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BMW invests 55 million euros to boost image in Korea

Aug. 12, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW will open its third global brand experience center later this month in South Korea, which will allow customers to test their driving skills on features including a winding handling circuit and an off-road course....
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BMW expects to meet global sales target of over 2 million vehicles

4:44 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
BMW expects to meet its target of selling more than 2 million vehicles globally this year, sales chief Ian Robertson said....
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BMW expects to meet global sales target of over 2 million vehicles

July 14, 2014 10:44 CET
BMW expects to meet its target of selling more than 2 million vehicles globally this year, sales chief Ian Robertson said....
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ANE's July e-magazine goes live Monday

July 4, 2014 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, July 7....
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BMW holds off Audi as A3 sedan tightens race for luxury car lead

June 10, 2014 12:51 CET
BMW Group held on to the lead in global luxury car sales as demand for 5-series sedans and X5 SUVs helped edge out Audi. BMW delivered about 1,000 more vehicles than Audi in May as the race for the top spot in the segment tightened....
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BMW launches i8 plug-in hybrid as Tesla shakes up green supercar segment

June 7, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW has begun rolling out the i8 plug-in hybrid supercar as Tesla shakes up the market for luxury cars with alternative powertrains....
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Q&A

Robertson: BMW's i subbrand will lift margins

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 7, 2014
There's a nice pricing advantage to be had for early entrants in new segments, says Ian Robertson, BMW Group board member in charge of BMW brand sales and marketing and group retail operations....
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BMW sales boss bullish on 'born electric' range

June 6, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW aims to leverage improved margins with the i subbrand at a time when it believes the global premium sector price war is easing everywhere except in Europe. BMW brand sales boss Ian Robertson spoke about the strategy....
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Check out the ANE e-magazine for June

June 2, 2014 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn's plan catch industry leaders Toyota, VW and GM....
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ANE's June e-magazine goes live Monday

May 30, 2014 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, June 2. This month's edition examines Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn's plan to challenge Toyota, VW and GM....
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BMW maintains lead in global luxury race

May 13, 2014 11:01 CET
BMW Group remains the world's best-selling premium automaker after vehicle sales at its namesake BMW brand rose 8 percent to 140,840 in April....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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