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BMW of North America and its dealers are working this year to come up with compromises on several contested policies as the parties continue to work on rebuilding their relationship.
BMW is joining German rival Mercedes-Benz and pulling out of the North American International Auto Show. The decision comes as the Detroit Auto Dealers Association contemplates moving the show to October from January starting in 2020.
BMW will hold back the mass rollout of electric cars because its latest technology is not profitable enough for volume production, CEO Harald Krueger told analysts.
BMW appointed Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, which has handled advertising for Chevrolet, Saturn and most recently Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, as its lead creative ad agency in the U.S.
BMW said it will increase r&d spending to an all-time high of up to $8.6 billion this year as its expands its electrified lineup. BMW also warned of a possible impact from trade barriers.
BMW said it would double the size of its autonomous vehicle testing fleet this year despite the death of a pedestrian hit by a self-driving car during tests by Uber.
BMW will expand its i family of electrified cars with the i4 full-electric model. The i4 will be one of 12 battery-electric models BMW aims to have in showrooms by 2025.
German prosecutors searched BMW premises at the automaker's Munich headquarters and in Austria, investigating suspected defeat devices capable of manipulating diesel exhaust emissions.
Rolls-Royce dealerships renovations aim to make room for expanded lineup while delivering a unique customer experience.
Mini's dealer council is pushing the brand to spend more on marketing and make other moves to help right flagging dealership profitability.
Contract manufacturer Magna Steyr will build two new sports cars jointly developed by BMW and Toyota, industry sources said.
BMW, IAC and Sabic together figured out how to make a lighter weight instrument panel carrier using foam. Now they want to perfect it for high-quality interior parts.
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