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BMW makes X4 sportier, roomier for 2019

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
BMW's new-generation X4 crossover manages to deliver a spirited drive.

Just arrived: 2019 BMW X4

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
A look at the newly-arrived 2019 BMW X4

BMW task force prepares for worst-case Brexit

June 16, 2018 09:28 CET
BMW is preparing for a worst-case Brexit where the UK quits entirely the EU's customs union and the single European market. The automaker aims to ensure that its English plants receive parts on time despite potential delays at the border, purchasing chief Markus Duesmann said.

BMW 8 series returns with all-wheel drive

1:30 pm U.S. ET | June 15, 2018
BMW is reintroducing the 8 series coupe, the first new 8 series in 20 years, in the U.S. late this year with the 2019 M850i xDrive all-wheel drive variant.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Industry's fairy tale is ending, analyst warns

3:30 pm U.S. ET | June 15, 2018
Industry's fairy tale is ending, analyst warns; GM said to explore IPO for Cruise unit; BMW 8 series back; Tesla's Boring role in Chicago; On the track with Mustang on 'The Closer.'

BMW X5 gains passenger, cargo space, off-road chops for 2019

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2018
BMW's top-selling crossover, the X5, is getting a major styling makeover for 2019, will be larger than its predecessor with extra passenger and cargo room, and offer an off-road package for the first time in a light truck marketed by the German luxury brand.

BMW puts Brazil plans on hold over country's lack of industry policy

June 12, 2018 13:56 CET
BMW says although Brazil's luxury vehicle segment is growing, the country is failing to implement industry policies that would help the automaker plan for the future.

BMW sales fell 2% in May on China tariffs, German diesel bans

June 12, 2018 10:57 CET
BMW Group said its global vehicle sales fell 2 percent in May, weighed down by China tariffs and a steep drop in German registrations as cities such as Hamburg started banning older diesel vehicles from key streets.

German automakers caught in the middle of looming tariff threats

June 11, 2018 16:21 CET
BMW and Mercedes face a double whammy of trade risks in an intensifying spat between the EU and the U.S.

Rolls-Royce design chief Taylor leaves automaker

June 8, 2018 09:43 CET
Rolls-Royce design director Giles Taylor has left the automaker to "pursue alternative business interests," the company said.

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

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

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2018
The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgoing 'F30' model largely failed to live up to expectations. Now the automaker is acutely aware the forthcoming model needs to up its game.

BMW X5 gains passenger, cargo space, off-road chops for 2019

6:15 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2018
BMW's top-selling crossover, the X5, is getting a major styling makeover for 2019, will be larger than its predecessor with extra passenger and cargo room, and offer an off-road package for the first time in a light truck marketed by the German luxury brand.

Mercedes USA launches subscription service

11:43 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2018
Mercedes-Benz launched its vehicle subscription service on Tuesday, taking on Porsche, BMW and Cadillac with a lower monthly price.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Spiff war cuts pickup prices as much as $16K

3:00 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2018
Spiffs slash pickup prices; Subaru's Yoshinaga cedes CEO role; Audi proclaims 'new era' with Q8; M-B subscription pilot launches; Daimler disputes EV report; Self-driving shuttles

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for June

June 4, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition examines how ultraluxury automakers such as Aston Martin, McLaren and Ferrari have found a way to build and sell hypercars at a hefty profit. Something that was not always the case.

Q&A: GILES TAYLOR

Designing a Rolls for uncharted territory

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2018
Giles Taylor has achieved what many thought was impossible -- designing an SUV for Rolls-Royce, the Cullinan. Rolls' design boss spoke with Automotive News Europe Correspondent Nick Gibbs.

LUXURY: Alfa Romeo gains turf

4:47 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2018
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to take a bigger bite out of the U.S. luxury market by filling up its Alfa Romeo brand's model lineup.

BMW, Daimler struggle as Europe's emissions plans at risk of coming undone

June 1, 2018 11:03 CET
European plans to tackle vehicle emissions that cause climate change are at risk of coming undone, sending automakers such as Daimler and BMW back to the drawing board to avoid potential fines.

BMW may source more U.S. steel after tariff move

4:49 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2018
BMW said it may increase the amount of steel it sources locally for its South Carolina plant after Washington imposed tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum from the European Union.

ANE's June issue goes live on Monday

June 1, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday. The new edition examines how ultraluxury automakers such as Aston Martin, McLaren and Ferrari have found a way to build and sell hypercars at a hefty profit. Something that was not always the case.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Why BMW will move cautiously with over the air updates

May 29, 2018 06:01 CET
The car will soon be the most power computer that most people have access to, BMW Group head of digital services Dieter May told Automotive News Europe in an interview.

Toyota still No. 1; Mercedes passes BMW for No. 2 in ranking of most valuable car brands

May 29, 2018 01:15 CET
Toyota kept its title as the world's most valuable car brand while Mercedes passed BMW to finish No. 2 in an annual ranking by market researcher Kantar Millward Brown. Tesla increased its brand value 60 percent to get within striking distance of Audi.

BMW sees its electric iNEXT as a crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2018
BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron with a battery-powered full-size crossover, the heart of the premium EV market, when the iNEXT debuts in 2021.

BMW will boost capacity at i3 factory in Germany

May 25, 2018 14:05 CET
BMW will invest more than 300 million euros to increase output in Germany at its Leipzig plant, the automaker's fifth-largest factory globally, laying the foundation for production of future models. BMW builds the i3 and i8 models in Leipzig.

Iran ties could dent European automakers' U.S. business

May 24, 2018 06:01 CET
PSA and Renault have spent hundreds of millions of euros to rebuild their businesses in Iran. Those investments are at risk following the U.S. decision to withdraw from a nuclear accord and re-impose sanctions on companies that do business in both Iran and the U.S.

 
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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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We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the ...
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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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Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has plenty on his plate, but he should consider these three words ...
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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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Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spi ...
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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

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

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says that the Volvo-controlled brand will extend a unique design featu ...
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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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Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed a ...
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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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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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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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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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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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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron and Mercedes's EQC with its own battery-powered full-size S ...
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Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
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