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BMW targets significant profit gain lifted by new models

March 19, 2014 12:43 CET
BMW Group forecasts ''significant'' gains in 2014 profit as new models like the 4-series Gran Coupe and i8 plug-in hybrid sports car propel record deliveries.... Read More »

 

BMW aims to sell a record 2 million cars this year

March 14, 2014 11:57 CET
BMW Group aims to sell a record 2 million cars or more this year, up from 1.96 million in 2013, as the automaker benefits from record deliveries in China and the U.S.... Read More »

 

BMW Group posts Q4 profit gain on 3-series demand

March 13, 2014 13:29 CET
BMW Group reported a surprise 4 percent gain in fourth-quarter profit because of strong demand for the 3 series. CEO Norbert Reithofer forecasts a new all-time high for vehicle sales in 2014.... Read More »

 

BMW increases Feb. group sales by 6%

March 11, 2014 16:37 CET
BMW said global group deliveries rose 6 percent in February as a 29 percent sales increase in China helped offset a slump in European demand.... Read More »

 

BMW targets 2 million car sales this year on China, U.S. gains

March 5, 2014 10:46 CET
BMW Group plans to sell more than 2 million vehicles this year as demand grows in China and the U.S. and the automaker pushes to stay ahead of Audi and Mercedes in global brand sales.... Read More »

 

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BMW development chief Diess says internal synergies key to premium strategy

Feb. 4, 2014 06:15 CET
BMW plans to strengthen internal synergies between its BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands as it aims to make permanent its nine-year reign as the world's No. 1 premium automaker.... Read More »

 

Va. dealer Moorehead becomes 1st African-American with a U.S. Rolls-Royce store

3:42 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2014
Tom Moorehead, owner of BMW and Mini dealerships in northern Virginia, has acquired a Rolls-Royce store, becoming the first African-American with a franchise to sell the ultraluxury brand in the United States.... Read More »

 

BMW retains global luxury-sales crown for ninth straight year

Jan. 13, 2014 11:06 CET
BMW retained its global sales lead over rivals Audi and Mercedes for the ninth straight year in 2013 as it sold a record 1.66 million core-brand vehicles.... Read More »

 

Rolls-Royce edging closer to decision on adding SUV

Jan. 10, 2014 13:24 CET
Rolls-Royce says it is getting closer to deciding on whether to add an SUV to its model range. Rival Bentley plans to launch an SUV in 2016.... Read More »

 

Rolls-Royce global car sales rise 2% in 2013 on Wraith demand

Jan. 9, 2014 11:53 CET
Rolls-Royce said it sold 2 percent more cars in 2013 as the introduction of the Wraith coupe helped deliver new, and younger customers to the brand.... Read More »

 

Rolls-Royce aims Wraith at 40-somethings

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
The new president of Roll-Royce Motor Cars North America says the new Wraith fastback and its sister sedan, the Ghost, are bringing much-needed entrepreneurial buyers in their early 40s to the brand.... Read More »

 

Rolls-Royce lures much younger buyers in China

Nov. 8, 2013 06:01 CET
Rolls-Royce buyers in China are a generation younger than their counterparts in Europe and the United States. The average age of a customer in China is 40 to 45 years old while it 60 to 65 elsewhere in the world.... Read More »

 

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'Unassuming' ex-tennis pro hooks up NBA players with hot rides

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2013
When Detroit Pistons guard Chauncey Billups recently began shopping for a tough-to-find Range Rover Autobiography SUV with red interior, the five-time NBA All-Star did what more than 100 other NBA players have done: He called Conor Delaney... Read More »

 

Rolls-Royce says higher China prices are due to taxes

Oct. 23, 2013 11:49 CET
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars said higher taxes means it makes about the same profit on a car sold in China as in other countries, despite higher sticker prices in the market.... Read More »

 

Rolls-Royce sees sales growth through 2014 on Wraith coupe, Asia demand

Oct. 15, 2013 06:01 CET
Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes expects sales of the automaker's first coupe and robust demand in Asia to help drive deliveries through next year.... Read More »

 

BMW brand sales rose 8% in September on U.S., Asia demand

Oct. 9, 2013 13:26 CET
BMW brand sales in September rose 8 percent on demand from the United States and Asia. Nine-month deliveries increased 9 percent.... Read More »

 

Rolls-Royce mulls SUV to challenge Bentley

Sept. 11, 2013 12:34 CET
Rolls-Royce is considering following other ultra-luxury brands including Bentley and Maserati in adding an SUV to its lineup. Rolls-Royce has asked designers draw up sketches as a first step, CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes said.... Read More »

 

Kalbfell had key roles at Rolls, Mini

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
Former BMW and Fiat executive Karl-Heinz Kalbfell, a key architect of BMW's Rolls-Royce and Mini strategies, died on Aug. 17 after a motorcycle accident in England.... Read More »

 

Rolls may be forced to expand its lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Rolls-Royce has continued to produce refined British gentleman's cars rather than try to set new standards of luxury or technology.... Read More »

 

'Super S class' will target Rolls, Bentley

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2013
The ultraluxury version of Mercedes-Benz's new S-class sedan will be priced to compete with "$200,000 to $250,000" Rolls-Royce and Bentley models, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said.
Scheduled to arrive in 2015, the "super S class" -- as it is known inside Mercedes -- will cover some of the elite ground Mercedes ceded when it killed the Maybach 57 and 62 sedans last year because of poor sales.... Read More »

 

Rolls-Royce sees flat 2013 sales in China as gov't embraces austerity

July 26, 2013 10:27 CET
Rolls-Royce expects sales growth in China to be flat this year as the economy cools and reports suggest the government may introduce a luxury tax.... Read More »

 

Rolls-Royce prepares for the Wraith by taking on staff

July 19, 2013 11:13 CET
Rolls-Royce will create 100 new jobs as it prepares launch the Wraith coupe. The Wraith is currently in pre-production and customer deliveries will begin in the last quarter.... Read More »

 

BMW extends global sales lead over Audi, Mercedes

July 8, 2013 14:38 CET
BMW's brand sales rose faster in June than at Audi and Mercedes as demand from China and the United States helped the premium carmaker to extend a lead over the two rivals in the first six months of the year.... Read More »

 

Rolls-Royce picks veteran BMW engineer to lead manufacturing

June 18, 2013 06:01 CET
Rolls-Royce has named Frank Ludwig, 42, as its manufacturing director. The German national has been with Rolls' parent, BMW Group, since 2002 and has held manufacturing jobs at the Mini and BMW brands.... Read More »

 

Rolls-Royce is counting on the Wraith to lift Russia sales

June 11, 2013 13:28 CET
Rolls-Royce is counting on its sporty Wraith model to boost sales in Russia, even as lawmakers debate raising a high-end car tax. The ultra-luxury carmaker sells around 100 cars a year in Russia.... Read More »

 

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