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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT

Feb. 15, 2018 06:01 CET
BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of its latest full-size Gran Turismo, which is now sold under the 6-series nameplate.

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

BMW's redesigned X4 adds new engines, more power for 2019

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2018
In addition to the new engines, the second-generation X4 moves to a new architecture -- BMW's CLAR platform -- and becomes lighter, more efficient and roomier.

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Toyota teases sporty coupe developed with BMW

Feb. 13, 2018 12:20 CET
Toyota's Supra performance coupe looks likely to debut in concept form at next month's Geneva auto show after the automaker released a teaser picture. The new Supra is being developed in partnership with BMW.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for February

Feb. 5, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at which brands were the biggest winners last year in Europe and examines whether the sales growth will continue in 2018.

LUXURY: Mercedes starts 2018 with clear lead over BMW

5:06 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2018
After winning two straight luxury sales crowns, Mercedes-Benz USA is kicking off 2018 with a clear-cut lead in the U.S. luxury market despite a small skid in January.

BMW's 2nd place? It was a surprise!

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018
BMW's second place finish in the 2017 U.S. luxury sales race came as a surprise to BMW of North America CEO Bernhard Kuhnt.

BMW, Mercedes to test subscription services in U.S.

6:32 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018
Rivals Mercedes-Benz and BMW plan to launch vehicle subscription pilots in the U.S. this year, joining a growing list of luxury brands in offering consumers a vehicle to drive for a monthly fee that includes insurance, maintenance and pickup and delivery.

German premium brands set 2017 sales records; Mercedes keeps luxury crown

Jan. 12, 2018 15:23 CET
Germany's three premium brands reported record vehicle sales last year on booming demand for their SUVs. Mercedes retained the top spot in global luxury-car sales rankings for a second year.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

BMW sticks to X3's winning formula

Dec. 1, 2017 11:28 CET
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, giving the latest version of the premium midsize SUV improved handling and agility, along with an updated design and a quieter cabin.

BMW expands car-sharing program to China

Nov. 24, 2017 06:01 CET
BMW says it is bringing premium element to car-sharing in China with its ReachNow program that uses a fleet of electric i3 models.

BMW recalls all i3 electric vehicles

3:36 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2017
BMW is recalling all 2014-18 i3 electric vehicles for higher risk of neck injuries to smaller people in the driver's seat who aren't wearing seat belts, according to recall documents.

Next-gen BMW X5 caught testing near BMW S.C. plant

12:44 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2017
The next iteration of BMW's X5 midsize crossover is taking shape and appears to be on schedule for launch in the second half of 2018, possibly as a 2019 model. The redesign appears conservative -- except for the X5's new snout.

LUXURY: Leader Mercedes slips; Lexus closes in on BMW

5:32 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2017
Helped by its best September ever, Lexus pulled closer to BMW for the No. 2 spot in the luxury sales race for 2017, while Mercedes-Benz stayed solidly on top despite a September skid in sales.

BMW goes fwd for 2-series Gran Coupe

12:59 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2017
New spy shots seem to confirm that the coming 2-series Gran Coupe will be built on a fwd platform -- the same platform that underpins the Mini lineup and the smaller 1-series sedan currently slated only for China. BMW is expected to introduce the fwd-based 2-series Gran Coupe in 2020.

How BMW counts on startups to counter Tesla

Sept. 30, 2017 06:01 CET
BMW hopes to add luster to its electrification push by working with fast-moving startup companies in a bid to counter products from Tesla, which have outshone those from traditional automakers.

BMW targets $2.4 billion cut to parts outlays in EV push

12:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2017
BMW aims to slash roughly $2.4 billion in annual purchases by squeezing costs for transmission components and other parts to help finance a shift to EVs.

BMW fails in bid to oveturn limit on state aid for its Leipzig plant

Sept. 13, 2017 10:46 CET
An EU court dismissed BMW's bid to overturn a decision limiting state aid toward expanding production of the i3 and i8 cars in Leipzig, Germany.

EV competitors stress performance

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017
Amid the ramp-up of Tesla Model 3 production, competing EV makers are stressing the performance characteristics of their latest models.

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

BMW will offer 12 full-electric cars to catch up with Tesla

Sept. 7, 2017 14:38 CET
BMW will offer 12 full-electric EVs by 2025 including a low-slung sedan to be unveiled at the Frankfurt auto show as the automaker accelerates the rollout of battery-powered cars to catch up with Tesla.

VIDEO: First Shift: Harvey idles hundreds of Texas dealerships

8:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2017
Harvey idles hundreds of Texas dealerships; BMW i3 makeover; Super Cruise standard on Cadillac CT6 Platinum; Renault-Nissan in China EV venture; Ford, Domino's test robo pizza car.

BMW softens i3's boxy looks to counter Tesla

Aug. 29, 2017 10:40 CET
BMW is giving its i3 electric car a sporty makeover to boost its appeal and counter the threat from Tesla's new Model 3 sedan. The i3 has struggled to lure buyers as consumers balked at its high cost, limited driving range and unusual design.

BMW adds sport model to i3 family

5:39 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2017
The BMW i3 lineup is expanding with a new sport model for 2018. The i3s features more power than the base i3 and styling tweaks that differentiate it from the base model.

Revolutions and angry amphibians: What people think of the BMW Concept Z4

11:56 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2017
BMW aimed for the spotlight in Pebble Beach, Calif., last week with the Concept Z4. The show car previews the next-generation Z4 roadster, which will share a platform co-developed with Toyota Motor Corp. and captures the automaker's new design language. Here's what people are saying about the concept roadster.

Z4 concept: BMW's modern roadster

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017
A joint project with Toyota will bring about BMW's modern roadster. Pebble Beach concept sets design theme for next Z4.

Japan looks to wood pulp to make lighter auto parts

Aug. 19, 2017 06:01 CET
The global push among carmakers to make ever lighter vehicles is leading some auto suppliers in Japan to turn to what seems like an unlikely substitute for steel: wood.

 
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Stadler's words return to haunt him

Christiaan Hetzner
9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18 2018

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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

Richard Truett
11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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