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Future Product: German brands race to update crossovers, SUVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2018
German luxury brands face an existential challenge: adapting to a U.S. market increasingly dominated by SUVs and crossovers while keeping their stylish sedans relevant.

Mini set for EV step next year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2018
Mini will focus on updating its car-oriented product line.

BMW finalizes accord to start producing electric Minis in China

6:55 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2018
The 50-50 venture owned by BMW and Great Wall will make battery-powered vehicles for both partners at a new plant in Jiangsu Province.

BMW, Great Wall finalize agreement to build Mini EVs in China

July 10, 2018 12:15 CET
BMW has sealed a JV agreement with Great Wall to produce electric Minis in China. The 50-50 venture will make EVs for both partners at a new plant in the country, BMW said.

BMW's Dutch Mini production provides Brexit hedge

June 27, 2018 10:12 CET
BMW is cutting its dependence on its factory in Oxford, England, for Mini production by expanding a Dutch assembly site.

BMW would close UK plants if Brexit hurts supply chain, exec says

June 25, 2018 18:04 CET
BMW would have to close its British factories that make Mini and Rolls-Royce cars if Brexit leads to serious supply chain disruption, a company executive told the Financial Times.

BMW sales fell 2% in May on China tariffs, German diesel bans

June 12, 2018 10:57 CET
BMW Group said its global vehicle sales fell 2 percent in May, weighed down by China tariffs and a steep drop in German registrations as cities such as Hamburg started banning older diesel vehicles from key streets.

Talks for Mini's China output are 'going well,' BMW CEO says

May 11, 2018 14:33 CET
BMW's talks with Great Wall over building electric Minis in China are "going well," BMW CEO Harald Krueger said. But it could be autumn before a decision is reached, Krueger said.

BMW's first-quarter profit falls 3% on foreign exchange headwinds

May 4, 2018 09:34 CET
BMW posted a 3 percent drop in first-quarter profit as unfavorable exchange rate effects weighed on revenues and earnings, even as the automaker posted higher margins and vehicle sales.

For Mini dealers, boosting profitability is top priority

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2018
Mini's dealer council is pushing the brand to spend more on marketing and make other moves to help right flagging dealership profitability.

BMW will develop and produce electric Mini in China

March 7, 2018 08:10 CET
Research and development of the new electric Mini will take place in China, BMW board member Peter Schwarzenbauer said, as the British brand awaits a new alliance with China's Great Wall Motor.

BMW will seek China production site for Mini EVs

Feb. 23, 2018 12:20 CET
BMW said it plans to choose a production site in China for Mini electric cars after signing a letter of intent on a joint venture with Great Wall Motor.

Minis in U.S. may get dual-clutch gearbox later

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2018
Homologation issues mean that Mini's trio of small cars won't get the brand's new dual-clutch transmission when they are freshened for the 2019 model year.

Dealers should see a better 2018, Mini exec says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2018
With a full year of the redesigned Countryman available, Mini's U.S. chief expects to turn around a sales decline -- and help sluggish dealership profitability

Mini has modest hopes for freshened small cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018
Despite a freshening for the 2019 models, Mini expects small-car sales to remain slow this year.

Freshened Mini convertible to debut in Detroit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018
Mini will show freshened versions of its classic three-door Hardtop and convertible next week at the Detroit auto show, Automotive News has learned.

BMW names former Mini boss Goller as new China chief

Jan. 5, 2018 06:01 CET
BMW named former Mini boss Jochen Goller as its new head of China operations.

Mini goes minimalist with retooled logo

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2017
The new design, by Berlin ad agency KKLD, will be visible on all Mini models as of March 2018.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Mini boss predicts new sales high; calls EV move 'natural evolution' for brand

Dec. 6, 2017 06:01 CET
Mini is gearing up to launch an electric variant in 2019 and predicts record sales once again this year. The brand's boss, Peter Schwarzenbauer, discussed this and other subjects in an interview with Automotive News Europe.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for December

Dec. 4, 2017 19:00 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks why what makes Lamborghini so bullish about its first SUV, a product that marks a big shift for a company best known for building two-seat supercars.

Q&A: PETER SCHWARZENBAUER

Mini boss calls EV move 'a natural evolution'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2017
Mini boss Peter Schwarzenbauer spoke about the automaker's move into the EV sector and predicted another record sales year for the British brand during a conversation with Automotive News Europe.

BMW may make Mini an electric brand in U.S.

Nov. 29, 2017 10:24 CET
BMW may counter falling U.S. sales of its Mini brand by making it an "electric urban mobility company," a senior executive said. BMW rival Daimler is converting its Smart marque into an EV-only brand in the U.S.

BMW loses appeal against fine for blocking shipments to Switzerland

Nov. 10, 2017 14:57 CET
BMW has lost an appeal in Switzerland against a fine imposed after it banned Swiss customers from buying its cars elsewhere in Europe where they are 20 to 25 percent cheaper.

Great Wall confirms talks with BMW on Mini production in China

Oct. 13, 2017 12:11 CET
Great Wall confirmed it is in talks to cooperate with BMW over Mini brand cars.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford offers fix to prevent Explorer CO leaks

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2017
Ford offers repair to prevent Explorer CO leaks; U.S. asks for more N.A. content in autos - report; Great Wall confirms BMW talks; Horsing around with Nissan, VW, FCA and Polestar.

 
Tavares' success at PSA is a 'powerful incentive' for Renault to catch up


3:42 am U.S. ET | July 30 2018

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PSA's impressive performaance under CEO Carlos Tavares is a powerful incentive for his former company, Renault, to work hard to catch up, said Renault's No. ...
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Tavares may find it hard to maintain Opel's astonishing progress


10:00 am U.S. ET | July 24 2018

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Opel's astonishing recovery under PSA left analysts swooning. ...
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Nissan Leaf provides some twists on road to EV future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20 2018

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A week spent testing Nissan's new Leaf was frustrating logistically but encouraging overall. ...
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How I became a diesel believer again

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2018

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Like many other people, my faith in diesel has been challenged by revelations of emissions cheating. ...
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Why Ford execs are lobbying for the Focus sedan

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2018

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The pride that two key Ford executives have in the Focus sedan is so strong that they petitioned jou ...
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Goodwood turns up the heat on traditional auto shows

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2018

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The Goodwood Festival of Speed has an edge that traditional auto shows in Paris, Detroit and Geneva ...
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New refuge for abandoned minivan fans?

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10 2018

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Loyal minivan buyers who aren't willing to join the shift to SUVs appear to have found refuge in one ...
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Opel's labor boss is ready for a fight

Christiaan Hetzner
12:14 pm U.S. ET | July 5 2018

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Opel's works council boss has spent most of the past six years quietly settling labor conflicts behi ...
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Why PSA is OK that its new compact vans are so alike

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 3 2018

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PSA Group's new compact vans have a lot in common, a trait that is often very beneficial in the ligh ...
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