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BMW dealers with Product Geniuses boost profit and customer satisfaction

April 17, 2014 06:15 CET
BMW dealers in Europe taking part in the automaker's Product Genius program are getting a financial boost. The tech-savvy employees' no-pressure explanation of the features available in BMW's vehicles has increased the purchase of high-margin options by 10 percent to 15 percent, the company said.... Read More »

 

BMW's finance chief sees risks to group's Russia business

March 20, 2014 11:58 CET
BMW CFO Friedrich Eichiner said any worsening of the crisis between Ukraine and Russia would jeopardize the company's outlook.... Read More »

 

BMW sees annual output of 100,000 units for its 'i' electric range

March 19, 2014 16:03 CET
BMW says it may build more than 100,000 units a year of its 'i' range of battery-powered cars by 2020 to help meet tougher CO2 emissions regulations.... 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 »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

What BMW's Robertson looks for in a future leader

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
BMW sales chief Ian Robertson says that the auto industry's next-generation leaders will need to have open minds and international backgrounds.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

What BMW's Robertson looks for in a future leader

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
BMW sales chief Ian Robertson says that the auto industry's next-generation leaders will need to have open minds and international backgrounds.... Read More »

 

Mercedes sales growth tops BMW on compact car surge

Feb. 11, 2014 10:49 CET
Mercedes brand sales grew faster in January than at BMW and Audi as the carmaker's growing compact lineup helped it further close the gap in deliveries with its rivals.... Read More »

 

Mercedes sales growth tops BMW on compact car surge

4:49 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2014
Mercedes brand sales grew faster in January than at BMW and Audi as the carmaker's growing compact lineup helped it further close the gap in deliveries to its rivals.... Read More »

 

BMW i3 buyers face six-month wait for their cars

Jan. 31, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW i3 buyers face a six-month wait to receive the electric car because of high demand.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

At BMW, a careful eye on the EV market

12:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
BMW of North America has 100,000 hand-raisers for the new i3 compact electric car, CEO Ludwig Willisch says. Of course, not all of the prospects will turn into orders or sales, but BMW figures it will take “a few years” to satisfy demand for the i3, Willisch said.... Read More »

 

BMW, Mercedes sales bosses see Europe rebound

Jan. 14, 2014 16:49 CET
The sales bosses at BMW and Mercedes believe the European market is headed toward a rebound this year.... 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 »

 

Mercedes tops Audi in Nov. global sales; BMW defends luxury lead

Dec. 10, 2013 10:04 CET
Mercedes outsold Audi last month as a new line of compacts helped boost its volume, but it wasn't enough to overcome BMW, which maintained its position as the world's No. 1 premium brand.... Read More »

 

NICK GIBBS

BMW i3 London test drive easier to arrange than expected

3:37 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2013
BMW says it will take months to get through its waiting list of people in the UK who want to test drive the new i3 electric car, but I was able to arrange a test drive in London in a fraction of that time.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

BMW: wagons for Europe, GTs for the rest of the world

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2013
BMW's GT models are aimed at countries such as the U.S. and China, while Europe is the main market for the automaker's station wagons.... Read More »

 

Mercedes gains ground on BMW as CLA coupe propels October sales

Nov. 11, 2013 10:04 CET
Mercedes gained ground against rivals BMW and Audi last month as brand sales rose 15 percent in October, beating 5 percent growth at BMW and a 7 percent gain at Audi.... Read More »

 

Mercedes gains ground on BMW as CLA coupe propels October sales

4:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
Mercedes gained further ground against rivals BMW and Audi last month as brand sales rose 15 percent in October, beating 5 percent growth at BMW and a 7 percent gain at Audi.... Read More »

 

BMW considers boosting EV production on strong early demand for i3

Oct. 15, 2013 06:01 CET
BMW is considering a production increase for the i3 electric car after early demand for the model exceeded the automaker's expectations.... Read More »

 

BMW mulls boosting EV production on strong early demand for i3

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2013
BMW is considering a production increase for the i3 electric car after early demand for the model exceeded the automaker's expectations.... 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 »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Ford, Renault move upscale in bid to win back sales from German premium brands

Oct. 7, 2013 06:01 CET
Ford and Renault are launching upscale badges in Europe to reverse losses and boost profitability – but the strategy is not without potential risks.... Read More »

 

Q&A: IAN ROBERTSON

BMW's Robertson predicts gains from technology, new segments

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
BMW has big plans. Global sales and marketing boss Ian Robertson says the automaker will push into new segments, something it has successfully done in the past few years with vehicles such as the X1 and 1 series.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

BMW's Robertson predicts gains from technology, new segments

Sept. 9, 2013 06:15 CET
BMW has big plans to move into new segments and push the boundaries of emerging technology. In an interview, the carmaker's sales and marketing boss Ian Robertson shared his vision of the future with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

 

ANE monthly e-magazine goes live Monday

Aug. 30, 2013 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Sept. 2. This edition looks at how the first signs of stabilization of the European market should help the region's automakers remain the world's most profitable.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Porsche's 'chameleon' shows speed of tech leaps

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5, 2013
The Panamera S E-Hybrid shows how fast alternative powertrain technology is improving. Porsche executives refer to the car as a “chameleon” because it can travel emissions free in the city then blast past rivals on the highway.... Read More »

 

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