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BMW X7 addition will make U.S. factory automaker's biggest car plant

March 27, 2014 20:30 CET
BMW's U.S. factory is on track to become the automaker's largest global production site with the addition of the X7 crossover.... Read More »

 

BMW X7 poised to make S.C. plant an even bigger manufacturing powerhouse

2:30 pm U.S. ET | March 27, 2014
BMW's next expansion at its Spartanburg, S.C., plant and the addition of the X7 crossover will mark another milestone for a factory that's become a centerpiece of BMW's global manufacturing strategy. Since producing its first car 20 years ago, Spartanburg has expanded to rank as the industry's biggest producer of vehicles exported from North America, according to BMW.... Read More »

 

BMW will build 7-seat crossover in its U.S. plant

March 21, 2014 15:56 CET
The long-rumored BMW X7 will be built at the company's U.S. plant where annual production capacity will be increased to 400,000.... Read More »

 

BMW plans 7-seat crossover for Spartanburg

9:56 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2014
The long-rumored BMW X7 will be built at the company's plant in South Carolina, a person familiar with the plans said. The German automaker will make the announcement on March 28, said the person, who was not authorized to discuss the move publicly.... 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 considers raising U.S. capacity, expects pretax profit to rise 'significantly'

6:36 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2014
BMW is looking at raising production capacity at its plant in the United States and releasing 12 new models as it chases record car sales and a rise in pretax profit in 2014.... 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 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 plans China recall on engine-part complaints

March 17, 2014 12:58 CET
BMW will recall an unspecified number of vehicles proactively in China following consumer complaints over a potentially defective engine part.... Read More »

 

Apple invades cars' center stack

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Apple's new CarPlay system lets drivers use their vehicle touch screens to access the company's apps for music, phone numbers, route guidance, e-mails -- you name it.... Read More »

 

Mini Paceman, Coupe and Roadster may not be replaced

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Mini may not replace its Coupe, Roadster and Paceman models.... Read More »

 

Bigger crossover for BMW?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
BMW Group plans "a significant economic and product announcement" at its Spartanburg, S.C., plant on March 28, raising speculation that it will build a long-rumored seven-seat crossover.... Read More »

 

BMW: U.S. to wait for 2-series Active Tourer

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15, 2014
BMW executives are convinced the new 2-series Active Tourer won't be a big seller in the United States, so they plan to wait at least 15 months before launching the vehicle there.... Read More »

 

BMW, Mercedes reduce number of architectures

March 14, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW and Mercedes-Benz are reducing their number of vehicle architectures to speed development and cut costs.... 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 »

 

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Bigger Mini keeps its charm

March 13, 2014 06:15 CET
The third-generation Mini looks very much like its predecessor but beneath the longer body shell a lot has changed including the switch to a new front-wheel-drive platform.... 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 »

 

Audi passes BMW in global sales to take lead in luxury-car race

March 11, 2014 11:49 CET
Audi delivered more cars than BMW brand through the first two months of 2014 to claim the title of the world's best-selling premium brand.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Hackenberg's next Audi R8 could rock the EV world

7:27 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2014
Audi technology boss Ulrich Hackenberg believes the R8 E-tron supercar's 450km range could change the way people think of electric cars.... Read More »

 

Audi passes BMW in global sales to take lead in luxury race

7:49 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2014
Audi AG delivered more cars than BMW AG's namesake brand through the first two months of 2014 to claim the title of the world's best-selling luxury-auto automaker.... Read More »

 

BMW, M-B reduce number of architectures

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
BMW and Mercedes-Benz are reducing their number of vehicle architectures to speed development and cut costs.... Read More »

 

BMW i8 demand outstrips initial production run

March 10, 2014 22:37 CET
BMW said there is strong demand for its i8 plug-in hybrid supercar which will begin rolling out to customers in June.... Read More »

 

Chrysler will stay in Canada for now

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Chrysler Group's decision last week to withdraw its request for almost $640 million (U.S. ) in government assistance from Canada and pay for renovations itself means minivan production will stay in Windsor, Ontario, for now.... Read More »

 

Hits & Misses

Daring design is the norm at Geneva show

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Automakers are looking for a healthier European market this year, and their new products reflect the confidence.... Read More »

 

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