BMW's top brass caught in electric divideMon, 19, Sep 2016
Tesla envy among German luxury carmakers remains at a fever pitch, as Automotive News pointed out this month. Indeed, BMW's top executives will skip next week's Paris auto show to wrestle with how to react to the U.S. upstart.
BMW to appoint new finance and purchasing chiefs, report saysThu, 26, May 2016
EV is part of BMW's big push for sustainabilityMon, 21, Mar 2016
BMW's new CEO starts in shadow of predecessor's shift to chairmanWed, 13, May 2015
BMW CEO Reithofer's supervisory board role backed by fund firmTue, 12, May 2015
UK fund firm Hermes Investment Management said it supported the election of BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer to the automaker's supervisory board. The proposal has drawn criticism for the lack of a cooling off period after Harald Krueger, the automaker's production chief, succeeds Reithofer as CEO.
BMW faces opposition to Reithofer's elevationSun, 10, May 2015
BMW CEO signals core brand may lose global volume sales crownWed, 18, Mar 2015
BMW may surrender its position as the No. 1 global premium brand by unit sales to rival Audi, although it will retain the title if sales of Mini are included, CEO Norbert Reithofer said. A push by competitors such as Audi into areas of subcompact cars, a segment where BMW does not offer a vehicle, is making it harder to retain the title, Reithofer said.
BMW names ex-Mini plant boss Zipse as production chiefThu, 12, Mar 2015
BMW Group has promoted manufacturing expert Oliver Zipse to succeed incoming CEO Harald Krueger as head of production. Zipse has held senior posts in product strategy and technical planning and previously served as head of Mini's UK plant.
BMW profit rises 14% on X5, 2-series demandThu, 12, Mar 2015
BMW said profit increased 14 percent in 2014 to 9.12 billion euros as the X5 SUV and 2-series Active Tourer compact minivan helped drive record sales. The automaker's profit margin widened to 9.6 percent of revenue from 9.4 percent in 2013.
BMW names Krueger as new CEO; Reithofer to be chairmanTue, 09, Dec 2014
BMW said CEO Norbert Reithofer would step down in May, one year early, and hand the reins of the luxury carmaker to production chief Harald Krueger. Reithofer, who has run BMW since 2006, is slated to succeed Joachim Milberg as chairman of the company's supervisory board, BMW said in a statement today.
BMW's designated CEO Krueger will usher in new era at automakerWed, 10, Dec 2014
BMW's designated CEO Harald Krueger is seen as an executive who commands respect among colleagues as a "straight shooter, a good motivator and a good speaker," according to one analyst, and by another as likely to start "a new era" at the automaker..