanded its recall nationally to include another 140,000 vehicles that have potentially faulty driver-side airbags, in cooperation with NHTSA. BMW is the last of five automakers to expand Takata driver-side airbag recalls after NHTSA’s orders last month...
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BMW to show off freshened 6-series variants

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
BMW will show three freshened 6-series variants at the Detroit auto show next month....
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Hyundai Motor hires longtime BMW executive in performance-car push

9:26 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2014
Hyundai and affiliate Kia hired Albert Biermann, chief engineer for BMW's M performance cars and light trucks, to develop performance models and improve ride and handling. As executive vice president, Biermann will become the South Korean automakers' second-highest foreign executive after design chief Peter Schreyer, formerly of Audi....
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In Russia, all are losing, but none are leaving

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2014
Despite suffering heavy losses in Russia's sinking economy, global automakers say they still expect a long-term payoff from their huge investments there....
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VIN switcheroo a crushing defeat for Mini Cooper

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2014
It won't be a merry Christmas for the Mini enthusiast who bought a classic Mini Cooper in England and had it shipped to the United States....
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Sneak peek at the new BMW 7-series

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Early look at the BMW 7-series doesn't show a major shift in design....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

Poached from BMW, Diess in position for VW CEO job

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Volkswagen's decision to poach BMW product development chief Herbert Diess to run its flagship VW brand puts the 56-year-old manager in the pole position to succeed Martin Winterkorn as head of what could soon be the world's largest automaker....
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