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JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Is BMW 9 series a step closer?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2015

BMW may decide this year whether to launch a new range-topping sedan. Incoming CEO Harald Krueger is said to be receptive to the idea of a model, possibly called the 9 series, that would compete against the recently-unveiled Mercedes-Maybach S600....
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JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Is BMW 9 series a step closer?

8:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2015

Will BMW field a production sedan positioned above the 7 series? The decision on whether to move ahead with a production version of the sedan could happen this year as Harald Krueger, who is said to be receptive to the concept of a new range-topping sedan, takes over as CEO, a report says....
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BMW quickly moves top 'i' tech to mainstream models

Jan. 6, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW's mainstream models could soon benefit from technology offered in the i3 and i8, such as carbon fiber construction and high-performance low-CO2 powertrains, BMW brand sales boss Ian Robertson told Automotive News Europe....
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Hoping for a lucky 7

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

Production of the i8 plug-in hybrid sports car will be increased to meet demand....
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BMW to show off freshened 6-series variants

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014

BMW will show three freshened 6-series variants at the Detroit auto show next month....
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Sneak peek at the new BMW 7-series

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014

Early look at the BMW 7-series doesn't show a major shift in design....
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BMW i3 test in Berlin lead to 'range panic'

Dec. 13, 2014 06:01 CET

BMW's i3 is still rare enough to turn heads in Berlin, one of four cities chosen by the German government to promote electric cars, but finding a place to recharge the battery powered hatchback can be a challenge, meaning that range anxiety can turn to panic....
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DIANA T. KURLYKO

BLOG: BMW refreshes 6 series

3:38 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2014

BMW has freshened all three of its 6-series variants that will debut next month at the Detroit auto show and go on sale in the second quarter of 2015....
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BMW brand tops Audi, Mercedes but lead narrows

Dec. 10, 2014 11:33 CET

BMW brand sales rose 6 percent last month, its highest-ever November sales. The result beat Audi and Mercedes, but the two rivals remain on course to narrow BMW's 2014 lead as the No.1 global luxury brand....
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Mercedes-Benz's new GLE Coupe wants a piece of luxury crossover market

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2014

Mercedes-Benz hopes to carve out a niche in the crowded luxury crossover market with the launch of the all-new GLE Coupe aimed at buyers looking for a nimbler, sportier crossover....
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Why BMW loves California

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014

BMW North America is headquartered in New Jersey, which means shorter flights to Munich for CEO Ludwig Willisch. But Willisch spends much time thinking about the West Coast....
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Audi Q7 will be VW Group's 1st plug-in diesel

Dec. 5, 2014 06:01 CET

Audi's Q7 will be the first model from VW Group to offer a plug-in hybrid diesel powertrain, an Audi source told Automotive News Europe. The variant gives Audi a technology edge over BMW and Mercedes, which currently offer gasoline plug-ins....
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BMW expects further sales growth in 2015

Dec. 4, 2014 15:49 CET

BMW expects its brand sales to increase in 2015, building on this year's solid expansion, even though economic growth in core European markets is stalling. The carmaker is sticking to its goal of selling more than 2 million group vehicles this year....
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BMW plans 3 series, X5 plug-in hybrid variants

Dec. 1, 2014 15:43 CET

BMW is joining rival premium carmakers in offering plug-in hybrid versions of its main models, including the 3-series sedan and X5 SUV, as automakers react to tighter emissions regulations....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: How to get the U.S. into diesels

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2014

European automakers and suppliers have been trying for years to get U.S. drivers excited about diesels. Experience has proved that a test drive can be a deal-maker....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: How to get the U.S. into diesels

8:07 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2014

European automakers and suppliers have been trying for years to get U.S. drivers excited about diesels. Experience has proved that a test drive can be a deal-maker....
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Audi makes Q3 greener to keep lead over BMW X1

Nov. 27, 2014 11:34 CET

The Audi Q3 will get more efficient powertrains with technology such as the crossover's first use of fuel-saving cylinder deactivation as part of its mid-cycle refresh. Audi starts European sales of the revised Q3 in February....
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SGL sees rising interest in carbon fiber parts

Nov. 23, 2014 20:25 CET

SGL Group, the materials supplier for carbon fiber reinforced parts in BMW's electric cars, is in talks with Audi, Porsche, GM and other carmakers to supply carbon fiber for a wider range of automotive components, its CEO said....
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BMW may need to boost i8 output to cut waiting time

Nov. 20, 2014 18:26 CET

BMW may have to increase production of its i8 plug-in hybrid supercar to meet high demand. The waiting time of up to 18 months for the 120,000 euro coupe is too long, BMW sales chief Ian Robertson said....
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BMW says its Takata inflator work moving from Mexico to Germany

7:21 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014

Takata plans to shift production of BMW airbag inflators from Mexico to Germany, BMW said on Wednesday in a filing with federal safety regulators who have been probing questions about the quality of manufacturing at the plant....
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BMW 1-series sedan for the U.S.?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014

A new BMW 1-series sedan is expected in the U.S. in 2017, based on a front-wheel-drive architecture shared with Mini....
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BMW Group deliveries rise 11% on China demand

Nov. 11, 2014 11:05 CET

BMW Group vehicle sales increased by 11 percent in October on strong demand from China, which helped 10-month deliveries rise 7 percent to 1.71 million, keeping the automaker on course to reach 2 million sales this year....
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Tesla, BMW, Nissan help boost EV sales in Europe

Nov. 11, 2014 06:15 CET

Helped by new entries such as the BMW i3 and Tesla Model S, the market for electric cars in Europe may rise to 150,000 with a "high scenario" of 250,000 by 2020 in a total global market forecast to be 19.3 million, analysts LMC Automotive predicts....
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How BMW created a boxier 2-series droptop

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2014

Karim Habib, BMW Group's head of design, says the 2-series convertible that debuted this month at the Paris auto show evokes legendary BMWs of the past....
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Rolls-Royce names BMW exec interior design chief

Oct. 24, 2014 06:01 CET

Daniel Starke is the new Rolls-Royce interior design head, a role he previously held at BMW's i electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle subbrand....
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