BMW, Mercedes to test subscription services in U.S.Jan. 15, 2018
Rivals Mercedes-Benz and BMW plan to launch vehicle subscription pilots in the U.S. this year, joining a growing list of luxury brands in offering consumers a vehicle to drive for a monthly fee that includes insurance, maintenance and pickup and delivery.
BMW recalls all i3 electric vehiclesNov. 22
BMW is recalling all 2014-18 i3 electric vehicles for higher risk of neck injuries to smaller people in the driver's seat who aren't wearing seat belts, according to recall documents.
Next-gen BMW X5 caught testing near BMW S.C. plantNov. 7
The next iteration of BMW's X5 midsize crossover is taking shape and appears to be on schedule for launch in the second half of 2018, possibly as a 2019 model. The redesign appears conservative -- except for the X5's new snout.
LUXURY: Mercedes slips but keeps lead; Lexus closes in on No. 2 BMWOct. 3
Helped by its best September ever, Lexus pulled closer to BMW for the No. 2 spot in the luxury sales race for 2017, while Mercedes-Benz stayed solidly on top despite a September skid in sales.
BMW goes fwd for 2-series Gran CoupeOct. 3
New spy shots seem to confirm that the coming 2-series Gran Coupe will be built on a fwd platform -- the same platform that underpins the Mini lineup and the smaller 1-series sedan currently slated only for China. BMW is expected to introduce the fwd-based 2-series Gran Coupe in 2020.
BMW targets $2.4 billion cut to parts outlays in EV pushSept. 13
BMW aims to slash roughly $2.4 billion in annual purchases by squeezing costs for transmission components and other parts to help finance a shift to EVs.
EV makers push performance chopsSept. 11
Amid the ramp-up of Tesla Model 3 production, competing EV makers are stressing the performance characteristics of their latest models.
BMW plans to offer 12 full-electric cars by 2025Sept. 7
BMW will offer 12 full-electric vehicles by 2025, including a low-slung sedan to be unveiled at the Frankfurt auto show next week, as the automaker accelerates the rollout of battery-powered vehicles. CEO Harald Krueger said the EVs will have a range of up to 435 miles.
First Shift: Harvey idles hundreds of Texas dealershipsAug. 29
Harvey idles hundreds of Texas dealerships; BMW i3 makeover; Super Cruise standard on Cadillac CT6 Platinum; Renault-Nissan in China EV venture; Ford, Domino's test robo pizza car.
BMW adds sport model to i3 familyAug. 28
The BMW i3 lineup is expanding with a new sport model for 2018. The i3s features more power than the base i3 and styling tweaks that differentiate it from the base model.
Revolutions and angry amphibians: What people are saying about the BMW Concept Z4Aug. 22
BMW aimed for the spotlight in Pebble Beach, Calif., last week with the Concept Z4. The show car previews the next-generation Z4 roadster, which will share a platform co-developed with Toyota Motor Corp. and captures the automaker's new design language. Here's what people are saying about the concept roadster.
BMW remaps the roadster with Concept Z4Aug. 17
BMW is returning to the roadster market and previews the styling with the Concept Z4 -- the automaker's vision of a modern, small and sporty car. The next Z4, due in 2019, features a new lightweight platform and is expected to grow in size.