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BMW fights back against Mercedes with biggest model launch to date

March 21, 2017 11:26 CET

BMW plans the biggest rollout of new and revamped models in its history as the automaker fights back after losing the luxury sales crown to Mercedes. Over the next two years, BMW will unveil 40 variants as CEO Harald Krueger seeks to revitalize growth after profitability fell to a six-year low in 2016.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

BMW focuses on profit over wow factor as product lull persists

March 7, 2017 09:39 CET

BMW's cars at the Geneva auto show include a wagon version of the 5 series sedan and the 4-series coupe with an upgraded interior -- hardly the stuff to make a car lover swoon. This is in stark contrast to the flashy models on show from its rivals.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Sergio still open to GM tie-up

8:45 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2017

Sergio still open to GM tie-up; Geneva highlights: VW's robo-taxi vision, Volvo's all-new XC60, Aston launches a sub-brand; Study ranks Porsche best in responding to online queries.... Read More »

BMW could shift car production from Germany to U.S. to avoid tariff

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2017

BMW could conceivably shift some car production from Germany to its crossover plant in Spartanburg, S.C., if President Donald Trump follows through on threats to erect high barriers to trade.... Read More »

BMW taps turbos to make new 7 series more powerful

Feb. 8, 2017 16:00 CET

BMW's new 7-series sedan will get a gasoline-powered twin-turbo variant with 610 hp, a boost of 70 hp on the flagship model's most powerful predecessor. The upgrade means the new 7 series can go 0 to 100 kph in 3.7 seconds compared with 4.6 seconds for the car it replaces.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: $12K payday for GM hourly workers

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2017

$12K payday for GM's hourly workers; BMW settles water-damage suit; Expert: Tax would hit JLR prices most; Faraday scales back; Ford's redesigned Expedition; 'One badass SUV.'... Read More »

CANADA: A record January

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

Canadian car and light-truck sales rose 2.2 percent in January over last year to an all-time record for the month as the Detroit 3 posted gains that contrasted with U.S. declines.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes jumps out to big early lead over BMW, Lexus

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

Mercedes-Benz jumped out to an early lead in the race for U.S. luxury auto sales supremacy, posting a record January after winning the crown last year for the first time since 2013.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: VW, Bosch agree to settle claims

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

VW, Bosch agree to settle claims for $1.6 billion; Tesla Model S, BMW i3 fall short in crash tests; Prius Prime, Volt win top honors; Chao confirmed; Electrifying changes in design.... Read More »

Tesla Model S, BMW i3 fall short of IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

The Tesla Model S and BMW i3 fell short of earning the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award.... Read More »

Dutch contract manufacturer to build some X1s for BMW

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2017

Beginning in August, Dutch contract manufacturer VDL Nedcar will build BMW's X1 crossover in Born, Netherlands. The VDL Nedcar plant also produces some Mini vehicles.... Read More »

BMW details plan to build X1 at Dutch contract manufacturer

Jan. 25, 2017 09:12 CET

BMW will build its X1 SUV at a Dutch contract manufacturer that also produces some of the automaker's Mini models. X1 production will begin in August at the VDL Nedcar plant, BMW said.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship

Jan. 24, 2017 06:01 CET

BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology first introduced in its 7-series flagship as the automaker aims to advance sales of its second most popular model after the 3 series.... Read More »

BMW departure adds to upheaval

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Karim Habib's departure as head of BMW brand design creates more upheaval in the group's design organization following two key departures last year.... Read More »

Germany prepares for 'rough ride' under Trump

3:56 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2017

Germany will need a new economic strategy geared toward Asia should the new U.S. administration start a trade war with China, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Friday, warning against protectionism hours after President Donald Trump was sworn in.... Read More »

BMW to push on with Mexico plant despite Trump tariff threat

Jan. 16, 2017 09:38 CET

BMW plans to finish construction of a new $1 billion plant in Mexico undeterred by threats from President-elect Donald Trump that he will impose a 35 percent tariff on cars imported into the U.S. from its southern neighbor.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: A keener Camry, a techy Odyssey

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

In Detroit: A keener Camry, a techier Odyssey; Nissan offers sporty spin on Rogue and a preview of future sedans; BMW 5 series slims down for 7th generation | Where cars meet 'Cars.'... Read More »

BMW

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2017

BMW of North America is pinning hopes for growth in 2017 on the redesigned 5-series sedan, a vehicle that it will use to showcase the brand's high technology.... Read More »

BMW 5 series gets spotlight in Motown

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 26, 2016

BMW will show several variants of its next-gen 5-series lineup at the 2017 Detroit auto show, including the 540i, hybrid 530e iPerformance and M550 xDrive.... Read More »

BMW 5-series lineup to highlight Detroit stage

11:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 20, 2016

BMW is set to use the 2017 Detroit auto show as the debut stage for its next-gen 5-series lineup. The automaker will have the 540i, hybrid 530e iPerformance and M550 xDrive at the BMW stand.... Read More »

BMW shakes up U.S. ad agency work

11:24 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2016

BMW has made several changes among its advertising agencies in the U.S., bringing new shops aboard to handle duties once performed by MDC Partners' KBS. KBS remains the luxury automaker's lead creative agency.... Read More »

Mercedes poised to take premium sales crown back from BMW

Dec. 12, 2016 09:43 CET

Mercedes is on track to overtake rival BMW as the world's largest premium brand this year, sales figures released today show. Through November, Mercedes has sold 1.89 million vehicles, while BMW's core brand has delivered 1.82 million units. BMW has been No. 1 since passing Mercedes in 2005.... Read More »

Mercedes will become 2016's biggest luxury automaker, Zetsche says

Dec. 9, 2016 10:06 CET

Mercedes will become the biggest and most profitable luxury carmaker this year, CEO Dieter Zetsche said. Achieving the target would put the brand back on top for the first time since 2005 when it lost the sales crown to BMW.... Read More »

BMW sees battery costs weighing on EVs

Dec. 5, 2016 13:52 CET

BMW sees no quick way to boost profit from electric cars, with battery capacity and cost set to weigh on EV development for the foreseeable future. With driving ranges limited by current technology, the company expects it to take about seven years to double the amount of energy stored in batteries.... Read More »

BMW accelerates EV, self-driving strategy

Dec. 4, 2016 20:43 CET

BMW will accelerate its shift toward autonomous and electrified vehicles by developing flexible platforms for conventional, plug-hybrid and all-electric cars.... Read More »

 
Shanghai show to measure progress of China's would-be Teslas

Yang Jian
4:19 am U.S. ET | March 24 2017

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At least six startups funded by Chinese backers have hatched plans to develop high-performance EVs a ...
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Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
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Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

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PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
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Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

Christiaan Hetzner
5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
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As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
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Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
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Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
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For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
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Velar may signal new strategy at Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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The Range Rover Velar runs dangerously close to the Range Rover Sport in Land Rover's luxury lineup. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market
New-car sales in Germany fell nearly 3 percent last month, with diesel models worst hit as authoriti ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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Toyota names new Europe sales boss
Toyota has shuffled its executive team in Europe, naming Hiroaki Nanahara, a veteran of the company' ...
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Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision making
Toyota has reduced its number of top positions to speed up decision making, as the automaker works t ...
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Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard
Daimler has appointed the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operati ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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