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BMW aims to retake segment lead with redesigned 7 series

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 26
BMW of North America wants to set a new sales record for the 7-series sedan with its redesigned version -- and regain leadership of the luxury sedan segment. ...

New global architecture for Subaru

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24
As new products roll out, Subaru will switch to a new global architecture that debuts on next year's 2017 Impreza hatchback and sedan. The architecture will underpin all ...

Special edition M4 concept touts BMW tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17
BMW is showcasing new technologies on a concept version of the first special edition M4 coupe, which it showed last week. ...

Special edition BMW M4 concept to debut at Pebble Beach

9:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 13
BMW is showing a concept version of the first special edition M4 coupe that will be sold in the United States. The Concept M4 GTS debuts this week at the Pebble Beach Con ...

Lavishing leather, wood to defend ultraluxury

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10
Bentley Motors hopes to distance the British brand from competitors creeping into its ultra-luxury turn with a strategy of handcraftsmanship vs. machines. ...

Evolving Mini takes aim at high-end brands

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8
Mini is changing its marketing and will pitch to the “executive personality” as products move upmarket, says its North American chief. ...

Volvo plans XC90 recall for third row airbag glitch

UPDATED: 8/6/15 7:03 am ET - adds detail
Volvo Cars is preparing a global recall and a delivery stop for 9,000-10,000 of the redesigned seven-seat 2016 XC90 crossovers for a potential airbag problem. ...

Subaru jumps 11%, sets monthly record

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3
Subaru of America set a new monthly sales record in July with sales of 50,517 vehicles, an increase of 11 percent. ...

Repeat repairs on older Volvos are free

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3
Volvo Cars of North America has launched a new parts and labor warranty for older cars to drive more business to dealerships. ...

Smart sticks with single nameplate

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3
The Smart microcar will continue to be a niche product in the U.S. with annual sales of about 10,000. Management has chosen to sell only one car here - the miniscule ForT ...

Jaguar filling the compact, crossover void

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3
Jaguar is revamping its product range with a compact sedan and crossover. ...

Land Rover will add convertible, bring Defender back

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3
Jaguar Land Rover is investing $5.3 billion in new products this year, including a new Range Rover Evoque convertible. ...

M-B will grow, from compacts to Maybach

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3
Mercedes-Benz continues to add rapidly to its model range with coupelike crossovers and the high-end Mercedes-Maybach subbrand. And it is even considering a pickup for th ...

7 series continues BMW's high-tech push

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3
BMW will apply its carbon fiber know-how to its main lineup, starting with the redesigned 7-series sedan, and play catch-up with autonomous-drive technology. ...

Mini drops models in its move upmarket

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3
Mini is revamping its model range, trimming three models and using a BMW Group architecture and engines. As the new cars become bigger and more luxurious, Mini will move ...

After XC90, Volvo continues its product barrage

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3
Volvo is revamping its product range with an all-new scalable platform, design and new four-cylinder family of engines. And it will start building cars in the United Stat ...

Luxury brands draw tech battle lines

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3
European luxury brands are leaving few segments untouched, but the new battleground is high-technology and semiautonomous features. ...

M-B's 2017 E class ups the ante on self-driving

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13
Mercedes-Benz will add expanded and new autonomous-drive technologies to the next-generation E class, which arrives next spring. ...

James Coats

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13
Nearly doubled net profit at a Pfaff Audi store ...

Matthew Hoffman

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13
Increasing the group's used-car sales ...

Nicholas Laham

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13
Improving customer satisfaction at the family Toyota and BMW stores ...

Mercedes readies advanced safety tech for next E class

6:00 pm U.S. ET | July 7
Mercedes-Benz will introduce a new suite of advanced safety and autonomous driving features on the redesigned E-class sedan next spring. ...

Mini gets serious with the new Clubman

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29
Mini will take a more serious tone in marketing for the new Clubman, which it is aiming at premium compact buyers. ...

GLE Coupe's goal: Style, not off-road use

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29
Mercedes-Benz is targeting the GLE Coupe at style conscious buyers, not off-roaders. The Coupe won't be available with the Mercedes off-road package. It will be sold only ...

BMW's 2016 Mini Clubman wagon will be brand's U.S. flagship

UPDATED: 6/24/15 4:11 pm ET - new story, adds gallery
Mini's redesigned 2016 Clubman wagon will be the brand's flagship model in the United States because of its larger size and added premium features, says the brand's U.S. ...
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