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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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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's Spartanburg plant will be company's biggest

1:00 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2014
BMW is investing $1 billion in its Spartanburg, S.C., factory by 2016 to expand capacity by 100,000 units and add production of a fifth crossover, the X7 -- making the plant its biggest worldwide.... Read More »

 

BMW's U.S. factory will be company's biggest global car plant after adding X7 crossover

March 28, 2014 19:00 CET
BMW is investing $1 billion in its U.S. factory to expand capacity by 100,000 units and add production of a fifth crossover, the X7 -- making the plant its biggest worldwide.... Read More »

 

BMW sees annual output of 100,000 units for its 'i' electric range

March 19, 2014 16:03 CET
BMW says it may build more than 100,000 units a year of its 'i' range of battery-powered cars by 2020 to help meet tougher CO2 emissions regulations.... Read More »

 

BMW targets significant profit gain lifted by new models

March 19, 2014 12:43 CET
BMW Group forecasts ''significant'' gains in 2014 profit as new models like the 4-series Gran Coupe and i8 plug-in hybrid sports car propel record deliveries.... Read More »

 

BMW: U.S. to wait for 2-series Active Tourer

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15, 2014
BMW executives are convinced the new 2-series Active Tourer won't be a big seller in the United States, so they plan to wait at least 15 months before launching the vehicle there.... Read More »

 

BMW Group posts Q4 profit gain on 3-series demand

March 13, 2014 13:29 CET
BMW Group reported a surprise 4 percent gain in fourth-quarter profit because of strong demand for the 3 series. CEO Norbert Reithofer forecasts a new all-time high for vehicle sales in 2014.... Read More »

 

CAR CUTAWAY

ZF 8-speed cuts fuel use in new BMW 4 series

4:41 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2014
ZF supplies the new BMW 4 series with its optional eight-speed automatic transmission. The German supplier says the transmission can help reduce fuel consumption by up to 6 percent.... Read More »

 

BMW increases Feb. group sales by 6%

March 11, 2014 16:37 CET
BMW said global group deliveries rose 6 percent in February as a 29 percent sales increase in China helped offset a slump in European demand.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Hackenberg's next Audi R8 could rock the EV world

7:27 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2014
Audi technology boss Ulrich Hackenberg believes the R8 E-tron supercar's 450km range could change the way people think of electric cars.... Read More »

 

Chrysler will stay in Canada for now

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Chrysler Group's decision last week to withdraw its request for almost $640 million (U.S. ) in government assistance from Canada and pay for renovations itself means minivan production will stay in Windsor, Ontario, for now.... Read More »

 

Hits & Misses

Daring design is the norm at Geneva show

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Automakers are looking for a healthier European market this year, and their new products reflect the confidence.... Read More »

 

BMW's captive adds balloon note feature on i3 EV

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2014
BMW Group Financial Services plans to launch a new feature for its OwnersChoice balloon note payment plan that will apply only to the BMW i3 electric vehicle.... Read More »

 

Peugeot 308 named European Car of the Year

March 3, 2014 21:15 CET
The Peugeot 308 was named Europe's Car of the Year after winning more votes than six other vehicles including electric autos from BMW and Tesla Motors, providing a boost to PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, which is struggling to return to profit.... Read More »

 

2014 GENEVA MOTOR SHOW

High-octane supercars reign supreme at Geneva show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2014
Supercars will play a large role at this year's Geneva auto show as Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren unveil their latest high-performance models.... Read More »

 

BMW, SGL to boost carbon-fiber output on i-subbrand success

Feb. 17, 2014 10:58 CET
BMW is building a second production hall at a carbon-fiber factory jointly run with SGL Carbon to respond to growing demand for its i-subbrand models.... Read More »

 

BMW extends X3 lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
BMW will offer its freshened 2015 X3 crossover with a diesel engine and rear-wheel drive.... Read More »

 

Mercedes sales growth tops BMW on compact car surge

Feb. 11, 2014 10:49 CET
Mercedes brand sales grew faster in January than at BMW and Audi as the carmaker's growing compact lineup helped it further close the gap in deliveries with its rivals.... Read More »

 

Mercedes sales growth tops BMW on compact car surge

4:49 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2014
Mercedes brand sales grew faster in January than at BMW and Audi as the carmaker's growing compact lineup helped it further close the gap in deliveries to its rivals.... Read More »

 

Diesel-powered BMW 7 series due in spring

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
BMW is making good on a promise to put a diesel version in each of its three sedan ranges by adding the 740Ld xDrive this spring.... Read More »

 

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