BMW Brand

BMW boss wants more U.S. inventory

5:37 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2014
Ludwig Willisch, CEO of BMW of North America, would like to add a big crossover to his lineup one day, but his main concern is getting enough of what BMW already builds.... Read More »

 

BMW: Electric i3 prices to be similar to 3 series

2:19 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2014
BMW expects the new i3 electric vehicle to be priced in the U.S. similarly to a 3-series compact car, the automaker's top executive for the market said.... Read More »

 

BMW takes a chance with i3's ultrathin seats

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2014
The BMW i3 has gotten considerable attention for its electric powertrain and carbon fiber body structure. But more groundbreaking innovations -- BMW's vision of eco-friendly urban transportation -- can be found in the cockpit. Check out those thin-profile front seats, which weigh only half as much as those of a 1-series sedan. Next, check out the i3's door panels, which are made of kenaf, a hemp-like natural fiber.... Read More »

 

BMW works on hands-free lane changes

Jan. 17, 2014 06:01 CET
In a bid to commercialize hands-free cars, BMW and supplier Continental are preparing a large-scale road test involving dozens of vehicles.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Software -- the new battleground

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Automakers, taking cues from gadget makers such as Apple, are developing cars to receive software updates that include new tools or even improve fuel efficiency, much in the way an iPad gets new capabilities with each successive operating system. It is a big change -- and a potential saving -- for an industry used to spending heavily to revamp aging models.... Read More »

 

Software -- the new battleground

Jan. 15, 2014 06:01 CET
Automakers, taking cues from gadget makers such as Apple, are developing cars to receive software updates that include new tools or even improve fuel efficiency, much in the way an iPad gets new capabilities with each successive operating system.... 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 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 »

 

BMW works on hands-free lane changes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
In a bid to commercialize hands-free cars, BMW AG and supplier Continental AG are preparing a large-scale road test involving dozens of vehicles.... Read More »

 

BMW launches U.S. marketing and advertising blitz for 2014 Winter Olympics

3:27 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
BMW of North America said its United States marketing campaign for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games includes advertisements, social and digital media campaigns and a national drive to benefit Team USA.... Read More »

 

SGL says up to 300 jobs affected by cost-cutting program

Dec. 12, 2013 06:01 CET
German carbon fiber specialist SGL Group said that its global work force will be reduced by up to 300 jobs as part of a cost-cutting program.... Read More »

 

2015 MUSTANG LAUNCH

Will new pony car attract global buyers?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
The Mustang's formula for success for 50 years has been basically this: good looks coupled with low-tech powertrains and suspension systems and an attractive starting price.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

BMW has high hopes for i3

Dec. 6, 2013 06:01 CET
BMW is bullish on the market potential for the i3 EV, the first model from its i subbrand. The automaker said orders for the i3 topped 10,000 even before sales started last month in Germany.... 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 »

 

Mercedes CLA helps widen U.S. luxury-sales lead over BMW

Dec. 4, 2013 06:01 CET
Mercedes widened its luxury-vehicle lead over the BMW brand in the United States last month as deliveries of the compact CLA contributed almost all of the Daimler unit's gain in the market.... Read More »

 

Mercedes rides $29,900 coupe to wider U.S. luxury lead over BMW

4:16 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2013
Mercedes-Benz widened its luxury-vehicle lead over the BMW brand in November as sales of the new entry-level CLA coupe contributed almost all of the Daimler unit’s gain in the United States market.... Read More »

 

ANE monthly e-magazine goes live Monday

Nov. 29, 2013 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Dec. 2. This edition looks at Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne's new plan to relaunch struggling Alfa Romeo.... Read More »

 

BMW i3 fails to earn EuroNCAP's top safety rating

Nov. 27, 2013 15:56 CET
BMW's electric i3 has earned four out of a possible five stars in a EuroNCAP safety test after scoring poorly in the pedestrian protection and safety assistance systems categories.... Read More »

 

NEXT TARGET: THE GERMANS

Hyundai's first Genesis tiptoed toward luxury; the redesign aims higher

9:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2013
With its first-generation Genesis sedan, Hyundai set out to prove it could produce a competent upscale car for value-minded shoppers. With the second generation arriving early next year, the Korean automaker says it's ready for a bigger challenge: proving that it can take on German rivals such as the BMW 5 series, Audi A6 and Mercedes -Benz E class.... Read More »

 

2013 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

BMW 4 series goes topless in Tokyo, L.A.

Nov. 20, 2013 19:33 CET
The BMW 4-series convertible made its global debut at the Tokyo auto show.... Read More »

 

2013 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

BMW 4-series goes topless in Tokyo, L.A.

1:33 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
The BMW 4-series Convertible made its global debut at the Tokyo Motor Show today. The car's three-piece retractable hardtop opens in less than 20 seconds with the push of a button, BMW says.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

For BMW i3, juice from the solar grid

1:52 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
Some experts argue that driving an electric vehicle charged with power generated from fossil fuels reduces the EV's green benefits. BMW of North America -- to give its new i EVs and plug-in hybrids more sustainability credits -- will offer buyers a cleaner source of electricity: solar power.... Read More »

 

BMW i3 pioneers use of carbon fiber in mass-produced cars

Nov. 16, 2013 06:15 CET
BMW is breaking new ground with its extensive use of carbon fiber in the i3 electric car. The move represents the biggest shift in automobile production since at least the 1980s when the first all-aluminum car frames were made.... 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 »

 

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