BMW

Jaguar, Land Rover, Ford gain in blue-sky store values

2:42 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2014
Jaguar, Land Rover and Ford saw their blue-sky multiples increase in the second half, according to a study by a dealership buy/sell advisory firm. But BMW, Mini, Hyundai, VW and Mazda saw theirs decrease.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

BMW woos U.S. buyers with 2 series

April 23, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW is aiming the 2-series coupe at drivers looking for performance and driving dynamics in a compact, rear-wheel-drive package.... Read More »

 

BMW luxury concept gives a preview of 9-series sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
BMW was set to preview a range-topping 9-series sedan at the Beijing auto show last weekend in the guise of its Vision Future Luxury concept car.... Read More »

 

Rolls-Royce CEO predicts 5th year of record sales

April 19, 2014 19:26 CET
Rolls-Royce will probably post a fifth consecutive year of record sales, helped by demand in China and Japan, CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes said. Sales also may rise in Russia this year, he added.... Read More »

 

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

BMW unveils concept previewing 9-series flagship

April 20, 2014 00:00 CET
BMW's Vision Future Luxury concept car closely previews a new brand flagship that will go on sale in global markets called the 9 series.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

BMW dealers with Product Geniuses boost profit and customer satisfaction

April 17, 2014 06:15 CET
BMW dealers in Europe taking part in the automaker's Product Genius program are getting a financial boost. The tech-savvy employees' no-pressure explanation of the features available in BMW's vehicles has increased the purchase of high-margin options by 10 percent to 15 percent, the company said.... Read More »

 

BMW boosts i3 production to 100 units a day to prepare for U.S. launch

8:16 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2014
BMW has increased production of the i3 electric city car 43 percent to meet demand that has exceeded the carmaker's initial expectations.... Read More »

 

BMW i3 production boosted 43% in preparation for U.S. launch

April 15, 2014 13:05 CET
BMW has ramped up production of its i3 electric car to 100 vehicles a day, ahead of its launch in the United States this month, board member Harald Krueger said.... Read More »

 

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Luxury models take center stage in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
A few months ago, industry analysts speculated that China's fast-growing luxury market soon would stagnate as the economy cooled and Communist Party leaders discouraged conspicuous consumption.... Read More »

 

BMW breaks with traditional German luxury as models shrink

April 12, 2014 06:01 CET
Chris Bangle, BMW's former design chief, once likened the German carmaker's lineup to a bratwurst in three different lengths. Now, there's a lot more on offer, including convenience sizes.... Read More »

 

BMW breaks with traditional German luxury as models shrink

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2014
Chris Bangle, BMW's former design chief, once likened the German carmaker's lineup to a bratwurst in three different lengths. Now, there's a lot more on offer, including convenience sizes.... Read More »

 

BMW widens recall for engine-bolt defect to 489,000 vehicles

April 11, 2014 16:42 CET
BMW is recalling 489,000 vehicles worldwide due to a possible engine-bolt defect, widening a repair program that was initiated in China.... Read More »

 

BMW recalls 156,137 vehicles to fix variable camshaft timing issue

12:19 pm U.S. ET | April 10, 2014
BMW of North America said it is voluntarily recalling about 156,137 2010-2012 model-year vehicles in the United States because of a potential defect with the variable camshaft timing.... Read More »

 

BMW cements lead in global luxury sales race with 17% March surge

April 9, 2014 09:30 CET
BMW has reported a 17 percent jump in March brand sales, helping the carmaker cement its hold on the top spot in global premium car deliveries.... Read More »

 

BMW to decide in coming months on second N.A. factory

April 8, 2014 14:45 CET
BMW is progressing with plans for a second North American factory to meet increased demand for its vehicles in the region.... Read More »

 

BMW narrows list of potential sites for second N.A. factory

8:45 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2014
BMW has narrowed down the list of potential sites for its second North American factory, which is expected to meet increased demand for its vehicles in the region. At least two sites in Mexico still being considered, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

 

BEIJING AUTO SHOW

BMW set to debut concept for 9-series flagship sedan

5:15 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2014
BMW will preview its upcoming 9-series sedan with a concept car at the Beijing auto show, according to a German report. The 9 series will take on the Mercedes S600 Maybach and will be based upon a new platform shared by BMW and Rolls-Royce models.... Read More »

 

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

BMW set to debut concept for 9-series flagship sedan

April 8, 2014 11:15 CET
BMW will preview its upcoming 9-series sedan with a concept car at the Beijing auto show, according to a German report. The 9 series will take on the Mercedes S600 Maybach and will be based upon a new platform shared by BMW and Rolls-Royce models.... Read More »

 

Audi joins Mercedes in posting a record sales month in March

6:44 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
FRANKFURT -- Audi has posted a new company record for global sales in a single month. The automaker said today that its March volume rose 15 percent to 170,450 vehicles.
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NUTS & BOLTS

BMW isn't ready for American engines

April 4, 2014 06:01 CET
Twenty years after launching U.S. production, BMW says it will expand annual capacity at its Spartanburg, South Carolina, assembly plant to 450,000 units and build a new crossover at the factory. But powertrains will continue to be shipped from Germany.... Read More »

 

ANE monthly e-magazine goes live Monday

April 4, 2014 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, April 7.... Read More »

 

BMW to recall 232,098 vehicles in China on engine bolt defect

April 2, 2014 13:22 CET
BMW will recall 232,098 vehicles in China for a defective bolt design that may damage the engine or cause it to fail to start.... Read More »

 

BMW’s March surge narrows Mercedes’ U.S. luxury sales lead

3:56 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
The BMW brand posted its best March sales ever in the United States, helping the luxury automaker shrink Mercedes-Benz’s 2014 lead.... Read More »

 

SGL says cheaper carbon fiber will offer automakers alternative to steel, aluminum

March 31, 2014 13:10 CET
Carbon fiber reinforced parts for cars could become more than 70 percent cheaper over the next few years, making them a reasonable alternative to steel and aluminum, an SGL exec told a German weekly.... Read More »

 

BMW aims big crossover at U.S. -- and Mercedes

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
BMW's decision to approve the seven-seat X7 crossover was driven by competitive pressure -- especially in the United States, says CEO Norbert Reithofer. "We cannot just ignore a market for a BMW product," he said at a press briefing Friday before a ceremony to announce a $1 billion, 100,000-unit expansion to BMW's factory in South Carolina.... Read More »

 

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